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Arts Opportunities

Arts Opportunities

Here you'll find calls for artists and job, internship, fellowship, volunteer, exhibit, and other professional and educational 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 support@cnyarts.org 


CALL FOR STUDENT ARTISTS

WCNY - Frederick Douglass Art Exhibit

WCNY is looking for students (middle school -- college) to create original artwork to be highlighted during the “Becoming Frederick Douglass” Screening Event!

About “Becoming Frederick Douglass”: A gifted writer and powerful, charismatic orator, it is estimated that more Americans heard Douglass speak than any other 19th-century figure — Black or white. The documentary explores how Douglass controlled his own image and narrative, embracing photography as a tool for social justice, and the role he played in securing the right to freedom and complete equality for African Americans.

Learn more at https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/becoming-frederick-douglass/.

Taking inspiration from Douglass’ life, artists are asked to create a piece that represents a social justice topic they are passionate about. Artwork should be submitted online at wcny.org/blackhistorymonth using the “Submit Artwork” tab. The submission deadline is Monday, February 13. Please include first name, title of piece, school name, (optional) artist statement, valid email address, and image file. Please note, teachers are welcome to submit work on a student’s behalf.

WCNY welcomes all types of art mediums that can be submitted via photo (.jpg or .png).

Artwork will be digitally displayed on WCNY’s website for a period of 4 months, February-June and will be featured before the “Becoming Frederick Douglass” Screening event on Saturday, February 18.


JOB OPPORTUNITY

Breadcrumbs Productions seeks to build a production team of talented theatre artists to collaborate on the second iteration of Come Like Shadows, written by Gemma Cooper-Novack and directed by Whitney Tenney Pak. This production will be presented at the Saltland Theatre Festival from April 25th - May 7th and possibly at future events and festivals. Artists in the following roles are urgently needed:
 
Sound Designer - $150 Stipend
Scenic Designer - $300 Stipend
Light Designer - $300 Stipend
Stage Manager - $600 Stipend
Intimacy Coordinator - $225 Stipend

Breadcrumbs Productions is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

EMAIL RESUME & COVER LETTER TO info@breadcrumbsproductions.com

CALL FOR ART ENTRIES

6 x 6 Community Art Show

The Salmon River Fine Arts Center invites the whole community to participate in
their 4th annual 6 x 6 Community Art Show and fundraiser. Participation is free and open to
anyone, any age. You don’t have to be an “artist” to participate and any medium and material is
accepted. The main criteria is that it has to be exactly 6 inches tall by 6 inches wide. All art is
donated and displayed anonymously. The artist’s name is revealed at time of purchase. Each
piece will be sold for only $15 each. All money raised goes directly to support the art center, a
small not-for-profit, whose mission is to engage and enrich the local community by providing
discounted art classes and shows for everyone. The exhibit runs February 4 through March 4th.
Deadline to submit art is January 28th.


Not sure what to make? The Salmon River Fine Arts Center is offering special classes to create
and inspire 6 x 6 art. Included in the 6 x 6 classes are mixed media collage with Beth Sotherden,
glass on glass with Diane Melnik, and printmaking with Bill DeMott. They also offer free drawing
classes every Thursday evening which will be focusing on 6 x 6 drawings for the month of
January as well as open studio for members on Thursday afternoons to work independently on
their own work in the classroom with other like minded folks.


For more details and guidelines on the show or upcoming classes, visit their website at
salmonriverfineartscenter.com or Facebook page or call the center at 315-298-7007

The Salmon River Fine Arts Center is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, located in Pulaski,
NY offering volunteer driven community art programs, hands-on workshops, online art classes
and art shows that help educate and enrich our community. For information about the fine arts
center and its offerings, please visit salmonriverfineartscenter.com or the arts center’s Facebook
page facebook.com/SalmonRiverFineArtsCenter/.


PART-TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY - PROJECTIONIST

 Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute seeks a dynamic and creative individual to fill our Projectionist position.  

