Opportunities for Artists


The GCCA is looking for fine crafts to be sold at the GCCA’s Artful Hand Gallery Gift Shop. Those interested should submit 4” X 6” color photos or jpgs of items they want to sell to the GCCA Visual Arts Director, 398 Main St., Catskill, NY 12414. 518-943-3400.

There’s a need for your special talents and skills on the volunteer roster at the Greene County Council on the Arts galleries and offices in Catskill. There are immediate openings on the front desk and exhibit installation staffs, but many other opportunities exist – gallery maintenance, information distribution, and much, much more.  What are you interested in?  Chances are… we need you!  Volunteers can exchange time and efforts for a GCCA membership, network within the arts community, learn and teach valuable skills… and volunteering can be a lot of fun!  Call GCCA Catskill Office, 518-943-3400.


Health Insurance Benefits… The Greene County Council on the Arts offers a variety of health insurance packages at group rates for members who function as a business. To receive information on health insurance coverage and other group rates benefits, please write to: Health Insurance, Greene County Council on the Arts, 398 Main St., P.O. Box 463, Catskill, NY 12414. Make sure to include your name, address, and phone number.  Note for second homeowners: your address should correspond with the address for which you will be requesting coverage.


Other Opportunities


Volunteers…Greene County Community College, Elderhostel Institute Network affiliate programs: local art scene, artist slide lectures, instruction.  Class leadership is voluntary, offers wide exposure to interested audience. Adult Learning Institute, Box 1000, Hudson, NY 12453. 518-828-4181 x3431.


Volunteers… To help spread the news about Thomas Cole, father of American landscape painting and founder of the Hudson River School at his newly restored home, Cedar Grove, a National Historic Site in Catskill, NY. Sybil Tannenbaum 518-943-7465.  info@thomascole.org


Volunteers…Docents to lead tours of exhibitions & other museum volunteer opportunities. Amy Morrison, Development Assistant, (518) 463-4478, ext. 408 or morrisona@albanyinstitute.org for more information. Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210  www.albanyinstitute.org  12/14





Local Grants…Support for family friendly, soundly managed organizations that enhance the communities where the funder has a presence. Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation. PO Box 1074, Schenectady, NY 12301. Does not fund film & video projects or individuals. No deadline.   12/14


Ceramic Grants…awards from $200 -$5,000 for original research in ceramics history, be based on primary source materials. Susan Detweiler, ACC Grants Chairman.  Suite 12, 8200 Flourtwon Avenue, Wundmoor, PA19038  sdetweiler@aol.com  www.amercercir.org   12/14


Dance Grants…Administers a variety of grantmaking programs.  The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Inc. 145 E. 48th St, Ste. 26C, NY, NY 10017-1259. Contact: Theodore S. Bartwick, Treas. 212-755-5540   3/14


Grants… Offering financial, administrative assistance to individual artists’ special projects, help develop collaborative projects, assist locating venues for presentation, sponsor for public presentations. Carol Parkinson, Dir., Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, Ste 602, New York, NY 10012 . 212-431-1130  www.harvestworks.org . Ongoing     Updated 12/14


Grant… $1,000 to $2,500 for emerging artists: art, music, theater, dance, photography, literature, works, due to their genre and/or social philosophy, might be difficult being aired.  For an application send a SASE to Gladys Miller-Rosenstein, Executive Director, Puffin Foundation, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ  07666-4111.  201-836-8923 www.puffinfoundation.org  12/14


Grants… Communities, small/mid-sized, culturally-specific, community-based arts institutions. Programs showing issues, experiences of underrepresented social justice issues, community concerns of national or multi-state impact: residencies; new performing art, or visual art, cross cultural, multi state collaborations, dissemination of existing works affecting communities. Nathan Cummings Foundation, 475 Tenth Ave., 14th Fl., New York, NY 10018, 212-787-7300, 787-7377.  arts@nathancummings.org www.nathancummings.org  12/14


Grants… Municipalities, non profits -$15,000. Public buildings; historic landscape or municipal parks, cultural resource of downtowns, residential neighborhoods.  Emily Curtis, Program Coordinator, Preservation League of New York State, 44 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12206. 518-462-5658, 462-5684, info@preservenys.org, www.preservenys.org   12/14


Grants… $500 for age under 30 creating new project, continue existing project. Specific issue, show concrete action plan, budget, adequate supervision, accountability. Give weekly grants to young people in US, Canada. Do Something, 24-32 Union Square East, 4th Fl. South, New York, NY 10003 help@dosomething.org.   www.dosomething.org  Updated 12/14


Grant Newman’s Own Charitable Giving Program. Areas of giving include: arts, education, children, elderly groups, environmental causes, affordable housing, disaster relief, hunger relief. Newman’s Own Charitable Giving Program, 246 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880. www.newmansown.com   12/14


Film/Video/Radio Grants…for pre-production & distribution of media focusing on political & social issues. Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, administered by the Funding Exchange. Through our innovative, activist-led grantmaking strategies, we support the systemic change work of both experienced and developing grassroots organizations within the broad movement for social justice.  212-529-5300, info@fex.org   www.fex.org   12/14


Film/Video & Theater Grants… Free updated bimonthly Funding Newsletters distributed via email by The Fund for Women Artists.  WomenArts 3739 Balboa Street #181 San Francisco, CA 94121  (415) 751-2202  info@womenarts.org www.WomenArts.org    12/14


