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. 




Finance Manager Job Description

The Finance Manager is a self-motivated, independent part-time manager leading our organizational finances. The Finance Manager will be responsible for financial management, reporting, planning, and budgeting to ensure SLC Arts’ financial sustainability as we grow and evolve.

The ideal candidate will have experience in accounting or bookkeeping, nonprofit management, development/advancement, Quickbooks (online and desktop), setting up and implementing financial systems, and have an organized and collaborative planning approach, a welcoming attitude, communicate in a professional manner sometimes under pressure, be willing to learn and adapt, and be able to manage a variety of tasks to reach specific outcomes.

What you will do:

  • Manage grant report timelines and compile and submit all required reports
  • Perform tasks using software including Quickbooks, Shopify, spreadsheets, donor management software, etc, including expense tracking for projects and general operations
  • Manage biweekly payroll and expense payments
  • Process incoming funds, including donor management, and coordinate all bank deposits
  • Act as primary staff liaison on board finance committee and Executive Director to develop budgets, create policies and procedures and then implement and train staff
  • Compile annual financial review data in coordination with other staff
  • Communicate with creative partners, sponsors, and patrons about finance and funding-related issues
  • Work with other staff and community partners to generate new ideas and strategies
  • Train and/or supervise staff, interns, and volunteer support to general operations, when needed
  • Other duties as assigned.

SLC Arts’ mission is to enrich the vibrancy of the North Country community by cultivating art appreciation and inspiring creative expression. SLC Arts is a small non-profit organization based in Potsdam, NY serving St. Lawrence County that provides multi-disciplinary arts opportunities to local communities and supports local artists. We are developing the Creative Spirit Community Arts Center, planning the 3rd annual North Country Arts Festival, and building our grant funding and professional development support services for artists and arts organizations.

The position is part-time, 20-25 hours per week at $17/hour to start with a plan to move to full time within the first year. We are evolving and growing, and we are planning for significant annual pay increases over the next few years. We anticipate growing this position to full-time, depending on budget, workload, and chosen candidate. In the first year, the employee will receive performance evaluations at 3-month and 6-month intervals, and then annually, at minimum. Annual benefits as well as other policies about the position are laid out in the SLC Arts Employee Handbook. All employees of SLC Arts must adhere to the policies of the SLC Arts Employee Handbook. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Weekly work hours can be flexibly scheduled based on the needs of the candidate, plus monthly finance meetings on Monday evenings as well as general support for other SLC Arts events.

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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.


For the purpose of creating small workshop groups, please fill out this form. Everyone is welcome, and no one will be turned away. We will create groups will similar goals and interests. Please submit up to two pages of work samples in your genre. 

This unpaid internship is intended to result in academic credits earned towards a degree through a partnership with the applicant's college or university. Applicants should speak with their academic advisor about the process for registering for an internship through their college or university. Internship hours are onsite but can be flexible enough to be worked in around a job or class schedule. Some nights and weekends may be required. Students may work anywhere between 8 and 32 hours per week for this internship.

Description: The intern will assist the Executive Director with program and event planning and implementation for the current and upcoming seasons. The primary objective of the internship is to complement the student's academic studies with professional work experience, and SLC Arts is committed to our interns' intellectual and cultural development. 

Successful applicants will be comfortable using computers for a wide range of tasks and writing for a public audience, communicate clearly in person and through email, and demonstrate consistently professional conduct in on-line interactions including utilizing social media etiquette. Basic spreadsheet experience required. 

 To apply: Submit the following application materials:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 professional references
  4.  (recommended)  Please choose one of the following application projects to submit with your application:
  • Create a planning document for holding a social party at your (or your parent’s) house. You choose the format.
  • Create a directory of all of the college professors you’ve had thus far to help potential incoming students get to know professors. You choose the format.

SLC Arts is a nonprofit organization that strives to provide Local Art for Everyone by connecting community members and arts organizers with local, contemporary artists and fostering community partnerships to serve underserved populations. SLC Arts in located in Potsdam, NY and primarily serves St. Lawrence County in New York State, offering exhibits, classes, publications, rentable workspace, and organizing community festivals and cultural events. In Jefferson and Lewis Counties, SLC Arts distributes state grant funding for community arts programming and offers consulting support to organizations. Please visit www.slcartscouncil.org.

*To apply, you must create an account; it's easy and it's free.

  • 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 September - November 2022.  
  • For projects taking place January - December, 2023.  
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, December 15, 2022.
  • BEFORE submitting: Please read the complete guidelines for this grant. 
  • Questions about the grant?  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
  • $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 September - November, 2022.  For projects taking place January - December, 2023.   
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, December 15, 2022, 4:00pm.  We recommend that you submit early, in case of unforeseen circumstances.
  • 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 September - November, 2022.  For projects taking place January - December, 2023.  
  • Application deadline: Thursday, December 15, 2022, 4:00pm.  We recommend that you submit early, in case of unforeseen circumstances.
  • BEFORE Submitting: Please read the complete GUIDELINES for this grant.   
  • Questions about the grant?  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.”

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, 2022. 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.
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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 State 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 SLC Arts.

Please complete and submit this form within 30 days of the completion of your project, no later than December 15, 2022. 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 State 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 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.

Please complete and submit this form within 30 days of the completion of your project, no later than December 15, 2022. Failure to submit this report may render you  ineligible for future funding.  We recommend that you submit early, in case of unforeseen circumstances.   

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 State 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 SLC Arts.

Please complete and submit this form within 30 days of the completion of your project, no later than January 31, 2023.

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.
 

Supported by American Rescue Plan funding, through the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Please complete and submit this form within 30 days of the completion of your project, no later than January 31, 2023.

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.

Supported by American Rescue Plan funding, through the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Each year the St. Lawrence County Arts Council recognizes someone in the North Country for their dedicated service to the Arts in our region. 

These individuals don't have to be artists themselves, but their passion, devotion, and work may have made the North Country a better place for artists to live, work, and create.

To nominate someone for this award, please complete this form. Nominations will be considered by SLC Arts' Board of Directors.


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

St. Lawrence County Arts Council