Community Art Regrants
ABOUT:For decades, Saratoga Arts has been proud to serve this region as a New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) site, formerly "Decentralization". Over $1.3 million in funding has been distributed to arts projects in Fulton, Montgomery and Saratoga Counties through our program. We accept applications in the fall of each year for projects designed for the following year.
Saratoga Arts offers three separate grant categories each year; Community Arts Grants, Arts Education Grants, and Individual Artist Grants. Each funding category has an individual set of guidelines, funding priorities, and applications. All funding decisions for our grant applications are determined by a panel of community artists and individuals with strong ties to the local arts community.
To learn more about what kinds of organizations and individuals have received funding in the past, click the button below to view our 2023 grantees.
Community Arts Grants fund projects that are open to the community they serve and allow the citizens of that community to interact directly with art. Applicants for Community Arts Grants can apply in the amounts of $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000 to execute their project. Projects must be accessible to all and creatively connect community and art.
Arts Education projects focus on educating a closed group of learners, in one of two categories: either through In-School projects or through Community-Based projects. Applicants for an Arts Education Grant can apply in amounts of $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000. These projects must consist of “hands-on” learning in at least 3 separate sessions to ensure that learners of all ages are exposed to art in new ways.
Individual Artists Grants are intended for projects that center on the professional growth of an artist. Applicants for an Individual Artist Grant can apply in the amounts of $1,000 or $2,500. These funds can be used for projects of a sole artist or a lead artist in a collaborative art form. While the community doesn’t have to directly participate in the creation of the project, the project must be presented to the public or be otherwise made available to the public.
Saratoga Arts' programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.