Film, Video Grants… Average $25,000 to support international documentary films and videos: current, significant issues in human rights, expression, liberties, social justice. Diane Weyermann, Dir. of Soros Documentary Fund, Open Society Institute, 400 W. 59th St., New York NY, 10019 Info. 212-548-0657, Fax 212-548-4679 sdf@sundance.org www.soros.org/sdf. Ongoing  12/14


Film, Video Grants… Seeking projects on contemporary issues of human rights, civil liberties, freedom of expression, social justice. Up to $15,000 production funds of up to $50,000. Sundance Documentary Fund, Sundance Institute, 8857 West Olympic Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. www.sundance.org . Ongoing   12/14


Film, Video and Electronic  Grants… provides fees for independent media artists (film, video, new media, sonic arts) to appear in-person to exhibit work.  The Experimental Television Center, 109 Lower Fairfield Road, Oswego, NY 13811. 607-687-4341. www.experimentaltvcenter.orgApplications reviewed monthly. 12/14


Film Grants…  Eight grants yearly in many categories except commercial projects.  Send a SASE to Bill Creston, with description, inspiration, source material, resume, approx. dates of use, experience, and media to eMediaLoft, 55 Bethune St., A-628, New York, NY 10014. 212-924-4893, email abc@emedialoft.org website: www.emedialoft.org/ Ongoing  12/14


Film Grant… Independent documentary filmmakers may apply. We produce, distribute and promote quality ethnographic, documentary and non-fiction films from around the world. Send brief description, one page budget. Cynthia Close, Exec. Dir., Documentary Educational Resources, 101 Morse St., Watertown, MA 02472. Fax – 617-926-9519, email docued@der.org web site www.der.org/ 800-569-6621. Ongoing  12/14


*International Artists…Trust for Mutual Understanding funds travel & per diem expenses of professional exchanges, visual & performing arts.  Collaborations, curatorial  research, performances, lectures.  Exchanges relating to Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovak Republic & Ukraine, limited funds for others. Funds individuals.  www.tmuny.org. Deadlines, August 1, Feb 1.   Updated 12/14


Literary Grants… Contemporary Literature and Non-Fiction.  Black Lawrence Press seeks to publish intriguing books of literature and creative non-fiction: novels, memoirs, short story collections, poetry, biographies, cultural studies, and translations from the German and French. The St. Lawrence Book Award is open to any writer who has not yet published a full-length collection of short stories or poems. The winner of this contest will receive book publication, a $1,000 cash award, and 10 copies of the book.  Annual Deadline: August 31. submissions@blacklawrencepress.com  Updated 12/14


Literary Grants… Children’s Books. General Work-In-Progress grant. $1,500 through Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. All genres.  SCBWI, 8271 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048. www.scbwi.org   12/14


Literary Grant … $12,000 annually for women, editions of 125. Additional $1,000 for 500 copies of promotional brochure; $1,000 travel to Library Fellows’ annual meeting present completed. Collaborations allowed. New books only. Library Fellows Program, Library and Research Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005. www.nmwa.org  202-783-7365 Deadline: Annual Recurring January 31   Updated 12/14


Music Grants…International Voice Competition in Canada, USA.  Altamura/Caruso Study Grants Audition.   $30,000 cash grant prizes.  Performances with orchestra.  Requirements: 5 (five) arias in the original key and language. One aria will be chosen by the contestant and a second aria by the jury. Aria with cabaletta must be presented in its entirety.  One chamber literature work of contestant’s choice.  Contestant must be ready to sing a full recital upon 24-hour notice.  Information and application www.altocanto.org.   Sponsored by Inter-Cities Performing Arts, Inc.  4000 Bergenline Ave, Union City, NJ 07087.  Info. (201) 863-8724 Fax (201)866-3566    icpainc@optonline.net   Updated 12/14


Music Grants… Fostering of musical ideas, new projects promoting original programming & new performers, rather than supporting performances, tickets or tuition.. www.sparkplugfoundation.org.  Sparkplug, 877-866-8285. Spring & Fall deadlines.   Updated 12/14


Music Grant… DeLucia Award for Innovation in Music Education in genres, instruments, methods, other aspects of music education that can be duplicated. The Mockingbird Foundation, c/o Lemery Greiser, LLC, Attn: Jack Leibowitz, Esq., 10 Railroad Place, Ste.1502, Saratoga Springs, NY  12866-3033. Ongoing


Music Grant… Supporting young composers of classical or chamber music. The BMI Foundation, Inc., Carlos Surinach Fund and Boudleaux Bryant Fund. 212-830-2520. info@bmifoundation.org   Ongoing.  Updated 12/14


Music Grant… Meet the Composer’s Commissioning Music/USA Program for not-for-profit performing and presenting organizations commissioning new works. Support composer, librettist fees, copying, range, support services. Rotating basis. www.randallgiles.org/commissioning.html Eddie Fiklin, Senior program Manager. 212-645-6949 x102. 75 Ninth Ave., 3R Suite C, New York, NY 10011.  Updated 12/14


Music Grant…Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ New York State Music Fund supports exemplary contemporary music, all genres created by today’s composer, musicians in written compositions, jazz, around world based living classical, folk, experimental, noncommercial  popular music: alternative rock, country, hip hop, others.  Supports school, community educational programs. RPA to hold meets to explain process. www.rockpa.org/music. (212) 812-4337  nysmf@rockpa.orgUpdated 12/14


