Artist Grants provide awards of $1000 – $2,500 to directly support individual artists in creating new work, giving them the means to devote time solely to develop their craft, improve technical skills, grow their artistic career, and broaden their exposure, inspiring their community with their creativity and resourcefulness. All arts disciplines are eligible. Over the years, Saratoga Arts has awarded over $153,000 in Artist Grants.
Basic Eligibility Requirements:
- Request is for new work In 2021
- Proof of Residency in Fulton, Montgomery, or Saratoga County
- Applicant artist must be 18 or older
WHAT DOES THE ARTIST GRANT FUND?
The Artist Grant focuses on an individual artist’s work, with the goal of enhancing artistic career development, technical skills, broaden exposure, while fostering creative, resourceful and inspiring connections between artists and a community.
Funding priority is given to the arts-related aspect for the proposed project, such as artist fees, art-related supplies and materials needed for the execution of the program, marketing/publicity and other outreach costs.
NEW FOR 2021 –Other allowable expenses
- Planning and preparation expenses for a proposed event
- Materials and expendable equipment not in excess of $1000.
- Equipment, including software, subscriptions, and training related to the creation and promotion of virtual programming
- The application process through our submission site in Submittable requires users to create their own account prior to accessing the grant application forms.
- If you have any questions about the online submission process, please contact Grants Coordinator Diane Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional support can be accessed directly through the Submittable support team, if you experience any issues during your process.
- A helpful video about getting started as an applicant in the Submittable online submission software is available at this link: https://submittable.help/en/articles/4058469-getting-started-as-a-submitter
- Learn more about using our new online submission process by attending our Helping out with the Details seminars: Two seminars specifically designed to help applicants with certain details of our process will be scheduled for late September/early October. The Q & A sessions will cover topics such as how to fill out budget forms, how to apply through Submittable, the online submission platform that SA has implemented for the new grant cycle, how to promote through social media and other tips.
2020 Artist Grant recipient Jen Wojtowicz was awarded $2500 for her project, “City of Dreams, Population: Everyone”. In creating this tiny three-dimensional city with a variety of materials, depicting a diverse, vibrant and colorful community of inhabitants, buildings, businesses, interiors, the artist is seeking to reflect the diverse cultures and ethnicities and history that make up communities of New York State. Her main objectives were to focus on the unique details that give viewers pleasure in their discovery, to use the magic that children and adults find in small worlds to spark the imagination and suggest possibilities for their own reality, engaging children to see themselves in this inclusive community, sending them the message that they belong.