2022 Statewide Community Regrant Cycle


The application window for the 2022 grant cycle, covering arts projects occurring between March 1 and December 31, 2022, will open soon. Much of the information on the four pages of this grants section will also be relevant to future grant cycles. To learn more about what kind of projects are eligibile, applying for upcoming or future grants, or any aspects of the Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) (formerly "Decentralization/DEC" grant) program that you may have questions about, please contact ALCA’s NYS DEC Coordinator Fred Balzac at fred@adirondackarts.org or call (518) 588-7275. 




Grant Guidelines:

Not sure how to get started applying for a Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) grant? Reviewing the 2022 guidelines as presented on this website can give you a good idea of what’s involved in the application process, including the category that applies to your grant program—either Community Arts or Arts Education. Reviewing the SCR guidelines, as found below, is also a prerequisite to applying. If you need help determining which program you are eligible for, please contact Fred Balzac

Community Arts Grant Guidelines

Arts Education Grant Guidelines  


Grant-Application "How-to" Seminars:

The SCR application process typically begins with prospective applicants attending one of the many "how-to-apply" informational seminars scheduled throughout the Quad-County service area of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton counties. The Arts Center offers these seminars FREE of charge to prospective applicants, with the aim of making the SCR application process as simple and user-friendly as possible.

At these seminars the grant coordinator will walk attendees through the guidelines, including by highlighting changes from the previous year, especially for any past attendees/grantees present; preview the application form itself; answer participant questions; and provide feedback and technical assistance on the projects attendees have in mind or already are in the process of developing.

To receive funding, applicants are required to attend one of these seminars before completing the application. In addition to being free, the seminars are open to the general public. All applicants (new and returning) must attend a seminar or arrange for a consultation with the grant coordinator. Please note: the contact person for the application, the writer of the grant, and/or the arts-project coordinator are different persons, they all must attend the same seminar.

Prospective applicants must register for the seminars in advance by contacting Grant Coordinator Fred Balzac by email at fred@adirondackarts.orgBecause of the COVID-19 pandemic, all seminars for the 2021-application cycle were held online via Zoom; most, if not all, of the 2022-cycle seminars will be held via Zoom. While attendance at a seminar is required for SCR Community Arts and Arts Education applicants, it is optional, but strongly encouraged for Restart NY Mini-Grant applicants. Seminars scheduled through November 19, 2021 (the Mini-Grant deadline) will cover both the Mini-Grant and the SCR opportunities. Please click on the tab below to see the seminar schedule. To register for a seminar, please email Fred directly at the address given above. Prospective applicants who have any difficulty with attending an online seminar via Zoom should contact him regarding scheduling a phone consultation.

"How-to-Apply" Seminar Schedule


How to Apply:

The application window for the 2022 grant cycle will open soon, so please check back for access to it.

All applications must be submitted electronically through our online submission platform, Submittable. 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 for the 2022 cycle, covering arts projects occurring between March 1 and December 31, 2022, must be submitted electronically to the ALCA Submittable site listed above by 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 31, 2021. 

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 Submittable to the email address associated with your Submittable account. If you do not receive a confirmation email, assume your application was not submitted and contact Submittable technical support and/or email the grant coordinator at fred@adirondackarts.org.


Grant Applications (for reference only):

Restart NY Regrants 2021-22 Mini-Grant Application

For a copy of the Word version of the blank Mini-Grant application, please email the grant coordinator at fred@adirondackarts.org.

2021 Community Arts Grant Application

2021 Arts Education Grant Application