2020 Decentralization Grant Cycle



The 2020 Decentralization grant submission window is now CLOSED. The application deadline WAS Monday, September 16, 2019. Please check back in June 2020 for information about the 2021 grant cycle. 



Grant Guidelines:

Please review the 2020 Decentralization Program Guidelines below. Be sure to review the category that applies to your grant program, either Community Arts or Arts Education. If you need help determining which program you are eligible for, please contact Fred Balzac

Community Arts Grant Guidelines

Arts Education Grant Guidelines


Grant Informational Seminars:

The Decentralization grant application process begins by attending one of the many informational seminars scheduled throughout the Quad-County service area. The Arts Center offers free informational seminars to provide prospective applicants with instructions on how to apply for Decentralization grants. At these seminars the Grant Coordinator will review changes in the grant guidelines from the previous year, answer questions, and provide feedback and technical assistance. In order to receive funding, applicants are required to attend one of these seminars before completing the application. The seminars are free and open to the public. All applicants (new and returning) must attend a seminar or arrange for a consultation with the Grant Coordinator. Please note, the contact person, the grant writer, and the person who attends the seminar must be the same person.

Prospective applicants must register for the seminars in advance by contacting the Grant Coordinator. Seminars will take place in July and August in various locations throughout Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties. 

DEC Informational Seminar Schedule

Register now for an Informational Seminar


How to Apply:

The application window for the 2020 grant cycle is now CLOSED.

All applications must be submitted electronically through our online submission platform, Submittables. If you do not have an account, you will have to create one. The application can be accessed by using the following link: https://adirondacklakescenterforthearts.submittable.com/submit. The application format must be adhered to and the application completed in its entirety, including all required attachments.

Applications had to have been submitted electronically to the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 16, 2019. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Please note, all required fields in the application form must be completed in order to finalize and submit your application. These fields are indicated by red asterisks. After you have submitted your application successfully, you will receive a confirmation email generated by Submittables to the email address associated with your Submittables account. If you do not receive a confirmation email, assume your application was not submitted and contact Submittables technical support and/or the Grant Coordinator.


Grant Applications (for reference only):

2020 Community Arts Grant Application

2020 Arts Education Grant Application