The application window for the 2022 Community Arts and Arts Education grant cycle, covering arts projects occurring between March 1 and December 31, 2022, is NOW OPEN. Once this window closes, much of the information on the four pages of this website's grants section also will be relevant to future cycles. To learn more about what kind of projects are eligible, applying for current or future grants, or any aspects of the Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) program—formerly known as the Decentralization (DEC) grant program—that you may have questions about, please contact ALCA’s NYS DEC Coordinator Fred Balzac by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 518-588-7275.
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 for the category that applies to your grant program—Community Arts and/or Arts Education. Reviewing the SCR guidelines (updated in early January 2022 to reflect the extended deadline of 1/31/22), as found below, is also a prerequisite to applying. If you need help determining which program you are eligible for, please contact Grant Coordinator Fred Balzac.
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 email@example.com. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all seminars for the 2021-application cycle were held online via Zoom and the same is true for the 2022-cycle seminars. Seminars scheduled through Saturday, January 29, 2022 will cover both the SCR Arts Education and Community Arts grant opportunities. Please click on the tab below to see the seminar schedule (updated to reflect the extended deadline of 1/31/22). 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
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 (accessed via the link in red above) by 11:59 p.m. Monday, January 31, 2022 (extended from Dec. 31st).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant Application Forms (for reference only)