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The Larry Salley Photography Award 2019

Presented by ArtsWestchester in partnership with the African American Men of Westchester

ArtsWestchester seeks nominations for Westchester-based photographers, with a significant body of work of outstanding artistic merit to receive the second annual Larry Salley Photography Award. The award recipient will be furnished with a $1,000 cash prize. 

All award nominees will be reviewed and selected by a panel consisting of ArtsWestchester's Art Committee, the African American Men of Westchester, and the family of Larry Salley.  

The award will be presented at ArtsWestchester's annual Arts Award Luncheon in April, 2019.

APPLICATION CRITERIA & ELIGIBILITY

 Nominees should be artists who convey their unique visions through the medium of photography.

 Artists must live in or have strong ties to Westchester (work or maintain a studio in the County.)

 Artists must be actively exhibiting current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.

 ArtsWestchester encourages nominations of artists for whom a studio and/or cash award would aid them in the advancement of their professional practice.

 Nominations of artists who are working to complete a body of work, or towards a specific exhibition are strongly encouraged.

 Nominators/artists should provide a brief statement describing why you think you/the candidate merits the Larry Salley Photography Award and how the award would help advance your/the artist’s career.

 The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on January 11, 2019.

 Self-nominations are welcomes, but photographers should provide the name, contact information, and profession of at least one reference.

ABOUT LARRY SALLEY & THE LARRY SALLEY PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

ArtsWestchester is partnering with The African American Men of Westchester in order to celebrate the life and artistic achievements of Lawrence “Larry” C. Salley who was an active member of both organizations. Larry lived and worked in Westchester County (White Plains) where he assumed the leadership roles of Deputy Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Planning and Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Transportation. In his spare time, he was a gifted photographer. His photos were recently featured in an ArtsWestchester exhibition called “The Photographer’s Journey: A Tribute to Larry Salley”.

Application materials include:

Part 1: Nominator’s information

 First and last name

 Title

 Organization

 Contact information (email and day-time telephone)

Part 2: Nominee’s information

 First and last name

 Title

 Organization

 Contact information (email and day-time telephone)

 Professional website

 10 work samples (as JPEG or TIFF)

 CV, including education and exhibition/publishing history

 Artist statement

Part 3: Statement of Merit

Please provide a brief statement describing why you think the candidate merits the Larry Salley Photography Award and how the award would help advance your/the artist’s career.

Part 4: Reference

Self-nominees are encouraged to provide a reference to the state of their work and character.

For questions, please contact: Logan Hanley, Gallery Manager, lhanley@artswestchester.org or 914.428.4220 ext 331

The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge 

Public Sculpture Commission

Request for Artist Qualifications

OPPORTUNITY OVERVIEW

ArtsWestchester, in partnership with the New York State Thruway Authority (Authority) and the Arts Council of Rockland, seeks qualifications from professional New York State artists or artist collectives interested in creating permanent site-responsive works of public sculpture for the Rockland County and Westchester County landings of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge  shared bicycle and walking path (“the path”). Sculptures may include remnant steel, sourced from the decommissioned Tappan Zee Bridge, which will be provided by the Authority.

The request for artist qualifications is the first of a two-stage competitive process to identify artists for two available sculpture commissions:

  1. A commission for the Rockland Landing of the path
  2. A commission for the Westchester Landing of the path. 

From this RFQ, the Selection Committee will identify up to four artists per opportunity to be invited and awarded a stipend to submit artwork proposals. Artists will be asked to present their proposals in-person to the Selection Committee. 

Artists will be notified if they are invited to submit full proposals on or around February 4, 2019. 

Commissions must be completed by August 1, 2019, in preparation for installation on site by August 15, 2019. 

Please review all details in this document before making your submission. 

RFQ DEADLINE:  Qualifications must be submitted online via the link provided by January 11, 2019, 11:59PM, E.S.T

Eligibility:  Artist must reside, work, or maintain a studio in New York State to be eligible for consideration.

PROJECT BUDGET:  The $45,000 commissions will cover all services from final design through fabrication, including artist fee, fabrication, and insurance. An additional allowance will be provided to offset engineering costs incurred by the selected Artists as follows: 

  1. Rockland Landing:  Up to $10,000
  2. Westchester Landing: Up to $20,000

Transportation of the remnant steel to the artist, transportation of the sculptures to the site, and installation of the sculptures at the sites will be the responsibility of the Authority (some restrictions apply). The artist may alternatively elect to arrange for transport of the sculpture to its designated location at the artist’s expense, and may perform on-site asswmbly or installation work at the Authority's discretion. Transportation by the Authority is dependent on the Artist’s location and the final dimensions of the completed sculpture.

