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


If you are submitting art to be featured in one of our exhibits, you are required to submit a jury fee. You may do so by going to https://slcartscouncil.org/jury-fee/.  


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: http://www.tax.ny.gov/pubs_and_bulls/tg_bulletins/st/how_to_register_for_nys_sales_tax.htm


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. 




Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence Counties | NY - $1,000 - $3,000 grants to municipalities, libraries, or 501(c)3 non-profit organizations to fund community arts experiences with a live performance element.  (Individual artists and collectives may apply with a fiscal sponsor.). At least 60% of award must be allocated for artists' fees.  For projects taking place July 01, 2021 - June 30, 2022.  Projects may be funded retroactively.    

Application Deadline: Thursday, September 30, 2021.

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

Questions about the grant?  Contact Grant Coordinator, Alicia Murphy at grants@slcartscouncil.org.

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Please register here to participate in LIVE arts funding info sessions.  

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 August - November 2021.  For projects taking place January - December, 2022.  

Application Deadline: Friday, December 10, 2021.    

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

Questions about the grant?  Contact Grant Coordinator, Alicia Murphy at grants@slcartscouncil.org.  

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“Made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council.”

Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence Counties | NY - $300 - $5,000 grants to artists or organizations for K-12 In-School Projects, as well as After-School or Community-Based Learning.   Free informational workshops August - November, 2021.  For projects taking place January - December, 2022.   

Application Deadline: Friday, December 10, 2021.   

BEFORE Submitting: Please read the complete GUIDELINES for this grant.   

Questions about the grant?  Please contact Grant Coordinator, Alicia Murphy, at grants@slcartscouncil.org.  

Technical questions about Submittable.com?  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 Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council.”

Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence Counties | NY - $1,000 - $2,500  grants to individual artists for creation of new work that engages a segment of the community through a public program, such as a public exhibition or performance, and/or the inclusion of community involvement in the project’s development and creative process.  Free informational workshops August - November, 2021.  For projects taking place January - December, 2022.  

Application deadline: Friday, December 10, 2021.   

BEFORE Submitting: Please read the complete GUIDELINES for this grant.   

Questions about the grant?  Contact Grant Coordinator, Alicia Murphy, at grants@slcartscouncil.org.

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“Made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council.”

SLC Arts is building an Artist Directory. Enter your information here.

SLC Arts is building an Artist Directory. Enter your organization's information here.

Artists are invited to submit artwork for our 2021 themed show, "Food & Drink". We ask that you submit any artwork that speaks to the theme, in your opinion. The final exhibited work will be selected by an independent juror. Starting in 2021, we have instituted jury fees for each show - $10 for non-partners, $5 for basic creative partners, and free for enhanced creative partners.

The opening event for this exhibit will be held Thursday, November 18th, 2021, at 7:00 PM. We hope you will join us for this virtual opening via Zoom. Attendance is not mandatory but strongly encouraged. If you would like to discuss your work during the event, please contact our programs coordinator at programs@slcartscouncil.org.

This exhibit will be hosted online only at slcartscouncil.org. SLC Arts manages all sales, collects sales tax and shipping fees (if applicable), and covers credit card fees. The artist will receive a commission of 70% of the sale price.

Submission criteria:

  • paid jury fee (per person, not per piece) - this may be paid after you submit your work, but your work will not be included in the jurying process if unpaid. For 3D art we are offering a website exhibit option. Those who would prefer this option will receive a $1 discount.
  • artwork submitted must have been produced within the last three years;
  • each entrant may submit 1-5 pieces to be judged;
  • 2- and 3-dimensional work is accepted, but all images of work must be clear, at least 900 pixels on the shortest side, free of distracting backgrounds, framing, or glare;
  • artists must include Title of Work, Year Produced, Media, Dimensions, Artists' Name, total sale price (that the customer will pay)
  • artists strongly urged to have their work for sale - listed price should include 70% for the artist and 30% commission for SLC Arts;
  • artists who do not wish to sell their work must still provide an estimate of value for insurance purposes.

