Welcome to the 2024 Artist Development Grant Application.

Please visit the Artist Development Grant Webpage for a complete list of guidelines and other grant support materials.

You may save your application at any time to return to before submitting. If you are completing multiple applications you must complete and submit your first application before you can start an additional application.

Contact Chris Walters, The ARTS Council's Grants Manager & Gallery Curator, at chris@eARTS.org for assistance.

Welcome to the 2024 QuickARTS Grant Application.


Please visit the QuickARTS Grant Webpage to see a list of guidelines and other grant support materials.
You may save your application at any time to return to before submitting. If you are completing multiple applications you must complete and submit your first application before you can start an additional application.


Contact Chris Walters, The ARTS Council's Grants Manager & Gallery Curator, at chris@eARTS.org for assistance.

The following is the final report for the QuickARTS & Artist Development grant programs.  If you have multiple projects for one grant cycle, please create a final report for each project.

If you have any questions or issues completing the report, please contact the Grants Manager at chris@eARTS.org or 607-962-1332. Thank you and congratulations on completing your project!

The following is the final report for the Community Arts, Individual Artist, & Teaching Artist Grant programs.  If you have multiple grants for one grant cycle, please create a final report for each grant.

If you have any questions or issues completing the report, please contact the Grants Manager at chris@eARTS.org or 607-962-1332.  Thank you and congratulations on completing your project!




Call for Entries

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes’ signature fashion fundraising event will be held Saturday, February 22, 2025, at Corning Museum of Glass!

This is a juried call. Designers of all ages are welcome. Designers can submit as many proposals as they wish, however, the panel may have to limit the number of accepted designs. 

Please refer to the Design Guidelines to create your proposal. Use the link to access the online submission form and upload your design. Proposals are due on Friday, June 28, 2024. The results of the jurying will be announced on Friday, July 19 2024.

Tell us as much as you can about your proposed design. We understand that as art unfolds, it evolves and often changes. We won’t hold you to exactly what you propose but do want to know about the materials and concept so that we can ensure an eclectic and diverse fashion show. The more information you provide, the better we will be able to assess your proposal. Please see the attached successful proposal example.

If your design is chosen, you will be included in the Designers-Only Facebook page. Materials can be sourced through the Facebook page. 

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Friday, June 28, 2024 - Proposal deadline
  • Friday, July 19, 2024 - Notification to designers

Participation is MANDATORY at the following:

  • Friday, October 18, 2024 - Photos & Updates #1 
  • Friday, November 15, 2024 - Photos & Updates #2 
  • Friday, December 13, 2024 - Photos & Updates #3
  • Friday, January 13, 2025 - Program Language (Materials & Concept, 50 words)
  • Sunday, February 9, 2025 - Rehearsal (attendance required, 11am – 2pm)
  • Saturday, February 22, 2025 - Dress Rehearsal & Fashion Show – All Day, Noon – Show Closing 

Questions? Contact Meghan at meghan@eARTS.org

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Design Guidelines

This fashion show will feature one-of-a-kind creations by artists, using recycled or repurposed materials.

The theme for 2025 is Future Dusk. The Pantone Color of 2025, Future Dusk, is a dark, moody, and intriguing hue, sitting between blue and purple. It has a sense of mystery and escapism, and feeds into themes of transition – whether it be moving from dark to light, or dusk to dawn – making it perfect for a period of immense change. You do not have to work in this color. Rather, use it as a jumping-off point for exploration of what it conjures. From fantasy and futurism to whimsy and sorbet sunsets - how do you envision your Future Dusk?

All recycled materials are acceptable. Materials must be community-sourced – no purchasing materials for use in designs. Past designers have used items such as plastic bags, feathers, warming blankets from a marathon, CDs and DVDs, newspaper, dryer lint, old tarps, candy wrappers, vinyl records, used videotape, and much more. Sew, weave, or assemble your materials. Please label the sketch of your design so the panel can clearly imagine your vision. 

Organic material is okay if it’s found, but please don’t denude any trees in pursuit of fashion. Label your design sketch so the panel can identify the materials you plan on using. 

The means of construction don’t have to be recycled. It’s okay to use notions such as thread, staples, or tape to hold things together.

Collaborate if you want. Collaborative design teams are a great way to tackle a creative dream and build relationships. We all know flights of fancy that can happen when creative people get together! The fashion show is a fun way for inspired coworkers or crafty friends to work together for a great cause. 

The final product needs to be a transformative creation. Create high fashion from other people’s castaways. Creating something new from something old is essential – just wearing old clothes doesn’t count. The Design Panel prefers proposals which truly transform materials to be unrecognizable from their original purpose.

Model your own work or design and recruit a model. If you’d like to design but don’t want to strut the runway, find a model – and a muse! Models will be required to attend a preliminary rehearsal near the show date and dress rehearsal.

Hair and makeup: Professional hair styling and makeup will be provided. Hair and make-up are part of the design concept.

Proposals: You can submit as many design proposals as you wish, but to include as many designers as possible, we may have to limit the number of accepted designs and or runway walks. Multiple designs may be accepted as a group which will walk the runway together (i.e. a couple or variations on a theme).

Questions? Contact Meghan at meghan@eARTS.org

Looking for the unconventional and avant-garde!

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes