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Artist Opportunities

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To submit an artist opportunity, please send an email to [email protected] with name, deadline, description and contact for more information.

This listing is in order of upcoming deadline. Scroll down to see more.

Call for Entries

We encourage artists looking for public art commissions to see the CaFE –

Arts Mid-Hudson Community Galleries

Arts Mid-Hudson curates pop-up art exhibits in office buildings, restaurants, and other venues.  This is a great opportunity for artists to display and sell their work, and we invite all artists to submit artworks. There is no entry fee, but we encourage artists to become a member of Arts Mid-Hudson. This is a rolling review process with no deadline. 

You can become an Arts Mid-Hudson member here:

Additional considerations:

  • Work must be suitable for the gallery
  • All visual artistic mediums are eligible, 2-D and 3-D
  • Artists are responsible for delivering/shipping work to specified locations.
  • Arts Mid-Hudson will take every caution with the artwork, however, artists must provide their own insurance if desired.
  • Arts Mid-Hudson commission on work sold as a result of the exhibition will be 25%.
  • If hanging work, the works must have wires securely fastened on back. If work is unframed, work will be hung with binder clips

Please submit your work using this online application:
Questions? Please contact Arts Mid-Hudson here:
Phone: (845) 454-3222 | Email:

Arts Mid-Hudson’s gallery invites mid-Hudson artists and curators to share their work.

Arts Mid-Hudson members will be given preference when curating and planning two-month exhibits with a focus on group shows and exhibits that include work of members, grantees, funded organizations, and artists throughout Dutchess, Ulster, and Orange Counties. Artists or curators can also propose shorter times for performances or multi-media installations. The gallery space is 400 sq feet with professional lighting and located in a visible location along Dutchess Turnpike (Rt. 44) in the town of Poughkeepsie, NY.
Not sure if you are a member? Join online at  or call our office 845-454-3222.

Athens Laundry, an art and literary series by the Friends of D. R. Evarts Library in Athens, New York.

Ongoing, Open Call.
Athens Laundry seeks art, writing, photography and design for inclusion in its inaugural publication year. We welcome the diversity of styles, forms and voices known to the public library.

Written works should be 500 words or less. Visual works should be 72 dpi and 1200 pixels on the longest dimension. Works selected for print will be required at higher resolution.

Also printed bimonthly, each of five issues is collected and distributed in limited edition annual box sets. Work selected for print appears in two sections: Centerfold, 5.5 x 4.25 inches and On the Inside, 8.5 x 11 inches.

Email submissions with a brief bio and links to [email protected]

The Gallery @ Rhinebeck

The [email protected] Rhinebeck is an Artist’s Co-Op. With membership in the Co-Op, your work will be displayed year-round in a beautiful 1500 square foot space on Market Street, the heart of the Rhinebeck retail district. With 20-foot ceilings, entrances on both Market Street and the Market Street Courtyard, this space is a perfect environment to get your work seen be the highest number of potential buyers. Our accompanying website and onsite internet display stations will also allow your entire catalogue to be viewed in HD quality, with a click of a mouse or tap of a screen.

Click here for agreement

Poughkeepsie Pop Up Call for Artists – no deadline – ongoing

The Poughkeepsie Pop Up Shop is looking for gift items to be sold in consignment at the current location at 317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY.

The objects have to be made in Poughkeepsie or the artist has to live or work in Poughkeepsie.
To apply, the artist needs to contact the PopUpShop store manager at [email protected] and provide 2-3 jpg as sample of the artwork. The proposal will be evaluated by the store committee and the aartist will be notified within 2 weeks from the submission. If accepted, the artist will contact the store manager to set up delivery date.The current consignment commission is 10%.

For further details, contact Lornam[email protected]

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Call for Artists – Trolley Museum

The Trolley Museum of NY is looking for artists who can repaint the outside Graffiti Train display at the museum.
There museum is located at
For more details contact Joanne :  845-331-3399


Union and Non-Union Performers Welcome
General Auditions – November 13 and 14 by appointment

Clarence: character male actor 50+ George: leading man 45 – 55 Narrator/multiple roles: male actor 40+ Featured Man/multiple roles: 30+

Stage Manager/sound effects operator: male or female Note: Role of Mary is cast

Rehearsals: Three rehearsals week of December 4 through 8 ~ hours to be announced

Performances: Saturday evening, December 8 and Sunday afternoon, December 9

Location: Fellowship Hall of Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church, 1165 Route 55, LaGrangeville, NY 12540

Payment: Travel expenses.

Contact: Director Marie Hasenpflug at [email protected] for further information and audition appointment.

