The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) announced the recipients of its community arts grant program for 2022.
Local artists and organizations will receive $90,781 for arts programming taking place throughout Warren and Washington counties. The grant opportunity is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the state Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the State Legislature and administered by LARAC.
The Community Arts Grant is a re-grant program that provides financial and technical assistance for community-based arts activities.
The goal of the Statewide Community Regrant program is to provide quality arts programming to all of Warren and Washington counties; assist emerging arts organizations; support the artistic expression of Warren/Washington’s diversity; and make arts programming accessible to under-served audiences.
Six individual artists will receive $2,500 each to produce a new work. Rachael Maneely of Queensbury will receive grant funds to create a new body of work called “Lightning Storms in the Adirondacks.” Valentina Sergeera of Hudson Falls will get funds o capture the motions of dance through her body of work called “Dancers in Flight,” and Warren Schultz of Greenwich will be producing a play based at the historic Ulysses S. Grant Cottage on Mount McGregor called “Grant’s Ghost.”
Three arts education applicants were awarded a total of $10,345 for in-school and community-based programming in 2022. The North Creek Railway Depo Preservation Association of North Creek will host a children’s program “People and Trains That Could,”and artist Catherine Reid of Glens Falls will be teaching a group of Queensbury High School students in her program “Queensbury High School: The Little Mermaid.” and
The Amorak Youth Home of Hudson Falls will host two educational programs this summer named “Amorak Arts and Crafts” and “Music Lessons and Year End Recital.”
For 2022, 37 organizations and Artists applied for grants, out of which 28 will receive funding.
Warren County organizational grantees include: Adirondack Ballet Theater, Adirondack Institute, Adirondack Voices, Charles R Wood Theater, Glens Falls Community Theater, Johnsburg Youth Committee, Lake George Community Band, Marcella Sembrich Memorial Association, Our Town Theater Group, Tannery Pond Center for the Arts, Wiawaka Holiday House Inc. and World Awareness Children’s Museum
Washington county organizational grantees include: Agricultural Stewardship Association, Historic Salem Courthouse Preservation Assoc., Hudson River Shakespeare Company, Little Theater on the Farm, Senior Center of Kingsbury and Fort Edward Area, Village of Fort Edward Canal St. Marketplace, and the Village of Granville.
Arts education grantees include: Amorak Youth Home, Catherine Reid and North Creek Railway Depo Preservation Association.
LARAC is one of many arts agencies throughout New York state that offers the Statewide Community Regrant. Workshops are held annually in the summer and fall, free of charge. Applications are due in early winter. Those wishing to apply for these grants or wanting more information about any of the funded programs should contact LARAC’s community outreach and grant director Alyssa Shiel, at (518) 798-1144, ext. 4, or email@example.com.
Details can also be found at www.LARAC.org/opportunitites.