Artists invited to prepare full proposals will receive a stipend of up to $1,000 to prepare required materials. Finalists will receive an additional honorarium. 


PROJECT WEBSITE:  artsw.org/mariocuomobridge  

SITE VISIT:    Artists interested in submitting to this RFQ, are invited to attend to site visit on December 7, 2018, at 11:30AM.  RSVP is required by December 3, 2018.  Please email lhanley@artswestchester.org to reserve your spot.  Sign-up is first come, first-serve and space is limited.  If required, an alternative date and time may be offered. 

Artists invited to complete full proposals will have a second opportunity to visit the site in late February or early March 2019.


OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

BACKGROUND:

The Authority has replaced the Tappan Zee Bridge with a new 3.1-mile state-of-the-art, twin-span structure across the Hudson River between Rockland and Westchester counties, 20 miles north of New York City.

The $3.98 billion Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge is the first cable-stayed bridge across the Hudson River and the largest project in the history of the New York State Thruway Authority.     

The westbound span of the bridge will feature a shared-use bike and pedestrian path, which will include six overlooks – resting points that will reflect the culture and history of the Lower Hudson Valley. The path will provide a new connection for non-motorized transport in the region and offer an exciting recreational opportunity that currently doesn’t exist in Rockland or Westchester. 


THE SITES:

The 3.6-mile path terminates at landings in South Nyack and Tarrytown. Each landing includes restrooms, parking, and other amenities. Locations at each landing have been designated for the placement of a significant work of public sculpture. 

Artists selected to develop a proposal will be contacted by an ArtsWestchester program staff person with further details about the site.  

  

HOW TO APPLY:

All submissions must be made electronically, via Submittable.

No submissions via email, mail, or in-person shall be accepted.  All qualifications must be submitted by the deadline of January 11, 2018, 11:59PM.  Late submissions will not be reviewed.

Artists interested in being considered for this opportunity must submit the following: 

  1. A current resume/CV, particularly highlighting relevant experience (required)
  2. Artist statement (required)
  3. Minimum of 5, up to 10 images of original completed artworks (Work Samples) (required)
  4. Work Samples Checklist (required)
  5.  Letter of interest (required)
  6. Up to 3 professional references (not required)

Artists will be asked to identify to which opportunity they are applying (Rockland Landing or Westchester Landing.) Artists may be considered for both opportunities, but must submit a distinct letter of interest for each opportunity. 


PREPARING YOUR SUBMISSION: 

1. Resume/CV Format: Word Doc or PDF. 

Chronological resume demonstrating a minimum of five (5) years of professional art experience (exhibitions, sales, commissions etc.). If submitting as a team, a current resume should be submitted for each team member. A biography will not be accepted in place of a resume. (Total resume may be up to 5 pages. If your resume exceeds 5 pages, or does not contain your education history and experience with dates, your submission will not be considered). 

 2. Artist’s Statement: Format: Word Doc or PDF. 

A written description of the artist’s body of work to give the viewer understanding or insight. It should inform, connect with an art context, and present the basis for your work. It can be descriptive or reflective in nature (1-page maximum).

3. Work Samples: Format: JPEG, TIFF, PDF

  • Submit a minimum of five (5) and up to ten (10) DIGITAL images of original completed artwork, not proposals, which demonstrate the artist’s qualifications for the project. Teams may submit a total of ten (10) images with at least one image from every team member. 
  • Slide file names should use the following convention: artist last name_artwork title_date. 
  • Slides, emailed, or hardcopy mailed submissions will NOT be accepted. All images must be submitted electronically through Submittable, which will remain open until January 11, 2019.

4. Work Sample Checklist: Format: Word Doc, PDF

A list of work samples submitted for consideration. The following informaiton should be provided for each image uploaded in section 3, "Work Samples,": image file name, title, date, materials, artwork location, and if applicable, commissioning entity. If submitting multiple views of the same artwork, please note accordingly in the checklist document.

