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Arts Opportunities

Arts Opportunities

Here you'll find calls for artists and job, internship, fellowship, volunteer, and exhibit opportunities in arts, music, theater, culture, history, and heritage from organizations in the Central NY and Mohawk Valley region! To submit an opportunity to appear on this page, please e-mail communications@cnyarts.org 


CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Museum Association of New York (MANY) welcomes proposals for conference sessions, workshops, panel discussions, facilitated discussions, and peer-to-peer learning experiences that focus on our 2023 conference theme, Finding Center: Access, Inclusion, Participation, and Engagement. We will be gathering in Syracuse, in the Central Region of our state, and the home of the Onondaga Nation, the Central Fire of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

Born in Trinidad in 1932, the Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul struggled while trying to write his autobiography. After multiple drafts, the threads he found to weave his story did not lead to his birthplace, but to a moment in time when he faced tremendous challenges. He described this process as finding the center.

As we all discover new ways to use the transformative power of museums as places for human encounters and face challenges created by the ways in which our lives and our institutions have changed over the past three years, we hope that you will join us as we explore Access, Inclusion, Participation, and Engagement as pathways to finding center for our institutions and our audiences.

We're looking for conference sessions that are 75 or 90-minutes in length or two to three hour long, immersive, and interactive workshops.

Proposals should share how you and your colleagues:

→ Connect with and grow organizational and human resources;

→ Build capacity, revenue, and access; 

→ Align values with mission to create inclusive experiences;

→ Research, accession, and deaccession collections; 

→ Increase participation and engagement;

→ Secure and improve endangered historic structures;

→ Use objects and collections to tell complicated stories;

→ Write new cases for support and increase economic impact;

→ Identify digital divides and integrate virtual access; 

→ Change organizational culture to build equity and inclusion within your staff; 

→ and create opportunities to support democracy.

With challenging but significant historic occasions on the horizon –the 200th anniversary of the opening of Erie Canal, the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and the 200th anniversary of the abolition of legal slavery in New York State –our goal is to create a community of practice to advance institutional change and perhaps even create one big New York team of collaborators that learn and create together.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

All proposals are due on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 5 PM.


Museum Funding Opportunities

Institute of Museum and Library Services, Office of Museum Services

Join IMLS on Friday, October 14 from 12 - 1:30 PM EST for a virtual presentation by Mark Feitl, Senior Program Officer at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) who will provide an overview of two of their funding opportunities, Museums for America and the Inspire! Grants for Small Museums programs.

This presentation will include details about the types of projects that IMLS funds can support, as well as suggestions for submitting a competitive application. There will also be time for Q and A.  

REGISTER HERE

 


CALL FOR ART ENTRIES

Entries now being accepted for the State of the Art Gallery's 2022 Annual December Juried ShowDeadline October 29, 11 pm. Art work will be exhibited in the gallery and simultaneously online. Up to $1,000 in prizes will be awarded. Open to all 2D and 3D media except photography. Up to $1000 in prize money.
Full Call for Entries/ Prospectus available on gallery website at www.soagithaca.org  our prospectus  Or go right to EntryThingy to register and submit your application.    
The State of the Art Gallery is located in Ithaca, NY at 120 W State St., 14850.

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE OPPORTUNITY

The Kirkland Art Center has announced open applications for their 2023 Artist-in-Residence program, a partnership with local retreat and residency space The Garret on the Green.

Applications will be open on both the Kirkland Art Center and the Garret on the Green websites through November 13, 2022.

Three emerging artists will be selected for solo week-long residencies in January and February 2023This year, one of these three residencies will be dedicated to a writerIn addition, a residency in May 2023 will cater specifically to musicians, including a promoted concert at the KAC’s historic venue. All selected artists stay at the Garret on the Green and work in a studio space a few doors down at the Kirkland Art Center; they also receive a stipend of $500 to support their travel and creative work while in residence.

 “We added the Community Music Residency last year in memory of two long-time volunteers in the KAC live music program, Ginger Parker and Tom Bell,” says Damhnait McHugh, president of the Kirkland Art Center board. “This year, in response to strong interest in previous calls, we are specifically targeting creative writers for one of the residencies.”

“These programs began to support emerging artists who often face time constraints and barriers to institutional access, and we try to improve them a little every year” says Nora Revenaugh, co-owner of The Garret on the Green and member of local band The Boom Chickens. “Having a day job or caregiving responsibilities keeps so many talented artists out of programs that require longer stays or a large financial commitment, and these short, funded residencies are designed with those artists in mind.”

Every year, residents receive a warm welcome from the village of Clinton as well, with donated meals and gifts from Nola’s, The Cremeria, Utica Coffee and Almost Local.

A full list of previous artist residents and a link to the application is available at www.kacny.org/residency2022.

About the Kirkland Art Center

The Kirkland Art Center has been a community arts hub and cultural anchor for the Mohawk Valley for over 60 years. Their mission is to educate children and adults, to advocate for artists and the arts, and to engage the community in a range of cultural experiences and opportunities.

About The Garret on the Green

The Garret on the Green is run by Nora & Mike Revenaugh and opened in January 2020 as a rental retreat space designed with working artists in mind. The Garret has hosted writers, poets, performing artists, composers, illustrators, and a variety of other kindred spirits in its first two years.

For more information, contact:

director@kacny.org

www.kacny.org


garretonthegreen@gmail.com

www.garretonthegreen.com

 


ARTS OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH

WonderWorks is now accepting art submissions from CNY students to be featured in the CNY-ART: New York Youth Art Gallery located inside WonderWorks Syracuse. WonderWorks is looking to expand its illusion art gallery with a special section for budding young artists.

This year’s contest theme is: Brought to Light

Whether it’s the light bulb that goes off in your head or the bright idea you bring to center stage, “Brought to Light” explores what happens when thoughts, theories, and far-off fantasies are given a chance to shine. Artists are encouraged to ignite their imaginations and show off the greatness that can be created when it is “Brought to Light.”

Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Visit: https://www.wonderworksonline.com/destiny/art-contest/

Winning submissions will be on display in the WonderWorks art gallery for a year. Winners will also receive four complimentary tickets to see their work on display in the gallery.

Students, parents, or teachers can submit the art on our website by filling out the submission form and attaching a scan or photo of the piece: https://www.wonderworksonline.com/destiny/art-contest/. Winning pieces will later need to be dropped off or shipped to WonderWorks to be displayed.

The contest is open to K-12 students in the CNY area.

Contact: (315) 466-7700 or info@wonderworksdestiny.com.

 


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Artist-in Residence

Erie Canal Artist-in-Residence
(Application Deadline: Friday, October 21, 2022)

Position Summary: The Erie Canal Museum, located in downtown Syracuse, New York, showcases the only remaining weighlock building in the United States. The Museum collects and preserves Canal material and provides engaging educational experiences that champion an appreciation and understanding of the Erie Canal’s transforming effects on the past, present and future. Established in 1962, the Erie Canal Museum shares 200 years of Erie Canal history through interactive displays, original artifacts, and public programs. As part of the Erie Canal Museum's 2023 program, Ode: Exploring the Erie Canal through Art, and in partnership with the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the New York State Canal Corporation (Canals), and NYPA’s Reimagine the Canals (RTC) initiative, the Erie Canal Museum is seeking an Artist in Residence for a period of one (1) year. The Erie Canal Museum is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.


The Residency will focus on a year-long creative inquiry into the Canal and the logistics of Canal maintenance and operations: what is required to keep the Canal in a good state of repair so that it is reliable, safe, and financially sustainable. The Canal Corporation is frequently asked to both fix the aging Canal infrastructure and extend the length of the Canal navigation season: two requests that can be at odds with each other. The public is not exposed to or aware of the nature and scale of the challenge to keep the Canal in shape operationally. This Residency is for Artists who wish to engage with the Canal and adjacent Trail, Canals staff, New York’s Canal communities, and visitors. It is an opportunity to reflect upon the Canal’s physical, environmental and social condition; materiality; and context.


For more information about the Erie Canal Museum, visit: Erie Canal Museum. For more information about the New York Canal Corporation, visit: About the Canal Corporation - New York State Canals (ny.gov). For more information about the New York Power Authority, visit: About NYPA. For more information about the Reimagine the Canals Initiative, visit: Reimagine the Canals (RTC) Initiative (ny.gov).


Residency Structure: The Residency will begin with a (4) four-month Research Phase: a time for the Artist and the Canal Corporation to establish mutual trust through shared exposure to each other’s work and process. The Artist will be assigned a sponsor who will facilitate introductions and connections. The Artist will shadow Canals staff and attend meetings, trainings, and site visits. The Research Phase ends with the Artist proposing a project, designed in collaboration with Erie Canal Museum, Canals, and RTC, to execute/implement during the remaining months of the Residency.


The Implementation Phase of the Residency is marked by approval of the project proposal and initiation of the work. The Artist will be tasked with communicating to the public the physical, social, and/or environmental context of the Canal and Canal work. The Artist must
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engage with the public: the Artist must host at least (3) three public-facing events for the public to engage with and observe the Artist’s process. The Artist’s project may consist of an event, a performance, a temporary work of art, a video, a mural, a permanent art installation, or other similar work. In consultation with the artist, work(s) from the project will be retained by the project organizers. Throughout the Residency, the Artist, Erie Canal Museum, Canals, and RTC will have regular virtual or in-person check-in meetings to assist in project development.


Location: The Artist’s work shall be focused on the New York State Canal system which includes the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca and Champlain Canals. A workspace is not included in this Residency, though the Artist could potentially activate Canal buildings, such as a vacant powerhouse, as a temporary workspace and/or for public engagement if agreed to by Canals.


Artist Fee: The total funding for the one-year Residency is $40,000, which will be paid in equal monthly payments. The $40,000 is inclusive of the Artist’s fee and the costs of the deliverable/work product. The Artist is responsible for all budgeting and estimating, for managing their own budget, and for submitting monthly invoices in a timely manner. There will be no additional funding.


Application: All Artists interested in applying are required to submit the following:
1. Statement of Interest (up to 500 words): Explain why this Residency is of interest to you and what you hope to explore during the Residency. Describe how your previous work relates to the Residency focus area, i.e., making maintenance visible, and how you might approach sharing your work during the Residency with the public.
2. Artist’s Statement (up to 300 words): Provide a statement describing your artistic practice.
3. Resume or CV (maximum three pages): Provide a resume or CV highlighting any experience relevant to this application, particularly community engagement, working with multiple stakeholders, and working in upstate New York.
4. References: Provide the names, phone numbers, and email addresses for (2) two professional references.
5. Work Samples: Provide (5) five examples of recent work. For video or audio, provide links with maximum lengths of (5) five minutes each. For written work, submit samples of maximum (3) three pages each. Provide a list of the submitted work including title, date, materials, size. Provide short descriptions of each work as needed.

Selection Process: The applications will be reviewed by a panel of representatives from the Erie Canal Museum, Canals, and RTC, and invited arts professionals. The applications will be evaluated for the following:
• Clarity of the Statement of Interest and relevance to the Residency focus area
• Quality of prior work and relevance to the Residency focus area
• Evidence of experience with community engagement and a socially-engaged art practice
• Evidence of successful collaboration with multiple stakeholders

Finalists will be asked to interview with the selection panel.

