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Call to Artists: Bethany Arts Community is accepting submissions for a large sculpture piece

Call to Artists: Bethany Arts Community is accepting submissions for a large sculpture piece

Bethany Arts Community (BAC) invites artists to propose project ideas for the sculpture park we are developing on the BAC property.

The Sculpture Park
The first location for a new installation is visible from the road and has a prominent position as we grow the sculpture park. The work may be site specific, or the artist may submit an already existing piece. Proposals may be shown as photographs, hand drawn sketches, digital renderings, or models/maquettes. The sculpture committee suggests that artists visit the site ahead of time, to understand the site’s constraints, so their proposals may take these into consideration.

How to Apply:
To respond to this Call to Artists, prepare the materials listed below and submit through our online application page. Application deadline is Feb 28th.

Artist Description
Bio, resume, CV or other documents that describe the artist’s background and experience.

Statement of Interest and Initial Project Concept
Narrative describing an initial artistic concept for this site, and the processes you might use for the project. Relevant Work Samples Images of completed past work that you feel is relevant to this site.

Itemized Budget
A preliminary budget of project expenses.

Bethany Arts Community’s campus is situated on 25 serene and picturesque acres and combines a charming 1920’s period building with a later addition of a 1950’s dormitory and instructional style wing. BAC is surrounded by abundant perennial beds, expansive lawns and a fruit orchard. BAC is preserving its historic structure while providing the community with a range of accessible arts programs and creating opportunities that will draw global artists to our region. We offer children’s and adult instruction, a performance venue, multiple galleries, rehearsal spaces, affordable studio spaces, short-term artist residencies, a public sculpture garden and meditation trail.

VIEW PROPOSED SCULPTURE SITE PHOTOS

About Bethany Arts Community
Our mission is to create a space and environment where the many forms of art can be learned, produced and flourish. Artists of all ages and levels of experience are welcome to explore and create art that the community can experience and be engaged in while enhancing their perception and perspective of the world. BAC aims to inspire sharing, connection and collaboration in a culture designed for the benefit of the local community and beyond.

Bethany Arts Community is dedicated to providing a supportive, creative and stimulating work environment for staff, interns and volunteers. We encourage all to reach their full potential offering unique opportunities to meaningfully contribute to Bethany’s overall organization.

For a list of jobs and volunteer opportunities, Please view opportunities and apply.

Bethany Arts Community is supported by The National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Arts Westchester and donations from our community.

Bethany Arts Community is pleased to be included in the 2020 Arts Westchester Challenge

Bethany Arts Community is pleased to be included in the 2020 Arts Westchester Challenge

Greetings and salutations,

During these challenging times, art is a beacon on the horizon and a place of hope. Despite limitations, Bethany Arts Community has managed to continue meaningful programs for kids, adults, and professional artists virtually and safely in person.

At Bethany Arts Community:

  • our workshops, classes and youth arts programs offer experiences in drawing and painting, mosaic, theater and dance.
  • our residency program for professional artists – currently in session with a reduced number of artists, in a safe, distanced way – offers opportunities to develop new works and engage with peers and the public
  • our gallery, sculpture park and gardens are open and free for all.

Central to the mission of our organization and to ensure accessibility, Bethany Arts Community lowers barriers to participation through scholarships and a policy that no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

We cannot do this work without you.

Bethany Arts Community has been offered a challenge by ArtsWestchester. For every NEW donation to Bethany Arts Community, ArtsWestchester, with the generous support of the Westchester County Executive and Board of Legislators, will match those contributions 1:1, effectively doubling your gift. If you’ve never given to Bethany before, or if you are able to increase your contribution, now is the moment.

Creativity and bold, creative action are the only path forward to a brighter, more equitable future. Join Bethany Arts Community to make these programs possible. Donate now, and your contribution will ensure our arts education programs will continue into a school year full of doubt and budget cuts.

Donate now and support artists facing unprecedented income and opportunity loss. Donate now and your contributions will be doubled by ArtsWestchester. Now is the moment.

The 2020 Art$W Challenge is now available!
Eligible donations will be matched through Dec 31, 2020.
Download Donor Certification Form to make sure your donation is matched!

Tax deductible contributions may be made online at bethanyarts.org/support
or by check made payable to: Bethany Arts Community.

In addition, the Donor Certification Form must be completed and returned to Bethany by the donor to be eligible for the ArtsW Challenge match. Checks and donor forms can be mailed to Bethany Arts Community, 40 Somerstown Road, Ossining, New York 10562 or scanned and e-mailed to info@bethanyarts.org

As always, thank you for your support of Bethany Arts Community and stay safe, well and connected!

David Lyons, Founder & Board President
Abigail Lewis, Executive Director

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