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.
ABOUT THIS GRANT PROGRAM
Intent to Apply Submission Deadline: 11/17/2019 @ 11:59pm
The Community Arts Grant, Arts Education Grant and the Individual Artist Commission are available in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties through a competitive re-grant program administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region (ACCR). Funds are provided on a statewide basis through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization (DEC) Program to develop high quality arts projects and programming including performing, literary, media, and visual arts and to contribute to region’s communities by providing opportunities for the public to experience and engage with the arts. Emphasis is placed on the quality and artistic merit of proposed projects and the depth and authenticity of audience experience, participation and engagement.
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) provides state funding to arts and cultural organizations. The Decentralization Program (DEC) was established in 1977 to reach out to communities that might not otherwise be able to access state funds. Local arts agencies, like the ACCR, help administer the DEC Program on a local level to make arts support available to geographically, economically, and ethnically diverse populations, and to increase the vitality of and livability in local communities and neighborhoods in every county.
The ACCR has been the official DEC Re-Grants site for Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady Counties since 1978. Our mission is to engage 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 here to assist and coach you throughout the grant process and help aid in the success of your project proposal.
All NYS DEC grant applicants, either returning or new, are now required to submit an “intent to apply.” The completion of this form will register your intent to apply, and allow the Arts Center’s staff to review key details and contact you with questions or concerns prior to the application process. Once your Intent To Apply has been reviewed, and it is clear that you meet all the eligibility requirements for the grant program, you will be sent a link to the application form, and can move forward with the application process.
In order to determine your eligibility, please read the 2020 grant guidelines carefully. For downloadable guidelines of the grant programs offered and to sign up for a free and informative grant seminar, please go to our website
Intent to Apply Submission: Sunday, November 17, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Final Application: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 11:59pm EST
For Projects Taking Place April 1st 2020 – March 31st 2021
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 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.
Call for entries available: April 29, 2019
Application deadline: January 28, 2020
Acceptance notification: February 28, 2020
Booth notification contract and Booth fee balance due: March 28, 2020
Failure to meet booth fee deadline will result in loss of your space.
SHOW DATES & HOURS
Friday April 24 5-8PM
Saturday April 25 10AM-4PM
Sunday April 26 11AM-3PM
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.
Interested participants should complete an online application and upload 5 images no later than January 28th, 2020 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.
Spaces will be available throughout the first and second floors of The Arts Center, including the Main Gallery, Foyer/Wallace Gallery, Black Box Theatre, Faculty Student Gallery, and the Dance, and Drawing 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 5 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.
$25 (non-refundable) due at the time of application submission.
Must be paid online.
BOOTH FEES & DIMENSIONS
Set ups require free-standing walls or dividers on 3 sides.
All tables must be skirted to the floor.
All food/beverage vendors will be in one "small batch artisanal good" themed room upstairs.
Electricity will be available to all booths. You must bring your own electrical cords.
1st Floor Artists
- Booths #1-10, Dimensions Allowed:
- 10ft by 10ft- Price: $250.00
- 10ft Wide by 8ft Deep - Price: $200.00
Wallace & Foyer Gallery
- Booths #13-19, Dimensions Allowed:
- 8ft Wide by 8ft Deep- Price: $175.00
- Notes: Lower Ceilings
Black Box Theater
- Booths #20-30, Dimensions Allowed:
- 8ft Wide by 10ft Deep- Price: $175.00
- Notes: Bring Extra Lighting, Bring Long Extension Cords
2nd Floor Artists
Drawing Studio: Artisanal, Small Batch Food & Beverage Room
- Booths #31-38, Dimensions Allowed:
- 8ft Wide by 6ft Deep- Price: $100.00 Booth
- Notes: Bring Enough Samples to Pass Around Downstairs
- Booths #39-45, Dimensions Allowed:
- 8ft Wide by 6ft Deep- Price: $100.00 Booth
Gallery: Art’s Bar
Booth #11: Raffles
Booth #12: Art Demos
NEW TO 2020
Please provide one raffle item to be donated to The Arts Center to encourage participant interaction. Help us help you! The more raffles we have, the more attendees we can attract. Minimum value must be $20.00. We will be sure to supply business cards next to your raffle item.
WHAT YOU GET
- Participating artists will get:
- Digital post cards and flyers to market the show
- 12 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
Please contact Jackie Davis at email@example.com
We are proud to announce the first of 3 new Business of Art Intensive programs developed in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts Visual Arts Program (NYSCA VAP).
This Intensive will give you the tools needed to develop your business plan from start to finish with Tiffany Soricelli, Founder of Virtuoso: Advising for Artists. Learn to define your market, define income goals and strategies, and be ready to pitch your plan in the new year.
- Applications open July 1st - August 30th *Limited to 10 artists
- Submissions will be selected by a committee of arts professionals
- All applications must be sent through submittable.com. You will need to create a log-in account in order to apply.
- Please answer and submit all required documentation. Missing information will be processed as an immediate decline.
Up to 10 artists
This program is for artists who plan to work in production or fee for service models. All classes in the digital lab.
Session I: Start with the end in mind
Every business owner needs a clearly defined goal and "why." They provide the foundation and blueprints for your business plan.We will start by defining the work- the "what" and the "why" and identifying the clear goals for your business including revenue targets and long term vision.
Session II: Market and Sales Strategies In this session, you'll explore your industry, ideal client, and market demands. Who are our customers? How can we create products or services to meet our industry’s needs? How do we align these products and services with our core competencies? Our ancillary competencies? Who is our competition? How do they earn income?
Session III: Organizational Management
Whether you're a soloentrepreneur or managing a team, in this session you will outline your organizational structure and detailed components of how the work gets done. As a creative professional, it is easy to get comfortable with the creative aspects of the work, but defining other areas of your business and implementing systems to support those areas are what will lend to scale-ability and profit.
Session IV: Investments and Outcomes
After clearly outlining your revenue goals, you'll learn to forecast income, measure profitability, systematize your business finances and identify the investments in time, equipment, and/or marketing that you need to support your defined goals.
Session V: Executive Summary and Audio Logo
In our last class, you'll review all of the components for your business plan and finalize your executive summary for internal use and audio logo for sharing your work and mission with the public.
Visual artists in all media - painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video, photography, performance, and mixed media presentations - are invited to submit their work. Artists must live within a 75-mile radius of The Arts Center (265 River Street, Troy, NY) to be considered. Proof of residency will be required if selected.
Submissions will be selected by a committee of arts professionals.
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. Visual artists in all media - clay arts, 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 may be required if selected.
Submissions will be selected by the Arts Center with the help of a committee of professional artists, curators, and/or 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. Exhibitions selected from the call will be scheduled from August 2020 onward, and will range from approximately 4-12 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 Tuesday, December 31, 2019 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the application process. No phone calls please.