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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, culture, and heritage from organizations in the Central NY and Mohawk Valley region! To submit an opportunity to appear on this page, please e-mail kgreene@cnyarts.org 


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.