*Music Grant…Music Alive with Meet the Composer supports residencies with professional youth orchestras. Short Term Residencies 2-8 weeks, one season; Extended Residencies multi-year, full-season-3 years. Available: composer fees, travel, musician fees, some related activities. $7,000-$28,000, Short Term, $30,000-$100,000 yearwww.meetthecomposer.org/musicalive/ Updated 12/14


Music Grant…Global Connections Program with Meet the Composer supports living composers in sharing their work with a global community.  For US based composers to travel to performance venues or to bring international artists to the US.   Grants range from $500 – $5,000.  www.meetthecomposer.org      12/14


Performing Arts Production Fund… Program of Creative Capital, for original new work, all disciplines, traditions in live performing arts, to assist artist exploring, challenging dynamics. Special focus on projects bringing insight, critique to cultural difference in class, gender, generation, ethnicity or tradition. Awards range from $10,000-$40,000. www.creative-capital.org.     Updated 12/14


Performing Arts Grants for developing and producing work in the musical theatre. Cheryl Kemper, Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Theatre Foundation, Inc., 109 E. 64th St., NY, NY 10021. www.ggftheater.org    12/14


Performing Arts Grants… To individuals in theater arts, opera, theater stage, set and costume design projects are eligible.  Tobin Foundation, PO Box 91019, San Antonio, TX, 78209. 21-828-9736  tobinart@mindspring.com www.manta.com/c/mmcqn8p/tobin-foundation-for-theatre Updated 12/14


Photography Grant…Alexia Foundation award for individual professional photographer to produce a substantial picture story that furthers the foundation’s goals of promoting world peace & cultural understanding.   Alexia Foundation, 116 Oceanport Ave., Little Silver, NJ 07739. www.alexiafoundation.org   Updated 12/14


Photography Grant… Given annually to a U.S. photographer who aspires to perpetuate the spirit and dedication that characterized Smith’s work. Grants for specific project. Add’l grants awarded. W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, International Center of Photography, 1130 5th Ave., NY, NY 10028.  www.smithfund.org   Updated 12/14


Textile Grants…Awards for research, education, documentation & experimentation in the field of quilt making.  National Quilting Association, PO Box 12190, Columbus, OH 43212. www.nqaquilts.org    grants@nqaquilts.org      12/14


*Youth Grants… Focusing on arts and education. Strives to contribute to the ability of young people to explore their own identity, their relationship to creative process, with high-impact, long-term experience with accomplished professionals. Surdna Foundation, 330 Madison Ave, 3rd fl., New York, NY 10017. 212-557-0010, www.surdna.org  questions@surdna.org   Application deadlines vary by program12/14


*Youth Grants… Creative residencies for teens from writers, artist’s colonies, communities working with young people.  For developing summer retreat teens residing communities, be mentored by high standard professionals. Artist colony must be operating 5 years to be eligible. The Surdna Foundation 330 Madison Ave., 3rd fl, New York, NY 10017.  (212) 557-0010   www.surdna.org    questions@surdna.org   12/14


Visual Artist Grants…Virginia A.Groot Foundation to ceramic and/or sculpture artists to devote a substantial period of time to the development of their work.  Three grants up to $35,000, $10,000, $5,000.  Virginia A. Groot Foundation, P.O. Box 1050, Evanston, IL 60204-1050.  Postmarked by March 1 each year.   www.virginiagrootfoundation.org    Updated 12/14


Visual Artist Grants… based on artistic merit, financial need for painters, sculptors, print-makers, and artists who work on paper are eligible. The Pollack-Krasner Foundation 863 Park Avenue, New York, NY  10021. (212) 517-5400 Grants@pkf.org   www.pkf.org  Ongoing.   12/14


Relief Funds, Financial Assistance


New! – Emergency Resources… Superstorm Sandy. NYFA has a list of art specific resources available for artists affected by Sandy and needing recovery assistance. See:   http://www.nyfa.org/source/content/content/disasterresources/disasterresources.aspx?


Relief Fund… To help professional craft artists sustain their livelihood. Services include access to information, resources, business development support and emergency relief with loans, grants, and in-kind services. Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Box 838, Montpelier, VT 05601. 802-229-2306.  www.craftemergency.org   12/14


Financial Assistance…to help pay medical or dental costs for artists nationwide.  Prescriptions, eyeglasses, wheelchairs, surgery, cancer treatments, etc. Funds paid directly to your medical providers. The Artists Charitable Fund.  Judy Archibald 970-577-0509. cnysprt@ao.com or www.artistcharitablefund.org. 12/14


Financial Assistance… Relief, fine artists grant for professional painters, graphic artists, sculptors and their families in times of emergency, disability, or bereavement. Artist Fellowship, Inc., 47 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10003 212-255-7740 (Salmagundi Club)
dial ext. #216. www.artistsfellowship.com/    12/14


Financial Assistance… Emergency grants to visual artists of color. Eligible are Native American, African American, Asian American, Latino 21+, living in tri-state greater New York City area to help meet urgent financial needs. The Wheeler Foundation, P.O. Box 300507, Brooklyn, NY 11230. 718-951-0581. www.nyfa.org Updated 12/14


Financial Assistance… To provide artist emergency assistance to qualified artists whose needs are unforeseen, catastrophic incident, who lack resources to meet situation. One time for specific  emergency: fire, flood, medical. Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, 380 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013. www.gottliebfoundation.org Ongoing.  Updated 12/14