5.  Letter of Interest: Format: Word Doc or PDF.

Brief statement summarizing the artist’s methods of working, interest in this project and particular site, and availability to participate in the design and implementation of the project. (1-page maximum. If applying for both opportunities, artists must submit a letter for each opportunity.)

6. References (optional): Format: form

A list of up to three professional references who have an intimate knowledge of the artist’s work and working methods. Include complete addresses, email, and telephone numbers. References will be contacted for artists invited to develop a proposal for the commission. 


Applicants are encouraged to apply early to reduce risk of technical difficulties. Incomplete, late, hand-delivered, mailed or emailed submissions will NOT be accepted for any reason.


SELECTION PROCESS & CRITERIA:

A selection committee will review all eligible artist submissions. The committee will include representatives from the Westchester and Rockland arts communities, New York State, and the Authority. 

Submissions will be evaluated by the following criteria:

  • Artistic excellence and originality as evidenced by representations of past work images and other supporting materials.
  • Appropriateness of artist’s medium, style, and previous experience as they relate to the project goals and setting.
  • Experience with projects of a similar scale and scope.
  • Ability to participate in the design and implementation of the project as required.

Up to four (4) artists for each site will be identified as semi-finalists and invited to prepare full proposals. Each semi-finalist will be furnished with an honorarium of up to $1,000 to prepare their proposals, and able to attend a second site visit. Semi-finalists will be invited to present their proposals to the Selection Committee in March, 2019. The Selection Committee will identity two (2) finalists per opportunity. Finalists will be furnished with an additional honorarium. 

The Selection Committee will name one (1) winner for each site. Winners will be approved by the Authority and will contract with ArtsWestchester. 


DESIGN PARAMETERS:

A wide variety of materials will be considered, including cast iron, stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, ceramic, glass, and more. Sculptures may include remnant steel, sourced from the decommissioned Tappan Zee Bridge, which will be provided by the Authority. Artists are strongly encouraged to consider the use of the remnant steel in their proposals. However, proposals that incorporate the remnant steel into their materials will not be favored over those that do not. All proposed work must be designed to withstand an outdoor, four-season environment. 

Sculptures should pay homage to the region's enduring cultural significance while celebrating a new era in the transportation across the state.  Design elements may include (but are not limited to) integrated or accessory lighting or other elements that will further accentuate the sculpture.

All proposals will be judged based on their artistic merit and on the criteria established by the Selection Committee.

Final sculptures for each location must conform to the footprints for each site shown in the attached plans.  The Authority will transport sculptures to the installation site, subject to size restrictions noted below.  Artists may elect to find alternate transportation arrangements, at the artist(s)' expense, for final sculptures that conform to the footprint but exceed these size restrictions.

The Authority cannot guarantee that it will provide transportation for sculptures that exceed the dimensions outlined below.  Sculptures may be transported in sections.

  • 40' total length
  • 10' total width
  • 12' total height
  • 110,000 lbs. total weight

Further, the Authority can only guarantee transportation of final sculptures-that conform to the size restrictions above-for artists located within a 150-mile radius of the Authority's Maintenance Facility in West Nyack, NY.


SCOPE OF WORK:

Artists invited to submit full proposals will be given complete details about requirements, but should expect to provide the following:

  • 2D renderings of the proposed sculptures
  • 2D renderings of the proposed sculpture in situ, which shows the physical volume of the space and allows for multiple perspectives of the artwork within the space
  • A scaled model/maquette of the proposed sculptures
  • Material list, including a detailed description and quantity of all proposed materials to be used in the sculpture.
  • Material samples
  • Installation requirements
  • A project statement
  • A project budget, not to exceed $55,000 for the Rockland Landing and $65,000 for the Westchester Landing, with quotes from proposed subcontractors for the design and fabrication.

Additional materials may be requested at the time artists are invited to submit proposals. All proposal documents, including the maquette and renderings, will become property of the Authority and will be used for educational and/or promotional purposes of the project. Each semi-finalist’s proposals and maquette may be exhibited for committee and community consideration.  

The proposed sculpture must be able to stand independently without supports but may be mounted. Finalists will be asked to provide a maintenance plan and the review and approval of the proposed sculpture design and the completed sculpture by a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer ("PE-Reviewer Design") and the completed sculpture. The PE-Reviewed Design should include a foundation to be constructed by the Authority. Additional details to be provided. Finalists will also be asked to provide a PE-reviewed loading and installation/mounting plan for the sculpture.