Why choose Munson-Williams for your next career opportunity?  
Munson-Williams creates transformational arts experiences that cultivate curiosity and creativity, enlighten, educate, and inspire. Benefits offered to part time positions include art classes for you or your family member, tickets to live performances, films, and more! Discover us at www.mwpai.org.

About Us

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (Munson-Williams) is an internationally prominent fine arts center serving diverse audiences through three program divisions - Museum of Art, School of Art and Design and Performing Arts. The Institute was founded in 1919 and provides some 600 events annually with more than 180,000 patrons enjoying the many exhibitions, performances, art classes and family-oriented activities.

The Museum of Art is renowned for its art collection and Phillip Johnson designed building. The School of Art and Design offers a large community arts education program in art and the nationally accredited college art program affiliated with Pratt Institute of Art and Design (PrattMWP). PrattMWP is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Middle States Association, and New York State Education Department. PrattMWP students spend the first two years of their bachelor of fine arts degree program at our campus in Utica, New York before they complete their studies at Pratt's main campus in Brooklyn. MWPAI’s Performing Arts offers a wide-ranging, year-round programming of artistically excellent and divers arts and cinema presentations. MWPAI is located in the heart of New York State, foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and centrally located with easy travel to Cooperstown, Albany, Syracuse and a few hours from Boston, NYC, Lake Placid and Montreal. Please visit us at www.mwpai.org.

Munson-Williams is a community-centered, anti-racist organization where we foster diversity, equity, and inclusion through action. The Projectionist (part-time) will model the values and culture of the organization to colleagues and the public by being welcoming, inclusive, and respectful and will value collaboration across the organization. With respect for the safety of our students and employees, full vaccination from Covid-19 is a condition of employment. 

Position Summary
The Projectionist provides audio/visual technical support for Performing Arts films (approximately 50 films per year) and third-party events (approximately 8 events per year such as B-Sharp or Chamber Music). The Projectionist will provide film projections, sound and lighting control, microphone use, and digital image projection (i.e., slideshows, short films, PowerPoint presentations).

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide audio/visual technical support for Munson-Williams Film Series events once per week

  • Provide audio/visual technical support for third party events for those requiring less technical requirements

  • Occasionally provide audio/technical support in the event the Technical Manager is not available due to vacation or a conflicting event

  • Other duties as required    

Education and Experience

  • One to three years of job-related experience in a performing arts venue or movie theater

  • Effective organizational and time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks, work independently, and follow through on all assignments with minimal direction.

  • Excellent communication skills and welcoming and professional interpersonal skills to interact with Munson-Williams staff, faculty, third-party facility renters, and the general public.

  • Knowledge of basic audio and visual equipment set up and operation, including theatrical lighting and sound systems. Specialized knowledge of Digital Cinema Projection is also required (training is available). Basic video editing skills are required using software such as Final Cut, Photoshop, YouTube, etc. and familiarity with Microsoft Office.

Part-Time Position
Hiring rate: $15.00 hourly 
Hours: Flexible schedule based on events and films. Evening and weekend work is required.

To Apply
If you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications or check off all the boxes, you should still seriously consider applying. An important part of our interview process is understanding why this position and our mission particularly resonated with you.

Applications will be reviewed as received. Send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to:

Email
hrjobs@mwpai.org

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
310 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502

Inquiries
Human Resources (315)797-0000, ext 2153   


OPPORTUNITY FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS

The NYS Choreographers Initiative supports dance artists in the development of their choreographic skills by providing them with a minimum of 20 hours of creative studio time, professional dancers, the guidance of a mentor of their choice, and a $2,500 stipend.  Twelve choreographers from across the state will be selected for the award in 2023.

Deadline: Jan 27, 2023

Guidelines and online application portal at danceforce.org. For more information, contact the NYS Choreographers Initiative at choreoinitiative@danceforce.org.


