OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS AND ARTS ORGANIZATIONS


The Arts Center of the Capital Region is a private, not-for-profit  corporation that began life as the Rensselaer County Council for the  Arts in 1962. In its early years, it was located in a brownstone mansion  on Troy’s Washington Park. Art classes were offered for the first time there in 1965, with the mansion‚ converted ballroom and formal dining rooms serving as an art gallery.


Three decades later, The Arts Center bought 5 adjoining buildings on  Monument Square in downtown Troy and renovated nearly 36,000 square feet  into fully-accessible studio, exhibition, and performing arts space. It  also changed its name to The Arts Center of the Capital Region,  recognizing that its classes, exhibits, and programs serve 48,000 people a year drawn from an 11-county region surrounding Troy.


 Today, The Arts Center is proud to serve as a regional arts center,  known for its wide range of high-quality classes for adults and  children, arts camps for children and teens, highly acclaimed exhibitions and performances, and funding and technical support for arts organizations and artists. We continually are striving to better serve the community in which we live, so please read the submissions below, and take advantage of the opportunities we offer to local artists. 

Thank you for you interest in The Art Center of the Capital Region's Mural Project. The City of Troy requests that all murals on public view (ie on buildings or streets) are pre-approved by the City of Troy, even if you own your building.  Art in the public eye reflects on our community, and we want to help you make your mural the best it can be. 

The Art Center would like to be your guide to a pre-approved project. 

Please answer and submit all required documentation.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce a Call for Artists. Submissions will be considered for opportunities including solo exhibitions, small and large group exhibitions, installation possibilities, and more. Artists in all media - clay arts, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video, photography, performance, and mixed media presentations - are invited to submit artwork for consideration. Artists must live within a 100 mile radius of Troy, NY to be considered. Proof of residency may be required if selected.   

Submissions will be selected by the Arts Center Curator. Artists who have exhibited at the Arts Center in the last 2 years (not including the Fence Show) are not eligible. All works must be original and completed within the last five years. Artists selected will be scheduled from Winter 2021 onward, and will range from approximately 2-12 weeks in length.

Selected artists must exhibit work consistent with the images and proposals shown in their application. Any artists submitting video or digital media must provide their own equipment if selected.  

All applications must be sent through submittable.com. You will need to create a log-in account with submittable in order to apply. The deadline is March 31 at 11:59PM.   

This application is for artists only. We are not accepting group show or exhibitions at this time.

Our curator will be in touch with you if you have been selected for a future opportunity.

Please email callforart@artscenteronline.org with any questions regarding the application process. No phone calls please. 

The Arts Center of the Capital Region