Eligibility: The selected Artist should be deeply interested in the New York State Canal system, the physical landscape of upstate New York, and community planning and development; have demonstrated experience with social interventions through artistic practice; and have a desire to work specifically within government systems. Additionally:
• Only individual artists or artist collectives may apply; artists representing non-profit and for-profit organizations may not apply

• Artists must be (18) years of age or older
• Artists must be eligible to work in New York State
• Artists may not be currently enrolled in school on a full-time basis
• Preference may be given to artists who have lived or worked in Canal communities

Schedule: The Residency begins with a four-month Research Phase, during which the Artist will spend time at Canal Corporation facilities meeting staff and learning about its operations and initiatives while also introducing their art practice and process to Canals staff. The Research Phase concludes with a proposal from the Artist outlining one or more public-facing participatory projects that will be implemented in partnership with Erie Canal Museum, Canals, and RTC during the remaining period of the Residency. It is expected that the Artist will commit a minimum of 40 hours a month to the residency.

Application Deadline: Friday, October 21, 2022; applications packages should be submitted as PDFs via email to Natalie Stetson, Executive Director, at employment@eriecanalmuseum.org with " Erie Canal Artist-in-Residence " in the subject line by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 21, 2022.
• Finalist Interviews: Week of November 14, 2022. Interviews will be conducted virtually.
• Artist Notification: Week of December 5, 2022
• Residency Start: January 1, 2023
• Residency End: December 31, 2023

The Erie Canal Museum is an American Alliance of Museum accredited history museum with the mission to preserve the only existing weighlock building in the United States, collect and conserve Canal material, champion an appreciation and understanding of Erie Canal history through educational programming, and promote an awareness of the Canal’s transforming effects on the past, present and future.

The Erie Canal Museum recruits and hires employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or sexual preference, and treats all employees equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement, including upgrading, or promotion. The Erie Canal Museum supports the Americans with Disabilities Act and will take such measures insofar as possible to assist employees who need accommodation. Reference checks are conducted for all positions.


CALL FOR POETS AND ARTISTS

The Syracuse Poster Project marks its 22nd year with an expanded call for poetry and art. The group will solicit poetry on the theme “10 Syracuse Spirits” and welcome short-form poetry outside the tradition of haiku.

In a special collaboration with the New York State Fair, the Project will also produce one “reverse process” poster, starting with an illustration, and inviting writers to complete the illustration with a poem. For the special poster, the Project commissioned an image by Lydia Nichols, a professional illustrator who first participated in 2007 when she was an illustration student at Syracuse University.

The nonprofit Project, founded in 2001,brings together poets and artists to create an annual series of illustrated poetry posters for Syracuse.

This year’s call for poetry, ongoing through Sept. 30, prompts writers with a series of “Syracuse Spirits,” and invites them to submit poems about, or in the voice of, these spirits. For example: “Spirit of Regional Taste.”

The group’s call for poetry was formerly limited to traditional haiku. To appeal to more participants, the call now welcomes haiku and other short, three- and four-line poems.

This year, panelists will select 10 pairings of poem and illustration. The artists of the selected posters will receive $500 for first place, $300 for second place, and $100 for third place. Artists and poets of the selected posters will also receive two poster prints and complimentary merchandise.

Writers can find entry materials at https://www.posterproject.org, or by directly contacting Jim Emmons, project coordinator, at (315) 937-7123. Artists interested in illustrating a poster should send contact information to jim@posterproject.org. The deadline for submitting poems is Sept. 30. The deadline for completed posters is Nov. 14. Selected artist and poet pairs are announced in December and the posters are revealed in April.


CALL FOR ARTISTS

JHRolling Arts, Education, Leadership Strategies

A Call for Artists and Muralists
Request for Proposals (RFP) for Syracuse Community Health Center (SCHC)
Public Arts Initiative

The Project

The Syracuse Community Health Center, Inc. (SCHC), a Federally Qualified Health Center serving the Greater Syracuse area and Onondaga County, has started construction on a long-awaited new $22.5 million home for its operation at 930 S. Salina St., designed to accommodate SCHC’s facility needs in the 21st century a block away from its existing location. SCHC, which serves primarily low-income and underserved patients with limited access to medical services, has acquired New York State approval to build on a vacant three-acre lot at the corner of South Salina and West Taylor streets. The new 56,000-square-foot building will replace SCHC’s existing main patient care facility at 819 S. Salina St. Given the unique social mission of SCHC and in light of its vision for this construction project as an investment toward revitalizing the city’s South Salina Street corridor, a call for (but not limited to) artists of color is herein issued in preparation for exhibition and/or permanent installation at the new SCHC facility. This opportunity is open to Central New York and New York State artists and also BIPOC artists currently located in other parts of the United States who are deeply invested in the well-being of the community SCHC serves.
The application deadline for this initial call is 5:00 PM on October 15, 2022.

The Opportunity

Selected artwork or mural proposals will be either permanently installed, purchased, or displayed in a temporary exhibition at the new SCHC building or surrounding properties. Works should be specifically designed or suited for the following display locations:

1. New Construction (930 S. Salina Street):

o Donations or purchase of drawings, paintings, photos, statues, ceramics, etc.
o Interior murals
o Applied, inscribed, or embedded sidewalk or floor art

2. Exterior (Existing Site at 819 S. Salina Street):

o Murals, streetscape, or public art for the beautification of the railroad cement walls along E. Taylor St.

Project Intent

The purpose of this project is to assist SCHC patients with the healing process—enhancing patient recovery, promoting tranquility, and provide respite for visitors and staff—through an ongoing investment in beautifying the health center facilities and surrounding exteriors. The locations of these displays will be in the main foyer, department offices, patient rooms, waiting areas, walkways of the new SCHC facilities, installing work that compliments the architecture and interior design. All proposed artwork or murals may demonstrate artistic excellence, innovation, and support community well-being in the following ways:

• Communicate themes that are meaningful to the African American community and evocative of the BIPOC experience in the United States.
• Communicate themes that are meaningful to the African American community and evocative of the BIPOC experience in the United States.
• Be an original art piece which can be adequately and safely displayed and secured.
• Represent various artmaking mediums and disciplines, ranging widely from interactive and touch-responsive media arts installations; paintings, prints, murals, or other 2D works; photography; sculptures, figurines, or other 3D works.
• Create a signature presence for the new SCHC facilities. This can be whimsical and/or colorful; tell stories about people, places , or events specific to Syracuse or the Central New York communities; reflect on the local natural environment; provide meditative contemplations on personal healing or the public well-being.
• Provide excitement and interest for the community as a whole.
• Celebrate the history and contributions of the Syracuse Community Health Center.