Financial Assistance… Up to $5,000 grants for writers and playwrights with AIDS. Candidates must be published. Fund for Writers and Editors with AIDS, PEN American Center, 568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012. 212-255-7740   info@salmagundi.org   www.salmagundi.org    12/14


Relief Fund… Funding artists experiencing serious illness, crisis, or bereavement. SASE: Artists Fellowship Inc., Emergency Aid, c/o Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave., NY, NY 10003.   212-255-7740   info@salmagundi.org   www.salmagundi.org    12/14


Financial and Management Services… NYFA’s new Works and Management Services offer assistance to individual artists and small arts groups. New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. (212) 366-6900 x 225 or 230.FAX (212) 366-1778   www.nyfa.org   Updated 12/14


Financial Assistance… For artists in need of emergency aid to avoid eviction, cover medical expenses, unpaid utility bills, other. Submit description, copies of bills or eviction notice, resume, two letters of recommendation: Change Inc., PO Box 705, Cooper Station, NY 10276. 212-473-3742. innercity.org/columbiaheights/agencys/change.html  Ongoing.  Updated 12/14


Photography… Critical Needs Fund for Photographers with AIDS. Initial requests by phone:  212-929-7190. Ongoing.



New! Internships…Greene County Council on the Arts is looking for an intern to assist with design, social media and exhibitions.  The ideal candidate has experience in graphic design, writing, and social media. An ability to work both independently and closely with the Visual Arts Director on creating graphics and posters for exhibitions, managing media deadlines and installing shows is highly valued.  Please email Molly Stinchfield, Visual Arts Director at molly.gcca@gmail.org with a resume and cover letter outlining skills and interests. Go to www.greenearts.org for more information on Greene County Council on the Arts. 5/14

New! Internships…Freehold Art Exchange is looking for an intern to assist with fundraising, web development, organic gardening and barn renovations.  The ideal candidate has experience with web design, social media campaigns, fundraising, gardening and/or carpentry. Freehold Art Exchange is an artist residency program for visual and interdisciplinary artists invested in social justice, environmental sustainability, and community engagement. Our facility is on 57 acres of land in the Catskill Mountains of NY, including a vegetable garden and hiking trails.  We are looking for someone dependable, able to work alone and collaborate, and not afraid to get dirty!  Please email Molly Stinchfield, Co-Founder and Director, at freeholdartexchange@gmail.com with a resume and cover letter outlining skills and interest.  Go to www.freeholdartexchange.org for more information on Freehold Art Exchange. 5/14

Internships… Women’s Studio Workshop, a visual arts organization with specialized studios in printmaking, hand papermaking, ceramics, letterpress printing , photography and book arts.   PO Box 489, Rosendale, NY 12472. 845-658-9133. wsworkshop.org   Updated 12/14


Internships… Arts Administration in exchange for housing on the studio complex  four miles from beaches of central Florida. Award-winning studios: resource library, painting, sculpture, music, dance, writer’s studios, black box theater, digital computer lab. Atlantic Center for the Arts or Harris House of Atlantic Center for the Arts, Internship Form: Program Dept., Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.  (386) 423-1753  www.atlanticcenterforthearts.orgOngoing  12/14


Internships… High school seniors, college students; Flex-time. Programs in publishing and literary presenting business. Marketing, database maintenance, Literary Curators  website, writing, sending press releases, Workshops for Kids program, poetry for radio shorts, video production. Bertha Rogers, Ex. Dir., Bright Hill Press, POB 193, Treadwell, NY 13846. 607-746-7306. wordthur@catskill.net  www.brighthillpress.org  Ongoing. Updated 12/14


Speakers, Professional Services, Mentoring


Speakers… Speakers in the Humanities, a program of New York State Council for the Humanities: for a nominal fee, non-profit NYS organizations may book distinguished scholars to lecture on a variety of topics. Applications eight weeks prior to proposed lecture. For catalog, application contact: New York Council for the Humanities, 150 Broadway, Ste. 1700, New York, NY 10038. 212-233-1131, nych@nyhumanities.org;  www.nyhumanities.org    12/14

Scholarships & Residencies


New! – Residency… Byrdcliffe Art Colony Artist in Residence Program (AiR). Application deadline: March 15. $40 application fee. Uninterrupted time and creative space for visual artists, writers and composers at Byrdcliffe Art Colony in Woodstock. Fee schedule and more info, including fellowships, available on line at byrdcliffe.org/artist-in-residence. Residents chosen by committee of professionals. 12/14


Scholarships, apprenticeships & fellowships . Support for emerging artists in theater, dance, film in performing arts, playwriting & film.  Deadlines vary depending on program.  Princess Grace Awards.  150 East 58h Street, 25 fl. NY, NY 10155 (212) 317-1470   grants@pgfusa.org   www.pgfusa.org  Updated  12/14


New! Fellowships… The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) online application for 2015 Artist Fellowships is now open. Please go to nyfa.org to apply and review application guidelines. The following categories will be reviewed: Choreography, Music/Sound, Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design, Playwriting/Screenwriting and Photography. See the website for important deadlines and fellowship details.  Updated 12/14


