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Arts Opportunities

Arts Opportunities

Here you'll find job, internship, and volunteer opportunities in arts and culture from organizations in the Central NY and Mohawk Valley region, as well as calls for artists, fellowships, and more. If you'd like to submit an opportunity, please e-mail


CNY Arts has internships available! Email for more details. 



The American Academy in Rome (Italy) is accepting applications for a Rome Prize Fellowship in Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Literature, Musical Composition, Visual Arts, Ancient Studies, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Medieval Studies, Modern Italian Studies, & Renaissance and Early Modern Studies. Deadline is November 1, 2021, extended deadline of Nov. 15, 2021 for an additional fee.

The Riverside Artisans on Oswego is offering incentives to new full members who will participate in management of the business and share staffing responsibilities by working a limited number of hours in the shop. The cooperative is waiving the charge for new full members to join the organization to encourage new people to consider membership.  The cooperative is also reducing the initial monthly fees to less than half their normal level to make it easier for new members to become established and build their sales.

The cooperative has two basic membership levels.  Full members contribute to the financial management of the store, as well as working in the store for four to six 4- hour shifts a month.  They share the profits of the business and pay a low commission on their sales. Consignment members have no direct role in
management of the store and pay a higher commission on their sales.


Interested local artists and craftspeople who want more information on the incentives can contact the Riverside Artisans at (315) 342-8880, stop by the shop at 191 W First Street in Oswego, or e-mail

Calls for Entry from View Arts Center, Old Forge, NY:

  • This year, we will introduce a new component to the annual Quilt Exhibit in conjunction with the Holiday Season. We are calling for Artisan Ornaments that will be displayed in the lobby at View, with all ornaments priced at $14 each. View will retain a 35% Commission on all ornaments sold. Ornaments will be accepted starting Sept 20, 2021 and will be on display through January 8, 2021. Submissions will be accepted throughout the duration of the display.  Complete the inventory form and drop off your ornaments to View, Attn: Heather Caufield, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY 13420, either in person or by mail. Download the Inventory Sheet:  Artisan-Ornament-Inventory-Sheet.pdf
  • We invite artists to create a logo for our upcoming “Winter in Action” exhibit, which celebrates winter sports and activities in the Northeast. This exhibit is an invitational exhibit and will feature select artists from across the Northeast. The logo should reflect the theme of the exhibition. 
    One winner will be selected and the logo will be featured with the exhibition materials, including gallery vinyl, exhibit postcards, banners, etc.  Prize:  Chosen artist will win a View Membership - Family Level (Value $75) or a $50 gift shop certificate Deadline: November 1, 2021 
    Submission Information: Submission will be Juried by View's Visual Arts Committee; Each artist may submit up to 3 images; Submit High Res images 300dpi Eligibility: You must be a current View Member to submit. (Artists can become a member prior to submitting their art.  SUBMISSION LINK

Kirkland Art Center Announces 2022 Artist-In-Residence Program in Partnership with the Garret on the Green

The Kirkland Art Center in Clinton, NY announced open applications for their 2022 Artist-in-Residence programs, 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 10, 2021.

Three emerging artists will be selected for solo week-long residencies in January and February 2022, which include an unrestricted $500 stipendIn addition, a new residency in May 2022 will cater specifically to musicians, including a promoted concert at the KAC’s historic venue.

 “We added the Community Music Residency this 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. “They both understood the way music can bring communities together, and we’re looking forward to continuing that legacy by offering time, space, and funds for performing musicians to develop their craft.”

All selected artists will stay at the Garret and work in a studio space four doors down at the Kirkland Art Center.

“These programs began as a response to the time constraints and barriers to institutional support that emerging artists often face, 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.”

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

A full list of previous artist residents and a link to the application is available at

For more information, contact:

David Fitzgerald, KAC Executive Director

Nora Revenaugh, co-owner of The Garret on the Green

Arts at the Palace in Hamilton, NY is hiring a part-time Executive Director. Here are the details!