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13th Annual Cortland Community Arts Challenge Happening Now

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The 13th annual Cortland Community Arts Challenge has begun and all Cortland County artists, dancers, musicians, photographers, and writers are being encouraged to participate.











The challenge is a juried competition, co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts in Homer, and Cortland Arts Connect. Cash prizes will be awarded in six major categories.

Those categories are:

  • Fine Arts
  • Artisan Crafts
  • Choreography
  • Musical Composition
  • Photography
  • Writing

The challenge has a specific theme for this year. The challenge is “BEND” and submitted works will be judged on creativity and skillfulness that they show in this year’s theme.

You can enter online by clicking on the link here.


  • November 1st is the entry deadline and by November 30th, artists will receive a confirmation of their status on their submission.
  • January 27, 2023 will be the grand opening ceremony of the Community Arts Challenge and then in March of 2023, prizes will be awarded.






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