Artists who are awarded the commissions will be contracted by ArtsWestchester to produce the artwork, in keeping with the final designs accepted by the Selection Committee and approved by the Authority.  The Authority will assume ownership of the sculptures upon competion by the artists, which shall require a Certification of Conformance by a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer. 

The Authority will transport the Bridge Steel to a location designated by the selected artists.  Restrictions apply.

Additional responibilities of the selected Artists include, but are not limited to:

  • The Artist shall be available with reasonable advance notice for a reasonable number of meetings required to coordinate design and project implementation, ceremonies, press conferences and photo opportunities and the like, as necessary.
  • The Artist shall perform all services and furnish all supplies, material and/or work equipment as necessary for the design and fabrication of the Artwork, with the exception of remnant steel provided by the Authority.
  • The Artist shall provide required insurance in amounts and limits specified in the final contract between ArtsWestchester, the Artist, and the Authority.
  • The Artist shall secure any and all required licenses, engineering approvals, and similar authorizations at the Artist's expense as may be necessary for the installation of the Artwork at the Site.
  • The Artist shall provide a maintenance manual with a description of all material, processes and products utilized in the Artwork and the required care and upkeep involved, as well as recommended procedures in the event of necessary conservation.
  • The Artist shall guarantee the work to be free from faults of materials and workmanship for one year after completion.


Timeline & Project Schedule:

Qualification due: January 11, 2019 11:59PM EST

Notifications:  On or around February 4, 2019

SiteVisit:  Late February-Early March 2019

Proposal Development:  February-March 29, 2019

Proposal Presentation: April 2019

Finalist Notification:  April 2019

Notice of Selection: May 2019

Contracting: May 2019

Fabrication: May-August 1, 2019

Installation: August 15, 2019


Project Contacts:

All questions about this opportunity should be directed to ArtsWestchester. 

Logan Hanley (Exhibitions Manager, ArtsWestchester)

LHanley@ArtsWestchester.org 


Kathleen Reckling (Director of Exhibitions, ArtsWestchester)

kreckling@artswestchester.org 


42 Broad Street Sculpture Commission 

Request for Artist Qualifications


OPPORTUNITY OVERVIEW

ArtsWestchester, in partnership with 42 Broad Street West Owner, LLC (the Owner), seeks qualifications from professional New York State artists or artist collectives interested in creating a permanent site-responsive work of public sculpture for 42 Broad Street, a new luxury for-rent apartment complex in the Fleetwood neighborhood of Mount Vernon. The free-standing, site-specific exterior sculpture will enhance and enliven the streetscape, and distinguish 42 Broad as an energetic, creative, and up-scale destination in the neighborhood. 

The request for artist qualifications is the first of a two-stage competitive process to identify an artist for the commission. 

From this RFQ, the Selection Committee will identify up to five artists to be invited and awarded a stipend to submit artwork proposals. Artists will be asked to present their proposals in-person to the Selection Committee. 

Artists will be notified if they are invited to submit full proposals on or around February 4, 2019. 

Commissions must be completed by September 15, 2019, in preparation for installation on site by October 15, 2019. 

Please review all details in this document before making your submission. 


RFQ DEADLINE:  Qualifications must be submitted online by January 9, 2019, 11:59PM, E.S.T. 


Eligibility:  Artist must reside, work, or maintain a studio in New York State to be eligible for consideration.


PROJECT BUDGET:  The $100,000 commissions will cover all services from final design through installation, including artist fee, fabrication, insurance, and artwork transportation to the site. Installation of the sculptures at the sites will be the responsibility of the Owner. 

Artists invited to prepare full proposals will receive a stipend of up to $1,000 to prepare required materials. Finalists will receive an additional honorarium of $500. 


OPPORTUNITIES DETAILS

BACKGROUND:

A joint venture of the  Alexander Development Group, The Bluestone Organization, and institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, 42 Broad is a luxury transit oriented development (TOD) located three blocks from the Metro-North Railroad Harlem Line (Fleetwood stop) in Westchester County, NY. The 16 story building with first class tenant amenities will encompass 249 luxury rental apartments, 20,000 SF of retail, and an adjacent parking garage. Amenities include a heated swimming pool, large community/party room, fully equipped gym, and a library/reading room.

