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Meet Dennis Shaw, Coordinator Community Arts Grants, Schoharie County
Please meet Dennis Shaw, GCCA’s new Coordinator Community Arts Grants for Schoharie County.
Dennis writes, “Renee, my good friend and associate in the arts, stepped down from her position as Community Arts Grants Coordinator for Schoharie County to move to Vermont. My first reaction when I heard the announcement was shock. I worked with Renee through the Greene County Council on the Arts and before that the Schoharie County Council on the Arts for many years. In addition I was the recipient of two Individual Artist Grants and three Community Project Support Grants, so I had the opportunity to work closely with Renee.
For the past nine years I wrote the grant application for the Richmondville Historical Society’s Music at the Mill Summer Concert Series, which I also produced, and through all that time Renee was always there to encourage, correct and push when necessary to get me and many others to meet the grant deadlines on time. I can’t express how much respect and appreciation I have for all she has done for the artists residing in Schoharie County.”
Dennis continues, “After the shock of Renee moving wore off and the notices for the Coordinator Community Arts Grants, Schoharie were posted I realized this might not only be a position I would enjoy and be challenged by, but one that I have experience in and am qualified. So here I am, much to learn, but determined that I will make the same commitment those who came before me. I will continue to assist the many Schoharie County artists seeking support through the Community Arts Grant Program so they will receive the promotion and recognition they deserve.”
Dennis and his wife, Posie, reside in Richmondville, NY where he is the owner/operator of Shaw Video Productions. He currently is on the Board of Directors of Theater Project of Schoharie County, Richmondville Historical Society and serves on the Village Of Richmondville Planning Board.
As the new Schoharie County Community Arts Grants Coordinator working for the Greene County Council on the Arts through their NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts) Decentralization Grants Program, Dennis Shaw can be reached at email@example.com or at 518-294-3265.
Learn more about the 2019 NYSCA Decentralization Community Arts Program and funds available in Schoharie County that are administered by Greene County Council on the Arts. If you have not attended an informational meeting, you still have time for a one-on-one meeting! Information sessions are mandatory for all applicants….returning and new. Contact Dennis Shaw, Schoharie Grants Coordinator, at 518-294-3265 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
2018 Schoharie County Arts Grants Awards Announced
Two categories of arts grants were awarded in Schoharie County, Community Support Grants and Arts Education Grants. Arts Education Grants were awarded to new applicants Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School Friends of Music for the Schoharie County Summer Student String Performance Project and to folk music duo Magpie for Living Planet-In My Backyard. Returning applicant West Fulton Arts was awarded a grant for a multi-media project Portraits of Schoharie.
Community Project Support Grants were awarded to Richmondville Historical Society’s Music at the Mill, West Fulton’s Tiny Arts in a Tiny Town, Depot Lane Singers, George Landis Arboretums Full Moon Concert Series, Jefferson Historical Society for their Maple Museum Free Music and More concert series, Schoharie Colonial Heritage Society for two summer music and theater camps for kids, Sonny Ochs Not So Quiet Concert Series, the West Fulton Puppet Festival, Theater Project of Schoharie County, Upper Catskill String Quartet and new applicant Timothy Murphy Playhouse.
As the 2018 season progresses be sure to check the Schoharie County Calendar of Events. The Calendar is available by visiting www.greenearts.org/schoharie-county-grants-info/ or upon request via email at email@example.com.
The 2019 Grant Cycle will begin this summer with public seminars for individuals, groups, non-profits, artists and venues seeking information on how to apply for funding. Anyone with questions about funding or who wishes to be notified about upcoming events should contact Schoharie Arts Grant Coordinator Dennis Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GCCA also administers the NYSCA/Decentralization Community Arts Grant Program for Greene County and Columbia County. Since 1975, the GCCA has provided information and essential services to artists, arts organizations, cultural and educational institutions, civic groups, community agencies and the general public.
As the new Schoharie Grant Coordinator working for the Greene County Council on the Arts through the NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts) Decentralization Grants Program, Dennis Shaw can be reached at email@example.com or at 518-294-3265.
Calendar of Events in Schoharie County
The following is funded, in part by NYSCA/Decentralization Community Arts Grant Program administered by Greene County Council on the Arts.
These events are funded, in part, with public funds from the NYSCA/Decentralization Community Arts Grant Program administered in Schoharie County by the Greene County Council on the Arts.
September 16: Sonny Och’s Not So Quiet Concert Series, presents Sloan Wainwright
Middleburgh Public Library, Main Street Middleburgh Suggested donation: $10. 4PM.
September 21: Landis Arboretum Full Moon Concert Series. The Kyle Miller Band. Reviewer John W. Barry of the Poughkeepsie Journal says of Kyle Miller: “With a Beach Boys bounce pushing up against a stark sonic landscape, musician Kyle Miller of New Paltz is working to catch your attention with layered harmonies, a measured approach and songwriting with seams that are sewn up tight. Find the magic of the moon during our live music series, held at the Landis Arboretum in Esperance in the Meeting House, with its “million dollar view” and nearly perfect acoustics. We invite you to join us inside near the stage or outdoors on our broad deck – or on a blanket on the lawn. $10. Kids 12 and under FREE. 7pm
For more information contact: 518 875 6935. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 7: Sonny Och’s Not So Quiet Concert Series, presents Colleen Kattau. Middleburgh Public Library, Main Street Middleburgh Suggested donation: $10. 4PM.
Visit www.greenearts.org orcall 518-943-3400 for more Information on GCCA programs, membership, events, exhibits and grant and artist opportunities. Follow GCCA at
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Stay tuned, there’s always more to come in Schoharie County. Visit www.greenearts.org/schoharie-county-grants-info/ or view the full calendar of Cultural Events at www.greenearts.org/additional-arts-culture-calendar/