CALLS FOR ARTISTS

Schweinfurth Art Center has issued two calls for artists: one for the art center’s annual “Made in NY” exhibition and the other for Emerging Artists, a joint exhibition with the Cayuga Museum of History & Art. Deadlines for entries in both exhibit opportunities are in late January.
 
“‘Made in NY’ is one of the premier exhibits for New York State artists and regularly draws talent from all over the state,” said Schweinfurth Executive Director Donna Lamb. “Emerging Artists, our collaboration with the Cayuga Museum, is a wonderful opportunity for artists who may not have had a solo exhibition.”
 
“Made in NY” is an annual juried exhibit that features work created by artists who live in New York State. The exhibit, which draws entries from Buffalo to New York City, is open to all media, including photography, sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, fiber, installation, and video. Entry fee is $5 for Schweinfurth members, $35 for nonmembers.
 
This year’s “Made in NY” jurors are sculptor Gary Sczerbaniewicz, mixed media artist Theda Sandiford, and painter Kevin Larmon. The deadline to enter is Jan. 31, 2023. The exhibit will run March 25 through May 28, 2023.
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For Emerging Artists, only two-dimensional works and sculptures are eligible. Video installations are not eligible. This exhibition is for artists who live within driving distance of Auburn. There is no entry fee.
 
Two proposals will be selected for Emerging Artists series, to be on display either March 25 to May 28, 2023, or June 10 to Aug. 20, 2023. The exhibit will be displayed in both locations, and special consideration will be given to artists whose proposal reflects on the juxtaposition of exhibiting in both locations simultaneously.
 
For more details and to enter either call, link to our website at https://schweinfurthartcenter.org/opportunities/
About the Schweinfurth
The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center is a multi-arts center that opened in 1981 thanks to a bequest from Auburn-born architect Julius Schweinfurth. The art center's programs include more than a dozen exhibitions each year and educational programs for children and adults, which feature local, national, and international artists. For more information, link to schweinfurthartcenter.org.

CALL FOR POETRY & ART SUBMISSIONS

Old Forge Library Community Poetry & Art Extravaganza - Contest & Exhibit

Entry Deadline: January 28, 2023
Open to residents of Herkimer, Madison & Oneida Counties and the Town of Inlet
For Students in grades K-12, and Adults

Theme: "Seasons"

EXHIBIT ENTRY GUIDELINES:

  • Entries will be accepted from January 7 through January 28, 2023.
  • Entries will be judged in four levels of experience:  K-4th Grade, 5th–8th Grade, 9th–12th Grade, and Adult.
  • Poetry: Entrants may submit one poem no longer than one page. It can be emailed to oldforge@midyork.org or a hard copy can be mailed or delivered to the library. The poet’s name, grade (except adults), mailing address, and home telephone number must be in the email or on the back.
  • Art: Entrants may submit one artwork. The artist’s name, grade (except adults), mailing address and home telephone number must be on the back or attached to the artwork.
  • Entries should be delivered to the Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Boulevard, PO Box 128, Old Forge, NY 13420.

Entries in the Poetry Exhibit will be judged by Poets Jeanne Whyte & Jeanne Selander-Miller
Entries in the Art Exhibit will be judged by Artists Ron Rakowski & Jim Tracy

An exhibit of all poems and artwork will be on display at Old Forge Library March 2--April 22.

Prizes will be awarded and winners announced at a public reception at the library on Thursday, March 2 at 5:30 pm. All winners will receive a certificate. Those honored with a first prize in their category will receive a monetary prize. Those honored with recognition will have an opportunity to read and/or discuss their work at the reception. 

Make Poetry & Art with Us! Creative Extravaganza: Art Time for the Family

Saturday, January 7, 11 am – 1:30 pm

We will explore creative activities, so that families, friends and neighbors can work on projects at the same time. There will be stations to create erasure poetry, collaged poetry, automatic writing, artist trading cards, and different art mediums. Try them all!

