• Upcoming Save the Dates!

    Friday, March 13 - April 3
    Artistic Discovery High School Art Competition

    Wednesday, April 8
    Chenango Film Society screening
    "The Graduate", 6:30pm
    Colonia Theatre

    Friday, April 10 - May 1
    Tim Grayson
    Gallery Opening Reception- April 10, 5-7pm

    Friday, April 10
    Drink Wine & Let's Design, 6-8:30pm


Welcome to the Chenango Arts Council. We believe the arts build a strong and vibrant local community. That's why we support the growth and development of local arts through grants to artists and organizations, offer life long learning and experiences for residents and artists, and provide a beautiful venue for many types of events.

Previously known as the Chenango County Council of the Arts, the Chenango Arts Council is now celebrating its' 40th year as a regional cultural service provider located in Norwich, NY. 
In 2015, the Council will allocate $115,860 in cultural funding to Broome, Chenango and Otsego county non profit organizations, artists and schools.  We invite you to visit the Grants tab above for information on the Grants for Teachers Program and our Decentralization Arts Education & Community Arts grant opportunities.  
Please visit the rest of our website to find out more about our Performance and Gallery Series, Film Society, membership and other programs and services!

For information on classes, or to register, visit the Gallery tab at the top menu and scroll to the "Sign Up for Classes" link!

With your help, we can continue to provide opportunities for the artists and art lovers of today and tomorrow alike.

Call for Artists

The Chenango Arts Council Invites Artists Entries for:

Public Arts Initiative 2015

Public Arts Initiative (PAI):  The PAI was created to present an inviting and welcoming image of our community as a destination place by bringing the arts to the public in everyday life.  Public art enriches the areas where we live, work and play, thereby increasing business, encouraging tourism and reducing unsightly or vacant areas. The PAI will support and showcase local area talent and give artists greater exposure for their work.

-All entries will be considered for a curated group show to be exhibited in store fronts and gallery spaces in downtown Norwich, New York. 
-The 2015 PAI will be displayed in three parts during the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2015.

Application and Submission Process:  
Deadline: April 3, 2015

Artists should submit all requested items in one single e-mail to info@chenangoarts.org, with “2015 PAI Call for Artists” in the subject line:

1) Four to six (4-6) j-peg images of recent work- completed within the last 2 years, listing the medium, title of the work, dimensions, date work was created, purchase amount of work if to be sold, and artist’s initials.
2) Artist statement of 500 or less words, and resume or biography.  
3) Exhibition solo proposal, if appropriate.

There is no fee for submission.  Artists will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis by April 13th, 2015. Chosen entries will be required to submit a $10 marketing assistance fee payable to the CAC.

Sales and Commission: At least 50% of work submitted to be exhibited should be available for sale.   The PAI retains 30% commission on all sales.

Insurance: PAI cannot insure work or be responsible for loss or damage. If you work is selected for exhibition, you may wish to retain your own insurance.

Delivery of Work: Artists are responsible for delivery and return of artwork. Work may be shipped or delivered in person to the Chenango Arts Council, 27 West Main Street, Norwich, NY by:  Spring: April 20, 2015, Summer: June 22, 2015, Fall: TBA.  (Lengths of exhibits may vary and artwork pick up times are TBA.)

Opening Receptions:  Spring: Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Artist’s Palette in downtown Norwich, NY. Summer: Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Mariea Brown and Raymond Loft Gallery at the Chenango Arts Council in Norwich, NY, Fall: TBA coinciding with The Commerce Chenango Artists Corridor in late September 2015.

Note: Accepted artists are encouraged to submit email addresses of people they would like to have invited to their opening reception.

For further inquiries please call: Diane Batson-Smith at (607)336-2787/ARTS or email us at: info@chenangoarts.org.

The PAI is a new initiative sponsored by The Chenango Arts Council.

                                 REGISTER NOW!!!
                                  for the 14th annual

              Allegro Run for the Arts

                               Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9am
                                 Registrations before April 17 include t-shirt!
$15 Up until race day, $20 Day of registration
                                             $10 for 18 years and under

Presented in partnership with Colonia Theatre, downtown Norwich
Next Showing:  Wednesday, April 8, 6:30pm ~ "The Graduate", 1967
Membership information and movie schedule!!

Chenango Arts Council hosted New York State Council on the Arts Executive Director, Lisa Robb, on Wednesday, March 11 for a Constituent Meeting at the Council’s Martin W. Kappel Theater. Pictured here are CAC Board members Jeffery Genung, Henry Drexler, NYSCA Executive Director Lisa Robb, CAC Executive Director Diane Batson-Smith and CAC Board members Donald Brown and Dominic Shea.

We welcome your visit to the Arts Council and Gallery!
Due to the many on and off site programs we run, we recommend you call prior to your visit to make sure we can accommodate you.

27 West Main Street
Norwich, NY 13815

Phone(607) 336-2787


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