Residencies…. One month for writers, visual artists and composers creating original work at country estate of poet Edna Vincent Millay. April-November program. Fee, $30/10 slides, tape or DVD for video artists/filmmakers; $50. Submit: project proposal; relevant supporting materials etc. The Millay Colony for the Arts, Box 3, Austerlitz, NY 12017 518-392-3103. apply@millaycolony.org.,  www.milllaycolony.orgDeadline, October 1 each year for following year.   12/14


Residencies…. No application needed. Organization to preserve land, create space to recognized, emerging artists. 104 acres in Cazenovia. Sculpture strives to show relationship between humans and nature. Workspace, stipend, housing for professional sculptors. Artistic resume, 20 slides, proposal of intent.  SASE to return slides. Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, 3883 Stone Quarry Road, Box 251, Cazenovia, NY 13035.  SQHAP@aol.com. 315-655-5742. Ongoing.  Updated 12/14


Residencies… For photographers or related media. One month, $2,000 stipend, apartment, private darkroom, 24-hour facility access. Send resume, artist statement, letter of intent, slides, proofs or prints of recent work. Light Work Artist-in-Residence Program, 316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244. info@lightwork.org, www.lightwork.org Ongoing.    12/14


Residencies… Self-directed for research, experimentation and production of visual, television, new media arts. Banff Centre for the Arts, Office of Registrar, Box 1020, Stn. 28, 107 Tunnel Mtn. Dr., Banff, Alberta, Canada TOL OCO. 403-762-6114/6302. jon_tupper@banffcentre.ab.ca , jennifer_woodbury@banffcenter.ab.ca . www.banffcentre.ca Ongoing.  Updated 12/14


Residencies… Ranging from 2 weeks to 2 months for screenwriters and film/video makers October to May. Yaddo, Box 395, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-0395. www.yaddo.org 518-584-0746. Deadlines, August 1 and January 15 each year.   12/14


Residencies… Year-round, in photography, painting, ceramics, textiles, etc. Contact:  Nantucket Island School of Design and Arts. 508-228-9248. nisda@nantucket.net, www.nisda.org   12/14


Residencies… Two-month residencies year round for professional sculpture artists. Stipends available. SASE: Gina Murtagh, Sculpture Space, 12 Gates St., Utica, NY 13502. 315-724-8381. sculptur@borg.com. www.sculpturespace.org Ongoing. Updated 12/14


Residencies… Offering 3-6 month residencies in Taos, NM to writers, painters, sculptors, composers and choreographers. Contact: Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, PO Box 545, Taos, NM 87571. 505-758-2413. email hwf@taosnet www.wurlitzerfoundation.org Ongoing.   Updated 12/14


Residencies…Cooperative residencies/retreats for emerging or established artists in drawing, painting, sculpture, writing, poetry. Year-round. Private living space, modern art studio, reasonable fee includes some mentoring assistance. SASE #10 to High Studios, RR1 Box 108N, Bolton Landing, NY 12814. Ongoing.  Updated 12/14


Residencies… Retreat, stipend $1,250 for writers in their work; $25 per diem, $500 travel. Gell Writers Center of the Finger Lakes, Writers & Books, 740 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. 585-473-2590  www.wab.org.  Gell Center Director of Operations kathyp@wab.org  Ongoing.   12/14


Residencies… Established and emerging artists of all disciplines may create, present, and exhibit experimental work involving sound and technology, with the option of integrating any combination of other disciplines including visual and/or performance art. Artists work with staff audio engineer. Jack Straw Media Gallery, www.jackstraw.org., Steve Peters, steve@jsckstraw.org.  Updated 12/14


Residencies… The Platte Clove program provides a retreat for artists from June through October.  Painters, sculptors, writers, and composers are invited to apply for residency.  Artist interested in applying should download the application from the Catskill Center website,www.catskillcenter.org Inverna Lockpez, Director, inverna@catskill.netUpdated 12/14


Residencies… The National Park Service offers residency programs to artists working in various disciplines. Contact the specific site for further info: Amistad National Recreation Area in Texas, Badlands National Park in South Dakota, Bearlodge Writers’ Devils Tower Residencies in Wyoming,  Joshua Tree National, Klondike Gold Rush National Park in Alaska, Mammoth Cave National Park, Peters Valley Craft Education Center’s Delaware Water Gap Residencies in New Jersey, Saint Gaudens National Historic Site in New, Sapelo Barrier Island in Georgia, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Weir Farm National Historic Site.  www.nps.gov/archive/volunteer/air.htm   Updated 12/14

Workshops, Seminars


Jurying for all media… For new members. Application, guidelines. SASE: The National Association of Women Artists, 80 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 14045, New York, NY 10011. 212-675-1616 www.nawanet.org . Deadlines, Sept. 15, March 15 yearly.  Updated 12/14




Arts & Crafts/Folk Arts

Arts & Crafts…EXPO 34, the bj spoke gallery’s annual competition, is open to all Fine Artists living in the US. It will be judged by Adrienne Rooney, Curatorial Assistant of the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Award will be the exhibition of selected works, April 2015 at the gallery, 299 Main Street, Huntington, NY. The Deadline for entry is December 10, 2014. The Fee is $35 for up to 6 images. To enter www.callforentry.org/faq.phtml or for the prospectus www.bjspokegallery.com/juried-competitions/expo-34/.  Updated 12/14

