Thank you for your interest in participating in our SLC Arts events! We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about our organization.

If you are participating in one of our events that involves the selling of your work directly to customers (for example, in a booth space at a festival), you must have your own NYS Sales Tax ID #. Learn more at:

If you are selling your work through a Gallery Show with SLC Arts, we handle sales and sales tax on purchases.

If you have any additional questions please contact us at 315-265-6860. 

Ends on February 28, 2018
We are interested in hearing about your experiences with community classes at SLC Arts! We are always striving to improve our class offerings in order to serve all interests and experience levels, while keeping classes interesting and affordable.

Please let us know what you like and disliked about our previous available classes, and what you'd like to see in the coming year. 

Interested in teaching a class? Please fill out the Class Proposal Form:
Ends on May 10, 2018

Fine Art Up North is an annual calendar published by SLC Arts showcasing the work of North Country artists. Artists are invited to submit up to three images for consideration by a panel of jurors for inclusion in the calendar; a maximum of one image per artist will be published in the calendar. Submissions may include high quality images of 3-dimensional artwork. Artists must be current SLC Arts members or join at the time of submission (purchase a $25 basic membership here).

Our local customers frequently purchase our calendar to give as gifts to relatives and friends who live outside the North Country region. For this reason, when selecting landscapes and other scenes depicting outdoor life, we will give preference to images which evoke the spirit of life in this region.

Submission Requirements:

- SLC Arts membership (purchase a $25 basic membership here)

- Up to Three (3) Digital Images:

  • The calendar is 8.5 inches tall by 11 inches wide. Artwork should have the same proportions or be cropped to the same proportions (for example, 17” X 22”).
  • These images are your submission, they are not a preview. No images will be accepted which: are less than 350 pixels per inch at 11.5 inches wide; include background which detracts from the artwork; include glare off glass; are not crisp and clear; are angled views of two-dimensional work.
  • Submissions may include images of 3-dimensional artwork which meet all the same criteria.

The UPS Store in Potsdam offers paid assistance scanning your artwork or preparing your digital images for submission. Contact them at 315-265-4565 or <>.

The Potsdam Food Co-op is seeking submissions of food-related artwork for their print newsletter. Co-op Community News is the official newsletter of the Potsdam Consumer Cooperative, Inc. in Potsdam, NY.  It is published seasonally and serves as an open forum for the exchange of information and ideas between Co-op members.

You can view back issues here:

View submission guidelines for articles, recipes, and more here:

Please email with submissions and questions.

Artists are invited to propose an exhibition of a unified body of work or collaborative shows for the SLC Arts Gallery at Town Hall.  SLC Arts manages all sales, giving artists a commission of 70%.

About The Community Gallery Project:

The Community Gallery Project is a program to create art gallery spaces in non-traditional venues such as restaurants, libraries, retail stores, and even yoga studios and airports. The Community Gallery Project has traditionally focused on venues in Potsdam and now currently is expanding out into the greater St. Lawrence County area.

We are always seeking artists and businesses who are interested in participating in the spring and fall Community Gallery Project. If you are an interested artist or business, please submit a form.

There is a waiver to be completed by each artist wishing to participate in the SLC Arts' Community Gallery program. It is the responsibility of the artist, if desired, to carry insurance that covers the artwork exhibited. 

All sales are handled directly by the artist. 

SLC Arts offers a variety of classes for community members, taught by local artists and art teachers, in downtown Potsdam, NY (here).

These artists are independent contractors, working around their own availability on a temporary, short-term basis.

If you are interested in teaching at SLC Arts in the future, and have not taught for us previously, please complete this form.

In addition to handling the registration and publicity for your class, here are some of the ways we will promote your class:
  • Compose and send an article about your class to over 50 local media sources, including newspapers and radio;
  • Distribute monthly class fliers to all 22 libraries in the North Country, 14 regional organizations, and over a dozen businesses in downtown Potsdam;
  • Feature in our weekly email newsletter;
  • Publish in class schedule in SLC Arts Quarterly newspaper with 2,000 copies printed;
  • Post on our website's events calendar, where students can register electronically 24 hours/day;
  • Share on our social media sites including our Facebook Page which has around 700 likes.
If you have not taught at SLC Arts before, you must submit this form before submitting any class proposals.

If you have taught at SLC Arts before, it is recommended that you take some time to view our current class schedule before submitting a proposal.

accepting proposals in | professional development for artists | dance | theater | 3-dimensional visual art | music | 2-dimensional visual art | mixed media |

We want your images for our #ThrowbackThursday and #FlashbackFriday features on our social media streams. Show community members and other artists how your creative work has evolved and changed over the years by selecting images of work you produced years ago contrasted with images of your current work.
SLC Arts is a small non-profit organization, based in Potsdam, NY, working to build creative community capacity in St. Lawrence and neighboring counties. While we do not have any positions open currently, we like to retain resumes on file in case of future openings. If a position opens that is suited to your experience and skills, we will contact you.

Things you should know about our work environment:
  • Strong computer skills are very important to the work we do. On a daily basis, our employees use Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, DonorSnap, WordPress, HootSuite & other social media platforms,, and QuickBooks.
  • We are a small, close-knit team and everyone is expected to pitch in. This means that sometimes the Director sweeps the Dance Studio floor after an event, the Graphic Designer picks up the office supply order, the Program Coordinator sets up chairs for a meeting, and so on.
  • How you behave in the community reflects on the organization as a whole. The strong relationship we have with individuals and organizations in our community is our greatest asset, and as an employee your image impacts our image.
  • We have a sense of humor. It's how we stay sane in a fast-paced office while multi-tasking and trying to meet deadlines.

Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence Counties | NY
$300 - $5,000 grants to municipalities, libraries, or 501(c)3 non-profit organizations to host community arts experiences. Free informational workshops June - August. For projects taking place January - December, 2018.  Application Deadline: March 09,2018. 

BEFORE submitting: Please read the complete guidelines for this grant.

Questions about the grant?  Contact Grant Coordinator, Alicia Murphy at 315-265-6860 or

Technical questions about  Please click the "Help" button at the bottom of the page. 

*You must create a user account to submit an entry; it's easy and free. Draft copies of your application can be saved for 21 days after your last saved copy.

Made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by SLC Arts.