2020 Community Arts Challenge – WINDOW

Center for the Arts


The Next Arts Challenge Theme is WINDOW

It is time to get out your art supplies, your dancing shoes, your musical instruments, your cameras, your computers and pens. The eleventh 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 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.

The “challenge” is to use one’s art to depict or express a specific theme. The artistic theme for the 2020 Arts Challenge is WINDOW. 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 “window” when planning their creations. All of the Arts Challenge artists will be celebrated in January 2021, although Covid-19 may alter the format of this year’s event.

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, 2020. So, start planning ways to use your talents to be part of this community-wide event.

Full details about how to enter the Community Arts Challenge can be found at www.CortlandArtsChallenge.org. You can also call 749-4900 to have a prospectus and an application form mailed to you, or you may pick up a form Tuesday – Friday from 10am – 4pm at the box office.

Take the Arts Challenge!