Arts & Crafts… Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is establishing a rack of post cards and/or note cards by artists and photographers of images of Columbia County points of interest and historic sites. Artist is responsible for production of cards. Pricing between $2 and $5 each with artist receiving 70% of the proceeds. Put contact information (i.e. web address) on back of card for purchaser to access and view more work for possible sale directly from the artist. Call (518) 828-4417 or visit www.columbiachamber-ny.com Updated 12/14


Arts & Crafts… Greene County, NY craftspeople: Marketing Crafts and Other Products to Tourists, North Central Regional Extension Publications brochure #445, $1.50. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene Co., Greene County office building, Mountain Ave., Cairo, NY 12413. 518-622-9820. greene@cornell.edu, http://arc.cce.cornell.edu/   Query sent 12/14


Arts & Crafts… Seeking glass objects for resale in store. Wholesale price list, resume, photos. The Bookstore, National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, Station A., Ottawa, ON  K1N 9N4, Canada.1-800-319-2787 info@gallery.ca www.gallery.ca Ongoing.   Updated 12/14


Arts & Crafts… Craftsmen and Artists Events Directory, CHOICES, The Yellow pages of Show Information, covers art and craft shows in CT, MA, NJ, NY & PA: fees, amenities, reviews, more, quarterly. Subscriptions only. Contact: Betty Chypre, Editor, Choices, POB 484, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-0484 845-876-2995; 1-888-918-1313; fax: 914-876-0900, smartfrogs@mylaptop.com, www.smartfrogs.com.     12/14


New! Arts & Crafts hive, owned and operated by Theresa Spinelli at 321 Main Street in Schoharie, is looking for artists (of all mediums) who wish to show and sell at this unique shop: a bit out of the ordinary, this up and coming venue offers an unusual mix of antiques, vintage, modern, industrial, organic, hand-crafted and local.  hive supports local businesses and artists and strives to find American-made items and use recycled products. hive is a continuing work in progress and will begin a regular concert series in conjunction with their ongoing “Meet the Artist” events.  hive offers opportunities to display, lecture and more.  Contact Theresa Spinelli at www.hive321.com or email theresa@hive 321.com for details. 5/14


Literary, Folklore, Storytelling


Poets…  Seeking teen works for book. Love and affection, friendship, heartache, pressure, etc. as themes. SASE: June Cotner, Poems by Teens, Box 2765, Poulsbo, WA 98370. june@junecotner.com, www.junecotner.com  12/14


Writers… nth position is a free online magazine/e-zine with politics & opinion, travel writing, fiction & poetry, reviews & interviews, and some high weirdness. http://www.nthposition.com/links.php offers listings for calls for submissions to writers. Free to subscribe.   12/14


Books… Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Village Square Bookstore & Literary Arts Center has over 10,000 titles in stock including books on the visual arts, crafts, film, poetry, drama, children’s storybooks, cooking, gardening and fiction and non-fiction. Visit them online at http://www.catskillmtn.org/retail/bookstore.html to see their Schedule of Literary Events.    Updated 12/14


Writers… Seeking entries for Very Short Fiction Award. $1,200 and publication of work less than 3,000 words. Award granted twice a year with submission deadlines in January and July. Online submission page:  Glimmer Train Press, 4763 SW Maplewood, PO Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280-1430. 503-221-0837. Online submission page:

https://www.glimmertrainpress.com/writer/html/index2.asp   Updated 12/14


Writers… Lists of contests, grants, fellowships for fiction, poetry, drama/film, non-fiction, published bi-monthly. Awards for Writers, PO Box 437, Ithaca, NY 14851. www.ithaca.edu    12/14


Poets & Writers…  Literary Horizons, new program is dedicated to professional development of writers at all stages of their careers. Poets & Writers, 72 Spring St., New York, NY 10012. 212-226-3586, fax 212-226-3963, www.pw.org.   Updated 12/14





New! Music…The Hudson Valley Choral Society would like to present an original choral composition in its Spring 2015 concert. All pieces must be submitted by December 1, 2014 in complete, accurate, usable, legible scores, electronically or hard copy. Composers must be from Columbia, Greene, or Berkshire County. Preliminary selection will be made by January 8, 2015. Send to Hudson Valley Choral Society, 226 Taconic Creek Road. Hillsdale, NY 12529.  Updated 12/14


New! Music…Music instructor needed for youth ages 7-18 years. 3-6 students per week. Must teach piano, other instruments welcome. Call:  Elena Mosley 518 -828-3612. Updated 3/2014


New! MusicWanted Male Singers, Tenors, Basses for Male Chorus Volunteer Group.  Call 518-943-2914. Updated 3/2014


Music… International Voice Competition in Canada, USA.  Altamura/Caruso Study Grants Audition.   $30,000 cash grant prizes.  Performances with orchestra.  Requirements: 5 (five) arias in the original key and language. One aria will be chosen by the contestant and a second aria by the jury. Aria with cabaletta must be presented in its entirety.  One chamber literature work of contestant’s choice.  Contestant must be ready to sing a full recital upon 24-hour notice.  Information & application: www.altocanto.org.   Sponsored by Inter-Cities Performing Arts, Inc.  4000 Bergenline Ave, Union City, NJ 07087.  Info. (201) 863-8724 Fax (201)866-3566   icpainc@optonline.net


Music…Capital Area Flute Club for flutists of all abilities, wide variety of music played to expand opportunities for ensemble playing. Monthly meetings, Delmar NY. 518-383-6480, 518-580-1206. www.facebook.com/pages/Capital-Area-Flute-Club Updated 12/14


