Current Opportunities

Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants
State
Performing Arts
Organization Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and NYFA
Deadline October 14, 2022
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to partner with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants, a new emergency grant program for professional dancers. Robert Rauschenberg was committed to assisting fellow artists in need of emergency aid, ultimately establishing the nonprofit foundation Change, Inc. in 1970. Recognizing the particularly...
Call for Art: Two-Dimensional Temporary Public Art Installations in Rochester, NY
National
Literary ArtsVisual Arts
Organization Rochester Contemporary Art Center
Deadline October 15, 2022
Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) invites artists to propose three images for a temporary public art installation at our main facility. Through this call for art we aim to offer a simple submission process for incisive, surprising, and unique imagery that will enliven the East Avenue neighborhood. Of particular interest are projects that connect visitors...
ROC Paint Division
Regional
Visual Arts
Organization City of Rochester
Deadline October 21, 2022
Do you like to draw, paint or sketch? We are now hiring for our 2023 Roc Paint Division Season! 🎨 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: – 16-19 years old – City of Rochester resident – Enrolled in high school 🎨 TO APPLY: Email us [email protected] with the following: – Name, Age, Grade level, School – Letter of interest...
2023 Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship
National
Visual Arts
Organization Center for Craft
Deadline October 21, 2022
The Craft Research Fund—Artist Fellowship is one of three categories that make up the Craft Research Fund, a visionary program dedicated to supporting scholarly craft research in the United States. Awards of $10,000 will be granted to five artists to support research projects that advance, expand, and support the creation of new research and knowledge...
Small Show 2022 Call for Works
Regional
Visual Arts
Organization Lumiere Photo
Deadline October 22, 2022
small show is back!  Each artist may exhibit up to five (5) works.  Works must be 16 x 20 and smaller (excluding the frame) and wired and ready to hang. Works may be dropped off at Lumiere Photo between 10/1 and 10/22.  All works submitted will be hung! Please include your name, contact info and...
Statewide Community Regrant Seminars
State
All Disciplines
Organization Genesee Valley Arts Grants
Deadline October 26, 2022
Genesee Valley Council on the Arts is proud to present the Statewide Community Regrant, formally called the Decentralization Grant. It was as developed by New York State Council on the Arts to ensure that New York State’s cultural funding reaches every part of the state. SCR has since become one of the Council’s most effective...
Local Author Day
Regional
Literary Arts
Organization Irondequoit Library
Deadline October 30, 2022
The Irondequoit Library will be hosting the return of our annual Local Author Day event on Saturday, December 17, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. But first, we need some local authors! Authors local to the Rochester area are invited to meet with the public and share their work with the library community. We’re looking for authors...
The Tomita Young Artist Program
Regional
Music
Organization Finger Lakes Opera
Deadline November 1, 2022
The Tomita Young Artist Program aims to create a safe space in the studio for growth and discovery of the emerging opera artist. We believe that this is an important step in career development. Artists are encouraged to develop their individual voice in the rehearsal room and in collaboration with their colleagues. Program Dates July...
NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities Grant
State
All Disciplines
Organization NYSCA/NYFA
Deadline November 1, 2022
The NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities Grant program will distribute one-time cash grants of $1,000 to artists with a disability who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis to cover art related expenses. The grant will be open to visual, media, music, performing, literary, and multidisciplinary artists who live in New York State outside...
Call For Makers 2022
Regional
Visual Arts
Organization Maker Faire Rochester
Deadline November 1, 2022
Friday, November 18, 2022 is Maker Faire Rochester Student STEAM Fest from 9 AM until 2:30 PM. We need your help to inspire, encourage, and educate the young makers who will be in attendance. All makers are welcome and encouraged to help us make this a truly memorable event. The audience will be school groups in grades...
Show Your Art:RoCo’s 32nd Annual Members Exhibition
Regional
Visual Arts
Organization Rochester Contemporary Art Center
Deadline November 6, 2022
Artwork Drop Off: Nov. 4, 12-9pm, Nov. 5 & 6, 12-6pm Calling all artists! Come participate in RoCo’s 32nd Annual Members Exhibition. All entries will be exhibited and eligible for numerous awards. All artistic mediums and media are welcome with maximum dimensions of 32” x 32” x 32”. Artwork should be ready to hang. Not a...
