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Calls for Artists and Submissions

The Hopper Prize
•The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and exhibition platform offering a series of individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD administered through an open call juried by leading curators.

Rochester Public Library Call for Artists Rundel Library Terrace
Public Opportunity for exterior installation for Rochester Public Library Central Library - Due May 25th

50th Corn Hill Arts Festival
The 50th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival is being celebrated on July 14th & 15th, 2018.

Crafting Democracy: Fiber Arts and Activism
Calling for artwork - Submissions Due June 1st

Current Opportunities

Hopper The Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and exhibition platform offering a series of individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD administered through an open call juried by leading curators.

Program Highlights
Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD in grants for visual artists
5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
30 artists will be selected to have their work digitally exhibited and archived at
Deadline: May 15, 2018

Recipients of The Hopper Prize will be selected by:

Misa Jeffereis
Assistant Curator
Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis

Magdalyn Asimakis
Independent Curator & Writer
New York & Toronto

We view the field of visual arts in its broadest and most inclusive sense and therefore make our awards available to artists engaged in artistic practices spanning all media and methods of production.

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Early applications will receive preliminary review by The Hopper Prize team.

libraryRochester Public Library Call for Artists Rundel Library Terrace

Project Description

Rundel Terrace Concept Presentation

Applications are to be submitted no later than 2:00pm, Friday, May 25, 2018 to Brie Harrison, Library Finance Officer ([email protected])  

Artist/team applications will be pre-screened by RPL administration to ensure applicants have submitted all required submission materials.  The Art Selection Committee includes members of the Rochester arts community, City of Rochester planning and architecture staffs, neighborhood representatives and representatives of Rochester City Council and RPL. The Committee will review eligible applications and select a group of up to three finalists to submit proposals with preliminary concepts. 
Finalist teams will be paid a stipend to prepare a concept design.

Schedule & Budget

It is anticipated that services will commence by August 2018; based on this projection, schedule as follows:

  • Deadline for submitting questions                       May 11, 2018
  • Deadline for applications                                     May 25, 2018
  • Selection Committee finalist notification             by June 8, 2018
  • Informational meeting for finalists                      TBD June 2018
  • Finalist Interviews                                                 early August 2018
  • Contract with artist/team                                     by August 31, 2018 
  • Installation                                                           summer/fall 2019

The public art installation budget is $250,000.

yarn 50th Corn Hill Arts Festival

The 50th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival is being celebrated on July 14th & 15th, 2018.

The Corn Hill Arts Festival is looking for talented artists between the ages of 15 through 25, to exhibit and sell their work at the 10th Annual Emerging Artists Expo presented by MVP Health Care.

The Emerging Artists Expo provides up-and-coming artists incredible exposure and experience!

Online Application due June 1st, 2018. For more information visit

yarn Crafting Democracy: Fiber Arts and Activism

Crafting Democracy: Fiber Arts and Activism explores how the confluence of craft, art and activism allows the public to respond to current events relating to race, religion, citizenship status, disability, gender and sexuality. After all, contemporary Craftivism “marries” a DIY, grassroots makers’ ethic with commemorative culture to reveal a unique relationship that is democratic, visual and rooted in the desire for social change. Through Crafting Democracy, we call upon artists, crafts people, and makers to explore how the making of art and the creation of material objects can unite, divide, unsettle and uplift those who live in the United States. Thus, all submitted works must use fiber arts, drawing upon fiber as a keen metaphor reflecting our own social, human “fabric” that sees textiles as a tool to build community through participatory action.
Submissions Due: June 1st
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Past Opportunities

Fringe KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

Organizers of the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival will open the 2018 show-submission process on April 1, 2018 at 9 a.m. (EST). Through April 30 at 11:59 p.m. (EST), artists and producers from all over the world may submit production proposals directly to the 2018 Fringe's 20+ venues via Application process free and the Fringe Festival is open to art of any genre.

Rochester Contemporary Rochester Contemporary Art Center

The Rochester Contemporary Art Center hosts 6x6, the original small art phenomenom. Submit your works for 6x6 and be a part of a local and global community of artists. Artwork entries accepted now through April 15 (or Postmarked by April 14) For more information...

danceforce Danceforce

The WNY Choreographers’ Initiative is a new program designed to help WNY resident choreographers develop their choreographic skills by providing them with appropriate resources that are generally unavailable or unaffordable. These resources include a $2,500 stipend, creative studio time, professional dancers, and the guidance of professional mentors. Applications Due April 2nd

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clothesmag2018 M & T Bank Clothesline Festival

The Clothesline Festival is celebrating 62 years as one of the largest fine art and crafts festivals in New York state. Artists exhibit and sell their original works at this two-day event on the grounds of the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018

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