Located in Fleetwood (a prosperous community in Mount Vernon adjacent to Bronxville), the site is easily accessed via an on-off ramp of the Cross County Parkway directly across the street. The property is nearby Gramatan Avenue, Fleetwood’s main retail strip. 

The building is destined to be the most energy efficient large scale multi-family building in the county.


The site

The commissioned sculpture will be a landmark feature of the 42 Broad Street West property. Placed at a highly visible plaza at the corner of Broad Street and Fleetwood Avenue, the work of art will be on view for pedestrians as well as drivers exiting and entering the Cross County Parkway. 


HOW TO APPLY:

All submissions must be made electronically, via Submittable. No submissions via email or mail, or in person shall be accepted. Artists interested in being considered for this opportunity must submit the following:


1. Resume/CV 

Format: Word Doc or PDF. 

Chronological resume demonstrating a minimum of five (5) years of professional art experience (exhibitions, sales, commissions etc.). If submitting as a team, a current resume should be submitted for each team member. A biography will not be accepted in place of a resume. (Total resume may be up to 5 pages. If your resume exceeds 5 pages, or does not contain your education history and experience with dates, your submission will not be considered). 


2. Artist’s Statement: 

Format: Word Doc or PDF. 

A written description of the artist’s body of work to give the viewer understanding or insight. It should inform, connect with an art context, and present the basis for your work. It can be descriptive, or reflective in nature. (1-page maximum)


3. Work Samples: 

Format: JPEG, TIFF, PDF

Submit a minimum of five (5), up to ten (10) DIGITAL images of original completed artwork, not proposals, which demonstrate the artist’s qualifications for the project. Teams may submit a total of ten (10) images with at least one image from every team member. 

Slide file names should use the following convention: artist last name_artwork title_date. 

Slides, emailed, or hardcopy mailed submissions will NOT be accepted. All images must be submitted electronically through submittable, which will remain open until December 14, 2018. 


4. Work Sample Checklist:

Format: Word Doc, PDF

A listing of work samples submitted for consideration which should include the corresponding image file name, title, date, materials, artwork location, and if applicable, commissioning entity.


5. Letter of Interest: 

Format: Word Doc or PDF.

Brief statement summarizing the artist’s methods of working, interest in this project and particular site, and availability to participate in the design and implementation of the project. (1-page maximum.)


6. References (optional): 

Format: form

A list of up to three professional references that have an intimate knowledge of the artist’s work and working methods. Include complete addresses, email, and telephone numbers. References will be contacted for artists invited to develop a proposal for the commission. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to reduce risk of technical difficulties. Incomplete, late, hand-delivered, mailed or emailed submissions will NOT be accepted for any reason.


SELECTION PROCESS & CRITERIA:

A selection committee will review all eligible artist submissions. The committee will include representatives from the Westchester and Mount Vernon arts communities and the Owner. 

Submissions will be evaluated by the following criteria:

  • Artistic excellence and originality as evidenced by representations of past work images and other supporting materials.
  • Appropriateness of artist’s medium, style, and previous experience as they relate to the project goals and setting.
  • Experience with projects of a similar scale and scope.
  • Ability to participate in the design and implementation of the project as required.

Up to five (5) artists for each site will be identified as semi-finalists and invited to prepare full proposals. Each semi-finalist will be furnished with an honorarium of up to $750 to prepare their proposals, and able to attend a second information session. Semi-finalists will be invited to present their proposals to the Selection Committee in March, 2019 as well as to the Fleetwood community at a “Meet the Artists” event.The Selection Committee will identity two (2) finalists. Finalists will be furnished with an additional honorarium. In addition to the honoraria, travel stipends will be available for all semi-finalists and finalists. 

The Selection Committee will name one (1) winner. Winners will be approved by the Owner and will contract with the Owner. 


Design parameters:

A wide variety of materials will be considered, including cast iron, stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, ceramic, glass, and more. All proposed work must be designed to withstand an outdoor, four-season environment. Design elements may include (but are not limited to) integrated or accessory lighting or other elements that will further accentuate the sculpture. 

All proposals will be judged based on their artistic merit.

Final sculptures should not exceed a maximum diameter of 12 feet and a maximum height of 20 feet. 


