Community Arts Grants

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.

Deadline: December 17th, 2021 for projects happening in 2022.

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For more information or to schedule a one-on-one meeting, please contact Maeve McCool, Grants Manager, at maeve@createcouncil.org or call (518)943-3400 ext. 102


“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 Arts Grants are made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by CREATE Council on the Arts. 

2021 Grant Awardees

Columbia County:

Arts Education:

Roeliff Jansen Community Library, $1000, The Art of the Novel: A Graphic Novel Workshop Series http://www.roejanlibrary.org/

Anneice Cousin (In partnership with Free Columbia), $1000, Beautiful Racket 2021 Programming https://vimeo.com/461521450

Community Projects:

Chamber Music International, $4000, Waterfront Wednesdays Fairground https://www.hudsonartscoalition.org/

Claverack Free Library and Reading Room Association, Inc., $2000, African Dance and Drum Workshops https://claveracklibrary.org/

Columbia County Youth Theatre, $2500, Program Development Initiative (in response to Covid-19), https://ccyt.org/

Filmont Media Project, $2000, Movie Labs! https://www.filmontmediaproject.org/

Friends of Clermont, $2000, Harmonies on the Hudson Outdoor Concert Series https://www.friendsofclermont.org/

Friends of Copake Grange #935, Inc., $1000, Youth Summer Theater Workshop https://www.friendsofcopakegrange.org/

Hudson Area Library, $3500, HACK the Library: Animation Media Labs for Tween/Teens and Adults https://hudsonarealibrary.org/

Hudson Festival Orchestra, Inc. , $3355, Hudson In Concert: A Community Celebration https://www.hudsonfestivalorchestra.org/

Jazz and Classics for Change, $1500, Outreach Program https://jazzandclassicsforchange.org/

North Chatham Free Library, $1500, Journey through Arts: Travel a Melody, Travel a Line, Travel a Story, Travel in Time https://northchathamlibrary.org/

Roeliff Jansen Community Library, $1000, Roeliff Jansen Community Library’s Adventures in Music Series http://www.roejanlibrary.org/

Roving Actors’ Repertory Ensemble Inc., $2000, Live Theater & Performing Arts in under-served Eastern Columbia County, https://rovingactorsrepertoryensemble.tripod.com/

Tool Shed (In partnership with Time and Space Ltd), $1000, Ecotopean Library Workshops and Screenings https://tool-shed.org/

Valatie Community Theater, $2500, Artistic Programming, Valatie Community Theatre https://valatiecommunitytheatre.org/

Winds in the Wilderness Concerts, $1000, https://www.windsinthewildernessconcerts.org/

Individual Artists:

Arone Dyer, $2457, Arone Dyer Aims Higher https://aronedyer.com/

Being Sound (Mary Keena Frisbee and Joro Boro), $2457, Mobile Tea House https://www.being-sound.com/

Daniela Bertol, $2457, Walking Art Notes on a Mindful Landscape http://danielabertol.com/

David McIntyre, $2457, Step Into Stillness

Monica Waring, $2457, Valatie Santa Claus Club Documentary

Greene County:

Arts Education:

Mountain Top Library, $1000, Art on the Mountaintop ~ Family Series http://mountaintoplibrary.org/

Community Projects:

Athens Cultural Center, $2250, Motorcycle Exhibit-Head out on the Highway https://athensculturalcenter.org/

Cairo Library, $2325, Interpretive Observations http://cairolibrary.org/

Catskill Wheelhouse, $4500, Community Listening Project and Film http://www.catskillwheelhouse.org/

Horton by the Stream (In partnership with the Mountain Top Library), $2000, Horton by the Stream Theater Co. – 27th Season http://www.hortonbythestream.org/

Hudson/Catskill Housing Coalition (In partnership with Freehold Art Center), $4500, Housing Justice League https://www.hudsoncatskillhousing.org/

Hunter Stone Carving Seminar, $3843, The Hunter Stone Carving Seminar https://freehscs.com/

Matt Bua (In partnership with the Catskill Library), $2250, The Great Lithic Catskill Reveal of 2021 – ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS! https://www.b-homebuild.com/home

Elliot Matos (In partnership with the Mountain Top Library), $3072, Greene Vistas

Projectionists Club LLC, $4500, QWERTY: Typewriter and the Letter Arts Festival Vol.5 https://drivein32.com/

Individual Artist:

Dina Bursztyn, $2000, Bird Messenger https://www.dinabursztyn.com/bio.html

Kristopher Seto, $2500, Sounds Unexpressed, https://krisseto.com/

Rebecca Van Kollenburg, $1945, Macrame Chairs and Workshopfor the Youth Clubhouse of Columbia-Greene https://www.beccavank.com/

Robert Tomlinson, $1625, Empathy Alley: Mercy, Compassion & Empathy

Tony Bluestone, $2000, Technology of Community https://www.tonybluestone.com/

Schoharie County:

Arts Education:

Schoharie Free Library, $930, Life Drawing Class with Joel Bramer https://www.schoharielibrary.org/

Community Projects:

Depot Lane Theater (In partnership with the Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association), $3000, Broadway Bound

Esperance Historical Society, $3100 https://www.facebook.com/EsperanceHistoricalMuseum/

George Landis Arboretum, $2983, Live at Landis: Full Moon Music Series and Magic Shows http://www.landisarboretum.org/

Jefferson Historical Society, $3000, Jefferson Then and Now https://www.thejeffersonhistoricalsociety.com/

Klinkhart Hall Arts Center, $5000, 2021 Sharon Springs Poetry Festival https://klinkharthall.org/

Ladywoods Inc, $5000, A Field of Dreams https://www.ladywoods.co/

Schoharie Free Library, $777, Connecting the Threads: Fiber Arts Projects at the Schoharie Library https://www.schoharielibrary.org/

Schoharie Valley Singers, $2250, Schoharie Valley Singers 2021 Concert Season https://www.schoharievalleysingers.org/

Theater Project of Schoharie County, $3000, Theater Project of Schoharie County 2021 Season https://www.theaterproject.org/

Upper Catskill String Quartet (In partnership with the Jefferson Historical Society), $4000, #1 Four summer free concerts #2 Masterworks Concert https://catskillquartet.com/

Individual Artist:

Casey Beal, $2500, Be the Change, Community for Conversation http://www.caseybealdesigns.com/drawingpainting.html

Kristen DeFontes, $1000, Bracing Stone https://www.kristendefontes.com/

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

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