Current Opportunities

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.
Puffin’s 2023 Annual Artist Grant Program
National
Performing ArtsVisual Arts
Organization The Puffin Foundation
Deadline December 1, 2022
This year will be accepting new proposals in video/film, theater and environmentally focused projects for our Annual Artist Grant Program. Applications in other disciplines will not be considered. Please note that the primary focus of your proposal must be one of these three genres. For example, please do not apply for a Music grant if the music is simply...
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...
Auditions: The Wisdom of Eve
Regional
Performing Arts
Organization The Company Theatre
Deadline December 15, 2022
Of which the film “All About Eve” and musical “Applause” are based Mary Orr’s play tells a tale of ambition, jealousy, and fame in New York’s theater world, directed by The Company Theatre Board Member Hector Manuel. VIDEO SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE WISDOM OF EVE Send a video recording of a one-minute monologue or...
Annual Call for Submissions and Exhibition Proposals
Regional
Visual Arts
Organization Rochester Contemporary Art Center
Deadline December 31, 2022
GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 1. Up to 20 images on USB flash drives with a checklist. The checklist must include name, address, phone number, email address; followed by the title of the work, date, materials, and presentation size for each image submitted. (** we know, but we prefer this method) 2. Letter of intent. This should...
Focusyear Basel
National
Music
Organization Musik Akademie Basel - Jazzcampus
Deadline December 31, 2022
Focusyear is a one-year program for an internationally assembled ensemble of nine students, who will be coached in a regular cycle by acknowledged masters of the international Jazz scene. The students selected for Focusyear receive a full scholarship covering tuition and the cost of living, in order to allow them to focus on music exclusively. Over the...
International Call for Scores
National
Music
Organization Ossia New Music
Deadline January 2, 2023
Announcing our 2022-2023 International Call for Scores! We’re looking forward to listening to all the submissions and featuring the winner in one of our regular concert series! OSSIA New Music is a student-run new music association providing alternatives for the performance of contemporary music at the Eastman School of Music, throughout the Rochester area and beyond.
Audition: One on this Island
Regional
MusicPerforming Arts
Organization Blackfriars Theatre
Deadline January 7, 2023
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND — WRITTEN BY LYNN AHRENS & STEPHEN FLAHERTY Directed by Brynn Tyszka Choreography by Jayme Bermudez Musical Direction by Andrew Rodriguez Auditions: Saturday, Jan 7th, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Callbacks: Sunday, Jan 8th, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. THE AUDITION: Initial auditions will begin with a dance call at 12:00 p.m. SHARP....
Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency 2023-24
National
All Disciplines
Organization Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency
Deadline January 10, 2023
Artists selected for this program are at all stages of their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and non fiction writing, interdisciplinary, social practice and architecture. JTHAR fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local...
The Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant
National
Visual Arts
Organization Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
Deadline January 18, 2023
The annual application deadline for the 2023 Individual Support Grant application form is January 18, 2023. The Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success. Individual Support Grants are available to painters, sculptors and printmakers who have been engaged in a mature...
As I Recall Her: Artists Expand the Legacy of the Douglass Women
Regional
Visual Arts
Organization Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo)
Deadline January 22, 2023
Artist Submissions Due: Sunday, January 22, 5pm Submission Website: asirecallher.artcall.org Exhibition Opens: Friday, March 3, 2023, 6-9pm Exhibition Dates: March 3 – May 6 Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) will host a juried exhibition inspired by Anna Murray Douglass, Rosetta Douglass Sprague, and Annie Douglass. This is a call to artists of all media and creative practices to submit...
Lotte Lenya Competition
National
Music
Organization Kurt Weill Foundation
Deadline January 25, 2023
In 1998, to honor the centenary of the birth of Lotte Lenya (1898-1981), an extraordinary singing actress and one of the foremost interpreters of the music of her husband, Kurt Weill (1900-1950), the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music established an annual Lotte Lenya Competition. A one-of-a-kind contest that requires demonstration of both acting and vocal...
The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship
State
All Disciplines
Organization New York State Council on the Arts / New York Foundation for the Arts
Deadline January 25, 2023
The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $8,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein. This grant is awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period (five categories a year) and the application is free to complete. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is not...
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...
Jazz Road Tours
National
Music
Organization Arts South
Deadline June 1, 2023
Jazz Road Tours supports small, three- to six-site tours at an array of venue types, often in rural communities and other areas traditionally underserved by the genre. This artist-centric grant program—designed to support approximately 50 tours each year—is made possible with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from the Mellon Foundation. Grant amounts generally range...

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 December 1, 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
Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellowship
National
All Disciplines
Organization Intercultural Leadership Institute
Deadline Ongoing
Artists, culture bearers and arts managers in various stages of career development may apply. Up to 30  people will be selected to participate in the Institute with up to 15 nominees chosen from the ILI core partners’  memberships and the remaining participants chosen from the applicant field at large. Applications will be  reviewed by a...
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