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.
Ends on February 12, 2018
LOCATION
The Arts Center of the Capital Region is on Monument Square in historic downtown Troy, New York. Occupying 36,000 feet of art studios, classrooms, and galleries, The Arts Center is located within a neighborhood filled with restaurants, shops, and other attractions, including the popular and well attended Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market.

SCHEDULE
Call for entries available: January 18th
Application deadline: February 12th @ 11:59 PM 
Acceptance notification mailed: March 2nd
Booth notification contract and Booth fee balance due: March 27th
Failure to meet booth fee deadline will result in loss of your space.

SHOW DATES & HOURS
Friday, April 27th from 12 PM to 9 PM 
Saturday, April 28th from 10 AM to 5 PM

ELIGIBILITY
The Collar City Craft Fest Committee seeks applications from outstanding artists/craftspeople who create original works from their own designs in metal, fiber, clay, glass, paper, wood, mixed media, leather and more. A panel of jurors will select participants on the basis of the originality, variety, and quality of work.

APPLICATION
Interested participants should complete an online application and upload 5 images no later than February 12th, 2017 at 11:59 PM. The non-refundable application fee must also be paid online at the time of application submission. Five of the images must represent the work that you intend to show, and one must illustrate your booth. Booth appearance will count as part of your overall jury score. 
Two or more non-collaborating exhibitors may share a single booth space, provided each applicant separately submits six images and each submits the application fee. Applicants who collaborate on all works are not required to submit separate applications and fees.

BOOTH SPACE
Spaces will be available throughout the first and second floors of The Arts Center, including the Main Gallery, Foyer/Wallace Gallery, Black Box Theatre, Conference Room, Faculty Student Gallery, and the Dance, Drawing and Painting Studios. Actual floor plan will be finalized after jurying. Spaces will be assigned by The Arts Center staff and jury panel. Decisions determining space requested by multiple artists will be based upon application filing date with earlier submissions taking precedence. Note to past participants: If you are once again selected to participate, we cannot guarantee the same space assigned in the past. Upon submission, you will rank your top three choices. Booth fees will be due after you have been notified of acceptance. All fees are non-refundable. Photos of galleries, studios and theater are available on our website on the event page.

FEES & BOOTH DIMENSIONS
Application Fee: 
$25 (non-refundable) due at the time of application submission. 
Must be paid online.

Booths fees/dimensions:
Set ups require free-standing walls or dividers on 3 sides. 
All tables must be skirted to the floor.
Electricity will be available to all booths.

Main Gallery/Foyer Booths: 
8 x 10’...............$200 or 10 x 10’..............$250

Black Box Booths:
8 x 10’...............$175 or 10 x 10’..............$200

Conference Room & Second Floor Booths: 
6 x 8’.................$100


WHAT YOU GET
Participating artists will get:
Promotional post cards to market the show
10 free passes to the show to distribute to special guests
Volunteer assistance with load in/load out
Scheduled breaks, booth-sitters provided (if needed) 
Networking with fellow crafters/artists
Inclusion on promotional marketing and posters
Breakfast Saturday






ABOUT THE ARTS CENTER
Our Mission: The Arts Center of the Capital Region engages people in the creative experience. We are the region’s preeminent proponent of the arts and creative education, expression, and appreciation, serving people of all ages, abilities, and economic and cultural backgrounds. We are a multi-arts center located in downtown Troy, NY.
www.artscenteronline.org 265 River St., Troy, NY 12180

QUESTIONS
Please contact Suzanne Martin at submissions@artscenteronline.org or 
(518) 273-0552 x 229.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is announcing an open call for performances during Troy Night Out. Performance groups and solo artists as well as demonstration, presentation and workshop programs are encouraged to submit proposals for consideration.

Submissions will be selected by the Arts Center’s Education Department based on originality, feasibility, and community interest. Selected artists/groups must exhibit work consistent with the images and proposals shown in their application.

All applications must be sent through submittable.com. You will need to create a log-in account with submittable in order to apply.

Please contact Chris Ristau at 518.273.0552 x231 or email chrisr@artscenteronline.org with any questions regarding the application process.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce a Call for Submissions for our Lookout Gallery SpaceApplicants will be considered for opportunities including solo exhibitions, small group exhibitions, installation possibilities, and more. Visual artists in all media - painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video, photography, performance, and mixed media presentations. 

Priority will be given to current Instructors and their Students and DEC Grant Awardees, though we encourage all to apply. 

Submissions will be selected by the Arts Center staff and those selected from the call will be scheduled in accordance with artist and Arts Center schedule and availability. Typical exhibitions will be short-run, 3-4 week displays.

Selected artists/groups 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.

We will accept submissions throughout the year on an on-going basis. All applications must be sent through submittable.com. You will need to create a log-in account with submittable in order to apply. 

Please email chrisr@artscenteronline.org with questions regarding your application or the process.

See the space!

Playmakers Space

MONTHLY | SCRIPT WRITING | CREATE | SHARE | DISCUSS | SUPPORT

ROLLING SUBMISSIONS

This group of theatre artists focuses on the support and development of new work for the stage in the Capital Region. In this initial phase we aim to help playwrights with a strong background in theatre to develop new work. The initial sessions are aimed for those who have work they would like to be read for group feedback in order to further the development of the piece. This program will soon expand to include actors and directors and designers, as well as public readings, workshop productions, and collaboration on group pieces and showcases.

The aim is to encourage, stimulate and create a foundation for new plays by local playmakers in a collaborative and supportive setting, while at the same time involving the larger community in the creative process of new plays through readings, talk-backs, and workshops.  We hope to create a vibrant community of artist and audience, and make some great theatre!

Applications will be reviewed by the Artistic Director, Andrea Cunliffe, as well as a selected panel of advisers and Sunny da Silva, playwright and Director of Education at The Arts Center. We are specifically looking for playmakers who are innovative and brave in their willingness to explore the world of the stage and take risks. We welcome submissions from Playmakers involved in any facet of the theatre, as the goal is to create a community of those who desire to create and interpret/support new work. If it looks like you would be a good fit, you will be contacted and asked to take part in our monthly sessions, and other events/perfomances as they arise.

Andrea Cunliffe, Artistic Director  Andrea has worked professionally in theatre and broadcasting on both sides of the Atlantic since she was 12. Obtained her BA from Goodman and for 28 years she has lived and worked in London England.  As an actor she appeared in over 40 theatre productions and numerous radio plays.  As director/producer she has directed modern classics, new writing, and devised theatre pieces, she is a founding member, actor and company manager of John Calder’s’ Godot Company.  She has produced new writing, film festivals, performance art, special events and multimedia productions.  For 4 years she was Artistic Director of 11 Wardour St. Theatre, London focused mainly on new writing.   Andrea is a member of the Young Vic Directors Forum and British Equity.   Since relocating to Upstate New York she recently directed Beckett’s “Endgame”, John West’s “Jarry”, and “Tennessee Williams – the short plays” and has immersed herself in the Hudson Valley independent film industry, with 3 feature and 3 short films.



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

Submissions will be selected by the Arts Center's Curator with the help of a committee of arts professionals. 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. Artwork selected from the call will be scheduled from August 2018-19, and will range from approximately 3-4 weeks in length.

Selected artists must exhibit work consistent with the images and/or 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 Friday, March 18, 2018 at 11:59PM.

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