 Exhibit timeline:


  • Friday, November 5: deadline for artists to submit work online
  • Thursday, November 11: artists notified about accepted work
  • Thursday, November 18 at 6 PM: gallery opening event
  • Friday, December 17: last day on display


 Artists are invited to submit artwork to be listed for sale on our online web store. The store will be listed online at slcartscouncil.org. All artists exhibiting their work must be current SLC Arts members at the time of their listing. SLC Arts manages all sales, giving artists a commission of 70%. Shipping however is the responsibility of the artist. Local pickup option is also available Contact Jenna at programs@slcartscouncil.org for any further questions.


Submission criteria:

  • entrants must be SLC Arts members (or purchase an artist membership); 
  • artwork submitted must have been produced within the last three years;
  • 2- and 3-dimensional work is accepted, but all images of work must be clear, at least 900 pixels on the shortest side, free of distracting backgrounds, framing, or glare;
  • artists must include Title of Work, Year Produced, Media, Dimensions, Artists's Name, price including commission, and shipping class.
  • listed price should be considered based on the knowledge that 70% of commission is for the artist and 30% commission for SLC Arts;


We're working on developing our region's barn quilt trail!

Submit your information here to be posted on an online map of barn quilts in St. Lawrence County, New York. This map will help promote area barn quilts, celebrate community arts, and let enthusiasts know where to find barn quilts around St. Lawrence County to come check out. Fill out this form to let us know all the Ws about your barn quilt!    

What is a barn quilt?
A barn quilt is a painted wooden or metal square featuring a single block of a traditional quilt pattern. They are usually based on traditional quilt block patterns, and sometimes include new imagery, that expresses something about the maker’s own identity, heritage, or interests. They can range in size from 1’x1’ to 8’x8’, in publicly visible locations such as on barn, garage, or house walls on their property.  

Multiple Barn Quilt Listings

If you would like to list more than one barn quilt, please fill out a separate form for each.

The Barn Quilt Tourism Project

This map is being launched as part of the 2019 Barn Quilt Tourism Project. Project partners are: TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York), the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, the Hammond Barn Quilt Trail Committee, and the Town of Colton Tourism & Beautification Committee.The Barn Quilt Tourism Project is made possible by a Regional Economic Development Council Grant through the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Learn more about the project at www.tauny.org.

Further questions?

Please contact Camilla Ammirati, TAUNY Director of Research and Programs, at camilla@tauny.org.

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Please note: This map will be fully visible to the public online. By listing your barn quilt, you are encouraging possible visitors to come see it.  

SLC Arts accepts nominations (including self-nominations) for art jurors who are willing to volunteer for a one-time task.

If selected, art jurors will be asked to evaluate and rate images of two- and three-dimensional artwork by regional artists submitted for consideration to SLC Arts.


Potential jurors should:

  • be arts professionals or have a broad understanding of the arts in general (for example, a knowledge of 2D & 3D visual art forms; a working artist with experience participating in shows; experience with community based visual art and cultural diversity);
  • have the ability to evaluate other people's work and make comparisons;
  • be able to articulate their opinions and be open to the ideas of others; and
  • have experience in group decision making.


To nominate someone, please complete this form.


*You must create a user account to submit an entry; it's easy and free.

Panel nominees should:

  • be reliable,
  • have a commitment to the arts, 
  • be able to articulate their opinions and be open to the ideas of others,
  • be comfortable with group decision making,
  • have a knowledge of Northern New York communities, and
  • expertise in an artistic discipline, arts administration, community arts programming, community development, or financial expertise.  

SLC Arts strives to appoint panels which are diverse in terms of ethnicity, gender, age, culture, geographic representation*, and artistic focus.  Because of the need to form well-balanced panels, we may not be able to consider all the qualified people who are nominated. However, it is very helpful to have a pool of candidates for future years. Thank you for your assistance in this process!

