GCCA’S Listing of OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS

CALL FOR FINE CRAFTS:

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 or gcca@greenearts.org.
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 or gcca@greenearts.org.

The Art School of Columbia County, centrally located in Columbia County in Harlemville NY is a not-for-profit [501(c)3] art school dedicated to “art for everyone.”  ASCC is seeking applications for the following positions:  developing and teaching art programs for children, art therapy and teaching art to adults. Please send your resume/CV with educational background, exhibitions (if applicable), and teaching experience with your contact information to: artschoolofcolumbiacounty@gmail.com Subject Line: application. Please mention in the body of the email in which position(s) you are interested.

 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. Call 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

Grants

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.

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, PA 19038  sdetweiler@aol.com  www.amercercir.org

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
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 .

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
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

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

Grants… 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
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
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.

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
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/
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
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.  

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
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

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

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.
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.
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

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.

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.org.
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 year.  www.meetthecomposer.org/musicalive/
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

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.
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

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

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 
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

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      
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 program
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

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
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

Relief Funds, Financial Assistance

NEW! Emergency Funds Available for Professional Musicians….Musicians Foundation provides grants and services to professional musicians and their families in need of emergency assistance due to illness, unforeseen financial difficulties or catastrophic events that preclude them from pursuing their careers and maintaining fiscal stability. Individuals who have worked as a professional musician or music educator for more than five years and currently reside in the Unites States are eligible. Grants range from $500 to $3000, and are given in the form of direct payment to medical practices, housing authorities, instrument retailers, health insurance companies and other vendors. For more details, visit http://www.musiciansfoundation.org/apply/.

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

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.
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/

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
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
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
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

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

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

Internships

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 Marline A. Martine, GCCA Executive Director at gcca@greenearts.org with a resume and cover letter outlining skills and interests. Visit www.greenearts.org for more information on Greene County Council on the Arts.

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.

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 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.org.
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.

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

Scholarships & Residencies

 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.

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 
Fellowships… The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) online application for Artist Fellowships. Visit 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. Visit www.nyfa.org

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. 
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.

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

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

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.  

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

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

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.
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

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.

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.net.

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 

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. 

CALL FOR ENTRIES, ETC.

Arts & Crafts/Folk Arts

Arts & Crafts… Art Instructors Needed.  The Art School of Columbia County, centrally located in Columbia County-Harlemville, NY (a 20 minute drive from Hudson), is a not-for-profit [501(c)(3)] art school dedicated to “art for everyone.”  ASCC is seeking applications for the developing and teaching art programs for children or seniors, art therapy and teaching art to adults. Send your resume/CV with educational background, exhibitions (if applicable), and teaching experience with your contact information to artschoolofcolumbiacounty@gmail.com Subject Line: application. Please mention in the body of the email in which position(s) you are interested.

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

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/

 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

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.

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.  
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
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

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.

 Music

 NEW! Sound… Crescent Hound Collaborative Sound-Art Project

Multi-media artist Heather L. Martin of Martin Arts, recording as Crescent Hound, is seeking seven collaborators for a project in experimental sound. Using an exquisite corpse style process, participants will layer sounds, not knowing what the final composition (compositions) will be until the project is complete. Participants are encouraged to use found sounds, and digital editing techniques. Those interested in being a part of this collaboration should contact Martin directly at md@martinarts.net or 518-755-4392. Further details about this project can be found on www.martinarts.net.
Youth Chorus…. Open Audition for Young Singers ages 8-18. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 50 William Street in Catskill, NY announces the formation of a Treble Choir for young people, male and female in the English cathedral tradition. This is an audition only choir under the direction of Ann Carter-Cox, M.F.A. In addition to weekly group instruction and practice, every young person accepted into the program will receive an additional half hour individualized voice lesson each week. The entire program is offered at no charge. Prior musical training or experience is not necessary in order to audition. Call 518-943-4180 or use the contact form on the church website www.stlukescatskill.org.
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.

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

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
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

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

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

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.

Visual Arts

 Visual Arts…Art Instructors Needed.  The Art School of Columbia County, centrally located in Columbia County in Harlemville, NY (a 20 minute drive from Hudson), is a not-for-profit [501(c)(3)] art school dedicated to “art for everyone.”  ASCC is seeking applications for the developing and teaching art programs for children or seniors, art therapy and teaching art to adults. Send your resume/CV with educational background, exhibitions (if applicable), and teaching experience with your contact information to artschoolofcolumbiacounty@gmail.com Subject Line: application. Please mention in the body of the email in which position(s) you are interested.

VA… Looking for sculptors, painters and photographers who would like to exhibit their work year round in Palenville, NY. Very reasonable commission. Contact Al or Kathy at 518-678-3110 or www.catskillmtlodge.com
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.

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

VA… Sunday Salons, Learn something new about Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School of art. Informal discussions once a month. Cedar Grove, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY 12414. 518-943-7465. info@thomascole.org, www.thomascole.org.

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.

VA... Seeking proposals for exhibitions at Greenville Branch, The Bank of Greene County. All Arts Matter, POB 513, Greenville NY 12083. 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 ARC and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene County at 518-622-9820 ext/36.   www.agroforestrycenter.org 
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/

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.
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. Catskill Mountain Foundation, 7967 Main St., Rte. 23A, POB 924, Hunter, NY, 12442. 518-263-4908. www.catskillmtn.org. cmf@catskillmtn.org.
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

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.

Photography

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

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   
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.

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… Greene County Camera Club offers 2 monthly meetings @ 7pm on 2nd & 4th Thursdays of month (except July & August) at Greenville Library Art Gallery, 11177 Route 32. Member shows, monthly digital critique and competitions, special lectures and demonstrations. Contact Nora Adelman (518) 945-2866.
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

 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

Miscellaneous

 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

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

Rentals… Lighting and audio system packages. LSL Productions, Box 63 Windham, NY 12496-0063. 518-734-5117.

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