The 2015 DEC Grants for individual artists, artists in schools and arts organizations will open soon!

Please note that the process and the funding calendar has changed. All applications will be submitted online and will be subject to completion of an “intent to apply” notification. The “intent to apply” notification will be available the week of August 18th, and after successful completion of that pre-application you will be sent the link to the appropriate grant application.

All new applicants can sign up for an informative seminar to explain the process to you, and to assist you in submitting a successful application. Grant Seminars are now only required for NEW applicants. You can register online for all seminars now. Please click here to register.


The Arts Center of the Capital Region offers grant opportunities for both individual artists and organizations.

For information on grants for individual artists, please click here.

For information on grants for artists in schools, please click here.

For information on grants for organizations, please click here.

To register for a DEC application seminar (required for all NEW applicants), please click here. (Note: Seminars are given at different times and at different locations throughout the capital region). 

For more information and technical assistance with grants, please contact


2014 Grant Recipients

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Community Arts, Arts in Education, and Individual Artist DEC Grants.  Each year The Arts Center delivers grants to over thirty individual artists and non-profit organizations to create high quality arts and culture programs that engage the communities within Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties.

This year’s awards total nearly $80,000. The Arts Center is proud to be able to provide this valuable resource through a partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) re-grant program. The winners will utilize funding to grow professionally and to enhance the cultural climate in communities and neighborhoods in our region.


Community Arts
440 State Street (ElectriCity Arts District)
Albany Area Senior Orchestra
Albany Barn, Inc
Altamont Free Library
Center for Disability Services
East Greenbush Community Library
Electronic Body Arts, Inc.
Grafton Community Library
Hamilton Hill Arts Center
Hindu Temple Society of Capital District
Holding Our Own
Independent Living Center
Nassau Free Library
Ne’imah Jewish Community Chorus
Our Own Productions
Pallavi of the Capital District
Rising Action Interactive Theater Group
Roarke Center
Robert & Dorothy Ludwig Jewish Community Center of Schenectady
Schenectady County Community College Foundation, Inc.
Sunnyview Hospital and Rehabilitation Center Foundation
Theater Voices
Troy Children’s Chorus at First United Presbyterian Church
Troy Public Library
Upstate Artist Guild, Inc.
Arts in Education
Tech Valley High School Foundation
Civil Chest, Inc.
Castleton Elementary School P.T.O.
Jennifer Hendricks
Individual Artists
Danielle Charlestin
Mary Kate McCarty
Sa’eed Sharif Torres



No Grants to be displayed at this time.