Ends on June 2, 2017

This year, in partnership with the Orange County Arts Council, the Trauma Institute is proposing to collaborate with local artists on a community outreach art project. 

Looking for artists who are interested in working with community members on a collaborative art project. The artists will be using chalk to create large, communal work of art(s) in public spaces throughout the county at facilities where at risk populations have been identified such as: the County Jail, Department of Social Services Buildings, Probation, and the Courthouse etc. 

Through the use of art, accessible material such as chalk and a shared group experience, the objective of this project is to encourage our at risk persons, undergoing stressful experiences such as social services or the legal system to have an opportunity to be playful in a space that is not often seen as playful, and to provide them with an experience that will make them feel good about themselves. This exercise shouldencourage diversity, collaboration, and ultimately, empathy for each other.

There will be two artists per site and they will be providing three hour sessions, encouraging the public to co-create a work of art(s).

We are looking for artists who are friendly and personable and who would take it in stride if people became rude (eg; drawing pornographic things). The artists will be paid $200 each for their time and talent. Artists will receive 1 to 1 ½  hours of sensitivity training prior to the public sessions by members of the Trauma Institute. This training will be offered at no cost to the artists.

Dates will be set by the Trauma Institute and artists, with a rain date.

Artists are to submit a proposal for a site specific chalk project. Proposal should include a description of how the group will work together as well as possible designs for the project. 

 

 

Ends in 5 days, 1 hour

Orange County Arts Council is seeking original 10-minute theatrical plays, screenplays, or scenes to be presented as readings only as part of a Ten Minute Play Festival being held on Friday, July 14th at the Loft at  Foundry 42 in Port Jervis to help celebrate the Council's 10th Anniversary.

Up to ten plays will be selected and performed from among the submissions. The focus of this event is on the voice of the Orange County playwright.

  • Submission Deadline: May 5, 2017
  • Selections Announced: June 9, 2017
 Prospectus:
  • In order to encourage maximum creativity, there will be no specific theme
  • All entrants must be residents of Orange County and 14 years old or older by the submission deadline
  • Works may have been previously performed or filmed, but must be original work.
  • Works will be adjudicated anonymously. Do not put writer’s name on the title page or any of the pages of the play itself.
  • All pages of the manuscript must be sequentially numbered and each page must include the title of the play.
  • Collaborations are welcome. At least one of the writers must be an Orange County resident.
  • Musical theatre pieces will be accepted. The sum total of the piece, including music, must not be longer than 10 minutes. There is a piano in the performance space.
  • If your submission is part of a longer piece, include a brief introductory paragraph, which will serve to orient the judges. 
  • Submitted pieces must contain at least two (2) characters, but no more than four (4).
  • Works must consist mainly of dialogue – not monologues.
  • Each writer may submit only one manuscript for consideration.
  • Works will only be accepted electronically. 
Performance details:
  • Readings of chosen works will be script-in-hand, not staged.
  • Five chairs and five music stands will be provided. (This includes one for stage directions reader.)
  • Costumes are not required.
  • All casting and directorial decisions will be made by the submitting playwright. The Arts Council will solicit and compile a list of area actors and directors, which will be provided to writers upon request. However, the Arts Council will NOT be responsible for providing cast members or directors. It is advised that writers not direct their own works.
  • Selected writers will bear all responsibility for any rehearsals they may wish to hold. Additionally, neither the Arts Council nor the presenting venue will provide rehearsal space. 
  • Participating playwrights will be introduced at the end of the program, after which there will be an informal reception for attendees, playwrights, and cast members.
What is the Orange County Arts Council Open Studio Tour?

The 2017 Open Studio Tour will take place over three weekends this year and will cover studios located throughout Orange County. 

May 6th and 7th will showcase the Northwestern part of the county: (Middletown, Otisville, Crawford, Pine Bush, Port Jervis, Montgomery, Walden, Westtown, Unionville, Slate Hill)

May 20th and May 21st will showcase the Eastern part of the county: (Newburgh, Campbell Hall, Washingtonville, Highland Mills, Cornwall)

June 3rd and June 4th will showcase the Southern part of the county: (Warwick, Tuxedo, Florida, Goshen, Pine Island, Harriman, Monroe, Sugar Loaf, Greenwood Lake, Florida)  


Each artist will need to be available from 11am-5pm both days within their own studio, in a shared studio with other artists, or in a HUB location where several artists will be demonstrating. The purpose of the Open Studio Tour is to provide the public with a self-guided tour of local visual art studios and venues. The Open Studio Tour provides a rare opportunity for the public to observe working artists during the creative process. Artists should be prepared to offer explanations and demonstrations of their materials and art process.

