Welcome to the Arts Center of the Capital Region.

We operate with a simple principle: art belongs to everyone.

From our mission to our values to our programs, we view the Arts Center as a creative and responsive organization with deep roots in the community, exciting collaborations and an expansive vision of how the arts can flourish in our region by helping to foster a supportive, inclusive and livable community.

We were founded in 1962 as the Rensselaer County Council on the Arts in Troy, NY, and it has been since these early days that we have partnered with the New York State Council on the Arts to manage the SCR program for Rensselaer, Albany and Schenectady Counties.

Our goal is to create a robust creative community that intersects, informs, and inspires the public while fostering growth in our artists and transforming our community’s cultural understanding and expression.

We achieve this goal through four core programmatic areas:

·  arts in the public realm, in which we develop public art and exhibitions with and for the public

·  community projects in which we foster neighborhood engagement

·  arts education, in which we offer hundreds of classes a year for all ages and abilities, including community college and public-school programs, and

·  artists’ services, in which we provide grants, funding and training services for artists, who are the foundation of our work.

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. 

Do you have an idea to create?

Do you have a location to create your work at?

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 inviting photographers to submit work for Artificial Eye, the 44th Annual Photo Regional. 

Description of Exhibition:

Impressions of life in built, urban environments present a challenge in photography,

as the shooter’s own gaze often creates a heavy influence on resulting imagery.

Street photography, by nature and definition, is often most successful when

executed in real-time, unplanned, fleeting scenarios. The capture of specific

moments, personalities and textures in urban environments creates the basis for

the questions that street photography poses and the mystery that it creates. 

This year's exhibit is themed and juried. Artists, please submit imagery produced through new, present or continuous relationships with Street Photography. 

Work must be created between 2020 - 2022.

Artists within a 125 mile radius of Troy are welcome to apply. Submission fee $30 ACCR Members, $40 Non-Members.

$1,000 in prizes will be awarded.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region