Opportunities for Artists

The Arts Center has expanded its support and outreach to artists in the Capital Region (and beyond!) Below is a list of the variety of opportunities available for artists in all disciplines. Check them out and submit to one or all of the programs that interest you!

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is announcing an open call for performances during Troy Night Out. Performance groups and solo artists as well as demonstration, presentation and workshop programs are encouraged to submit proposals for consideration.

Submissions will be selected by the Arts Center’s Education Department based on originality, feasibility, and community interest. Selected artists/groups must exhibit work consistent with the images and proposals shown in their application.

All applications must be sent through submittable.com. You will need to create a log-in account with submittable in order to apply.

Please contact Chris Ristau at 518.273.0552 x231 or email chrisr@artscenteronline.org with any questions regarding the application process.

Nuts, Bolts, & BEYOND: an artist focused entrepreneurial training program

Nuts, Bolts & Beyond is back at the Arts Center! A professional development program, generously funded by KeyBank, for all local artists in any field including but not limited to visual arts, performing arts, crafts, and design. Apply now and take the reins of your artistic career with classes catering to the tough questions about being an artist.

Call for Figure Drawing Models

The Arts Center of The Capital Region is hiring male and female models for offsite figure drawing workshops at Vicarious Visions gaming company in Albany on Tuesday’s, from 4:30pm-6:30pm.  People of all ages and sizes are encouraged to apply. Models are expected to be able to hold poses from 30 seconds to as long as 45 minutes. While athletic ability is not required, body awareness and the ability to twist, turn, bend and accentuate the 3-dimensional qualities of the figure in poses is highly desirable. If interested, please contact Joseph@artscenteronline.org.

Must be at least 18 years of age

Compensation: This is a paid position. Compensation varies dependent on experience.

2017/18 Decentralization Regrant Program – Intent to Apply

Intent to Apply Submission Deadline: 11/18/2016 @ 11:59pm

The Community Arts Grant, Arts in Education Grant and the Individual Artist Commission are administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region. These programs are funded and supported by the Decentralization (DEC) Program of New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), a state agency.

Founded in 1977, the DEC program forms the cornerstone of the Council’s partnership with local arts agencies throughout the state, providing a link to portions of the community that might not be otherwise able to access funding from NYSCA. DEC funds are regranted locally by regional and local arts agencies at the invitation of the Council, ensuring that New York State cultural finding reaches all 62 counties. Working within NYSCA’s DEC guidelines, each site is responsible for tailoring the grant program to the needs of the diverse communities that they serve, and all grant funding decisions are made by a panel of peers from the local communities.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is the official DEC Re-Grants Site for Albany, Schenectady and Rensselaer Counties, and has been since 1978. Our mission is to engage people in the creative experience.  We are the region’s preeminent proponent of the arts and creative education, expression, and appreciation, serving people of all ages, abilities, and economic and cultural backgrounds. We are here to assist and coach you throughout the grant process and help you be successful in order to have your project funded.

All NYS DEC grant applicants, either returning or new, are now required to submit an “intent to apply.”  The completion of this form will register your intent to apply, and allow the Arts Center’s staff to review key details and contact you with questions or concerns prior to the application process. Once your Intent To Apply has been reviewed, and it is clear that you meet all the eligibility requirements for the grant program, you will be sent a link to the application form, and can move forward with the application process.

In order to determine your eligibility, please read the 2017 grant guidelines carefully. For downloadable guidelines of the grant programs offered and to sign up for a free and informative grant seminar, please go to our websitehttp://www.artscenteronline.org/grants/

Call for Entries

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce a Call for Entries! Submissions will be considered for opportunities including solo exhibitions, small and large group exhibitions, installation possibilities, and more. Visual artists in all media – painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, video, photography, performance, and mixed media presentations – are invited to submit proposals for consideration. There is also a separate application for emerging curators. Artists and curators must live within a 100 mile radius of Troy, NY to be considered.

Click here for more information. All applications must be sent through submittable.com. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

Please email any questions to callforart@artscenteronline.org.

Playmakers Space @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region


Andrea Cunliffe, Artistic Director  |  Sunny da Silva, Managing Director

The Arts Center is pleased to announce a new program to support the development of new work for the stage. The aim is to encourage, stimulate and support the creation of new work by providing an opportunity for creative expression and exploration in the performing arts medium. In this initial phase of the program we aim to help selected playwrights with a strong background in theatre to develop new work through readings and workshops. We will be seeking playmakers that are willing to explore the world of the stage in innovative ways, and who are unafraid to take risks. Eventually this program will expand to include actors and directors, designers, musicians and puppeteers; any art form that is interested in creating and collaborating on work for the stage. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis at submittable.com.

Andrea Cunliffe has worked professionally in theatre and broadcasting on both sides of the Atlantic since she was 12. Obtained her BA from Goodman and for 28 years she has lived and worked in London England. As an actor she appeared in over 40 theatre productions and numerous radio plays. As director/producer she has directed modern classics, new writing, and devised theatre pieces, she is a founding member, actor and company manager of John Calder’s’ Godot Company. She has produced new writing, film festivals, performance art, special events and multimedia productions. For four years she was Artistic Director of 11 Wardour St. Theatre, London focusing mainly on new writing. Andrea is a member of the Young Vic Directors Forum and British Equity. Since relocating to Upstate New York she recently directed Beckett’s “Endgame”, John West’s “Jarry”, and “Tennessee Williams – the short plays” and has immersed herself in the Hudson Valley independent film industry, with 3 feature and 3 short films.We are lucky to have Andrea on board to lead this new program!