SCOPE OF WORK:

Artists invited to submit full proposals will be given complete details about requirements, but should expect to provide the following:

  • 2D renderings of the proposed sculptures
  • 2D renderings of the proposed sculpture in situ, which shows the physical volume of the space and allows for multiple perspectives of the artwork within the space. 
  • A scaled model/maquette of the proposed sculptures
  • Material samples
  • Installation requirements
  • A project statement
  • An all-inclusive project budget, not to exceed $100,000, including artist fees, material costs, fabrication costs, engineering costs, transportation costs, and contingency. 
  • Quotes from proposed subcontractors for the design and fabrication.

Additional materials may be requested at the time artists are invited to submit proposals. All proposal documents, including the maquette and renderings, will become property of the Owner and ArtsWestchester and will be used for educational and/or promotional purposes of the project. Each semi-finalists proposals and maquette may be exhibited for committee and community consideration.  

Finalists will be asked to provide shop drawings from fabricators (if applicable) and engineers. 

Artists who are awarded the commissions will be contracted by the Owner to produce the artwork, in keeping with the final designs accepted by the Selection Committee and approved by the Owner. Upon successful installation of the sculptures on site, title of ownership of the sculptures shall pass to the Owner.  


Additional responsibilities of the selected Artists include, but are not limited to:

  • The Artist shall be available with reasonable advance notice for a reasonable number of meetings required to coordinate design and project implementation, ceremonies, press conferences and photo opportunities and the like, as necessary.
  • The Artist shall perform all services and furnish all supplies, material and/or work equipment as necessary for the design and fabrication of the Artwork.
  • The Artist shall provide required insurance in amounts and limits specified in the final contract between ArtsWestchester, the Artist, and the Owner.
  • The Artist shall secure any and all required licenses, engineering approvals, and similar      authorizations at the Artist’s expense as may be necessary for the installation of the Artwork at the Site. 
  • The Artist shall provide a maintenance manual with a description of all materials, processes and products utilized in the Artwork and the required care and upkeep involved, as well as recommended procedures in the event of necessary conservation.


Timeline & Project Schedule

Applications due Wednesday, Januar 9, 2019, 11:59PM EST

Selection Committee meeting January 2019

Notifications  On or around February 4, 2019

Semi-Finalist Info Session February or March 2019

Proposal Development  February - April 2019

Proposal Presentation  March/April 2019

Finalist Notification April 2019

Notice of Selection May 2019

Contracting  May - June 2019

Fabrication  June 1 - September 1, 2019

Installation  September 15, 2019


Project Contacts:

All questions about this opportunity should be directed to ArtsWestchester. 

Logan Hanley

Exhibitions Manager, ArtsWestchester

LHanley@ArtsWestchester.org 

914.428.4220 ext 331


Kathleen Reckling

Director of Public Programs, ArtsWestchester

kreckling@artswestchester.org 

914.428.4220 ext 306



ABOUT THE PARTNERS

ArtsWestchester

ArtsWestchester, founded in 1965, is the largest, private, not-for-profit arts council in New York State. Its mission is “to provide leadership, vision, and support, to ensure the availability, accessibility, and diversity of the arts in throughout Westchester County.” As the county’s designated arts agency, ArtsWesthester distributes $1.5 million in grants to artists and arts organizations, supporting an arts industry that fuels the local economy with $173 million in spending. Our grants help fund concerts, exhibitions and plays; we bring artists into schools and community centers; we advocate for the arts and build audiences through our marketing initiatives; we are the county’s leader in public art programs, collaborating with developers and municipalities.

In 1998, ArtsWestchester purchased the nine-story neo-classical bank building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue which has since been transformed into a multi-use resource for artists, cultural organizations, and the community featuring. Since moving to our permanent facility, we have grown our capacity to present original exhibitions that address local and global issues. ArtsWestchester is the county’s advocate and leader in public art. Working with developers, businesses, health care facilities and municipalities, ArtsWestchester has managed a range of temporary and permanent public art initiatives that include festivals, commissioned murals and sculptures, and curated rotating exhibitions.

ArtsWestchester Internship Opportunities

ArtsWestchester offers internship opportunities in specialized fields. Our interns gain valuable experience that can be used in future careers such as: project management, public relations, professional writing, team collaboration, leadership and responsibility.  ArtsWestchester provides our interns with complimentary admission to arts/cultural events throughout Westchester, where they can help build awareness of the arts.  

Our interns enjoy an experience that is both meaningful and educational through creative projects and working closely with the staff members at ArtsWestchester. In addition to contributing to important tasks in specific departments, interns participate in professional development activities and learn the daily operational functions of a successful non-profit organization.

