Please contact our grant coordinator, Fred Balzac, with any questions about the Statwide Community Regrant (SCR) program and to request a copy of materials such as the blank Excel budget form required to be included in all SCR applications, grant guidelines, and the final report template.
How to submit your application:
All grant applications must be submitted electronically through our online application system at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Submittable site. The application window for both the 2021-22 Restart NY mini-grant cycle and the 2022 SCR full-year grant cycle will open soon. Please check back here for an update.
For technical questions about Submittable, please contact its technical-support team directly:
Phone: (855) 467-8264, ext. 2
Grant Applications (for reference only
Grant Writing Tips:
In addition to attending an SCR grant-application seminar, please read the 2022 Community Arts and/or Arts Education guidelines in their entirety. These guidelines are updated each year to meet NYSCA's requirements.
Download this Brainstorming Worksheet to organize your thoughts into a competitive grant application.
Project narratives should be thorough, clear, and concise. Any narratives regarding your budget should match your budget form, and any large or questionable expenses on your budget form should be explained in your budget notes.
Suggested information to include in your project narrative:
Detailed project summary: the Who, What, When, Where, and Why
Goals for the project: specifically, what you hope to achieve through the project
The project's feasibility, accessibility, management, and evaluation
Explain the project's need and importance to the community: think about whether you are filling a specific void in your community
Why you chose the artists and their qualifications
Your marketing plan, using multiple media outlets
Detailed funding requests reflecting everything in the budget
How you will adapt your project and/or budget if you receive partial funding
Templates/forms to request or download:
To request the 2022 Community Arts and/or Arts Education budget templates (or forms) that are required for use with SCR applications, please email Grant Coordinator, Fred Balzac, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 are already 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: if 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; 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.
For specific questions about your eligibility, please contact Grant Coordinator Fred Balzac.
- Those with a permanent address in the same county the project is taking place. This applies to organizations or individual artists who are direct applicants, as well as to fiscal sponsors. However, with applications involving a fiscal sponsor, the sponsored applicant is not required to resie in that county.
- Designated New York State nonprofit organizations incorporated in the state or registered to do business there, agencies of local or county government (not NYS agencies), and tribal organizations are eligible to apply for their own projects and to serve as a fiscal sponsor.
- Arts groups/organizations and artist collectives that are unincorporated as nonprofits, along with individual artists, must have a fiscal sponsor or community partner (see specific program guidelines).
- Private colleges/universities
Individual applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the time of application.
- Public school districts, public or private schools below the college level, and state universities and colleges
- Departments or agencies of New York State (including BOCES)
- Applicants with outstanding final reports from prior years
- Applicants living outside of the county in which the grant project is taking place who do not have a fiscal sponsor
- Organizations or individuals that have applied directly to the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for the same grant cycle, regardless of funding status
Crediting Your Grant
It is mandatory that all SCR grantees credit the program appropriately. It helps raise awareness for funding programs like SCR and shows your legislators and NYSCA staff members how valuable these funds are. Please use the following language on all SCR grant-sponsored program materials:
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.