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. 

ReStart the Arts provides funding for new or existing projects or programs that provide work opportunities for artists and creative individuals as organizations work to recover from the pandemic.  Priority will be given to proposals that emphasize the hiring of creative professionals in the realization of the project, and those that incorporate a community engagement component (eg. performances, exhibitions, workshops).  Secondary priority is given towards projects that engage creative professionals in efforts to rebuild audiences, but may not feature a direct community engagement element (eg. graphic design/marketing).

The deadline to submit is December 16, 2021 at 11:59PM. If you would like feedback on your application from ArtsWestchester Grants Staff, please submit your application by or before December 9, 2021. If you submit by this date, ArtsWestchester staff will review and provide feedback as appropriate.

Click here to view detailed guidelines. 

For more information please email: restart@artswestchester.org

The Arts Award has been presented since 1976 to recognize individuals and organizations whose vision, commitment and leadership have enriched the cultural life of Westchester, its communities and its citizens.

Each spring, Arts Awards are given in the following categories: Arts Patron, Artist, Arts Organization, Community and Education. Please refer to ArtsWestchester's website for descriptions of each category. Awards will be presented at a reception in Spring 2022.

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2021 at 11:59pm

Deadline: On-going

ArtsAmbassadors are community volunteers who value the arts and understand the role the arts play in improving education, enriching lives, and building communities. Beyond the specific activities they undertake, the volunteers are truly ambassadors for ArtsWestchester, helping the general public better understand what ArtsWestchester does and its impact in the county.

Qualifications

· Interest in the arts

· Enthusiasm

· Ability to travel to assigned sites

· Ability to collect, organize and report documents on-line

· Proficient with Word

· Willing to attend Ambassador’s meetings (1x per month)

· Ability to commit reliably to an agreed upon schedule for volunteering

Personal benefits:

· Meeting like-minded people who enjoy the Arts

· Access to lectures, special tours, educational programs, and previews of special exhibitions as part of your volunteer service

· Expanding personal skills in communication and evaluating arts experiences

· Insider knowledge about ArtWestchester’s history, operations, and gallery

· Year-end volunteer appreciation event




We believe that artists and creatives are at the heart of Westchester’s cultural community. Their work sustains creative projects and fuels our cities and towns with vibrancy. We know that with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and implementation of the social restriction measures to contain the spread of the virus, artists in all disciplines have lost critical opportunities to earn income and support their well-being. With this in mind, ArtsWestchester has issued a call to action, seeking donations from our community towards an Artist Relief fund. While we cannot forecast the total amount available through the fund, we will continue collecting donations indefinitely and distributing grants to artists as contributions come in. The number of artists we can support is directly dependent on how much funding is raised. Artists can help this effort by sharing the GoFundMe campaign on their social platforms. 

For link to GoFundMe page CLICK HERE.

ArtsWestchester will award grants of $500 to individual Westchester artists who have suffered a loss of work due to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

Applications will be accepted beginning on May 1, 2020, on a rolling basis. Submissions will be reviewed by ArtsWestchester Staff and the Grants Committee of ArtsWestchester’s Board of Directors. 

For questions, email ArtistReliefFund@artswestchester.org. No calls please. 

Eligibility:

These funds are available for individual professional artists who live or maintain a studio in Westchester County, New York. Artists must be at least 18 years old and be able to demonstrate a realized loss or anticipated loss of income due to COVID-19. Applicants will be required to submit a completed W9 (CLICK HERE).

ArtsWestchester teaching artists, past or current grantees, and artists who have received public art commissions through ArtsWestchester are all eligible to apply. 

Artists will be required to supply proof or residence, or proof of studio space in Westchester, New York along with a W9. 

Artist Relief Fund awards are a one-time grant. Artists who receive a grant through this program may not apply for additional funding in this category. If more funds are made available, ArtsWestchester may reopen the application to past awardees. 

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.

 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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