• Upcoming Save the Dates!

    Wednesday, March 11
    NYSCA Constituent Meeting

    Friday, March 13 - April 3
    Artistic Discovery High School Art Competition
    Opening: Friday, March 13, 5-7pm

    Saturday, March 21
    Canal Street String Band, 7pm

    Thursday, March 26
    Peking Acrobats, 7pm


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.


Peking Acrobats coming Thursday, March 26th, 7pm.
Tickets on sale NOW!                                                           
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Call us for the special "Family Package" rate.


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: March 27, 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.

NYSCA Constituent Meetings- March 11 - 13, 2015

ABY ROSEN Chair, New York State Council on the Arts/NYSCA
LISA ROBB Executive Director, NYSCA

NYSCA's Executive Director, Lisa Robb, will convene constituent meetings in our region on March 10 -13, 2015. Discussion items will include: What’s new at NYSCA, the FY2016 grants program and a Q & A. Each meeting will be co-hosted by the area’s Decentralization (DEC) site and the organization that will welcome all of us to its building. The DEC sites will also present information on the NYSCA Regrant program it administers. We invite you to attend whichever meeting is most convenient. 

Please click here to register for any of the following meetings.  We look forward to seeing you!

Syracuse - Co-hosted by CNY Arts and Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY
Tuesday, March 10, 10:00 - 11:30am 
This meeting will be followed by a 30 minute docent led tour of Prendergast to Pollock: American Modernism from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. This exhibition was supported by the NYSCA's FY14 Regional Economic Development Council Program. 

Norwich - Hosted by Chenango Arts Council, 27 West Main Street, Norwich, NY
Wednesday, March 11, 11am- 12:30pm

Ithaca - Co-hosted by Community Arts Partnership and Cinemapolis,
120 E Green Street, Ithaca, NY  
Thursday, March 12, 10:00 - 11:30am  

Binghamton - Co-hosted by Chenango Arts Council and Roberson Museum and Science Center,  30 Front Street, Binghamton, NY
Friday, March 13, 11:00am - 12:30pm 

This event is brought to us by the:  New York State Council on the Arts, 300 Park Ave South, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, 212-459-8800, www.arts.ny.gov

Presented in partnership with Colonia Theatre, downtown Norwich
Next Showing:  Wednesday, March 11, 6:30pm ~ "Singin' In The Rain", 1952
Membership information and movie schedule!!

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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