NOTE For ArtsW Grant Applicants: To view your submitted application, click on "View My Submissions" on the top right corner of this page. This will prompt you to log in and bring you to your "My Submissions" page (if you see your name in the top right corner, you are already logged in). Here, you can click your application name to view or download content, activity, messages, and any required reporting will be updated here. 

Please email grants@artswestchester.org with any questions. 

Mount Vernon Arts Initiative 2020-21 Grant Application 


Application Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2020 at 11:59pm


The Mount Vernon Arts Initiative is designed to help Mount Vernon artists and cultural organizations enhance the services they provide to Mount Vernon residents. These funds, which ArtsWestchester will distribute through a competitive process, are over and above the funding your organization receives from us in Basic Program Support, Project Support or Arts Alive categories.
 
**Please note - applicants may only have one active draft application at a time per category. If you plan to submit more than one application you must complete the first submission before beginning the next.

You will receive a confirmation email once the application has been successfully submitted.  If you do not receive an email confirmation then your application may not have been received, please review your application carefully for errors.
 
Please contact Lauren Brady at lbrady@artswestchester.org with any questions. 

Yonkers Arts Initiative 2020-21 Grant Application

Application Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2020 at 11:59pm

The Yonkers Arts Initiative is designed to help Yonkers artists and cultural organizations enhance the services they provide to Yonkers residents. These funds, which ArtsWestchester will distribute through a competitive process, are over and above the funding your organization receives from us in Basic Program Support, Project Support or Arts Alive categories.

**Please note - applicants may only have one active draft application at a time per category. If you plan to submit more than one application you must complete the first submission before beginning the next.
 

You will receive a confirmation email once the application has been successfully submitted.  If you do not receive an email confirmation then your application may not have been received, please review your application carefully for errors.

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

2020 TEACHING ARTIST ROSTER 

NEW DEADLINE: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020 at 5 PM 

OVERVIEW & GUIDELINES

What is a teaching artist roster?

ArtsWestchester administers a Teaching Artist Roster. It is an online resource for schools and community agencies who want to work in collaboration with an artist and conduct an artist residency.

What is an ‘artist residency'?

An artist residency is a highly structured, multi-session workshop that fosters learning in and through the arts. Generally, workshops are sequential, each session building upon the previous ones. Teaching Artists develop and implement residencies in collaboration with educators or, in the case of human service and community agencies, with the site staff. In schools, residencies serve as an instructional tool, helping students to master core curricula content in other subjects as well as addressing the Common Core Standards in the Arts. In day-care centers, after-school programs, mental health facilities, shelters and other community settings, residencies foster cognitive, developmental, social and individual skills and abilities basic to success in school, in life, and in the workforce.

Who can apply to be included in the Teaching Artist Roster?

Artists of any discipline who live or maintain a studio/performance space in the New York-Tri-state area.

What criteria must be met?

Must be an active professional· Must have current body of recent work· Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with schools and community agencies· Must have strong verbal and communication skills· Knowledge and understanding of curricula and the needs of particular groups, e.g., pre-school, children, seniors, teens, individuals with disabilities, etc. · Experience conducting residencies/hands-on workshops.

How does an artist apply for the program?

Complete the Teaching Artist Roster application through ArtsWestchester's Submittable portal.

What is the selection process?

ArtsWestchester secures an independent panel of professionals in the field to review all applications and recommend artists to the Teaching Artist Roster that are qualified to conduct art programs in schools and community sites. In addition to reviewing the application, the panel convenes 5-6 weeks after the deadline for a brief interview with each candidate. Candidates will be informed in advance of their interview date and time.*

What kind of remuneration can an artist anticipate?

It is the responsibility of the artist to negotiate their payment with the school and/or community site. However, based on current industry trends, the Teaching Artist panel recommends the following fee structure: 

  • $350 per full day (three to five hours, including set-up and clean-up time),
  • $200 per half day (one to three hours, including set-up and clean-up time),
  • $150 per planning session (1-1 ½ hours)
  • $150 per wrap up session (1-1 ½ hours)

How will an artist know their status?