*At this time we are especially seeking potential panelists from Jefferson or Lewis counties.

To nominate someone, please complete this form. You may self-nominate.

*You must create a user account to submit an entry; it's easy and free.

Please complete and submit this form within 30 days of the completion of your project, no later than December 15, 2020. Failure to submit this report may render you  ineligible for future funding.

The final report is intended to verify that you have:

  • Used all grant monies exclusively on the project as described in the grant application budget
  • Prominently credited SLC Arts and the New York State Council on the  Arts Decentralization Program on all publicity, advertisements, and  acknowledgements related to the project
  • Informed SLC Arts of any  changes in the project as originally described in the grant application  immediately upon making decisions that would affect the project

 
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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 M Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by SLC Arts.





Please complete and submit this form within 30 days of the completion of your project, no later than December 15, 2021. Failure to submit this report may render you  ineligible for future funding.

The final report is intended to verify that you have:

  • Used all grant monies exclusively on the project as described in the grant application budget
  • Prominently credited SLC Arts and the New York State Council on the  Arts Decentralization Program on all publicity, advertisements, and  acknowledgements related to the project
  • Informed SLC Arts of any  changes in the project as originally described in the grant application  immediately upon making decisions that would affect the project

 
Questions about content?  Contact Grant Coordinator, Alicia Murphy at grants@slcartscouncil.org.
Technical questions about Submittable.com?  Please click the "Help" button at the bottom of the page.  

*Draft copies of your Final Report 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 M Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by SLC Arts.

Please complete and submit this form within 30 days of the completion of your project, no later than December 15, 2021. Failure to submit this report may render you  ineligible for future funding.

The final report is intended to verify that you have:

  • Used all grant monies exclusively on the project as described in the grant application budget
  • Prominently credited SLC Arts and the New York State Council on the  Arts Decentralization Program on all publicity, advertisements, and  acknowledgements related to the project
  • Informed SLC Arts of any  changes in the project as originally described in the grant application immediately upon making decisions that would affect the project

 

Questions about content?  Contact Grant Coordinator, Alicia Murphy at grants@slcartscouncil.org.
Technical questions about Submittable.com?  Please click the "Help" button at the bottom of the page.  

*Draft copies of your Final Report 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 M Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by SLC Arts.

Please complete and submit this form within 30 days of the completion of your project, no later than December 15, 2020. Failure to submit this report may render you  ineligible for future funding.

The final report is intended to verify that you have:

  • Used all grant monies exclusively on the project as described in the grant application budget
  • Prominently credited SLC Arts and the New York State Council on the  Arts Decentralization Program on all publicity, advertisements, and  acknowledgements related to the project
  • Informed SLC Arts of any  changes in the project as originally described in the grant application  immediately upon making decisions that would affect the project

 
Questions about content?  Contact Grant Coordinator, Alicia Murphy at 315-265-6860 or arts@slcartscouncil.org.
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*Draft copies of your Final Report 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 M Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by SLC Arts.





Please complete and submit this form within 30 days of the completion of your project, no later than December 15, 2021. Failure to submit this report may render you  ineligible for future funding.

The final report is intended to verify that you have:

  • Used all grant monies exclusively on the project as described in the grant application budget
  • Prominently credited SLC Arts and the New York State Council on the  Arts Decentralization Program on all publicity, advertisements, and  acknowledgements related to the project
  • Informed SLC Arts of any  changes in the project as originally described in the grant application  immediately upon making decisions that would affect the project

 
Questions about content?  Contact Grant Coordinator, Alicia Murphy at 315-265-6860 or arts@slcartscouncil.org.
Technical questions about Submittable.com?  Please click the "Help" button at the bottom of the page.  

*Draft copies of your Final Report 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 M Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by SLC Arts.

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, submittable.com, 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.

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