Workshop participants are not required to enter work. Contest entrants are not required to attend workshops.

This program is made possible with public funds through a partnership with:
CNY Arts and the Friends of the Old Forge Library.  

Call the Old Forge Library with any questions at 315-369-6008 or email: oldforge@midyork.org


ARTIST RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITY

Hybrid Body Lab proudly presents an eight-week residency in the summer of 2023 for artists to collaborate with researchers to combine on-body design with emerging miniaturized technology. We are inviting artists who use skin and their appendages as a medium from any of the on-body art disciplines, including but not limited to on-skin fashion, (temporary) tattoo art, nail art, makeup, and body art. Artistic practices which sit in between mediums and categories are especially encouraged.

During the eight-week residency, the resident will be invited to get in touch with the latest interactive on-body technologies the lab is exploring, as well as collaborate with lab researchers to conceptualize and develop projects, to explore possibilities of technology-involved art practices.

The residency will occur for a duration of 8 weeks between May 10th, 2023, and August 5th, 2023. Application due January 15th, 2023. More information: hybridbodylab.com/air

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Breadcrumbs Productions is proud to produce the inaugural SALTLAND Theatre Festival in Spring 2023, and we're seeking a Festival Marketing Director. Deadline for submission is Sunday, January 15, 2023.
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SALTLAND Theatre Festival
Marketing Director Job Description
 
Breadcrumbs Productions is hiring a Marketing Director for the first annual SALTLAND Theatre Festival, which is scheduled to take place April 25--May 7, 2023 in Syracuse, New York. The Festival Marketing Director will be an independent contractor responsible for overseeing, coordinating, and participating in the development of marketing strategies and products for the festival.
 
Ideal candidates will have excellent communication skills, exceptional marketing skills, superb design abilities, and a positive attitude. A working knowledge of entertainment and event marketing is required and festival experience is advantageous. A successful Marketing Director will be resourceful, innovative, and passionate about the work.
 
This is a part-time, primarily remote, position starting on or around February 1, 2023 and ending on May 15, 2023 with an estimated workload of 99 hours in total. The Marketing Director will report directly to the SALTLAND Festival Co-Directors.
 
General responsibilities include:
Developing and implementing the festival’s advertising and promotional activities, including the creation of a festival guidebook
Collaborating with Co-Directors to develop outreach plans for the festival
Creating festival advertising materials including copy, graphics, photos, and videos to support social media and marketing campaigns
Offering expert advice to develop innovative advertising, public relations, social media and events
Assisting with the operation of the festival’s website and email marketing program and provide analytics reviews
Helping to monitor costs and budgets
Other related duties as assigned
 
Stipend for Marketing Director: $1,980

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to SALTLANDTheatreFestival@gmail.com before 11:59pm ET on Sunday, January 15, 2023.
 
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.


YOUTH ACTORS AUDITIONS

SYRACUSE, NY – The Syracuse Stage artistic team announced today that it is seeking local youth actors for performance opportunities in the upcoming productions of Thornton Wilder’s American classic Our Town and the world premiere of Tender Rain by Syracuse Stage Resident Playwright Kyle Bass.

Auditioners should note that the production schedule for Our Town includes three morning student matinees in addition to evening performances. The productions open on March 29 for Our Town and May 3 for Tender Rain and close on April 16 and May 21 respectively. Cast members must be available for rehearsals at Syracuse Stage. Rehearsals for Our Town begin March 7 and rehearsals for Tender Rain begin April 4.  Rehearsals are not held on Mondays. Young actors will not be required to be at all rehearsals. Rehearsals for youth actors will generally be held weekdays after 4 p.m. and daytime on weekends.

The Opportunity:

Our Town

By Thornton Wilder

Directed by Robert Hupp

Seeking casting for:

WALLY WEBB: Any ethnicity, young boy aged 11 to 13, a Boy Scout. Sincere and friendly.