How to Apply

Artists and artist teams interested in this project must prepare and submit the following:

• Proposed artwork or mural concept for the SCHC facilities. This proposal shall include conceptual design drawings, sketches and/or maquettes, sufficient to communicate the artist’s concept for proposed submission. Where applicable, proposals should include a budget (if the work has not yet been created) and describe the specifications for the artwork related to materials, size, weight, installation requirements and maintenance guidelines. Muralists should submit prior examples of successful murals and will receive further specs on mural location if selected.

• Letter of Interest, no more than one page in length, which explains your interest in the responding to this call for artists. Please include your name and contact information and briefly state the format of your high-quality sample images of the work to be contributed or the proposed artwork sample submittal (e.g., CD, DVD, website URL, file transfer service, etc.).

• For proposals from adult artists (over the age of 18), an Artist’s Statement is required that is no more than 200 words in length, describing your work.

• For proposals from adult artists (over the age of 18), a current resume is required. If submitting as a team, an individual resume should be submitted for each team member.

• For art being made by groups of youth or children under the supervision of art education or museum education instructional faculty or staff, the proposed art project and/or curriculum should be submitted along with any sample work where available. Selection of works of art for exhibit by large groups of youth or children will be based solely on evident quality and effort with no individual selection being guaranteed simply for participation.

• Muralists must provide at least two professional references familiar with your work and working methods. The list must include complete addresses and telephone numbers.

• Muralists must provide at least two professional references familiar with your work and working methods. The list must include complete addresses and telephone numbers.

• For proposals from youth artists (under the age of 18), no Artist’s Statement or resume is required, only a Letter of Interest.

• High-quality sample images of your work (e.g., CD, DVD, website URL, file transfer service, etc.). Artists applying as a team should submit work samples of each individual artist’s work. Where applicable and based on the nature and medium of the proposed artwork, all work samples must be submitted in either as digital images in a JPEG file format or as a video (no more than 15 minutes in length) that plays on a standard a DVD player. A corresponding sheet list your name and the titles, dates, media, and dimensions of your work. Note: if you are submitting video on DVD, you may send up to two additional images supporting your qualification to create public artwork. Each JPEG must be formatted and sent as instructed above with a separate description sheet.

Optional: Each artist may include up to three selections of support materials such as reviews, news articles, web links and other related information.

Submit all materials for physical submissions in a 10”x13” envelope. Do not use staples, paperclips, folders, or report covers on any application materials. Materials may also be submitted by email.


SCHC and JHRolling Arts, Education, Leadership Strategies reserve the right to solicit additional information or proposal clarification should we deem such information necessary.


SCHC and JHRolling Arts, Education, Leadership Strategies reserve the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive informalities or irregularities in the proposal submission process, and to negotiate further with any Proposers.


Materials must be received by JHRolling Arts, Education, Leadership Strategies by 5:00 PM on October 15, 2022. Proof of postmarks alone are not acceptable.

Please mail application materials to:

JHRolling Arts, Education, Leadership Strategies
Attn: SCHC Public Arts Initiative
201 W. Genesee Street, #180
Fayetteville, NY 13066

OR, EMAIL APPLICATION MATERIALS, WITH “SCHC Public Arts Initiative” IN THE SUBJECT LINE, TO:
ROLLING@SYR.EDU

SUBMISSION MATERIALS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
Final Artist Selection:
The SCHC and JHRolling Arts, Education, Leadership Strategies will review all submittals and select artists to create or contribute original, thematically relevant, and/or site-specific works of art.
If a proposal is accepted, individual artist(s) and submittal teams will be notified during the month of November 2022.

Criteria for Selection:

• An initial proposal that reflects Project Intent as described in this document.
• A body of work reflecting artistic excellence
• Experience working in public settings and public process (for adult artists)
• Experience fabricating and installing permanent artwork (for adult artists)
• References provided as part of this application which will be contacted prior to final selection (for adult artists)

Additional Information:

Where applicable and based on the nature and medium of the proposed artwork, certain selected artists will receive a contract for their commission in the appropriate amount which must be sufficient for all remaining elements of the project including fabrication, shipping, and installation. Those artists will be required to execute this contract with the Syracuse Community Health Center, Inc. (SCHC).
Neither the Syracuse Community Health Center, Inc. (SCHC) or JHRolling Arts, Education, Leadership Strategies are under any obligation to award a commission for artwork based on the proposals submitted. Beyond formal notifications, neither the SCHC nor JHRolling Arts, Education, Leadership Strategies will enter into any correspondence regarding their decision.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Dr. James Haywood Rolling, Jr. at (315) 443-4779 or email jrolling@syr.edu.