Music… Programming sought by Society for New Music, professional organization in Upstate New York dedicated to performing and commissioning the music of today’s composers. Fees range from $1000 to $4000 depending on the concert and number of performers. Society for New Music, 438 Brookford Rd., Syracuse, NY 13224. 315-446-5733, Npilgrim@aol.com www.societyfornewmusic.org  Ongoing.  Updated 12/14


Music… Information Hotline for grants, auditions, competitions, seminars, health, tax info and more. Contact: The American Guild of Musical Artists, 1430 Broadway, 14th Fl., New York, NY 10018, 212-247-0247 agma@musicalartists.org, www.musicalartists.org   Updated 12/14


Performing Arts


Performing Arts… Dance classes for children, teens, adults. The Hudson Valley Academy of Performing Arts features a distinguished faculty of professionally and academically accomplished instructors. HVAPA, 957 Route 82, West Taghkanic, NY  12502.  Call 518-851-5501.  www.HVAPA.comUpdated 12/14


Performing Arts… Always seeking new actors for future performances and volunteers to help each production, throughout year in Columbia County. Watch for audition notices: Ghent Playhouse, Town Hall Rd, POB 64, Ghent, NY 12075. 518-392-6264, ghentplayhouse@aol.com, www.ghentplayhouse.org . Ongoing. 12/14


Performing Arts… Private classes available in Dance and Music. Dance studio available for rent, 518-851-5150, amble12544@aol.com, www.abblappen.comUpdated 12/14


Performing and Visual Arts… Deep listening programs, and in the gallery, painting, sculpture and workshops. For schedule: The Pauline Oliveros Foundation, POB 1958, Kingston, NY 12402, 845-338-5984. Fax: 845-338-5958. www.artwire.org/pof, poof@deeplistening.org.    Updated 12/14


Visual Arts


New! VA…EXPO 34, the bj spoke gallery’s annual competition, is open to all Fine Artists living in the US. It will be judged by Adrienne Rooney, Curatorial Assistant of the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Award will be the exhibition of selected works, April 2015 at the gallery, 299 Main Street, Huntington, NY. The Deadline for entry is December 10, 2014. The Fee is $35 for up to 6 images. To enter www.callforentry.org/faq.phtml or for the prospectus www.bjspokegallery.com/juried-competitions/expo-34/. Updated 12/14


VA… Life Drawingweekly sessions of life drawing with model at the Hudson Opera House.  Artists work independently in a disciplined environment; No instructor or specific method is followed. $15 per session.  Offered throughout the year on Sundays from 10am to 1pm, check hudsonoperahouse.org for current session dates.  Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534. 518-822-1438. hudsonoperahouse.org, info@hudsonoperahouse.orgUpdated 12/14


VA… Looking for sculptors, painters ad photographers who would like to exhibit their work year round in Palenville, NY. Very reasonable commission. Contact Al or Kathy at 58-678-3110 or www.catskillmtlodge.com  12/14


VA…  Indoor and Outdoor Art… Unison Arts Center in New Paltz seeks proposals from artists to exhibit their wall-hung artwork in our gallery at Unison and also from artists to exhibit their sculpture in our outdoor sculpture garden. Call Unison at 845-255-1559. www.unisonarts.org or the Exec. Dir. Christine Crawfis at christine@unisonarts.org.    Updated 12/14


VA… Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is establishing a rack of post cards and/or note cards by artists and photographers of images of Columbia County points of interest and historic sites. Artist is responsible for production of cards. Pricing between $2 and $5 each with artist receiving 70% of the proceeds. Put contact information (i.e. web address) on back of card for purchaser to access and view more work for possible sale directly from the artist. Call (518) 828-4417 or visit www.columbiachamber-ny.com Updated 12/14


VA… Sunday Salons, Learn something new about Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School of art. Informal discussions once a month, $8. 2PM at Cedar Grove, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, POB 426, Catskill, NY 12414. 518-943-7465. info@thomascole.orgwww.thomascole.org  12/14


VA… On-line art gallery NARtisticCreations.com. Funded by NAR Productions. Showcases work of Nick Roes and local artists. Will feature a Visiting Artist each quarter in separate room at no charge. Contact NancyBenett@NARtisicCreations.com.


VA… Seeking member artists, a few openings available for visual artists. Members staff the gallery, perform administrative duties. Art in all media welcome. Established mailing list of 1,300 asking to receive show notices. Interested? Susan Kotulak, New Member Coordinator, Tivoli Artists’ Co-op Gallery, 518-537-5888. kotulak@hotmail.com.


VA… Publications: The Artist Workspace: A Guide for Artists; and The Artist Workspace Residency: A Guide for Organizations. (845) 658-9133, info@nysawc.org, www.nysawc.org.    Updated 12/14


VA… Seeking proposals for exhibitions at Greenville Branch, The Bank of Greene County. All Arts Matter, POB 513, GreenvilleNY12083. 518-966-4038.


