The Arts Center of the Capital Region offers grant opportunities for Community Arts organizations and Arts in Education

2016 Grant Application Season is now closed!

Check back in late August 2016 for information on the 2017 grants.

About these Grants:

Community Arts grants are available in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties through a competitive re-grant program administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region (ACCR). Funds are provided on a statewide basis through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) – Decentralization Program to fund public arts experiences and foster creative communities.

Arts Education grants are available in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties through a competitive re-grant program administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region (ACCR) . Funds are provided on a statewide basis through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization Program to support the role that local cultural organizations and/or individual artists play in engaging k-12 public school students in rich artistic learning experiences. The funds are designed to support arts education projects in k-12 school settings.

Download a copy of the 2016 Guidelines to familiarize yourself with our grant programs:

AE Grant Guidelines 2016

CA Grant Guidelines 2016


ACCR CULTURAL PLAN:

Our grant funding priorities are informed by The Art Center’s Cultural Plan, which reflects our mission and outlines the goals and action steps intended to achieve that mission as it relates to our support of the Capital Region’s artistic health and community. This is intended to be a living document, influenced by and responsive to community input. Our grant panelists reflect upon it during the grant review and funding process, and it is reflected in the scoring rubrics used during grant panels. To read the  ACCR CULTURAL PLAN 2015 click here.

 


2015 Grant Recipients

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Community Arts, Arts in Education, and Individual Artist Commission DEC Grants.  Each year The Arts Center delivers grants to local individual artists and arts organizations to create high quality arts and culture programs that engage the communities within Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties.

The Capital District is a vibrant community where the value of the arts is evident. This year over 100 grant applications were received, nearly three times the number submitted in 2014.  Such a high number of applicants testifies to the creativity of Capital Region community members and the desire to express the arts in all its forms and share it with others.

2015 Grant awards total nearly $75,000 and were granted to 25 artists and organizations. 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.

2015 Grant recipients:Community Arts
Albany Area Senior Orchestra
Catholic Charities Tri County Services
Confetti Stage
Grafton Community Library
Downtown Albany Restoration Program
Hindu Temple Society of Capital District
Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, Inc.
Nassau Free Library
Oakwood Community Center
The Social Justice Center of Albany
Troy Area United Ministries
Theater Voices
Troy Bike Rescue
Troy Children’s Chorus at First United Presbyterian Church
Troy Public Library
YWCA of the Greater Capital Region
Arts in Education
Zorkie Nelson
Veena and Devesh Chandra
Nicholas Matulis
Cohoes Performing Arts Booster Club
Heatley Parent Teacher Organization @ Green Island Free School
Individual Artists
Darian Henry
Jeannie Thomma
Joanne Van Genderen

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2015 Grantee Information

COMMUNITY ARTS:

Final Report Community Arts Grant 2015

Final Report Budget Form

Logo and Acknowledgement CA grant

 

ARTS IN EDUCATION:

Logo and Acknowledgement AE grant

Final Report Arts Education 2015

Final Report Budget Form

2014 Grantee Information

Final Report Community Arts Grant 2014

 

Final Report Arts Education 2014

Final Report Budget Form

 

2014-logo-and-acknowledgement AE

2014 logo and acknowledgement