 


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Theatre Design Opportunity for Fall Production
Breadcrumbs Productions seeks to build a production team of talented theater artists to collaborate on its fall production, a new piece of theater inspired by the historical origins of Lady Macbeth, written by Gemma Cooper-Novak and directed by Whitney Tenney Pak. The creative team has developed this new play to be presented at Wunderbar on November 4th, 5th, and 6th, and artists are urgently needed in the following roles:

Sound Designer - $600 Stipend 
Light Designer - $600 Stipend
Costume Designer - $600 Stipend
Scenic Designer - $600 Stipend
Stage Manager - $600 Stipend

Artists of all skill levels and backgrounds are encouraged to apply by submitting a resume and cover letter outlining their interest in the production to info@breadcrumbsproductions.com

CALL FOR POETS

The Syracuse Poster Project invites you to participate in the 22nd annual civic art poster series! We have begun our search for visually inspiring poems that reflect the unique spirit of Central New York.
For the second year in a row, we're accepting haiku and three- and four-line poems in the spirit of haiku. And because we received so many creative poems for last year's theme, 10 Syracuse Spirits, we're continuing this theme by introducing new spirit prompts. Think of these spirits as muses, personae, or archetypes—the essence of places and experiences that make our region special.
This year's prompts include the spirits of:
  • Parks and Wild Places
  • Ancestral Guidance
  • Community Friendship
  • Regional Flavors
  • Street Music and Buskers
  • Historic Architecture
  • Native Flora and Fauna
  • Cultural Acceptance
  • Cozy Wintering
  • Timeworn Treasures
In addition to poets writing poems to be illustrated, we are inviting poets to write poems to complement a commissioned illustration. In partnership with the New York State Fair, we commissioned one of our alumni, acclaimed artist Lydia Nichols, to design a poster representing the "Spirit of Blue Ribbons." See a preliminary draft of her poster on the Syracuse Poster Project website
If your poem inspires a poster:
  • You’ll see your work illustrated.
  • You’ll get two 11x17” prints of your poster.
  • The poster with your poem and name on it will appear in the poster panels along Salina and Warren streets, downtown.
  • You’ll be a special guest at our unveiling celebration for the new posters in April.
  • You’ll get additional exposure. We also disseminate our work by selling posters and mounting a digital display that travels to cafes, restaurants, stores, and other public places.
Deadline: Submit work by Friday, September 30, 2022.


OPPORTUNITY FOR ACTORS

Syracuse Stage is seeking local Equity and Non-Equity actors for performance opportunities in the following: 

Cold Read Festival of New Plays (Oct. 18--23, 2022)
Our Town (March 20--April 16, 2023)
Additional performance opportunities as they may arise throughout the course of the season.

Thursday, September 8, 6 – 9 PM
Saturday, September 10, 10 AM – 1 PM 

Auditioners should prepare two contrasting monologues or one monologue and 32 bars of a song, not to exceed 4 minutes. Singers should bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided.

Actors 18+ of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. 

Youth auditions will be held at a later date.

For more information, contact Cynthia Reid at cjmoor02@syr.edu.

 


CALL FOR THEATRE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

SUNY Oswego Artist-in-Residence Program 2022/23 Call for Applications

The Artist-in-Residence Program at SUNY Oswego brings an artist to campus for one academic semester (Spring 2023 semester) to produce a body of work, teach in the area of their specialty, and to conduct research. The resident artist is given the opportunity to pursue research and realize a specific project while drawing on the College’s resources, including its facilities, faculty and student body, practice and performance space, libraries and collections.
A central focus of this residency program is on artistic work that engages with issues of diversity, intersectionality, inclusion, and belonging, including but not limited to the experiences and lived realities of marginalized or minoritized communities or individuals. Candidates who are members of underrepresented or minoritized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates for the program include both emerging and established artists who demonstrate the ability to collaborate across disciplinary fields. For the Spring 2023, the Artist-in-Residence Program is open to artists whose work focuses on Theatre. Areas of focus may include (but are not limited to) directing, designing, dramaturgy, etc. Artists whose work incorporates multiple mediums in the aforementioned categories are also encouraged to apply.

Goals for the Artist-in-Residence program are as follows:
● Create opportunities for students to have longer/more impactful experiences with visiting
artists
● Highlight current work of underrepresented artists
● Increase the number of faculty from historically underrepresented or marginalized
populations
● Host collaborative/interdisciplinary arts programs with multiple avenues for audiences
within and beyond the campus community


During the course of this residency, the artist will create a project that engages with the campus and greater community and will give public presentation/master classes along with a public performance or public installation. Resident artists are also required to teach at least one course per semester (with the potential of more) in their specialty as an Adjunct Instructor. The selected Artist-in-Residence will receive use of campus facilities and studios, an honorarium of $5,000 and on/off-campus housing (single occupancy), or $9,000 honorarium with no housing, in addition to adjunct pay per course ($3,250). Expenses associated with the final public performance or exhibition will also be covered by this program.

Application Instructions:
Applications are due August 31, 2022 by midnight.

A complete application submission will consist of the following:
● 2-3 Work Samples CV or resume
● Diversity Statement (which should focus on the artist’s commitment to diversity, equity,
and inclusion and how this commitment informs their artistic work)
● Description of possible new work to be completed during their residency, specifying
impact on students and community audiences
● List of three references with contact information
● Identification of areas you would feel comfortable teaching (see list below for current
areas of need)
○ Costume Design, Scenic Design, Projection and Media Design, Beginning Acting,
Introduction to Theatre, Scene Painting, Basic/Advanced Stage Makeup,
Theatrical Stage Properties, Playwriting
Materials must be submitted electronically (PDF format) to: Lowell Hutcheson, Assistant
Director of Arts Programming - lowell.hutcheson@oswego.edu
Applications will be reviewed by a diverse committee of campus faculty, staff, and students from various academic departments. Previous teaching experience is preferred, but not required.

Announcement of selected Artist-in-Residence will be made by October, 2022.

Questions regarding the SUNY Oswego Artist-in-Residence Program should be emailed to:
Miranda Traudt, Director of Arts Programming - miranda.traudt@oswego.edu


CALL FOR ARTISTS

6th Annual Jake Harding Memorial Plein Air Paint Out 2022 at Art in the Park, Hoopes Park, Auburn NY, on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Opportunities to Paint Local Scenes and Sell or Purchase Original Works of Art; Open to artists of all levels, in any medium or style. $20 Registration fee from now until September 16th, $25 the day of the event. Artists must bring your own materials and preferably a frame or mat for your finished piece. There will also be People's Choice awards with cash prizes.

