OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS AND ARTS ORGANIZATIONSThe 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.
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 email@example.com with any questions regarding the application process.
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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.