Community Arts Grants

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The application process for 2021 is now closed. Awards ceremony for grantees scheduled. 

Register for the 2021 Arts Celebration HERE.

Press Release Announcing Awardees and Celebration

For more information, please contact, Maeve E. McCool, Grants Manager, at maeve@createcouncil.org or grantsmanager@createcouncil.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Community Arts Grants Program funds artists and organizations that are seeking to creatively engage their communities through projects in the arts in Columbia, Greene, and Schoharie Counties. Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded annually in three project areas: Community Projects, Artist Commissions, and Arts Education projects.

How to Apply

Grant Seminars (Attendance Required)

Manage Your Grant

Be a Review Panelist

How-To’s

Other Resources

What is DEC?


2020 Grant Awardees


Columbia County:

Arts Education:

Ichabod Crane PTA, $2880, You Can do a Graphic Novel https://www.ichabodcrane.org/ps/parent-teacher-association-pta/

Roeliff Jansen Community Library, $800, The Art of the Novel: A Graphic Novel Workshop Series http://www.roejanlibrary.org/

Community Projects:

Diata Diata International Folkloric Theatre, $5000, FIRE DANCE!   A Celebration of First Nation Stories of the North Eastern United States https://www.facebook.com/TheBadilaFamily/

Chatham Public Library, $1955, Stories in Clay: Ceramic Workshops for Adults and Children http://chatham.lib.ny.us/

Roeliff Jansen Community Library, $3510, Adventures in Music at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library http://www.roejanlibrary.org/

Valatie Community Theatre, $2,500, Artistic Programming, Valatie Community Theatre https://valatiecommunitytheatre.org/

FILMont Media Project, $3500, Animating the Past: Experiments in Animation, Explorations of the Past.

North Chatham Free Library, $2050, Literature and the Arts https://www.filmontmediaproject.org/

Sondra Loring, $3000, Dance Collective Project: Above Ground

Coarc, The Columbia County Chapter of the Arc New York, $5000, Arts Connect https://www.coarc.org/

Winds in the Wilderness Concerts, $3500, Winds in the Wilderness Concerts https://www.facebook.com/Winds-in-the-Wilderness-Concerts-267081486754138/

Hudson Area Association Library, $4905, Summer Hack: A Tween and Teen Media Arts Program https://hudsonarealibrary.org/

Free Columbia, $3500, Community Puppet Theater https://www.freecolumbia.org/


Greene County:

Arts Education:

Mountain Top Library, $1000, Adult Art Class Series at the Library http://mountaintoplibrary.org/

Edward J. Arthur Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization, $2990, The Sounds of Music: From Recycled Bottles to Remixed Beats https://www.cacsd.org/Domain/9

Heermance Memorial Library, $1672, Creative Community Arts Programs https://heermancelibrary.org/          

Community Projects:

Catskill Wheelhouse, $3900, Saturday Family Arts http://www.catskillwheelhouse.org/

Carmen Borgia, $1500, Home Movie Project

Palenville The Hamlet, Inc., $2500, Hidden Gallery Walk of Palenville http://www.palenvilleny.com/hidden-gallery-walk.html

Horton by the Stream Theatre Co., $2272 Horton by the Stream Theatre Co. – 26th Season http://www.hortonbythestream.org/

Kaaterskill Actors Theater, $2172.57, Kaaterskill Actors Theater/Schoharie Creek Players 2020 Season https://www.katactors.com/

Judy Polkow, $2900, ArtPlay

Blackdome Music Festival, $2672.57 http://www.blackdomemusic.com/

Freehold Art Exchange, $5000, Photozine Workshop http://freeholdartexchange.org/          

Cairo Public Library, $1905, Multidisciplinary Arts Programs for Youth and Adults http://cairolibrary.org/

Greenville Drive-In, $4350, QWERTY   https://drivein32.com/

Kevin VanHentenryck, $3922, The Hunter Stone Carving Seminar https://www.kevinvanh.com/hscs

Catskill Glee Club, $1582, Catskill Glee Club 2020 Concert Series http://catskillgleeclub.org/catskill.htm

Individual Artist:

Luis Macia, $2500, Greene County History In Art https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/Luis-Macia-Studio-582988071862312/


Schoharie County:

Arts Education:

Schoharie Free Library, $1070 https://www.schoharielibrary.org/

Mark Swanberry, $2000, Arboreal Resilience https://www.markswanberry.com/                

Jefferson Historical Society, $1930, Community Beginning Ballet Program   https://www.thejeffersonhistoricalsociety.com/                      

Project Support:

Jefferson Historical Society, $3000, Maple Museum Free Music & More 2020 https://www.thejeffersonhistoricalsociety.com/

George Landis Arboretum, $3,500, Full Moon Music Series http://landisarboretum.org/

Depot Lane Theater, $3000, Broadway Bound http://schoharieheritage.org/childrenstheater.html

Upper Catskill String Quartet, $3000, #1 Four summer free concerts   #2 Masterworks concert https://catskillquartet.com/

Theater Project of Schoharie County, $2040, The Schoharie County Community Christmas Chorus performance of The messiah by G. F. Handel https://www.theaterproject.org/

Schoharie Valley Singers, $2500, Schoharie Valley Singers 2020 Concert Season https://www.schoharievalleysingers.org/

Esperance Historical Society, $1500, Second Anniversary https://www.facebook.com/EsperanceHistoricalMuseum/                            

Schoharie County Historical Society, $1000, Mr. President, How long must we wait? The centennial of Women’s Right to Vote https://theoldstonefort.org/

Schoharie Free Library, $1500, Creative Joy: Fiber Arts & Music   https://www.schoharielibrary.org/

Sonny Ochs, $4000, Sonny Ochs Not So Quiet Concert Series 2020 https://sonnyochs.com/

Theater Project of Schoharie County, $3000, Theater Project of Schoharie County 2020 Season https://www.theaterproject.org/

Richmondville Historical Society, $2000, Music at the Mill https://www.richmondvillehistoricalsociety.com/

Gilboa Historical Society, $1400, Gilboa Historical Society Community Outreach https://www.facebook.com/groups/gilboahistoricalsociety/

Klinkhart Hall Arts Center, Inc., $3000, 2020 Sharon Springs Poetry Festival https://klinkharthall.org/

Breakabeen Grange, $900, Breakabeen Grange Contradances


How to Apply

Grant Seminars (Attendance Required)

Manage Your Grant

Be a Review Panelist

How-To’s

Other Resources

What is DEC?


“The program is a wonderful service to our community. We appreciate this support so much. It literally makes the Art Center possible.” –Nancy Barton, Director, Prattsville Art Center and Residency. 2016
The Community Art Grants program is administered in Greene, Columbia, and Schoharie Counties by Greene County Council on the Arts with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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