Individual Artists

Individual Artist Commissions:

FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY ARTS AND CULTURAL PROJECTS

           *PROGRAM OVERVIEW BELOW

The 2015 DEC Grants process for Individual Artist Commissions IS OPEN!

Please note that the process has changed. All applications will now be submitted online and will be subject to completion of an Intent to Apply registration. Any new and returning applicant will only be sent the online submission link if they complete a successful Intent to Apply registration.                                        You must register your Intent to Apply by October 31st, 2014 deadline, and ALL new applicants MUST have attended a Grant Seminar.

Click here to register your Intent to Apply.

NEW applicants must also register for an informative Grant Seminar to explain the process to you, and to assist you in submitting a successful application. NEW applicants MUST register for a seminar and note the date registered on their Intent to Apply registration.  Returning applicants may sign up for  Grant Seminar if they desire, but please make sure to read and review all information carefully if you do not register for a seminar.

DEADLINE FOR FINAL APPLICATIONS IS 12/1/2014 for the 2015 grant cycle

To repeat: Grant Seminars are now only required for NEW applicants.

You can register online for all seminars now. Click here to register for a Grant Seminar.

For more information and technical assistance with grants, please contact grants@artscenteronline.org, or contact the Grant Coordinators listed on your application.

 

Individual Artist Commissions 2015: OVERVIEW

This grant supports local individual artists to create work within a community setting in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties.

The Individual Artist Commission funds are intended to support the creation of new work that engages the community in some way through the artists’ creative process. This grant opportunity is designed to increase support for local artist-initiated activity and to highlight the role of artists as important members of the community. Projects should enhance access to arts in diverse communities throughout the region, support the development of rich and varied arts experiences of the highest quality, and encourage artistic expression in all disciplines and in their various forms.

An essential element of funding for the Individual Artist Commission is the inclusion of community involvement in the development and creative process of the artists’ project. The project must encompass a segment of the community through some form of feedback, response, interaction and/or social practice. Some examples of this type of interaction are interviews with a segment of the community, creation of parallel work by a community group, or stories and anecdotes collected from a community group that relate to the concept or content of the project. Projects that limit public participation to performances or exhibitions after the work has been executed are not eligible.

Artists must apply directly to this grant. These grants are intended to support generative (not interpretive) artists interested in working within a community setting. The legal address of the applicant must lie within in Albany, Rensselaer or Schenectady Counties, and the project must take place in this same county.Projects must have begun, completed all creative work, and encumbered all grant funding between April 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.

This is a competitive process. Applicants may submit up to three direct requests in any combination of Community Arts and/or Arts Education Grant/Individual Artist Commision applications totaling no more than $5,000. The maximum funding limit for any one Individual Artist Commission request is $2,500.

Individual Artist Commissions are grants for new projects that engage with the communities within Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties.

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2014 GRANT INFORMATION

Final Report Indy Artist Commission 2014

Final Report Budget

2014 logo and acknowledgement IA

Date    Day     Times    Place    Address
July 17th    Tuesday    5:30 Community Arts Grants
6:15 Arts Education
6:45 Individual Artists    The Arts Center    265 River Street
Troy, NY
July 25th    Wednesday    12:00 Community Arts Grants
12:45 Arts Education
1:30 Individual Artists    Proctors    Guild Room, Proctors
432 State Street
Schenectady, NY
August 2nd    Thursday    5:30 Community Arts Grants
6:15 Individual Artists    Stage 1, Albany Barn    46 North Swan Street
Albany, NY
August 4th    Saturday    10:00 Community Arts Grants
10:45 Arts Education
11:30 Individual Artists    The Arts Center    265 River Street
Troy, NY
August 8th    Wednesday    12:00 Community Arts Grants
1:00 Arts Education
1:30 Individual Artists    Albany Public Library    161 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY
August 13th    Monday    12:00 Community Arts Grants
12:45 Arts Education
1:30 Individual Artists    Petersburgh Public Library    69 Main street (Route 2)
Petersburgh, NY
August 14th    Tuesday    5:30 Community Arts Grants
6:15 Arts Education
6:45 Individual Artists    Rotterdam Public Library    1100 North Westcott Road
Schenectady, NY
August 28th    Tuesday    5:30 Community Arts Grants
6:30 Individual Artists    The Foundry    119 Remsen Street
Cohoes, NY
August 29th    Wednesday    5:30 Community Arts Grants
6:15 Arts Education
6:45 Individual Artists    Niskayuna Branch Library    2400 Nott Street East
Niskayuna, NY
September 11th    Tuesday    5:30 Community Arts Grants
6:15 Arts Education
6:45 Individual Artists    John J. Bach Branch of Albany Public Library    455 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY
September 12th    Wednesday    12:00 Community Arts Grants
1:00 Arts Education
1:30 Individual Artists    The Arts Center    265 River Street
Troy, NY