Ends on February 3, 2019

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce Critical Forum. 

Critical Forum is an immersive experience designed to develop and support career training for professional artists who are committed to their art form and careers, and want to take their practice to the next level.  Our Curator, Belinda Colón will be directing the forum in collaboration with Elizabeth Dubben, Executive Director of Collar Works. Professional artists can benefit from sustained critical review of their work, especially as it relates to the contemporary art world.  The Forum includes critiques by local and guest curators and gallerists. Lastly, included in the Critical Forum are engaging experiences in New York City to expand our regional dialogue and to look at the work in a greater context. All transportation fees are included. 

Critical Forum is offered in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts Visual Arts Program (VAP)  

  • Applications open January 1st through February 1st. *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 with submittable in order to apply. There is not a deadline for this application.
  • Please answer and submit all required documentation. Missing information will be processsed as an immediate decline. 

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


Critical Forum Schedule

April 10th - Critique Sessiin l @ ACCR

April 10th - Critique Session I @ ACCR

May 16th - Critique Session II @ Collar Works


June 8th - Immersion in NYC 

September 11th - Critique Session III @ ACCR 

October 16th - Critique Session IV @ Collar Works 

November 9th - Immersion in NYC