Serving Greene, Columbia and Schoharie counties
Community Arts Grants
Part of CREATE’s growing legacy has been administering the Community Arts Grants since 1986. Funding is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) through the Decentralization Program and with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and New York Legislature. Community Art Grants are intended to foster the continued development of local cultural resources and increase access to the Arts. We aim to assist individual artists, artist collectives and organizations in growing professionally and encourage enhancing the local cultural climates particularly in areas that are geographically isolated, economically disadvantaged or ethnically diverse.
Greene County Cultural Fund
The Council annually administers the Greene County Cultural Fund (formerly CIP) The purpose of this program is to provide general operating or programmatic support from the Greene County Legislature to major Greene County arts and cultural institutions that offer quality professional services and programs of benefit to the residents of Greene County. CREATE Council on the Arts has administered this fund since its establishment in 1983. With invaluable support from the Greene County Legislature, these goals continue to be met, producing a positive impact on the state of the arts and quality of life in Greene County.