2017 Holiday Appeal

Every artist has a story. And Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA) is woven into many of them. The various programs GCCA offer help foster those ideas into works that serve artists and our community alike. The economic impact of our programs have had a direct impact on the vitality of our local economy and have helped attract other creatives to the area, as well.  

As the year comes to a close, we’re appealing to you to make a tax-deductible year end gift to an institution that has been the bedrock for our creative economy for the past 42 years. We’ve been there supporting creative development at every stage of an artists career and though programs that are open to all.  Please make a donation, knowing your support is a gift to the future of our community. Your gift is an investment in us.

GCCA is a 501 (c)(3) not for profit corporation. Your donation to the GCCA 2017 Holiday Appeal is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Please donate-call GCCA at 518-943-3400 or just click on the “Donate” below! Thank you!


Other ways of giving. Visit the GCCA Salon & Handmade Holidays….give the gift are art and support GCCA, too!

Here are some numbers that relate to GCCA’s 2017 story:

3-Three counties, Greene, Columbia and Schoharie, were served through the administration of the NYSCA/Decentralization Cummunity Art Grants re-grant program. Through this program, GCCA offers three types of funding opportunities to GREENE, COLUMBIA and SCHOHARIE COUNTY residents, which are Arts Education (7 projects total), Community Project Support (21 projects in Columbia County, 12 projects in Greene County and 8 projects in Schoharie County) and Individual Artist Awards (3 projects total).

6 – Six Issues of Arts Alive-GCCA’s bi-monthly newspaper devoted to the arts in cultural scene in those three (3) counties! Calendar and artist opportunity listings in addition to GCCA program news reach thousands of readers. Mailed to members, distributed throughout the three counties and online!

10-Ten GCCA Catskill Gallery Exhibitions and satellite exhibits by years end will attract an estimated 30,000 views and showcase another 1000 artists, most who reside in the Hudson Valley. Artists introduce their stories,  get their work noticed and collected by way of our numerous special events.

12-Twelve Greene County not for profit arts organizations were awarded funding by the County Initiative Program (CIP), administered by GCCA, this year. Thousands of audiences participated in events and programs presented by 23Arts, Altamura Center for the Arts, Bridge Street Theatre, Bronck Musuem, Catskill Mountain Foundation, MJQuill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre (Catskill Irish Arts Week), Music & Art Center of Greene County, Planet Arts, Prattsville Art Center, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Wave Farm and Zadock Pratt Museum were supported, in part through the 2017 CIP.

20-Twenty public and private schools in Greene County allowed their students to exhibit their original artwork in GCCA’s annual Outside the Lines 2017 Youth Art Exhibit. Hundreds of students participated and over 660 views took in the show!

360-This summer the GCCA Sprouts program presented six weeks of FREE week-long arts workshops in Art & Music and Theater and Dance to over 360 children, ages 3-7, in six location in Greene County! Young artists worked alongside professional artists in a fun and creative environment!

Over 1300 attendees at our special events.

Thousands of hours of service performed by our devoted Volunteers…..

GCCA’s impact on our community is dependent on your support. Please make a donation…..thank you!

Big Pile of Books by Fawn Potash, photography.





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