Please fill out our online application for an internship at ArtsWestchester.  Internships are available to college and high school students. The deadline for the 2019 Winter/Spring semester is December 7, 2018.


Requirements for ArtsWestchester Internships: 

- Must be currently enrolled in college or be a recent graduate (internships can be used for college credit)

- Minimum of 15 hours between 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

- Must attend a mandatory orientation and seven workshop sessions 

- Must have a desire to learn about all aspects of arts administration


Skills neccessary for ArtsWestchester Internships:

- Demonstrated interest in the arts

- Detail-oriented, self-reliant, and a fast learner

- Works well with others and see tasks to completion in a fast paced environment

- Excellent Communication skills (both written and verbal)

- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

- Experience with basic office administration

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COMMUNICATIONS 

Editorial Intern  

Principal duties may comprise of drafting assigned articles, press releases and event descriptions, fact-checking stories, editing content, conducting front-end research for upcoming events and projects, helping with our digital operations (submitting articles online, posting calendar events to news sites), expanding distribution of publication outreach, assist in archival of photos and media clips, and offering general assistance to the Editor/Communications Department.

Additional skills  and experience encouraged: research and fact-checking skills; is web savvy; can tackle several different projects at once; working/understanding of word processing (Photoshop is a plus). This position is part-time


Web Content and Database Intern  

Arts Westchester is seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual with knowledge of and experience working with databases to support various departments and web content. This person will primarily work with our IT/Web Manager in maintaining and implementing updates to current web pages, design & develop new web tools.

Intern duties include, but are not limited to: be able to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing development environment; helps maintain and troubleshoot existing web applications; creates, maintains, and updates web documents and familiarity with HTML is a plus. 

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PROGRAMS 

Grants & Government Relations Intern  Position Available Now

The Programs Department intern provides administrative support for the Grants and Cultural Programs department of ArtsWestchester. The intern will assist in a number of projects for our affiliate and associate members.

Intern duties include, but are not limited to: data entry with training on the use of Microsoft Access; affiliate and associate member relations; exposure to Westchester County and New York State contract agreements; supervised site visits and other areas of arts and public administration. 

Arts in Education Intern  

The Arts in Education intern provides administrative support for the school and community art residency program and works closely with the Arts in Education staff. The intern will assist in all aspects of the teaching artist program, outreach, marketing duties, residency planning, and professional development for artists.

Intern duties include, but are not limited to: conducting research; communicating with artists, arts organizations, and cultural sites in Westchester; filing; organizing mass mailings; performing data entry; and assisting with special projects, programs, and events. Position has a flexible schedule with some evening events.


Gallery/Exhibitions Intern    

Assist with day-to-day operations of the ArtsWestchester’s Gallery, a dynamic fine arts space in the heart of downtown White Plains.

Intern duties include, but are not limited to:  experience at front desk reception of exhibition visitors, fielding phone inquiries about exhibitions and performances, exhibition support including basic registrar duties, database management, research, and special event staffing. 

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DEVELOPMENT

Development/Special Events Intern   

This internship offers the opportunity to work with development staff in all matters related to membership, special events, corporate sponsorships, foundation and government grant requests, and major gifts. The ideal candidate should has a Moreover, the ideal candidate must be comfortable on the phone.

Intern duties include, but are not limited to: providing assistance to the Development Department; executing mail merges and preparing mass mailings; entering data into The Raiser’s Edge fundraising database; creating and modifying Excel spreadsheets; phone solicitation; assisting with the planning and execution of major fundraising events, including the annual Gala and Silent Auction; and working on special projects as needed. Position has flexible hours, Monday through Friday with some weekend and evening hours required for special fundraising events.

ArtsWestchester Grant Program
2018-19 Arts for People with Special Needs


Final Report Instructions
Final Report for your organization's 2018-19 Special Needs project is due on or before Monday, August 12, 2019.

Questions? Please contact: grants@artswestchester.org 

ArtsWestchester Grant Program
2018-2019 Project Support*


Interim Report Instructions

*Only complete this report form if you were awarded a grant in the PROJECT SUPPORT grant category. If you were awarded a Basic Program Support, Arts Alive, Mount Vernon Arts Initiative or Yonkers Arts Initiative grant please return to the main page and click on the form that corresponds to your awarded grant category. 


