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RISING STAR Art Grant

Maliya Travers-Crumb - 2020 Rising Star Artist

The Arts Council for Wyoming County's Rising Star Scholarship is awarded annually to a current junior, senior, recently graduated college student, or a young artist aged 30 who plans to produce and sell visual art as part of their future livelihood. The scholarship includes a booth space at the Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show, publicity, and a solo exhibition at the ACWC's Gallery.

Criteria and requirements

Applicant must meet three 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 30 years old.  
  • Have produced a significant body of work in the last three-five years. 

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

  • A brief statement addressing your reason for submitting the grant application
  • A brief artist's statement and or biography(  (one-page maximum)
  • Up to 10 images of current/past work within the last three years
  • Application form with contact information

Applicants may be required to participate in an oral interview, including a portfolio review.

Please contact Jackie Swaby, Executive Director of the Arts Council for Wyoming County, for more information at 585-237-3517.

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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