Registration Form and More Details


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

SUNY Oswego Artist-in-Residence Program 2022/23 Call for Applications

The Artist-in-Residence Program at SUNY Oswego brings an artist to campus for one academic semester (Spring 2023 semester) to produce a body of work, teach in the area of their specialty, and to conduct research. The resident artist is given the opportunity to pursue research and realize a specific project while drawing on the College’s resources, including its facilities, faculty and student body, practice and performance space, libraries and collections.

A central focus of this residency program is on artistic work that engages with issues of diversity, intersectionality, inclusion, and belonging, including but not limited to the experiences and lived realities of marginalized or minoritized communities or individuals. Candidates who are members of underrepresented or minoritized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates for the program include both emerging and established artists who demonstrate the ability to collaborate across disciplinary fields. For the Spring 2023, the Artist-in-Residence Program is open to artists whose work focuses on Theatre. Areas of focus may include (but are not limited to) directing, designing, dramaturgy, etc. Artists whose work incorporates multiple mediums in the aforementioned categories are also encouraged to apply.

Goals for the Artist-in-Residence program are as follows:

  • Create opportunities for students to have longer/more impactful experiences with visiting artists
  • Highlight current work of underrepresented artists
  • Increase the number of faculty from historically underrepresented or marginalized populations
  • Host collaborative/interdisciplinary arts programs with multiple avenues for audiences within and beyond the campus community

During the course of this residency, the artist will create a project that engages with the campus and greater community and will give public presentation/master classes along with a public performance or public installation. Resident artists are also required to teach at least one course per semester (with the potential of more) in their specialty as an Adjunct Instructor. The selected

Artist-in-Residence will receive use of campus facilities and studios, an honorarium of $5,000 and on/off-campus housing (single occupancy), or $9,000 honorarium with no housing, in addition to adjunct pay per course ($3,250). Expenses associated with the final public performance or exhibition will also be covered by this program.

 Application Instructions:

 Applications are due August 31, 2022 by midnight.

 A complete application submission will consist of the following:

  • 2-3 Work Samples CV or resume
  • Diversity Statement (which should focus on the artist’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how this commitment informs their artistic work)
  • Description of possible new work to be completed during their residency, specifying impact on students and community audiences
  • List of three references with contact information
  • Identification of areas you would feel comfortable teaching (see list below for current areas of need)

Costume Design, Scenic Design, Projection and Media Design, Beginning Acting, Introduction to Theatre, Scene Painting, Basic/Advanced Stage Makeup, Theatrical Stage Properties, Playwriting

Materials must be submitted electronically (PDF format) to: Lowell Hutcheson, Assistant Director of Arts Programming - lowell.hutcheson@oswego.edu

Applications will be reviewed by a diverse committee of campus faculty, staff, and students from various academic departments. Previous teaching experience is preferred, but not required.

Announcement of selected Artist-in-Residence will be made by October, 2022.

Questions regarding the SUNY Oswego Artist-in-Residence Program should be emailed to: Miranda Traudt, Director of Arts Programming - miranda.traudt@oswego.edu

 


ARTIST EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

A Four-event series of workshops on immersive technologies like augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence and their use in art!

Participate in a free learning opportunity intended for artists and arts workers exploring immersive technologies. This series aims to get past the jargon and talk about how artists were inspired to enter into and begin to make work in new worlds like augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. In conversation, artists and attendees will share perspectives and speculations on the futures of art in immersive media for advancing culture and creativity. The first event will be held at Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) in-person on August 16. The following events on September 6, September 8, and September 13 will be on zoom. 

RSVP and learn more at http://www.rochestercontemporary.org/exhibitions/arts-in-immersive-media-101/.


MENTORSHIP PROGRAM  FOR MID-CAREER TEACHING ARTISTS

The NYC Arts in Education Roundtable is thrilled to launch the second cohort of the New York State Teaching Artist Mentorship Program.
This regrant opportunity seeks to proactively help mid-career Teaching Artists from across the state develop the networks, skills, and increased capacities necessary to support career advancement and sustainability. The program is supported with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.
The formalized program will pair 14 mid-career Teaching Artists from communities historically underrepresented in the arts education field with a mentor educator or arts leader. 
Each participating Teaching Artist will be given $2,200 to support their participation in the program. Applications are due Friday, August 19 at 6pm ET. For more information about the program, interested applicants may visit our website.  We will also be holding virtual information sessions on Wednesday, August 3rd from 5:30 - 6:30pm ET and Friday, August 5 from 10 - 11am ET.


JOB OPPORTUNITY

Breadcrumbs Productions is proud to produce the inaugural SALTLAND Theatre Festival this upcoming spring, and we're seeking two Festival Co-Directors. Deadline for submission is August 8
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SALTLAND Theatre Festival
Festival Co-Director Job Description

Breadcrumbs Productions is hiring two Festival Co-Directors for the first annual SALTLAND theatre festival, which is slated for May 2023 in Syracuse, New York. The Festival Co-Directors will be independent contractors who will oversee and manage all aspects of the 2023 festival, ensuring all deliverables come in on time and within budget. Ideal candidates should have excellent communication skills, exceptional leadership skills, above average computer literacy, and a calm and optimistic approach to problem-solving. A working knowledge of arts administration and event operations is required and theatre industry experience is advantageous. A successful Festival Co-Director will be curious, self-aware and passionate about the work.

This is a part-time position starting on August 15, 2022 and commencing on June 15, 2023 with an estimated workload of 150 hours in total. Festival Co-Directors will report directly to the leadership of Breadcrumbs Productions.

General responsibilities include:
            • Hiring and managing full festival team inclusive of Marketing Director, Box Office Manager, and support staff
            • Call for and Curation of at least 10 productions
            • Confirming at least 2 venues for performances
            • Partner Development, inclusive of community engagement and sponsorship opportunities
            • Ensuring fair and professional experience for all artists, companies and venues, including contract development and execution and timely payment schedule.
            • Laying the groundwork for 2024 SALTLAND festival
            • Final Reporting for Grant Requirements

Stipend for Festival Co-Director: $3750 each

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to info@breadcrumbsproductions.com before AUGUST 8

This project is made possible with funds from the City of Syracuse Arts & Culture Recovery Fund Program, a regrant program of the City of Syracuse and administered by CNY Arts.