VA…  Seeking art work for exhibitions at the Agroforestry Resource Center (ARC) in Acra, NY. Original art work only. This will be a juried process.  For more information, please contact Marilyn Wyman at the ARC and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene County at 518-622-9820 ext/36.    www.agroforestrycenter.org  Updated 12/14


VA… Paint outdoors in nature with state organization, New York Plein Air Painters Society. Will sponsor paint-outs, exhibitions around NYS. NYPAP, J.Baldini, P.O. Box 2332, Niagara Falls, NY 14302-2332. ipapmail@yahoo.com, http://ipap.homestead.com/   Updated 12/14


All Media

All Media… Seeking admissions to slide viewing program. Possible inclusion in group exhibitions. Applications for membership and curated shows also considered. Slides, CV cover letter. The Painting Center, 51 Greene St., New York, NY 10013. 212-343-1060. Ongoing.


All Media… The Sugar Maples Center for Arts and Education. Historic church for gatherings, readings, small musical performances, art studio. Art study vacation, stay in hotel room, dorms on property. Two to four week residencies include retreat for performing arts groups. Ellie Cashman, Dir., Catskill Mountain Foundation, 7967 Main St., Rte. 23A, POB 924, Hunter, NY, 12442. 518-263-4908. www.catskillmtn.org. cmf@catskillmtn.org.   12/14


All Media… Art Licensing 101: Selling Reproduction Rights for Profit. 224-page book de-mystifies industry. Action plan in easy to read form. Author Michael Woodward has worked in industry for 25 years. Art Network, POB 1360, Nevada City, CA 95959. 800-383-0677. info@artmarketing.com , www.artmarketing.com .   Updated 12/14


All Media… Info hotline sponsored by American Council for the Arts has referral service, provides information on a wide variety of programs and services. Call Mon.-Fri, 2-5PM EST: 1-800-232-2789.


All Media… Schoharie Arts Council seeks quality arts and crafts to sell at gallery shop.  Stop in with samples.  SCAC, 54 Main Street, Cobleskill, NY  12043, 518-234-7380.




Photography…Nueva Luz, photographic journal of En Foco, Inc. ($45 membership) produces exhibitions, publications and events which support photographers of Latin/Am, African/Am, Asian, Pacific Islander and Native American heritage. View current issue before submitting portfolios of 20 unmounted prints or slides for consideration in future Nueva Luz. Subscription $30 USA. Membership, subscriptions, donations, all tax deductible. En Foco, Inc., 1738 Hone Ave, Bronx, NY 10461. 718-931-9311 FAX 718-409-6445   www.enfoco.org  Updated 12/14


Photography… Salons monthly, preceded by a potluck meal, bring something to share. Conversations, sharing, seeing, discussions on photography. The Center for Photography at Woodstock, 59 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498. 845-679-9957. info@cpw.org  www.cpw.org    Updated 12/14


Photography… Seeking contemporary and traditional work by Native artists. American Indian  Community House Gallery, 708 Broadway, New York, NY 10003. 212-598-0100. www.aich.org.   12/14


Photography… Seeking curators to present exhibition/publication programs focusing on aesthetic issues. Proposals should include names of possible artists, program summary, curator’s resume. Kathleen Kenyon, 59 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498. 914-679-9957. CPWphoto@aol.com.


Photography… The Greene County Camera Club offers three opportunities each month for intermediate and advanced photographers: member competition, 6:30PM second Thursday of the month at Greenville Public Library Art Gallery; “Show and Tell” session, fourth Thursday in Greenville at 7PM; speakers, presentations and films, third Wednesday at 7PM, Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens. More info, Eileen Camuto at (518) 678-9044 or morninglight1@verizon.net; Nora Adelman (518) 945-2866 or brphoto@mhcable.com or www.gccameraclub.comUpdated 12/14


Photography… Offer of workshops with speakers, competitions, discounts on supplies and processing, newsletter. Greene County Camera Club, POB 711, Greenville, NY 12083. 518-797-3466, 518-966-4411.




Sculpture…EXPO 34, the bj spoke gallery’s annual competition, is open to all Fine Artists living in the US. It will be judged by Adrienne Rooney, Curatorial Assistant of the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Award will be the exhibition of selected works, April 2015 at the gallery, 299 Main Street, Huntington, NY. The Deadline for entry is December 10, 2014. The Fee is $35 for up to 6 images. To enter www.callforentry.org/faq.phtml or for the prospectus www.bjspokegallery.com/juried-competitions/expo-34/. Updated 12/14


Sculpture… Call for sculptors living within 150-mile radius of Albany for large-scale works appropriate for high traffic terminal. Prospectus, info: Sharon Bates, Director, Art& Culture Program, Administration Building Ste. 200, Albany International Airport, Albany, NY 12211-1057.  518-242-2241 arts@albanyairport.com    Updated 12/14




New Website… The Whitney Museum of American Art has portal to Internet art and digital arts worldwide as an online gallery space. Details, scope: www.artport.whitney.org   Updated 12/14


Weekly Electronic Digest…  New York Foundation for the Arts features news updates on social, economic, philosophical, political issues affecting arts and culture, job listings and opportunities for artists and organizations. Free on-line subscription: www.artswire.org  Updated 12/14


Rentals… Lighting and audio system packages. LSL Productions, Box 63Windham, NY12496-0063. 518-734-5117.


NEW! RentalART STUDIO or ART STORAGE. Nicely renovated Studio with wood floors, tiled small bathroom & kitchenette with full size refrigerator. Village of Catskill’s best neighborhood. Quiet and safe end of street with private parking. All electric (on your own). All necessary hook ups for TV and phone lines. Located at Colewood Avenue.  $470/month.  Call 518-943-5038. New 09/14