Please complete an Interim Report for your organization's 2018-19 Project Support project. Interim reports are due on or before Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Interim Reports must be submitted before we can release any remaining payments. 

Contract Period: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. 

This Interim Reporting Period:  July 1, 2018 through February 12, 2019


If you have completed your funded project, please submit a Final Report only.


Please note: You must submit a separate Interim Report for each project you were awarded. You will only be able to work on one Project Support interim report at a time. 


Questions? Please contact: Susan Abbott at sabbott@artswestchester.org or 914-428-4220 ext. 304.

ArtsWestchester Grant Program
2018-2019 Project Support*


Final Report Instructions

*Complete this report form only if you were awarded a grant in the PROJECT SUPPORT grant category. If you were awarded a Basic Program Support, Arts Alive, Mount Vernon Arts Initiative or Yonkers Arts Initiative grant please return to the main page and click on the form that corresponds to your awarded grant category.  
 

If your funded project is now complete, please complete this final report for your awarded 2018-19 Project Support project. The final report is due by or before August 12, 2019. Consideration for future funding depends upon completion of this final report. Complete a separate report for each funded project you were awarded.

Contract Period: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Please contact Sue Abbott at sabbott@artswestchester.org or 914-428-4220 ext. 304 with any questions.

ArtsWestchester Grant Program
2018-2019 Mount Vernon Arts Initiative*


Interim Report Instructions


*Only complete this report form if you were awarded a grant in the MOUNT VERNON ARTS INITIATIVE grant category. If you were awarded a Basic Program Support, Project Support, Arts Alive or Yonkers Arts Initiative grant please return to the main page and click on the form that corresponds to your awarded grant category.

Submit this report only if you have not completed your funded project by February 2019.  If you complete your project between July 2018 and February 2019 please submit a FINAL report only.
The interim report is due on or before Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Interim Reports must be submitted before we can release any remaining payments. 


Contract Period: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
This Interim Reporting Period:  July 1, 2018 through February 12, 2019

Questions? Please contact: Lauren Brady at lbrady@artswestchester.org or 914-428-4220 ext. 316. 

ArtsWestchester Grant Program
2018-2019 Mount Vernon Arts Initiative*


Final Report Instructions

*Only complete this report form if you were awarded a grant in the MOUNT VERNON ARTS INITIATIVE grant category. If you were awarded a Basic Program Support, Project Support, Arts Alive or Yonkers Arts Initiative grant please return to the main page and click on the form that corresponds to your awarded grant category.  
 


If your funded project is now complete, please complete this final report for your awarded 2018-19 Mount Vernon Arts Initiative project. The final report is due on or before August 12, 2019. Consideration for future funding depends upon completion of this final report. Complete a separate report for each funded project you were awarded.


Contract Period: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Please contact Lauren Brady at lbrady@artswestchester.org with any questions. 

ArtsWestchester Grant Program 

2018-2019 Yonkers Arts Initiative*

Interim Report Instructions

*Only complete this report form if you were awarded a grant in the YONKERS ARTS INITIATIVE grant category. If you were awarded a Basic Program Support, Project Support, Arts Alive or Mount Vernon Arts Initiative grant please return to the main page and click on the form that corresponds to your awarded grant category. 

Complete this report only if your project is not complete by or before February 2019.  If you complete your project between July 2018 and February 2019 please submit a FINAL report only.


The interim report is due on or before Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Interim Reports must be submitted before we can release any remaining payments. 

Contract Period: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. 

This Interim Reporting Period:  July 1, 2018 through February 12, 2019


Questions? Please contact: Lauren Brady at lbrady@artswestchester.org or 914-428-4220 ext. 316. 

ArtsWestchester Grant Program
2018-2019 Yonkers Arts Initiative*


Final Report Instructions

*Only complete this report form if you were awarded a grant in the YONKERS ARTS INITIATIVE grant category. If you were awarded a Basic Program Support, Project Support, Arts Alive or Mount Vernon Arts Initiative grant please return to the main page and click on the form that corresponds to your awarded grant category.  


If your funded project is now complete, please complete this final report for your awarded 2018-19 Yonkers Initiative project. The final report is due on or before August 12, 2019. Consideration for future funding depends upon completion of this final report. Complete a separate report for each funded project you were awarded. 


Contract Period: July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. 

Please contact Lauren Brady at lbrady@artswestchester.org with any questions. 

ArtsWestchester