CALL FOR ARTISTS


Artists are invited to submit their art to this year’s Hooked on the Salmon River juried and themed show at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center. This annual show was created to showcase artwork from the region’s many fine artists who find inspiration from the river that runs past the art center through the small historic Village of Pulaski. The show is open to all artists, from any location working in any genre. The only criteria is that the work submitted is themed or inspired by the Salmon River, its tributaries or wetlands. Cash prizes, including a $300 Best of Show, will be awarded based on originality, craftsmanship and adherence to the theme. The number of awards and categories will be based on the actual work accepted.

Submissions must be photographed and emailed to the art center no later than August 8. Once the entries are reviewed, artists will be notified of acceptance via email on August 15.

Submissions must be photographed and emailed to the art center no later than August 8. Once the entries are reviewed, artists will be notified of acceptance via email on August 15. Interested artists will find complete guidelines and details in the show prospectus posted on the art center website.

The Salmon River Fine Arts Center is an all volunteer-run, 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, located in Pulaski, NY offering community art programs, hands-on workshops, and art shows that help educate and enrich our community. For information about the Salmon River Fine Arts Center, or to participate or help support this or other community art programs, please visit salmonriverfineartscenter.com, the Arts Center’s Facebook page at facebook.com/SalmonRiverFineArtsCenter/, call 315-298-7007 or email
sr.fine.arts.ctr@gmail.com.


VISTA JOB OPPORTUNITY

From the Syracuse Poster Project: 
If you appreciate our work in the civic arts, consider joining our team or referring this opportunity to friends or relatives.
The federal government founded VISTA in 1964 as the Volunteers in Service to America program. The program fights poverty by helping local organizations expand their capacity to make sustainable change.
The next VISTA worker will work 35 hours a week on a variety of tasks at our shared workspace. It's a good opportunity for young adults trying to build leadership skills or for experienced workers thinking about a second career. The worker will:
  • Develop training and work procedure guidelines. These materials will guide new interns and volunteers and also provide guidance for future administrators.
  • Recruit contractors, interns, volunteers, and board members from disadvantaged backgrounds and help orient, train, and oversee these team members.
  • Develop and cultivate partnerships with other community groups and businesses.
  • Fundraise, recruit corporate sponsors, and write grant applications for special initiatives that provide cultural opportunities for low-income communities.

Benefits include:

  • $15,001 living allowance.
  • $750 relocation allowance.
  • Childcare assistance if eligible.
  • Health coverage.
  • Professional development.
  • Loan forbearance.
  • Non-competitive eligibility.
  • Choice of education award or end of service stipend.

Qualifications:

  • Age 18 or older. In addition to young adults, the program welcomes those seeking midlife change or wanting to explore a second career.
  • Appreciation of art, poetry, and the role of public art in building community.
  • Strong communication skills. Good speaking, phone, and writing skills.
  • Competence in office technologies, including Microsoft Word and the basic Adobe programs (Photoshop, InDesign).
  • Enterprising spirit, self-motivation

 https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=111961

To Apply: 
Send a brief e-mail to jim@posterproject.org, summarizing your interest and skills. Then submit a formal application through the my.americorps.gov site. Find our job listing here. Interviews and selections take place in July for a placement to begin in August—by Aug. 30 at the latest.


ARTIST TOURS OPPORTUNITY

https://www.midatlanticarts.org/mid-atlantic-tours/

Mid Atlantic Arts is pleased to announce that Mid Atlantic Tours will return for 2023-2024 with a new roster of performing artists from across the mid-Atlantic region. The 2023-2024 roster will be released in Fall 2022. 

New for 2023-2024, artists located in the mid-Atlantic region may indicate their interest in being considered for the Mid Atlantic Tours roster. The Roster Artist Interest Form is open now. See below for more information. 

Presenters located in the mid-Atlantic region who engage a Mid Atlantic Tours Roster Artist during the project period receive up to 50% subsidy for the Roster Artist’s compensation (including artistic compensation, housing, per diem and travel) as well as presenter capacity support. 

Mid Atlantic Tours program timeline

* Please note that this timeline may adjust. Visit midatlanticarts.org for the most up-to-date program timeline. 

Artist Roster Selection Process Timeline:

  • July 6-August 9, 2022: Roster Artist Interest Form open to the public  
  • July 14, 11:00am-12:00pm: Roster Artist Interest Form virtual info session; Register here
  • Mid-August 2022: Curatorial Advisement Panel reviews submissions and makes finalist recommendations 
  • Early September 2022: Finalist recommendations are sent via email survey to mid-Atlantic region presenters for feedback 
  • Early October 2022: Artists and Artist Managers are contracted for the 2023-2024 Mid Atlantic Tours roster 

Program Timeline:    

  • Late October 2022: Public announcement of Mid Atlantic Tours roster
  • November 2022, time/date TBD: Mid Atlantic Tours informational webinar 
  • Late February 2023: Booking deadline for mid-Atlantic region presenters to contract Mid Atlantic Tours artists 
  • July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024: Project period for Mid Atlantic Tours subsidy awards to presenters (presentations of Mid Atlantic Tours Roster Artists must take place during this period)  

 


 


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Position Title: Visual Arts Manager at View Center for Arts & Culture in Old Forge, NY

Summary: 

This position is the lead position for our Visual Arts exhibitions program and associated programs and products at View. The Visual Arts Manager is responsible for establishing the creative direction and display for all aspects of our Visual Arts program.

This position reports to the President.

Major responsibilities:

  • Develop, plan, and implement Visual Arts programming that is consistent with and builds on View’s Mission, Vision and Brand; operational schedule and strategic plans, and strengthens our Visual Arts offerings.

