The Arts Center of the Capital Region offers grant opportunities for individual artists, artists in schools, and arts organizations.

The 2017 grant application process is now open! See below for step-by-step instructions on how to submit your proposal.

If interested, please feel free to download and read the 2017 guidelines below to familiarize yourself with the procedure and fill out an Intent to Apply!


2017 DEC Guidelines:

Community Arts Guidelines 2017

Arts in Education Guidelines 2017

Individual Artist Commission Guidelines 2017


Current DEC-funded programs are happening throughout the Capital Region. This calendar provides an easy way to find what’s going on near you and when! Be sure to check out the complete list of grantees at the bottom of the page.

Grant timeline:  

        • Intent to apply process opens late August, 2016.
        • Application “How To” seminars held September 2016 to November 2016, around the region. Registration is open – sign up for a seminar near you! Register here.
        • Intent to Apply deadline is November 18th, 2016. You MUST submit an intent to apply.
        • Grant Application Deadline: Monday, December 5, 2016 @ 11:59pm (Midnight)
          (For Projects Taking Place April 2017 – March 2018)

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.

Individual Artist Commissions 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. 1 minimum, 2 maximum will be awarded per county, based on funding levels. 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. Projects that limit public participation to performances or exhibitions after the work has been executed are not eligible.

      • Grant Seminar attendance is a requirement for all first time applicants and Strongly Recommended for all previous applicants, as requirements and restrictions may change on a yearly basis. Register here for a seminar happening near you: Grant Seminar Registration
      • Submission of Intent to Apply, is a requirement for ALL applicants.  (Available late August)
        • Submit your Intent to Apply early, so you have time for revision.  We are ready to assist you in making your proposal(s) as strong as possible

Other information and downloads for applicants:

 

APPLICANTS, CLICK HERE TO VIEW AN INFORMATIONAL POWER POINT PRESENTATION ON LAST YEARS GRANTS!

 

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. 

2016 Grant Recipients

The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 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’s awards totaled nearly $98,000 and were granted to 33 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.

 

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2016 Community Arts Grant Recipients:

ACES/Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region
Andrea Williams
Catholic Charities Tri County Services
Creative Action Unlimited
Creative License
Curvention
david allen
Grafton Community Library
Hindu Temple Society of the Capital District
Hoosick Area Partnership for Parents & Youth (dba HAYC3)
Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, Inc.
Jeremiah Productions, Inc.
Joseph Piazzo
Ne’imah Jewish  Community Chorus
New Russia Cultural Center
Pallavi of the Capital District
Ragahastha Performing Arts
RCS Community Library
Schenectady County Historical Society
TAP Inc. for Transport Troy
The Troy Children’s Chorus, Inc.
Theater Voices
Troy Public Library
Wildwood Programs, Inc.

 

2016 Arts in Education Grant Recipients:

ACES Community Loan Fund
Schenectady Education Foundation
North Colonie Friends of Music
New Russia Cultural Center
Watervliet Civic Chest
Zorkie Nelson

 

2016 Individual Artist Grant Recipients:

Jillian Hirsch
Julie Casper Roth
Taina del Valle Asili

 

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