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

Free Seminars

GRANT SEMINARS

We strongly recommend that all applicants, returning and new, attend our grant seminars, as there have been many changes made to guidelines and submission process for the 2021 grant cycle.

Saratoga Arts offers free informational seminars to assist applicants in understanding the grant process. Seminars focus on specifics of the grant application, including writing the narrative, successfully completing the budget form, how to submit the application and support materials on Submittable, the online grants management system new for this year.  The seminars also explore successful project examples, and review panel tips. Most informational grant seminars for the 2021 grant cycle will run as webinars through Zoom video conferencing, which will be recorded and made shareable. Several on-site in-person seminars have been scheduled but will only take place if it is safe to do so at that point. If we cannot run live on-site seminars due to ongoing social distancing needs, additional webinars will be scheduled instead. Please check this site regularly for schedule updates.

New for the 2021Grant Cycle: Saratoga Arts will be implementing a new online submission format, using Submittable, a cloud-based grants management system. Grant Seminars will provide instruction on how to submit your grant application through this new format.

Helping Out with the Details:
Two Technical Assistance Seminars have been scheduled on specific topics such as how to apply via Submittable, tips on filling out the budget form, using social media to promote your project and other grant application tips. These are designed for one-on-one or group assistance.

GRANT WEBINARS
Due to public safety concerns, the following seminars are scheduled to be run as webinars via Zoom. All webinars will be recorded for sharing with interested applicants unable to attend.

Thursday, July 23, 2020
4:00-5:15pm – Community Arts Grants   REGISTER NOW
5:30-6:45pm – Artist Grants.  REGISTER NOW
7:00-8:15pm – Arts Education In-School, In-Community.  REGISTER NOW

Thursday, August 6, 2020
1:30-2:45pm – Arts Education In-School, In-Community.  REGISTER NOW
3:00-4:15pm – Community Arts Grants.  REGISTER NOW
4:30-5:45pm – Artist Grants, “Meet the Artist” presentation by 2020 grant recipient, Jen Wojtowicz.  REGISTER NOW

Thursday, September 10, 2020
4:30 to 5:45pm – Artist Grants.  REGISTER NOW
6:00-7:15pm – Community Arts Grants.  REGISTER NOW
7:30-8:45pm – Arts Education In-School, In-Community  REGISTER NOW


GRANT SEMINARS LIVE ON-LOCATION
These are tentatively scheduled and will only take place if it is safe to do so at that point. If we cannot run live on-site seminars due to ongoing social distancing needs, additional webinars will be scheduled instead.

Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
3:30-4:30pm – Arts Education In-School, In-Community.  REGISTER NOW
4:45-5:45pm – Artist Grants.  REGISTER NOW
6:00-7:00pm – Community Arts Grants.  REGISTER NOW

Late August 2020, date, times, venue to be announced at off-site location in Fulton/Montgomery Counties

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Saratoga Arts
5:00-6:00pm – Artist Grants.  REGISTER NOW
6:15-7:30pm – Community Arts Grants, “Meet the Artist/Organization” presentation by Mark Blech, project manager of Ballston Spa’s 2020 funded projects.  REGISTER NOW
7:30-8:30pm – Arts Education In-School, In-Community.  REGISTER NOW

Mid-September 2020, date, times, venue to be announced at off-site location in Fulton/Montgomery Counties.


TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SEMINARS – HELPING OUT WITH THE DETAILS

Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 5:30-7:30pm
Q&A Session on location at Saratoga Arts on how to apply via Submittable, how to fill out budget form, using social media to promote projects and other helpful tips. Please register for this seminar by calling or emailing Grants Coordinator Diane Swanson at 518-584-4132,
dswanson@saratoga-arts.org. 

Early October, date/times/venue to be announced One-on-one Q&A sessions on-location in Fulton/Montgomery Counties area.