  • Serve as the primary View team liaison to the Visual Arts Committee and convey the importance of the View’s Mission, Vision and Brand to all audiences. 

  • Represent the organization Mission and Vision to artists, vendors, volunteers, interns, underwriters, and others when presenting Visual Arts exhibits and related programs.

  • Works closely with the View leadership, team members and Visual Arts Committee to develop themes for exhibits and other visual arts product/program offerings; in particular look for opportunities to leverage Visual Arts with our other vertical or horizontal markets to develop programs and activities to coordinate with gallery exhibitions and installations (for example, Artist in residence programs, Docent tours, Lectures, creating and developing an Arts Guild, etc.)

  • Provides instructional activities, educational and public service programs that augment Visual Arts programming at View.

  • Other duties as assigned to ensure that View operates smoothly and efficiently, and that our Visual Arts program contributes to building a strong reputation and brand.

Exhibitions:

  • Plan and execute all aspects of gallery exhibitions and installations, including conceptualizing and choosing themes for exhibits/shows, development of written proposals and calls for artists related to gallery exhibitions and presentations, juror and artist selection, catalog development, mounting and labeling shows including interpretive materials and related work to install exhibitions.

  • Oversee all aspects of gallery operations including management of art display, storage of materials, arranging for insurance as necessary if applicable, supervise shipping and receiving of art and exhibition materials.

  • Manage contracts for Visual Arts with appropriate approval levels from the CFO/Director of Operations and/or President.

  • With the Visual Arts Committee and View leadership, develop and schedule plans for opening/closing receptions, and liaise with other View team members as necessary where they have responsibilities (ex: food, entertainment, gift shop, etc.).

  • With the Visual Arts Committee and View leadership, develop and schedule plans for opening/closing receptions, artist lectures, Art Auction, Quilt Conference and other related Visual Arts programming and liaise with other View team members as necessary where they have responsibilities (ex: food, entertainment, gift shop, etc.).

  • Coordinate Visual Arts volunteers with Membership/Volunteer Relations to ensure there are sufficient resources for assistance in implementation and support of the Visual Arts product portfolio.

  • Develop appropriate survey or feedback tools and methodologies to evaluate success of exhibitions, and all aspects of exhibit development: catalog, mounting and labeling, juror selection.

  • Prepare and manage annual Visual Arts operating budget with oversight from the CFO/Director of Business Operations and the President; participate in collaborative efforts to secure grants for Visual Arts exhibits and related events.

  • Oversee safety and maintenance of all galleries and tools/equipment utilized for exhibits and related activities.

  • Make recommendations for equipment needs and repairs in the galleries.

  • Ensure that materials and supplies for exhibits or other Visual Arts programs are ordered, utilized efficiently, inventoried appropriately and kept in an organized manner.

Marketing and Outreach

  • Propose social media and advertising content that promotes and markets our Visual Arts programs and events.

  • Responsible for designing and creating Visual Arts related marketing and promotional materials including postcards, catalogs, posters, calendars, booklets and other related materials. 

  • Responsible for the Website Updates including adding upcoming exhibitions, slider images, and general website maintenance. 

  • Train volunteers, interns, docents and others as needed.

  • Work with TOW and other schools to build a Visual Arts relationship and presence.

  • Develop relationships with other Art Galleries for possible collaboration of exhibits or exchange of information.

  • Be resident expert in Visual Arts; research national and regional/district museums and art galleries, media and art magazines/news, and social media for opportunities; attend meetings and conferences to further develop these skills.

Job Experience:

Experience of 2-5 years of Exhibition Management is preferred. 

Compensation:

Compensation and position offer will be commensurate with qualifications and experience in consideration of VIEW’s profile.

More About View:

Located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, on State Route 28 in Old Forge, NY, View brings a broad range of artistic and cultural programs to the area. Our View community consists of year-round and seasonal residents and tourists, many of whom enjoy the region’s natural beauty, taking advantage of the scenic lakes and mountains in the summer, the breathtaking beauty of the Fall foliage, and the expertly groomed snowmobile and ski trails in the winter months.

View’s blend of local and national artisans help create our unique, cultural community, where we host a varying array of artistic expression. Art shows and Exhibitions, including nationally-recognized watercolor and quilt shows, visual and performing arts, workshops, classes, presentations, and social events are just some of what we offer. Through these various programs, View seeks to:

  • Promote and stimulate interest in the Arts and Culture,

  • Offer enriching opportunities to learn and create,

  • Provide entertainment and enjoyment,

  • Encourage community involvement and participation, and

  • Nurture an appreciation for the natural beauty and ecology of the Adirondacks.


To apply for the Visual Arts Manager position, submit cover letter and resume to bsunderlin@ViewArts.org. Applications are reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. 

View is an EEO employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is hiring for various positions:

https://www.mwpai.org/about/opportunities


CALL FOR ARTISTS

The Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts (MVCA) invites artists working in any medium to submit their work for the 2022 Regional Exhibition.  They welcome work from new, young artists and established artists in the area. 

To be eligible, artist submissions must be original and not previously exhibited at the MVCA.  Each artist can submit a maximum of three pieces, and have from now until 11:59PM on September 15th to deliver artwork electronically.  
The Juror is Tom Montan, Executive Director of Sculpture Space, Inc. in Utica.  Tom will be viewing the submissions from September 16th through September 25.  Prizes will be awarded at the reception on October 9th at the MVCA Gallery.  
 
For the 2022 Regional Exhibition Prospectus, more information, or questions, call 315-823-0808 or visit mohawkvalleyarts.org.
About Tom Montan
 
Tom is a self-taught artist with more than 35 years experience.  Tom's painting have been featured in shows in the USA and abroad.

His figurative and portrait work focuses on the individuals' self determination.  In addition to finding the right subjects for his paintings, he works to bring these paintings and the force of these paintings into larger than life perspectives.