Check back here often for updates about upcoming events, programs, and opportunities for artists in our region!
Call For Artists
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to partner with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), to launch City Artist Corps Grants. City Artist Corps Grants is part of City Artist Corps, a new $25 million recovery initiative designed to help artists who were both hard hit by the pandemic and who may have been left out of other local and federal funding opportunities.
City Artist Corps Grants are intended to support NYC-based working artists who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The program will distribute one-time $5,000 grants to over 3000 artists to help sustain their practice and engage the public across New York City’s five boroughs this summer beginning July. Artists working in any discipline are eligible to apply.
City Artist Corps Grants applications and grant announcements will roll out over the summer in various cycles. For all cycles, artists will be screened for eligibility, and grant recipients will be selected by lottery. For more information click here.
Today, Humanities New York releases new grant guidelines to distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funding to New York cultural nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $1.5 million dollars in funding will be made available, in the form of small grants up to $20,000, which will reach every region of New York.
This new grant opportunity complements the NEH American Rescue Plan: Humanities Organizations funding opportunity, which offers relief grants of up to $500,000 to many larger organizations across the country and in New York.
HNY SHARP Recovery Grants will be distributed in two rounds: HNY SHARP Operating Grants provide up to $20,000 in unrestricted funds to organizations with core humanities missions. HNY SHARP Action Grants offer up to $10,000 for the implementation of humanities projects.
Application guidelines are available now on the HNY website here. The deadline for SHARP Operating Grants is July 9th, with applicants being informed of funding decisions by September 7th, 2021. The SHARP Action Grant application will open on August 2nd, 2021 with a deadline of October 1st, 2021. HNY staff will offer a free informational webinar here about the HNY SHARP opportunities on Tuesday, June 15th at 2:00 pm.
NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm
For individual artists, MAAF provides support for the completion and/or public presentation of new works in all genres of sound and moving image art, including emergent technology. Grant awards assist artists in completing new work, reaching public audiences, and advance artistic exploration and public engagement in the media arts.
Opportunity: MAAF for Artists
New York State Artists may apply for up to $7,500 to support the completion and/or public presentation of a new or recently completed media artwork.
Wave Farm uses the online platform Submittable for the MAAF Artists application submission process. Applicants are strongly encouraged to carefully and comprehensively read the information on this page before submitting an application. Please contact Wave Farm at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Find more information here.
Nycon is celebrating its 20th anniversary of Camp Finance. Camp Finance is three day Webinar to educate nonprofit organizations and leaders. This exciting and informative program spans from Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 9:00 AM EDT to Friday, October 8, 2021, 5:00 PM EDT. Camp Finance will be bringing the latest information on Nonprofit Accounting, Accountability and Compliance, Fundraising and Communications, and Nonprofit Governance.
If interested in more information and/ or registering, please visit https://www.nycon.org/news-events/events/event/269
Fall Community Grant Cycle and the CHOBANI Community Impact Fund
The Fall Cycle of the Community Grant program is open for inquiries. This program will grant up to $20,000 to organizations in Broome, Chenango, Tioga, Delaware, and Otsego for program development, capacity building, general operating, capital projects, and some economic development activities. This opportunity is for Delaware, Otsego, Chenango, and Madison counties. The deadline for inquiries is Friday, August 13th. Inquiries will be reviewed by our community panel and if selected, a full application will be invited.
Please click here to access 2021 guidelines.
A grant writing technical assistance webinar can be accessed here to provide an in-depth look at how this opportunity works and what it will and will not fund.
A recording of the virtual kick-off event can be found here.
National Endowment for the Arts American Rescue Plan Organization Application Deadline Approaching!
The National Endowment for the Arts is currently accepting applications to distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to nonprofit arts and culture organizations regardless of whether they have received NEA funding in the past. This is a change from previous emergency funding requirements at the NEA and significantly expands access to federal funds for the arts and culture sector. The NEA encourages applications from first-time applicants.
The ARP Grants to Organizations application is open through August 12, 2021.
Before applying for NEA funding, you will need to obtain a DUNS number and register at SAM.gov and grants.gov. Registration in SAM.gov and grants.gov can take several weeks, so you should begin the process as soon as possible. Here are resources that can assist you in the registration process.
Guidelines, application materials, and applicant resources are available at arts.gov/arpgrants
Grant Opportunity for Organizations in Delaware and Otsego Counties from the Laura J. Musser Fund
Through the Rural Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund encourages collaborative and participatory efforts among residents in rural communities that will help to strengthen their towns and regions. The applicant community must have a population of 10,000 or fewer. Program planning grants up to $5,000 and program implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 1 – October 1, 2021.
Through the Intercultural Harmony Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund supports projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups of community members of different cultural backgrounds. Project planning grants up to $5,000 or implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. New programs or projects in their first three years are eligible. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September 15 – October 15, 2021.
Complete guidelines can be found here
CROP TEACHING ARTIST The Roxbury Arts Group invites dynamic, experienced, and creative Teaching Artists to lead sessions at after-school CROP Programs at ten public schools in Delaware, Greene, and Schoharie counties, for students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth grades. RAG contracts CROP Teaching Artists that work in (but are not limited to) the following disciplines: Visual Arts, Digital Media, Theater, Vocal and Instrumental Music, Dance, and Literature. Please contact Samantha Nick, Grants & Community Coordinator at RAG, for more information, 607-326-7908 or email@example.com.
