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Saratoga Arts has opened up the application process for its 2021 Decentralization Grants cycle. Designated as a Decentralized Grants Program (DEC) site by the New York State Council on the Arts, Saratoga Arts provides regrant funding for arts and cultural projects throughout Fulton, Montgomery and Saratoga Counties each year.

Saratoga Arts’ Decentralization Grants Program offers three categories of grant funding: Community Arts Grants for qualified organizations, Artist Grants to support individual artists and their work and Arts Education Grants for short term artist residencies that take place in the community or in schools.

The deadline to apply for Saratoga Arts Decentralization Grants for projects taking place in 2021 is November 6, 2020. Informative grants educational sessions have been scheduled as a series of webinars from end of July through September, with additional live seminars on-site at the Arts Center that will only run if it is safe to do so at that point. All interested new and returning applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions to learn all about our new fully online application process and other important details and changes in program guidelines made in response to the pandemic’s impact on the arts.

The first set of Grants Webinars will be offered through Zoom video conferencing on Thursday, July 23. Each webinar will cover one of the three grant categories at the following times: 4:00-5:15pm – Community Arts Grants, 5:30-6:45pm – Artist Grants, 7:00-8:15pm – Arts Education In-School, In-Community. For full schedule and to register for any of these sessions or for future webinars/seminars, CLICK HERE.

For more details on the application process, grants guidelines, deadlines, requirements, informational grants webinars, CLICK HERE.

About our Community Arts Grants Program
Founded in 1977, the Decentralization Program (DEC) was developed to ensure New York State’s cultural funding reached every part of the state. In 1993, The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) appointed Saratoga Arts to administer the DEC program in Saratoga County, then in 2011 appointed us to administer the grants in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. Since 1991, Saratoga Arts has awarded just over $1,536,000 for community-enhancing and life-enriching arts programs.

Saratoga Arts’ Decentralization Grants provide funding for arts and cultural programming through three categories: Community Arts Grants, Individual Artist Grants and Arts Education Grants (for short term residencies that take place in the community or in schools).

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Saratoga Arts’ Decentralization Grants are made possible with funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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