The objectives of the Open Studio Tour weekend are to:

1.    Provide an educational experience to the regional community by inviting the general public to experience the life of artists at work in their studio environment,
2.   
Offer opportunities for the community to learn about the artistic process and sources of artistic inspiration.
3.    Present artists with an opportunity to market their work,
4.   
Encourage people to collect art by helping them begin art collections or enhance existing ones, and
5.   
Create a greater awareness of the diversity and quality of Orange County arts among the general public. 

The Open Studio Tour opens up possibilities. Some reasons to participate in this event are: 

-to connect with the community on a personal level and talk about art,
-
to sell work that you might not normally get to show,
-
to clean up your studio
-
to share your love of art and the creative process with others.
-
to distribute marketing material or take-aways. 

The Orange County Arts Council can provide assistance to anyone who is looking for ideas to engage the public for this event. 

This year we are transitioning from our usual booklet to a new virtual website accompanied by a foldout map and printable listings. 
This change will be more environmentally efficient, be more effective at connecting the tour with wider audiences, and will not limit us to only the printed material.

As part of this virtual transition, we ask that you sign up for the tour, upload your high-res .jpeg, and pay the registration fee through our online portal below.  

It is the Arts Council’s desire that the Open Studio Tour will open up the world of artists to everyone – from students to the seasoned collector to the first-time art buyer or observer to the curious general public. We believe that through education, visitors can become loyal customers and supporters of Orange County art.

Submission of your application through this sight indicate your understanding and agreement with the following expectations.  Please contact us with questions or concerns.

1.    You, or a qualified representative, will be in your studio or venue between 11am and 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday during the Open Studio. Some artists offer light refreshments to visitors. 

2.    For the duration of the tour, you are expected to discuss your art with visitors, have some kind of demonstration or creative activity taking place all day on both days. Artists will produce and exhibit their own original work.

3.    If you are applying as a venue, you agree to showcase the work of Orange County artists or craftspeople during the hours of the Open Studio Tour weekend. 

4.    You will use Open Studio signs for yourself only.

5.    Promotion for Open Studio is a joint effort between the Orange County Arts Council and each registrant. We expect each studio or gallery to help the Orange County Arts Council promote this event by whatever means is at your disposal including, but not limited to postcards, social media, email, and press releases. The Arts Council provides general promotion for this event including postcards, the studio tour booklet, press releases, social media, website, flyers and co-promotion with Orange County Tourism. We encourage you to join with others in your area to co-promote whenever possible. 

6.    Open Studio signs, postcards and any other marketing material are available. Please contact the Arts Council to arrange a time to pick them up. 

7.    All participants must comply with deadlines. In order for us to manage and organize this event, we must have all the necessary paper work. NO EXCEPTIONS! 

8.    Public sites should be accessible to those with disabilities. Private studios should be ready to accommodate visitors with disabilities. We expect each Studio to be informed about the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it might apply to you (in general, if you are not normally open to the public you are not legally required to do anything different than you are doing now). You can find definitions of public and private, and a free online course about businesses and accessibility at the website http://www.ada.gov.

9.      All sites must be safe. Sharp or dangerous machines or tools should be cordoned off from the public. The space should be clean and easy to navigate even when crowded.
___________________________________________________________________________ 

            The Participant (“you”) acknowledge that by participating in the Orange County Arts Council Open Studio Tour 2015 you will be opening your home, studio or gallery to the general public as your invited guests.

                You acknowledge that your participation in the Studio Tour carries the risk of loss, theft, damage, personal injury or death to both you and your property, and to your guests and their property.

                 You are cautioned to obtain insurance coverage of such types and in such amounts as you deem adequate.

                You hereby waive and agree not to make any claims against Orange County NY Arts Council, Inc., or its past, current or future officers, directors, employees, members, volunteers, sponsors, agents, insurers, successors or assigns in connection with any loss, theft, damage, personal injury or death, sustained by any person or persons, arising out of or as a result of the Studio Tour.