Call for Artists – Roost Studios Annual Holiday Art Show

Art Requirements:
> 11″ x 14″*maximum framed size including the frame*
> Art must be wired and ready to hang on a hook in the gallery.
> $12 per piece registered
> 3 piece limit
> All art will be priced at $99
> Artists will receive $60

Drop Off: November 15-18

Click here for more information

Call for Artists – 10x10Holiday Art Salon

Artists are invited to submit up to 4 10x10 pieces (framed or on canvas) to be hung in the Unison Gallery for the Holiday Art Salon – opening on Saturday, Dec 8: 4 PM – 6PM.

Each piece has a hanging fee of $5.

Works can be dropped off on Mon Dec 3 from 11 AM–7 PM and Tuesday Dec 4 from 8 AM–4 PM.

Please provide 2 copies of labeling information, one on the back of your work and one along with you work, providing artist name, title of your piece(s), material used, and cost for the piece.

Emancipation of the Mind – Call for Artists

Visual artists are invited to submit their work for consideration to be included in Arts Mid-Hudson’s upcoming exhibition, Emancipation of the Mind. Willie Mae Brown will curate the exhibition commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement in the early 1950’s and 1960’s. The Civil Rights Movement was geared towards peace and non-violence in an attempt to gain the right to vote as citizens of the United States of America, to end racial discrimination, and gain equal rights under the law. The struggle for Civil Rights became a struggle for human rights and a call for freedom.

The Emancipation of the Mind exhibit will reflect on these challenges and triumphs with artworks that remind us of our history while looking to the future of a more equitable society.

Submit here:

Submissions will be accepted: November 8, 2018 – December 9, 2018
Deadline: December 9, 2018
Notification: December 14, 2018
Drop off: January 7, 2019
Opening Reception: January 11, 2019
Exhibition open: January 11 – February 24, 2019

• Work must be suitable for the gallery
• All visual artistic mediums are eligible 2-D and 3-D (sculpture)
• Artists may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration
• All submissions will be accepted using this online form:
• Arts Mid- Hudson will take every caution with the artwork, however,
• artists must provide insurance if desired.
• If works are wall hung they must have wires securely fastened on the back. If work is unframed, work will be hung with binder clips.
• Arts Mid- Hudson received a 25% commission on sale of artworks

Brown was born and raised in Selma, Alabama during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibition will open with a reading by Ms. Brown who has written eight stories of her life during this time and will read one of those stories to give the audience a look into the past as she remembers it as a child. Brown has curated several exhibitions and most recently received a special citation from the President of the Borough of Brooklyn for her work on the exhibition Well Said.

Artist Residencies/Internships

We encourage artists looking for residency opportunities to see the Alliance of Artists Communities webpage – a terrific resource for all artistic genres.

Creative Capital Blog –Upcoming Residency and Fellowship Opportunities

2018-2019 Family Winter Residency

The Wassaic Project’s 2018/19 Winter Residency program


We recognize that artists who have families often opt-out of peer community building for practical reasons: residencies don’t often take children, events happen late at night, childcare is expensive. Bowie, Jeff and Eve (Wassaic co-founders) have kids; they’re all artists. They have families that they want to be with and not away from. And they ALSO want to connect with other artist peer groups and build community. While we can’t solve all these problems at once (yet!), we have solved the first one: we now offer Family Residencies from December – March from 1 to 8 weeks in length.

For more information at the Wassaic Project’s Family Residency:

Application Opens: May 14th

Deadline: June 25, 2018, midnight

The Wassaic Project accepts 1 – 4 month proposals for our Winter Residency program:

December 2018 – March 2019.


Contact info:

The Wassaic Project

37 Furnace Bank Road

Wassaic, NY 12592


2018-2019 Winter Residency

The Wassaic Project’s 2018/19 Winter Residency program


For more information about the Wassaic Project’s Winter Residency:

Application Opens: May 14th

Deadline: June 25, 2018, midnight

The Wassaic Project accepts 1 – 4 month proposals for our Winter Residency program:

December 2018 – March 2019.

The Wassaic Residency Program cultivates and supports community for emerging and

professional contemporary artists, writers and other creatives. Housed in historic, landmark

buildings, the residency program offers nine artists each month the opportunity to live and work

in the heart of a rural community. The Wassaic Residency seeks artists working in a diverse

range of media who want to produce, explore, challenge, and expand on their current art

making practices, while participating in a grass roots, community-based arts organization.


Contact info:

The annual Fall Professional Unified Auditions

Aug. 26-27, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

SETC Fall Professional Unified Auditions by the numbers:
> Participating companies looked to fill over 2,000 roles at the 2017 auditions
> Each year dozens of theatre companies and casting representatives participate
> An annual average of 200 actors, singers and dancers audition

There is a brief press release attached with details. You can also get info. at this link

Calling all artists- The Gallery at Rhinebeck

Three days & any medium to interpret the goings on about the fair. Artwork will be auctioned on the last day to benefit the [email protected] Must be ready to hang.

