SARATOGA ARTS' COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS
Since 1991, Saratoga Arts has awarded close to $1,350,000 for community-enhancing and life-enriching arts programs in Fulton, Montgomery, and Saratoga Counties.
For the 2018 grant cycle, Saratoga Arts has awarded $103,800!
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Application Review Deadline (Optional): October 12, 2017
Final Report Forms:
Saratoga Arts' Community Arts Grants are made possible with funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Artist Grants in the amount of $2,500 are awarded directly to individual artists for the creation of new work that reflects and engages local community life or culture.
Over the years, Saratoga Arts has awarded a total of $111,000 to individual artists. In 2017, Saratoga Arts awarded two Artist Grants, in the amount of $2,500 each, one artist in Fulton & Montgomery Counties, and one in Saratoga County.
Basic Eligibiity Requirements:
- Request Is For New Work In 2018
- Proof of Residency in Fulton, Montgomery, or Saratoga County
- Strong Connection To Community
Letter of Intent: September 15, 2017
Application Preview: October 12, 2017
Application: November 2, 2017
PREVIOUSLY FUNDED ARTIST GRANTS
Mary Cuffe Perez, Writer, What We Keep, $2,500
What We Keep, the artist wrote stories from interviews with residents of Maplewood Manor Nursing Home, Ballston Spa, NY, focusing on a life episode inspired by a keepsake - an object, a song, or simply a vivid memory. The stories were printed in a booklet accompanied by the storytellers' photographs and read at Maplewood Manor, Brookside Museum and other locations.
Julie Takacs, Visual Artist, Painting Montgomery County, $2,500
An intensive study of watercolor painting of natural subjects in the Montgomery County region in 2015.
Terry Conrad, Visual Artist, Adirondack Forum, $2,500
Adirondack Forum: A collapsible venue composed of a connected ring of ten Adirondack Chairs. The venue is a place for workshops, storytelling, and presentations by experts in the field.The forum will be constructed from found materials around Saratoga County.
All grant-funded programs are open to the public and take place in communities all over Saratoga, Fulton, & Montgomery Counties.