Saratoga Arts' mission is to enrich the region by
cultivating a vibrant arts community and by
ensuring that the arts are accessible to all.

Community Arts Grants


Grants up from $500-$5,000 are awarded to non-profit organizations, municipalities and sponsored individual artists in partnership with qualifying organizations to present arts and cultural programs of high artistic merit in local communities in Fulton, Montgomery, & Saratoga Counties.

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant is an incorporated non-profit, or government entity or municipality in Fulton, Montgomery, or Saratoga County
  • Event must take place in the county that the organization is located in
  • Event must be open to the general public
  • Requesting funds for an arts or cultural event taking place in 2021


  • Artist fees
  • Art-related supplies and materials needed for the execution of the program
  • Expenses associated with the arts-related components of the program, such as exhibitions, workshop series, performances, festivals, screenings or readings.
  • Marketing/publicity and other outreach costs
  • Percentage of Administrative Expenses Related to Arts Project

NEW FOR 2021 – Other allowable expenses

  • Community Arts Grants can now fund up to the total expense of a project.
  • 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

2021 CAG GuidelinesFINAL

2021 CAG Budget practice form

2021 Budget Form Instructions

Community Arts Grants Application form in Submittable


  • 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 Additional support can be accessed directly through the Submittable support team, if you experience any issues during your process.
  • 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.