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RISING STAR Art Grant

Ciaran Spence - 2018 Rising Star Artist

The Rising Star Art Grant is awarded annually to a current, recently graduated college student or a young artist up to the age of 29 who has consistently pursued a visual art career and is currently producing work.

The award includes a free booth space at the Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show, publicity, and a solo exhibition at the ACWC's Main Building.

This award is valued at $1,000; it covers the cost of the registration, booth fee, lunch for the three days of the festival, a basic tent and a $200.00 stipend for materials used to prepare for the solo exhibition.

Criteria and requirements

Applicant must meet 3 or more of the following:

  • Attend a college in Upstate NY.
  • Live in Upstate NY.
  • Be enrolled in a two or four year college. 
  • Is no older than 29 years old.  
  • Have produced a significant body of work in the last three - five years. 

Applicant must submit by email to info@artswyco.org on or before December 31st:

  • A brief statement addressing your reason for submitting the grant application
  • An artist's statement 
  • A brief biography (one page maximum)
  • A photo (at least 300 DPI jpg)
  • A few images (up to 10) of current/past work

Applicants will also be required to participate in an interview, which would include a portfolio/craft review.

For more information, please contact Jackie Hoyt at 585-237-3517 to schedule time to talk about the application and process.

 

Rising Star Art Grant Application

  • Support for the Arts Council for Wyoming County comes from ACWC members, other donors, the Conable and Wyoming Foundations, Tompkins Bank of Castile, Complete Payroll, Wyoming County Government, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support

    Support for the Arts Council for Wyoming County comes from ACWC members, other donors, the Conable and Wyoming Foundations, Tompkins Bank of Castile, Complete Payroll, Wyoming County Government, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

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