REBECCA GIBBS: Any ethnicity, young girl aged 11 to 13. Has a strong sense of energy and wonder about the world. Inquisitive and curious.

Tender Rain

By Kyle Bass

Directed by Rodney Hudson

Seeking casting for:

DEIRDRE: Black female. 12 years old. Scared but brave. Longs to return home. Also plays ARALIA: Black female. 11. The Doctor’s daughter. Shy. Smart. Neat as a pin.

Auditions will be held in-person on Jan. 25 and 28. All audition submission instructions will be updated on the Syracuse Stage website at https://www.syracusestage.org/job-opportunities.

 Notes:

  • Actors are required to bring a picture and resume. 
  • Actors will be emailed a few pages of the script in advance to prepare for auditions.
  • Actors of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition. 
  • Our Town performance schedule available here.
  • Tender Rain performance schedule available here.
  • Please note that proof of vaccination is required to work at Syracuse Stage.
  • To sign up for an audition slot, please use this link: shorturl.at/gpQV0

 Any questions about the auditioning process should be directed to Cynthia Reid, cjmoor02@syr.edu.

 Tickets for both Our Town and Tender Rain are on sale now at www.syracusestage.org or by calling the Box Office at 315.443.3275.

ABOUT SYRACUSE STAGE

Founded in 1974, Syracuse Stage is the non-profit, professional theatre company in residence at Syracuse University. It is nationally recognized for creating stimulating theatrical work that engages Central New York and significantly contributes to the artistic life of Syracuse University, where it is a vital partner in achieving the educational mission of the University’s Department of Drama. Syracuse Stage’s mission is to tell stories that engage, entertain and inspire people to see life beyond their own experience. Each season 70,000 patrons enjoy an adventurous mix of new plays, and bold interpretations of classics and musicals, featuring the finest theatre artists. In addition, Stage maintains a vital educational outreach program that annually serves more than 15,000 students from 14 counties. Syracuse Stage is a constituent of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, and a member of the Arts and Cultural Leadership Alliance (ACLA), the University Hill Corporation and the East Genesee Regent Association. Syracuse Stage is a member of The League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the largest professional theatre association in the country.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Wellin Hall/Blood Dance Studio Technical Coordinator

Hamilton College: Hamilton College Non-Faculty
Location: Clinton, NY
Open Date: Dec 15, 2022

Description

Hamilton College’s Music Department is seeking applicants for the position of Wellin Hall/Blood Dance Studio Coordinator.  This is a temporary full time non-benefited hourly position with an end date of June 16, 2023. The successful candidate will have good journey-level experience in theater-related operations, including familiarity with audio, video, electrical, and lighting equipment.  The ability to work flexible hours and weekends is required.  Rigging and electrical certification is required.   

Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following: 

  • Operation and maintenance of equipment related to backstage, lighting, and audio-visual operations of Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts.
  • Ensure technical and logistical needs, including lighting and sound, are met for all Wellin Hall and Blood Dance Studio events, including serving as technical director for productions of the Music and Dance Departments and as the primary technical contact for both internal and external events.
  • Work in conjunction with the Performing Arts Administrator, Music and Dance faculty, and the audio-visual services team in Information Technology Services.
  • Oversee and participate in the rigging and strike of theatrical lighting, sound, and stage setup for all events in Wellin Hall.
  • Regular inspection and maintenance of the stage, backstage, chairs, music stands, drapes, and curtains. Submit work orders as needed for cleaning and repairing the stage and backstage floors and acoustical shell.
  • Regular inspection, testing, and modifying, as required, all equipment to ensure compliance with health and safety codes.
  • Oversee audio recording of events. 
  • Supervise student workers and, as needed, temporary contract personnel. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS HERE

Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
 


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


Kirkland Art Center: Executive Director

If you are interested in learning more about the position, please email Damhnait
McHugh (Board President) at info@kacny.org or contact a Board member.
To apply for the position, please send your resumé, a cover letter and a list of
references by email to Damhnait McHugh (Board President) at info@kacny.org
References will not be contacted unless the candidate interviews for the position.