On behalf of the Teaching Artist panel, ArtsWestchester will inform all candidates their status by letter 4-5 weeks after the interview process. 

What happens if an artist is accepted onto the Teaching Artist Roster?

After receiving the welcome letter and attending a recommended new artist orientation, the artist now qualifies to be listed as a Roster Teaching Artist for opportunities to partner with schools and community sites. Please take the necessary steps to get fingerprinted. Many schools and community sites require that an artist has been cleared/fingerprinted by the New York State Education Department in order to conduct on-going programs at their sites. Failure to be fingerprinted can/will result in a lost opportunity to work in a school or community site. Many schools and community agencies administer residency programs in partnership with artists. These entities select the artists through recommendations and other resources, one of which is the Teaching Artist Roster. If selected by a school and/or community agency, artists will have the opportunity to sharpen their teaching skills by conducting educational art programs and supplement their income while continuing their professional growth.

What happens if an artist is not accepted?

If not accepted into the Teaching Artist Roster, the artist may reapply at a later date. Artists may set-up a consultation with an ArtsWestchester Arts-in-Education staff member to discuss the panel’s feedback on their application. 


* If there are an insufficient number of applications, the Teaching Artist Roster panel reserves the right to rollover all submissions until the next deadline. All applicants will be notified of any postponements.  

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 The Summer 2019 is Sunday, May 19.


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 

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.

You have selected the final report for Westchester County Arts Alive. 

If you were funded in the Rockland County Arts Alive category, please return to the main dashboard and select "Final Report Arts Alive 2019 - ROCKLAND COUNTY". 

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Please complete a final report for your funded Arts Alive 2019 project. Please be as specific/detailed as possible as future programs staff will use these reports to reference your past projects. 

Final Reports are due 30 days after the completion of the project or December 31, 2019, whichever comes first. Consideration for future funding depends upon completion of this form. 

Contract period: January 1, 2019 - December, 31, 2019

If you were funded for more than one project, please complete a separate form for each funded project. 

You have selected the final report for Rockland County Arts Alive. 


If you were funded in the Westchester County Arts Alive category, please return to the main dashboard and select "Final Report Arts Alive 2019 - WESTCHESTER COUNTY".
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Please complete a final report for your funded Arts Alive 2019 project. Please be as specific/detailed as possible as future programs staff will use these reports to reference your past projects. 

Final Reports are due 30 days after the completion of the project or December 31, 2019, whichever comes first. Consideration for future funding depends upon completion of this form. 


Contract period: January 1, 2019 - December, 31, 2019
If you were funded for more than one project, please complete a separate form for each funded project. 

 ArtsWestchester invites artists from Westchester and the broader Hudson Valley/NYC Metro area to submit available artworks for sale or exhibition in our Corporate and Arts for Healing partnerships. ArtsWestchester believes that the arts should be accessible to all people and that artwork enriches any environment – be it classroom, conference room, apartment building or hospital waiting room.

Opportunity Details:

ArtsWestchester seeks original prints, paintings, mixed-media works, photographs, and sculptures of all sizes and media for consideration. Submitted works should be currently available for loan or purchase. 

Typical exhibition periods are 6 months to one year. Artists selected for exhibitions will receive an honorarium. 

Artists selected for either exhibition or sale to health care facilities will be required to present works prepared to hang per the site's specifications.  

By submitting images of your artwork, you agree to have these images included in our proposals to our professional clients. 

Preferred subjects: Landscape, botanical, local topography (Tri-state area), abstraction, colorful imagery, seasonal themes.

Required Materials:

  1. Up to fifteen (15) images of available artworks in a .jpg format (or similar). Name the file the title of the work. As we primarily present artwork to our clients digitally, images should be high resolution.
  2. A corresponding works list including price, title, medium, size, notes on availability etc.
  3. An artist biography/statement
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