48 Hour Play Plate-Off
National
Literary ArtsPerforming Arts
Organization Nickel Flour
Deadline November 10, 2022
Inspired by 48 Hour Play Festivals and Paula Vogel’s Bake-Offs, Nickel Flour hosts its first 48 Hour Play Plate-Off. On Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 PM EST, playwrights will gather on Zoom to receive the ingredients to write their “Plate Plays” within 48 hours.  (Can’t make the Zoom? No worries! We will send out a...
2023–2025 Ensemble Connect Fellowship
National
Music
Organization Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education
Deadline December 1, 2022
Ensemble Connect is a two-year fellowship for extraordinary young professional classical musicians residing in the US that prepares them for vibrant and meaningful careers. The fellowship offers top-quality performance opportunities, intensive professional development, and the chance to partner with New York City public schools.
Arts in Education – Statewide Community Regrant
Regional
All Disciplines
Organization Genesee Valley Arts Grants
Deadline December 15, 2022
Arts Education grants support local cultural organizations and/or teaching artists in providing meaningful arts education for K-12 public school students up to and including senior adults. These funds serve to bring teaching artists and their classroom skills into dedicated learning environments for all ages. The Arts Education category now offers two funding strands: preK-12 In-School...
Individual Artist Grants – Statewide Community Regrant
Regional
All Disciplines
Organization Genesee Valley Arts Grants
Deadline December 15, 2022
Individual Artists Grants support and enable artists to grow professionally and to enhance the cultural climate in Livingston and Monroe Counties. The program looks for proposals of high artistic merit which engage a segment of the community through a public program, such as an exhibition, or performance that is open to the general public, and...
USArtists International
National
MusicPerforming Arts
Organization Mid Atlantic Arts
Deadline March 29, 2023
USArtists International supports in-person and virtual performances by American artists at engagements at international festivals and global presenting arts marketplaces outside of the United States. The program funds individuals and ensembles across all performing arts practices and disciplines. USArtists International is designed to encourage the presence of U.S. performing artists on international stages and in...
2023 Statewide Community Regrant Panelist
Regional
All Disciplines
Organization Genesee Valley Arts Grants
Deadline May 18, 2023
OVERVIEW Funding decisions for the Genesee Valley Arts Grants are made by a process of peer review. All panels are selected, trained, and administered by GVCA (Genesee Valley Council on the Arts) staff. Genesee Valley Arts Grants Panelists are comprised of community leaders and arts and cultural professionals with a commitment to the development of...

Ongoing Opportunities

UUU Art Collective: Artist Submissions
National
Performing ArtsVisual Arts
Organization UUU Art Collective
Deadline Ongoing
We are currently accepting artwork submissions. Acceptable media include but are not limited to: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital art, video, mixed media, site-specific installation, performance art and more. Selected artists will be contacted directly by gallery staff via email or phone. Selected artists will be considered for inclusion in solo or group exhibition(s),...
State
Visual Arts
Organization Prometheus Farm & Market
Deadline Ongoing
The Prometheus Farm & Market in Livonia has offered space to Genesee Valley Council on the Arts for artists to sell their work during their farmer’s market, which is held each Saturday throughout the summer. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email [email protected] for more information.
Main Street Arts: Open Call for Work
Regional
Visual Arts
Organization Main Street Arts (Clifton Springs)
Deadline Ongoing
Main Street Arts is always interested in seeing your work. We are looking for submissions from artists located in upstate New York working in all media as we plan for upcoming invitational exhibitions. When submitting, please keep in mind that submissions are reviewed twice annually. Deadlines for submission are June 30 and December 31. All...
Ongoing Call for Entries
Regional
Visual Arts
Organization Flower City Art Center
Deadline Ongoing
Throughout the year we accept exhibition proposals in all three of our program areas. Please send an email, including the required information below, to the appropriate program contact below. Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at Flower City Arts Center. Due to the volume of submissions we receive each year we will only be contacting...