DETAILS


Kirkland Art Center: Program Manager (part-time)

The Kirkland Art Center is looking for an energetic, experienced, and enthusiastic Program
Manager to join our team of dedicated art supporters. The ideal candidate will be skilled at
developing vibrant programming for the art center and its members, and managing program
scheduling. Initiating and maintaining consistent communication with stakeholders is a must.
A demonstrable appreciation for the arts and community service is preferred.

DETAILS


CALL FOR VISUAL ARTS SUBMISSIONS

Opportunity for Visual Artists… 2024 Multifaith Calendar – Call for Submissions

Each year, the Multifaith Action Society invites artists to submit works of art for publication in our upcoming Multifaith Calendar. The theme for our upcoming 2024 edition is: Reclaiming Our Happiness

Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2023

We believe this theme is open to a wide variety of interpretations and leaves open the possibility for a rich array of artistic submissions.

Click to view our 2024 MFC Call for Submissions poster.

Over the course of the past few years we have endured a series of unprecedented global urgencies, and many of us now feel a burning passion - whether newfound or reinvigorated - to help affect positive change on a grand scale. And yet, before we can effectively tackle the many and monolithic issues of the day, we have a responsibility to check in with ourselves and engage in some 'inner housekeeping', as it were - to clarify our answers to some seemingly simple, yet fundamentally important questions. Perhaps most importantly of all, "What makes me happy?"

Whether it's gazing up a beautiful sunset on a warm summer evening, welcoming a newborn child into the world, or the excitement of exploring a new place, everyone can fondly recall a moment in which they felt truly happy. But how, after having endured the hardships of the last few years, can we bring ourselves to not only inhabit, but ultimately embody that feeling? To elevate ourselves to a place where we can inspire feelings of joy in others, and move forward with assurance that we're ready and able to affect positive the change we so sorely need.

Look inside and see what will make us smile once again and continue to build hope for the future. We hope this gives you an idea of the fertile space we hope to explore in the 2024 Multifaith Calendar: Reclaiming Our Happiness.

Submission Guidelines...... Artists can submit up to 5 works for consideration and artwork on this theme can be submitted in any medium. All artists are invited to submit including those who have never been featured in the Calendar and those who have been featured in past editions. Ultimately, the interpretation of the theme will be determined by the overall collection of images received.

How We Pay Artists...... Selected artists will be offered an honorarium of $250 per monthly calendar image, $500 for the cover image, and $100 for smaller inset images placed throughout the Calendar. In addition, featured artists will receive a set of complimentary Calendars once published.

How to Submit Entries...... Submit digital images (up to 5) in low resolution (jpg/72dpi) to: artsubmissions@multifaithaction.org

Should a piece be chosen, we will contact the artist and request a high resolution version of the image (min 400 dpi).

Additional information can also be found on our Multifaith Calendar web site. Address any questions to: artsubmissions@multifaithaction.org

Best of luck and we look forward to your submissions!

 


JOB OPPORTUNITY

Music Librarian, Clinton Symphony Orchestra of the Mohawk Valley;  (New position - description subject to change) Responsibilities:

Acquisition 
1. Consult with Music Director regarding repertoire, versions, and timings
2. Identify sources for performance materials (borrowing, renting)- Collaborate with area orchestras for use of borrowed materials- Handle, purchase, rental and royalty contracts
3. Provide full scores for reference and for conductor as needed

Preparation
1. Assess condition of materials and determine whether suitable for performance
2. Repair, improve, or replace materials as needed
3. Correct publisher's errors
4. Consult with string principals regarding bowings; transcribe bowings into string parts
5. Consult with conductor regarding edits or cuts; transcribe markings into parts
6. Prepare, print, and distribute ( email) practice materials and music as needed
7. Prepare and mail concert copies of music to musicians
8. Communicate with music director and Orchestra members, answering questions and meeting music needs