                You hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Orange County NY Arts Council, Inc. and its past, current or future officers, directors, employees, members, volunteers, sponsors, agents, insurers, successors and assigns from any and all expense, loss or damage (including, but not limited to, court costs, investigation costs and attorney's fees) arising out of or as a result of any loss, theft, damage, personal injury or death, sustained by any person or persons, arising out of or as a result of the Studio Tour to the fullest extent allowed by law.

                The foregoing agreements are made by you on behalf of you, all persons residing with you, your employees and agents, and each of your and their successors, assigns, heirs and legal representatives. The foregoing agreements are made for good and valuable consideration including, but not limited to, the opportunity to participate in the Studio Tour.




$47.00
What is the Orange County Arts Council Open Studio Tour?

The 2017 Open Studio Tour will take place over three weekends this year and will cover studios located throughout Orange County. 

May 6th and 7th will showcase the Northwestern part of the county: (Middletown, Otisville, Crawford, Pine Bush, Port Jervis, Montgomery, Walden, Westtown, Unionville, Slate Hill)

May 20th and May 21st will showcase the Eastern part of the county: (Newburgh, Campbell Hall, Washingtonville, Highland Mills, Cornwall)

June 3rd and June 4th will showcase the Southern part of the county: (Warwick, Tuxedo, Florida, Goshen, Pine Island, Harriman, Monroe, Sugar Loaf, Greenwood Lake, Florida)  


Each artist will need to be available from 11am-5pm both days within their own studio, in a shared studio with other artists, or in a HUB location where several artists will be demonstrating. The purpose of the Open Studio Tour is to provide the public with a self-guided tour of local visual art studios and venues. The Open Studio Tour provides a rare opportunity for the public to observe working artists during the creative process. Artists should be prepared to offer explanations and demonstrations of their materials and art process.

The objectives of the Open Studio Tour weekend are to:

1.    Provide an educational experience to the regional community by inviting the general public to experience the life of artists at work in their studio environment,
2.   
Offer opportunities for the community to learn about the artistic process and sources of artistic inspiration.
3.    Present artists with an opportunity to market their work,
4.   
Encourage people to collect art by helping them begin art collections or enhance existing ones, and
5.   
Create a greater awareness of the diversity and quality of Orange County arts among the general public. 

The Open Studio Tour opens up possibilities. Some reasons to participate in this event are: 

-to connect with the community on a personal level and talk about art,
-
to sell work that you might not normally get to show,
-
to clean up your studio
-
to share your love of art and the creative process with others.
-
to distribute marketing material or take-aways. 

The Orange County Arts Council can provide assistance to anyone who is looking for ideas to engage the public for this event. 

This year we are transitioning from our usual booklet to a new virtual website accompanied by a foldout map and printable listings. 
This change will be more environmentally efficient, be more effective at connecting the tour with wider audiences, and will not limit us to only the printed material.

As part of this virtual transition, we ask that you sign up for the tour, upload your high-res .jpeg, and pay the registration fee through our online portal below.  No submissions will be accepted after the deadline of March 10th at 11:59pm.

It is the Arts Council’s desire that the Open Studio Tour will open up the world of artists to everyone – from students to the seasoned collector to the first-time art buyer or observer to the curious general public. We believe that through education, visitors can become loyal customers and supporters of Orange County art.

Submission of your application through this sight indicate your understanding and agreement with the following expectations.  Please contact us with questions or concerns.

1.    You, or a qualified representative, will be in your studio or venue between 11am and 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday during the Open Studio. Some artists offer light refreshments to visitors. 

2.    For the duration of the tour, you are expected to discuss your art with visitors, have some kind of demonstration or creative activity taking place all day on both days. Artists will produce and exhibit their own original work.

3.    If you are applying as a venue, you agree to showcase the work of Orange County artists or craftspeople during the hours of the Open Studio Tour weekend. 

4.    You will use Open Studio signs for yourself only.

5.    Promotion for Open Studio is a joint effort between the Orange County Arts Council and each registrant. We expect each studio or gallery to help the Orange County Arts Council promote this event by whatever means is at your disposal including, but not limited to postcards, social media, email, and press releases. The Arts Council provides general promotion for this event including postcards, the studio tour booklet, press releases, social media, website, flyers and co-promotion with Orange County Tourism. We encourage you to join with others in your area to co-promote whenever possible. 