AUGUST 24 & 25

AUGUST 24 & 25

Email to sign-up:[email protected]

Call for Narrative Art

Tell Me A Story: A Group Exhibition of Narrative Art
October 6 -29, 2018

This exhibition will include art of various styles and mediums with a strong visual narrative. Works on paper, fiber, paintings, photography, small sculpture are all acceptable. This exhibition will be a part of Shout Out Saugerties, a month long celebration of arts and culture. Area writers are invited to visit the gallery during the exhibition, choose a piece of art (or two) and complete the story — through prose, poetry or narrative — that was started by the artist in their work. A reading of the narratives will be held at an event in October. Artists in the Hudson Valley are especially encouraged to submit work.

Submissions accepted: August 1 – September 9, 2018
View submission guidelines by clicking here. 


Workshops at Arts Mid-Hudson

Visit the webpage to see the full schedule of course offerings 

Mid-Hudson Re-Visioning Change Workshop

SUNY New Paltz
Friday, September 14, 2018

Session #1: Skeletons in the Closet: How to Tackle the Biggest Collections Challenges Head On

Miranda Peters, Collections Manager, Fort Ticonderoga
Margaret Staudter, Registrar, Fort Ticonderoga

Every museum has a corner, closet, or even room where “difficult” collections have accumulated. These are the overwhelming areas where you don’t know where to begin. Join the Fort Ticonderoga staff to discuss past museum practices, unfit storage spaces, documentation, and how to re-house over 23,000 objects in 12 months.

Session #2: Reclaiming our Time: Making History Relevant by Connecting Slavery and Racism in Modern America

Micah Blumenthal, Storyteller/Co-Workshop Leader, TMI Project
Kara Gaffken, Director of Public Programming, Historic Huguenot Street

Discover how three organizations came together to shed light on the connection between slavery in America and the continued racism and discrimination in American society. We will divulge how we turned an immersive, overnight experience in a slave cellar into five, first-person monologues; includes live performance

Session #3: Members? Donors? I Just Need People to Support My Mission

Ken Meifert, VP, Sponsorship & Development, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Members? Donors? Which are better? It all depends… In the end, it is most important to have a strong foundation of support for your mission. Explore and share ideas for engaging your constituents as members or donors, the differences in motivations for participants, and how a membership program can support a strong donor program.

Art Lessons with Leslie Bender

Private art lessons with Leslie Bender at The Shirt Factory in Kingston, NY.
Learn to draw and paint whatever you wish to learn, beginning where you are now. Drawing, perspective, volume, composition. Watercolor, pen and ink, acrylic painting. Beginner to advanced welcome.
Visit and contact: PayPal accepted.   Cell~845-670-2027

Workshops at the Fay Wood Studio

Offerin workshops in Found Object Assemblage and other mediums.
No deadline, held from 9:30 am to 4pm
pre-registration required. PayPay accepted.
For more information; [email protected] or 845 246 7504 . 123 Market Street, Saugerties,NY

Barrett Art Center: Oil Painting with William Noonan Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to Noon For painters who are looking to improve their basic understanding of the medium.
Beginners to advanced

Summer Camp for the New York Conservatory for the Arts (NYCA) in Hurley, NY.

We are offering 4 different time slots that will allow students/parents the opportunity to go to camp 1-4 weeks!  Visit for information on the enrichment in the area of the arts and performance.

There are many opportunities during these camps for the campers to work directly with professional actors and perform on stage!  Our older students have the opportunity to apprentice in the field of theater, at the Woodstock Playhouse.

Next week, students that auditioned for Troupe,will begin their travels to Disney, in order to perform. Besides this
wonderful trip, the year of study has three culminating performances that our local families may enjoy too!

“Seussical the Musical” will include the entire student body of NYCA, plus some additional actors brought in for the adult roles, June 2-4at The Woodstock Playhouse!

Classes/Workshops at Woodstock School of Art

Click HERE for class schedule and registration

Ballet Arts Studio

 Click Here for class schedule and registration

Art Centro Mid-Hudson Heritage Center

Click HERE for class schedule and registration

Artist Live/Work Space


ArtCondo ( is a NYC real estate initiative founded by artists, that helps creative individuals purchase raw commercial workspaces and live/work lofts in a new way.  Fine artists, writers, dancers, musicians, designers, architects, research scientists, teachers, artisans, non-profits and more are all invited to participate.  ArtCondo gathers creative people together to form buying groups to leverage their collective buying power and cultural capital to purchase space collectively.   Each building becomes a haven protecting artists and producers from future displacement, and connecting them to surrounding communities.  Learn more and Sign up at   Contact: [email protected]

Workspace in Fishkill

Studio space available for Art Instructors to teach classes. Looking for all types of instructors. Fine art, drawing, photography etc. Location: 1012 Main Street, Fishkill

