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Call for Creatives: May Edition




“Godspell” / May 15, 6 to 10 p.m. / Blackfriars Theatre / BFT Summer Intensive / JCC Summer Stage / Initial auditions at the JCC will begin with a dance call at 6 p.m. Arrive with enough time to warm up and stretch, and come ready to move with appropriate footwear. Prepare two 32-bar cuts in the style of the show (comedic contemporary musical theater). Bring a headshot, your resume, and your calendar. Performances: July 28 through Aug. 6.


“New Dimensions in Collage” exhibition / Deadline: May 10 / Vayo Collage Gallery / 4th international exhibition of collage art to take place in Rochester from June 3 through 24 at Vayo Collage Gallery.

Corn Hill Emerging Artists Expo / Deadline: June 7 / Corn Hill Arts Festival / All emerging artists are encouraged to apply. The festival takes place July 8 and 9, and draws thousands of visitors.

“Inspired by Nature” exhibition / Deadline: June 10 / Main Street Arts Gallery, Clifton Springs / Artists ages 18+ who live in New York State can submit their work for consideration for an upcoming nature-focused exhibition. Artists may submit up to 10 pieces and are encouraged to submit that many, as selected artists will be invited to show multiple works.


Genesee Valley Arts Grants / Deadline: May 18 / NYSCA/ Genesee Valley Council on the Arts / Individual Artists Grants support and enable artists to grow professionally and to enhance the cultural climate in Livingston and Monroe Counties. Grants are for $2,500. Submit up to three applications in any combination of categories (Community Arts, Artists in Education, and Individual Artist) totaling no more than $5,000.

Artist Grants Program for Rochester Musicians / Deadline: June 3 / The Local Sound Collaborative / This program will provide regular monthly payments of $200/month for 12 months beginning December 1. Six Rochester-based music artists ages 18+ will be selected with three spots reserved for artists of color.