6.    Open Studio foldouts, signs and any other marketing material will be distributed at our Open Studio Tour kick-off party (date TBA) at the Seligmann Studio, 23 White Oak Drive in Sugar Loaf. Every participating artist and/or venue is required to attend or to send a representative to pick up these materials.

7.    All participants must comply with deadlines. In order for us to manage and organize this event, we must have all the necessary paper work by the deadlines printed. NO EXCEPTIONS! 

8.    Public sites should be accessible to those with disabilities. Private studios should be ready to accommodate visitors with disabilities. We expect each Studio to be informed about the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it might apply to you (in general, if you are not normally open to the public you are not legally required to do anything different than you are doing now). You can find definitions of public and private, and a free online course about businesses and accessibility at the website http://www.ada.gov.

9.      All sites must be safe. Sharp or dangerous machines or tools should be cordoned off from the public. The space should be clean and easy to navigate even when crowded.
___________________________________________________________________________ 

            The Participant (“you”) acknowledge that by participating in the Orange County Arts Council Open Studio Tour 2015 you will be opening your home, studio or gallery to the general public as your invited guests.

                You acknowledge that your participation in the Studio Tour carries the risk of loss, theft, damage, personal injury or death to both you and your property, and to your guests and their property.

                 You are cautioned to obtain insurance coverage of such types and in such amounts as you deem adequate.

                You hereby waive and agree not to make any claims against Orange County NY Arts Council, Inc., or its past, current or future officers, directors, employees, members, volunteers, sponsors, agents, insurers, successors or assigns in connection with any loss, theft, damage, personal injury or death, sustained by any person or persons, arising out of or as a result of the Studio Tour.

                You hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Orange County NY Arts Council, Inc. and its past, current or future officers, directors, employees, members, volunteers, sponsors, agents, insurers, successors and assigns from any and all expense, loss or damage (including, but not limited to, court costs, investigation costs and attorney's fees) arising out of or as a result of any loss, theft, damage, personal injury or death, sustained by any person or persons, arising out of or as a result of the Studio Tour to the fullest extent allowed by law.

                The foregoing agreements are made by you on behalf of you, all persons residing with you, your employees and agents, and each of your and their successors, assigns, heirs and legal representatives. The foregoing agreements are made for good and valuable consideration including, but not limited to, the opportunity to participate in the Studio Tour.




Ends in 6 days, 1 hour $74.50
$74.50

This registration includes a discounted 1 year membership to the Orange County Arts Council.

What is the Orange County Arts Council Open Studio Tour?

The 2017 Open Studio Tour will take place over three weekends this year and will cover studios located throughout Orange County. 

May 6th and 7th will showcase the Northwestern part of the county: (Middletown, Crawford, Pine Bush, Port Jervis, Montgomery, Walden, Westtown, Unionville, Slate Hill)

May 20th and May 21st will showcase the Eastern part of the county: (Newburgh, Campbell Hall, Washingtonville, Highland Mills, Cornwall)

June 3rd and June 4th will showcase the Southern part of the county: (Warwick, Tuxedo, Florida, Goshen, Pine Island, Harriman, Monroe, Sugar Loaf, Greenwood Lake, Florida)  


Each artist will need to be available from 11am-5pm both days within their own studio, in a shared studio with other artists, or in a HUB location where several artists will be demonstrating. The purpose of the Open Studio Tour is to provide the public with a self-guided tour of local visual art studios and venues. The Open Studio Tour provides a rare opportunity for the public to observe working artists during the creative process. Artists should be prepared to offer explanations and demonstrations of their materials and art process.

The objectives of the Open Studio Tour weekend are to:

1.    Provide an educational experience to the regional community by inviting the general public to experience the life of artists at work in their studio environment,
2.   
Offer opportunities for the community to learn about the artistic process and sources of artistic inspiration.
3.    Present artists with an opportunity to market their work,
4.   
Encourage people to collect art by helping them begin art collections or enhance existing ones, and
5.   
Create a greater awareness of the diversity and quality of Orange County arts among the general public. 

The Open Studio Tour opens up possibilities. Some reasons to participate in this event are: 

-to connect with the community on a personal level and talk about art,
-
to sell work that you might not normally get to show,
-
to clean up your studio
-
to share your love of art and the creative process with others.
-
to distribute marketing material or take-aways. 