Additional Responsibilities
1. Collect music from the stands directly after performance
2. Package and return all borrowed/rented materials; provide copies of concert program to publishers involved

For more information: clintonsymphony@gmail.com


GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS

NYS DANCEFORCE ANNOUNCES NEW CYCLE OF NYS CHOREOGRAPHERS INITIATIVE GRANT PROGRAM

The New York State DanceForce, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), announces the 2023 NYS Choreographers Initiative (NYSCI).  This program supports professional development for choreographers in 55 out of the 62 counties of New York, working in all dance genres. Eligible regions are Western NY, Central NY, Capitol District/North Country, and Hudson Valley/Long Island. The application portal opens Nov 1, 2022 at danceforce.org. Deadline for proposals: Jan 27, 2023 11:59 EDT.

The New York State Choreographers Initiative is designed to support dance artists in the development of their choreographic skills by providing them with resources that are often unavailable or unaffordable. These resources include a minimum of 20 hours of creative studio time, professional dancers, the guidance of a mentor of their choice, and a $2,500 stipend. Twelve choreographers from across the state will be selected for the award in 2023.  

Choreographer Solange Rodrigues, a 2022 NYS Choreographers Initiative awardee based in Rochester, states: “After completing my NYSCI residency, I am feeling immense fulfillment, and excitement. This unique opportunity allowed me to tap into a creative process that gave me something new each and every day, and through this, I feel that I have grown as a choreographer, artist, and thinker."

The New York State DanceForce, a NYSCA Partner, is a consortium of 19 dance activists committed to increasing the quantity and quality of dance activity throughout New York State. Each of our members receives an annual allocation to create projects that bring dance artists to upstate NY communities in customized residencies. Since its founding in 1994, the DanceForce, through the work of its members, has funded over 400 projects, raising more than $3 million in support of these endeavors.

Guidelines are available now at danceforce.org. The application portal will open via the DanceForce website on Nov 1, 2022. Deadline: January 27, 2023 11:59 pm EST

For more information, contact the NYS Choreographers Initiative at choreoinitiative@danceforce.org.


GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Arts Midwest announces grants opportunities for communities and theater companies:

Applications are now open for our two national grants programs: the NEA Big Read and Shakespeare in American Communities. Read below to learn more about these upcoming opportunities for communities and theater companies across the country!

NEA Big Read

An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our neighbors, and ourselves through the power of a shared reading experience. Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary themes, voices, and perspectives, the NEA Big Read aims to inspire meaningful conversations, artistic responses, and new discoveries and connections in each community. Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 each, and the Intent to Apply is due on January 18, 2023

Shakespeare in American Communities

Shakespeare in American Communities is a theater program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Through grants to theater companies that produce Shakespeare’s works, this program supports high-quality productions and educational activities in middle schools, high schools, and juvenile justice facilities throughout the United States. Applicants can choose from two paths: Schools or Juvenile Justice. Organizations can access grants up to $25,000, and the Intent to Apply is due January 9, 2023

LEARN MORE

JOB OPPORTUNITY

General Manager, Clinton Symphony Orchestra of the Mohawk Valley, Inc., Clinton, NY
This seasonal part-time work-from-home position (local candidates preferred) reports directly to the board of directors of the Clinton Symphony Orchestra of the Mohawk Valley and supports the production of one to two yearly professional classical symphony concerts.

Responsibilities include managing a $70,000--$100,000 budget, monthly board meeting attendance, office management, concert production, program publications, correspondence, scheduling, reporting, research, compliance, clerical support, and assistance with grant-writing, public relations, marketing, etc., This position requires excellent writing and communication skills. Non-profit in the arts experience a plus. 

For more information: clintonsymphony@gmail.com


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.