Chenango Arts Council
With the return of live events comes live performances! Chenango Arts Council is hosting the Realtime Dixieland Band on August 14th, 2021 at 7 pm. Dixieland music, or “hot jazz” was first developed in New Orleans early last century. The Realtime Dixieland Band’s repertoire includes hits made famous by such greats as Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, Al Hirt, The New Orleans Rhythm Kings, and The Original Dixieland Jazz Band.
Get your tickets to this jazztastic show at ChenangoArts.org!
Silent Truths: Japanese Internment, Generational Citizenship, and American Silence
Friday, July 30th, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Suzanne Onodera – Artist Talk
Live, and Taped for Future Viewing!
In conjunction with Suzanne Onodera’s exhibit “After the War” in the CAP ArtSpace, Onodera will lecture on her process, the intimate familial stories behind her paintings, and the implications of her work and her family’s experience has for the honest – and urgent – documentation of American history.
Virtual Exhibit: here
Live Exhibit: through July 30
Hours: Wed to Sat, 10-5
Visit Suzanne’s website: Sonodera.com
Exhibit and Artist Talk Location: CAP ArtSpace, 110 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, 14850 (Tompkins Center for History and Culture – on the Tioga arm of the Ithaca Commons)
Spirit of Tompkins
The exhibit is a collection of stories, portraits, and videos of people and their places that highlight our diverse population, and their relationships with multiple environments to foster a strong sense of community.
Friday, August 6, 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Gallery Night Opening!
Live Exhibit: August 4 to 28
Hours: Wed to Sat, 10-5
Learn more: SpiritofTompkins.org
For all Gallery Night locations: GalleryNightIthaca.com
Location: CAP ArtSpace, 110 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, 14850 (Tompkins Center for History and Culture – on the Tioga arm of the Ithaca Commons)
Greater Ithaca Art Trail!
15 Places to Visit as a part of the Great Ithaca Art Trail
Saturday, August 7, 11 am to 4 pm
29th annual Ithaca Artist Market
The Ithaca Artist Market is co-sponsored and located at the Ithaca Farmers Market.
All 88 booths will be filled with a juried selection of local and regional fine and functional artists, arts organizations, and food, wine, beer vendors. The East Hill Jazz Group sets the mood throughout the day!
Friday, August 13, noon to 7:30 pm
More information on our website
Rebirth, Renew, Revive and More!
A Summer-Inspired Exhibition for CREATE Members. July 22nd through August 31st, 2021 with closing Closing Reception on August 28th, 3 pm-5 pm.
For more information visit CREATE Council on the Arts here
If interested in all of the other excellent activities and exhibits that the Council on the Arts can offer, visit their website
Pen and Lens
Join us Friday, August 20, 2021, at 5:30 pm to view the work of Sherburne-based artist Julian Button. An artist of many mediums, he has won prestigious awards and graced many local galleries. This latest show will run until September 3, 2021. The opening reception begins at 5:30 pm on August 20, 2021. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Cottage Bakery, which operates out on Creative Works in Norwich, NY.
Your own watercolor landscape from the ground up!
Sunday, August 22 at 2 pm, Instructor Matt Wilson teaches you to make a watercolor landscape from scratch! Learn to make watercolors from household items. The class will go over how to make and then create a landscape using homemade watercolors. Participants should have a Small Paint Brush, a couple of sheets of white paper (drawing or watercolor preferred) small bowls or palettes, Baking soda, corn syrup, white vinegar, corn starch, food-coloring dye, and various spices. Register at ChenangoArts.org for this free, interactive ZOOM workshop. Special thanks to NBT Bank for making this a free event.
Paint the Town
Meet up on the Axelrod porch of 261 Halcottsville Rd. to paint with other artists in the town of Halcottsville. Follow Studio Tour signs and look for balloons.
Parking is the responsibility of each driver,
please pay attention to parking signs.
261 Halcottsville Road, Saturday, August 14
(rain date August 15)
For more information on these events go here!
Woodstock Artists Association & Museum presents Artists & Makers Fair
(Woodstock, NY) – Woodstock Artists Association & Museum presents its second annual Artists & Makers Fair, celebrating the Hudson Valley’s finest artists, designers, and craftspeople. The fair will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, November 13th and 14th, presenting 24 exhibitors throughout WAAM’s galleries. Visitors will enjoy a broad selection of innovative works as well as the culinary delights of local food vendors, for a lively weekend of fall festivities.
WAAM is now accepting applications for exhibitors through September 10. Categories include Fine Art, Paintings, Prints, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Jewelry, Ceramics, Metal, Textile, Woodcraft, and Glass. The selection of exhibitors, juried by Amy Abrams, Co-Founder of Artists & Fleas, will be announced on October 1.
Hours: Saturday, November 13, 12-6 pm | Sunday, November 14, 12-4 pm
Admission: $10 for General Public | Free for WAAM Members
Location: WAAM | 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498
Public Information: firstname.lastname@example.org | 845.679.2940 | woodstockart.org