 For more information Please call or email John Yoo


[email protected]

Beautiful live/work historic townhouse

Beautiful Live / Work Historic Townhouse

Available Now

• Fully-renovated 2,400SF four-story brick townhouse

• Union St Historic District

• Enormous parlor

• Two-and-a-half bedrooms

• Flexible living space for up to 4 people

• Light-filled attic work / storage space; ideal art studio

• Huge English-basement kitchen with granite countertops,

lots of cabinets, and heated Italian stone floor

• Two beautiful bathrooms / one with clawfoot tub

• Sliding glass doors from kitchen to patio

• Wooden privacy fence

• Parking

• Laundry

• High-efficiency heat and hot water; whole-house fans in attic

• Walk to Metro North / Amtrak and all downtown amenities—restaurants, post office, business and government offices

$2,000 / month; tenant pays utilities

Mobile: 1.646.508.5687 land:1.718.596.4505

[email protected]

Mobile: 646.508.5687 land:718.596.4505

[email protected]


ArtCondo ( is a real estate initiative that helps artists and creative businesses purchase professional timeshares, raw commercial workspaces and/or live/work lofts in NYC. Artists, gallery owners, foundations, residencies, creative businesses and non-profits are all eligible to participate. National and international artists can own one month professional timeshares to create, exhibit and sell their art “wares” in the NYC marketplace. ArtCondo gathers creative people together to form buying groups to leverage their collective buying power to purchase space collectively. Spaces will be raw industrial spaces with concrete construction and a freight elevator, and can be used as visual art studios, music and rehearsal studios, exhibition spaces, art storage, collaborations, classes or workshops and other forms of creative businesses.  Spaces vary in size. Groups and collectives are encouraged to apply together. Sign up at to learn more and receive updates.

Art Storage Space

3000-6000SF of art storage space for lease in Pine Plains, NY.

The space was previously used as a storage location for Mark Matthews Gallery for five years.

The link to the online brochure is


The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Click here for  Grant Deadlines.

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Click here for Fall Grant Deadlines.

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Click here for Fall Grant Deadlines

Naomi Winston Scholarship

In honor of Naomi Winston, an annual scholarship has been established and made available, through the National Society of Arts and Letters, to young visual artists between the ages of 16 and 22. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional talent and promise of future success. The scholarship funds are only for private study, for special training or for personal advancement in the applicant’s art medium. They can be used for workshops, museum programs, summer programs, etc. The funds are not for college tuition, housing or travel. The maximum amount awarded to an applicant is $5,000. In most years as many as eight to ten scholarships are awarded in varying amounts.

Deadline February 1, 2017

The scholarship is limited to 2-Dimensional work.  For more information and application materials please see:  A printable flyer is available on the website.

Individual Support Grants- The Adolf & Esther Gottlieb Foundation

The Foundation wishes to encourage artists who have dedicated their lives to developing their art, regardless of their level of commercial success. This program was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully-committed artist, and we hope these individuals will consider applying. Twelve grants are awarded each year. Applications are reviewed by a panel of five professionals in the arts who have no affiliation with the Foundation.

Click here for full details

Deadline: December 15

Artist Residencies/Internships

We encourage artists looking for residency opportunities to see the Alliance of Artists Communities webpage – a terrific resource for all artistic genres.

Creative Capital Blog –Upcoming Residency and Fellowship Opportunities


Insurance Info: the Roxbury Arts Center6:00 – 8:00 pmArtists of all disciplines are welcome.Free Event- preregistration recommendedThe Actors Fund’s Artists Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) knows about healthy artists. They’ve been connecting people who work in the arts around the country to health insurance and affordable health care since 1998. With the advent of Health Care Reform, we’ll all need to be insured. AHIRC exists to help people in the arts across the country to navigate the process of getting health insurance.Join us at the Roxbury Arts Center to speak with James Brown, National Director of Health Services, of the Actors Fund.  This one-on-one consultation will help you understand the Affordable Care Act and give you clear, step-by-step guidance on what your options are and how to get the most affordable coverage. Find out if you’re eligible for free insurance or subsidies. This is an excellent opportunity for unbiased counseling.We ask that you call or email to let us know that you will be attending so we can be prepared with snacks and proper information for everyone!Contact Annie Schwed, Grants and Community Coordinator, for more information or to preregister at:[email protected]or 607.326.7908.
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Warrior Productions is excited to announce open auditions for new short plays to be performed at the 3rd Annual Short Play Festival at The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck Sept. 15-17, 2017.  Sides will be provided at auditions.  Community Theatre, non-union.


*Friday, May 19 from 6-8pm

*Saturday, May 20 from 2-4pm

Auditions will be held in the Frazer Room at the Starr Library, 68 West Market Street in Rhinebeck.  For more information contact 518-256-0714 or [email protected]

Additional information at