The Studios at MASS MoCA Residency Program
National
Visual Arts
Organization MASS MoCA
Deadline October 7, 2022
The Studios is MASS MoCA’s artist and writers residency program situated within the museum’s factory campus and surrounded by the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. Operated by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, the residency runs year-round and hosts up to 10 artists at a time. Artists of any nationality can apply for stays of 2-8 weeks....
Sarasvati Creative Space
National
All Disciplines
Organization Sarasvati
Deadline Ongoing
The Sarasvati residency Space at Camp Wonder Wander offers a safe, comfortable and creatively designed space in a rural setting for participants – designers, writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, storytellers, performers, environmental artists, ecology arts, architects, scholars of various backgrounds, stem/steam teams, educational groups, or those just seeking a creative outlet – to get lost; to...
NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship
State
All Disciplines
Organization New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
Deadline Ongoing
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) supports artists across disciplines by providing resources to help you develop creative projects, build organizations, and craft sustainable careers. We know that fundraising is critical to making your work and that some grants, like New York State Council on the Arts, are only available to nonprofit organizations and...
Annual Call for Submissions and Exhibition Proposals
National, Regional, State
Visual Arts
Organization Rochester Contemporary Art Center
Deadline Ongoing
Rochester Contemporary Art Center welcomes general and video submissions for future exhibition seasons. POSTMARK DEADLINE EACH YEAR: December 31 For more information, visit the organization’s website linked below.
Teachers invited for Teaching Artists ROC
Regional
All Disciplines
Organization Teaching Artists ROC
Deadline Ongoing
Are you interested in sharing your artistic expertise and experience in a variety of settings? Teaching Artists ROC invites applicants to join its roster of presenters. Teaching Artists ROC places teaching artists in area schools, after-school programs, senior centers, civic/cultural spaces and local events. These performers and artists enrich existing curricula and support programming by introducing participants to...
Reel Change Film Fund
National
Music
Organization New Music USA
Deadline Ongoing
Reel Change is a five-year grants and mentorship program for composers of diverse backgrounds who have been marginalized in film composition. Responding to the fact that the vast majority of films are scored by white men, Reel Change is a five-year grants and mentorship program for composers of diverse backgrounds who have been marginalized in...
Exhibit in the Rundel Memorial Library Building’s Riedman display cases
Regional
Visual Arts
Organization Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County
Deadline Ongoing
The Central Library’s Arts & Literature Division has ongoing displays of the work of local artists in two display cases in the historic Rundel Memorial Library Building.  Works are displayed for two months.  To be considered for an exhibit, please fill out an application using the link below, or call Mary Fraser 585-428-8148 for more...
Native Artist Opportunity Fund
National
All Disciplines
Organization Western Artists Alliance
Deadline Ongoing
pPart of WAA’s Advancing Indigenous Performance (AIP) program, the Native Artist Opportunity Fund is a financial assistance award program to aid US-based Indigenous performing artists with short-term needs related to the promotion, development and sharing of their work or practice./ppOpportunity Fund grants are not intended to support travel costs associated with a tour or performance,...
Authors League Fund
National
Literary Arts
Organization Authors League Fund
Deadline Ongoing
Since 1917, the Authors League Fund has helped professional authors, journalists, critics, poets, and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune. Many of those we help suffer severe health problems but have inadequate insurance; some face eviction; others are older writers whose...
Lovin Cup Featured Monthly Artist
Regional
Visual Arts
Organization Lovin Cup
Deadline Ongoing
ATTENTION ROCHESTER ARTISTS Lovin Cup wants to feature you and your work!   Apply to be hosted for a month at this beautiful venue Contact: [email protected]
Open Submission for Youth Artists
Regional
Visual Arts
Organization The Playhouse on Park
Deadline Ongoing
Open Submission for Youth Artists. In House Artist Resident Benefits: * Can display only OR sell your art work * Can sell original or prints only * No commission taken * Quarterly gallery showings for in house resident artists
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