The Orange County Arts Council can provide assistance to anyone who is looking for ideas to engage the public for this event. 

This year we are transitioning from our usual booklet to a new virtual website accompanied by a foldout map and printable listings. 
This change will be more environmentally efficient, be more effective at connecting the tour with wider audiences, and will not limit us to only the printed material.

As part of this virtual transition, we ask that you sign up for the tour, upload your high-res .jpeg, and pay the registration fee through our online portal below.  No submissions will be accepted after the deadline of March 10th at 11:59pm.

It is the Arts Council’s desire that the Open Studio Tour will open up the world of artists to everyone – from students to the seasoned collector to the first-time art buyer or observer to the curious general public. We believe that through education, visitors can become loyal customers and supporters of Orange County art.

Submission of your application through this sight indicate your understanding and agreement with the following expectations.  Please contact us with questions or concerns.

1.    You, or a qualified representative, will be in your studio or venue between 11am and 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday during the Open Studio. Some artists offer light refreshments to visitors. 

2.    For the duration of the tour, you are expected to discuss your art with visitors, have some kind of demonstration or creative activity taking place all day on both days. Artists will produce and exhibit their own original work.

3.    If you are applying as a venue, you agree to showcase the work of Orange County artists or craftspeople during the hours of the Open Studio Tour weekend. 

4.    You will use Open Studio signs for yourself only.

5.    Promotion for Open Studio is a joint effort between the Orange County Arts Council and each registrant. We expect each studio or gallery to help the Orange County Arts Council promote this event by whatever means is at your disposal including, but not limited to postcards, social media, email, and press releases. The Arts Council provides general promotion for this event including postcards, the studio tour booklet, press releases, social media, website, flyers and co-promotion with Orange County Tourism. We encourage you to join with others in your area to co-promote whenever possible. 

6.    Open Studio foldouts, signs and any other marketing material will be distributed at our Open Studio Tour kick-off party on April 7th, 2017, at the Seligmann Studio, 23 White Oak Drive in Sugar Loaf. Every participating artist and/or venue is required to attend or to send a representative to pick up these materials.

7.    All participants must comply with deadlines. In order for us to manage and organize this event, we must have all the necessary paper work by the deadlines printed. NO EXCEPTIONS! 

8.    Public sites should be accessible to those with disabilities. Private studios should be ready to accommodate visitors with disabilities. We expect each Studio to be informed about the Americans with Disabilities Act and how it might apply to you (in general, if you are not normally open to the public you are not legally required to do anything different than you are doing now). You can find definitions of public and private, and a free online course about businesses and accessibility at the website http://www.ada.gov.

9.      All sites must be safe. Sharp or dangerous machines or tools should be cordoned off from the public. The space should be clean and easy to navigate even when crowded.
___________________________________________________________________________ 

            The Participant (“you”) acknowledge that by participating in the Orange County Arts Council Open Studio Tour 2015 you will be opening your home, studio or gallery to the general public as your invited guests.

                You acknowledge that your participation in the Studio Tour carries the risk of loss, theft, damage, personal injury or death to both you and your property, and to your guests and their property.

                 You are cautioned to obtain insurance coverage of such types and in such amounts as you deem adequate.

                You hereby waive and agree not to make any claims against Orange County NY Arts Council, Inc., or its past, current or future officers, directors, employees, members, volunteers, sponsors, agents, insurers, successors or assigns in connection with any loss, theft, damage, personal injury or death, sustained by any person or persons, arising out of or as a result of the Studio Tour.

                You hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Orange County NY Arts Council, Inc. and its past, current or future officers, directors, employees, members, volunteers, sponsors, agents, insurers, successors and assigns from any and all expense, loss or damage (including, but not limited to, court costs, investigation costs and attorney's fees) arising out of or as a result of any loss, theft, damage, personal injury or death, sustained by any person or persons, arising out of or as a result of the Studio Tour to the fullest extent allowed by law.

                The foregoing agreements are made by you on behalf of you, all persons residing with you, your employees and agents, and each of your and their successors, assigns, heirs and legal representatives. The foregoing agreements are made for good and valuable consideration including, but not limited to, the opportunity to participate in the Studio Tour.