SPAC is now accepting submissions in the forms of visual art, literary art, and the performing arts for the next FOYA Online Gallery exhibition, set to launch in May 2023 and the live festival event at SPAC on June 4th, 2023.

Festival Theme

The 2023 Gallery theme will be EARTH. Works inspired by the Gallery theme are highly recommended, as this will increase the chances of your work being selected. However, it is not mandatory to use this theme as your primary source of inspiration for your submitted work to be considered.



High school students and youth ensembles who reside in or are part of a school or organization based in the following NY counties are invited to submit photos of artwork, digital copies of literary compositions, and videos of performances: Albany, Columbia, Essex, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Rensselaer, Warren, Washington.

We also welcome submissions from middle school performers and performing ensembles in the Performing Arts category only.

Submission Deadline

All art, literary, and performance pieces must be submitted by the end of the day on

January 20, 2023.

FOYA 2023 Outstanding Artist Award

In addition to selecting numerous works to be showcased in the online exhibit and potential live event, Saratoga Performing Arts Center is awarding one student in each of the three categories - Visual Art, Literary Art, and the Performing Arts - with the distinction "FOYA 2023 Outstanding Artist".


Each of the three artists selected will receive $500 to support the further development of their craft. Award money will be granted in the form of a written check and presented to the student at the live event on June 4, 2023.

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Art and Literary contests are offered in collaboration with WSWHE BOCES 2023 Talent Unlimited Contest. 


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