Cortland Community Arts Challenge

Thirteenth Annual Community Arts Challenge

It is time to get out your art supplies, your dancing shoes, your musical instruments, your cameras, your computers and pens. The thirteenth annual Cortland County’s Community Arts Challenge is underway. All Cortland County artists, dancers, musicians, photographers, and writers are encouraged to participate.

What is the Community Arts Challenge? It is a juried competition, co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts in Homer and Cortland Arts Connect (formerly the Cultural Council of Cortland County).

Cash prizes will be awarded in six major categories: Fine Arts, Artisan Crafts, Choreography, Musical Composition, Photography, and Writing.

To enter online – CLICK HERE 

To download a printable PDF entry form – CLICK HERE 

Or you may stop into the Center for the Arts of Homer offices Tues – Fri from 10am – 4pm to pick up a entry form. 

The “challenge” is to use one’s art to depict or express a specific theme. The artistic theme for the 2022 Arts Challenge is “BEND”. Submitted works will be judged on how creatively and skillfully they communicate this theme. Participants are encouraged to think about all the uses and meanings of “BEND” when planning their creations. All of the Arts Challenge artists will be celebrated in January 2023.

Anyone 16 years of age or older who lives or works in or around Cortland County is eligible to participate in the Arts Challenge.  There is still plenty of time to plan and produce your entry. Submissions are due by November 1, 2022. So, start planning ways to use your talents to be part of this community-wide event.

To enter online – CLICK HERE 

To download a printable PDF entry form – CLICK HERE 

Or you may stop into the Center for the Arts of Homer offices Tues – Fri from 10am – 4pm to pick up a entry form. (72 S. Main St. Homer, NY 13077)

Full details about how to enter the Community Arts Challenge can be found at www.CortlandArtsChallenge.org.