Calls to Artists& Grant Opportunities
Opportunities for Artists
Financial Support for Artists & Nonprofits
Arts in Education Funding
LARAC Supports Artists!
Calls to Artists
The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council is accepting proposals from visual artists or groups for the 2021 exhibition schedule at LARAC’s Lapham Gallery. LARAC will update this page with Calls for Artists for specific shows.
Annual Juried Art Show
LARAC will be taking submissions for the Annual Juried Art Show. All forms of multimedia, painting, photography, video, sculpture, etc. that follow the theme “This is America” are welcome. There is no limit to the number of pieces you can submit.
MEMBERS: $10 for your first (3) pieces submitted, $5 for any additional piece submitted.
NON-MEMBERS: $15 for your first (3) pieces submitted, $5 for any additional piece submitted.
Show Dates: Oct. 2 – Nov. 4, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5-7pm
Community Arts Grants
LARAC Community Arts Grants
Deadline for 2021 Applications: Friday, November 20, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.
Community Arts Grants provide support for arts and cultural projects to community-based organizations, groups, collectives or artists. LARAC provides financial support to artists and organizations in Warren and Washington County through 3 categories: Program Support for Organizations Grant, Individual Artist Grant, and Arts Education Grant. Programs in the past have included dance performances, theater productions, concerts, historical programs, art/craft classes and workshops, readings, and film series.
NEW APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND 1 VIRTUAL GRANT APPLICATION SEMINAR OR SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH THE GRANT COORDINATOR prior to applying for an overview and explanation of the grant process. It is recommended that interested parties download and read over the application before meeting with the Grant Coordinator.
LARAC is looking for individuals with backgrounds in the arts and knowledge of their community to serve on our funding grant panels. If interested, or you would like to recommend an individual, please fill out the Panelist Nomination Form.
Grant Application Seminars
All seminars will be conducted virtually via Zoom. Please click here to RSVP and receive the invitation link.
• Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 • 4pm – 5pm
• Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 • 4pm – 5pm
• Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 • 12pm – 1pm
• Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 • 11am – 12pm
Community Arts Organizations Grant
The Community Arts for Organizations Grant is available to 501(c)(3) or New York State non-profit organizations with an active board of trustees. Programs must take place in 2021, be arts and cultural in nature, and open and accessible to the public. Each organization may apply for 1-3 grant projects, with a minimum request of $300 per project and a maximum total request of $5,000 for all 1-3 projects. Programs in the past have included dance performances, theater productions, concerts, historical programs, art/craft classes and workshops, readings, and film series. Deadline NOV 20, 2020 at 4:00pm
Arts Education Grant
• K-12 Program
The Arts Education In School K-12 Grant is designed to support arts education projects in K-12 school settings and partnerships between arts providers and public schools. Programs must take place in the 2021 calendar year, be arts and cultural in nature, and meet for at least (3) consecutive hands-on sessions. This grant is for grades K-12 and requires sessions to either take place during the school day, with both the artist and cooperated educator involved. Organizations as well as Individual Artists may apply, with a minimum request of $300 and a maximum request of $5,000. Programs in the past have included dance performances, theater productions, concerts, and historical programs. Deadline NOV 20, 2020 at 4:00pm
• Community Based Learning Program
The Community Based Learning Grant is designed to support arts education projects in community-based settings, for youth or senior learners. Programs must take place in the 2021 calendar year. Curriculum must include at least (3) contact sessions with the same teaching artist(s) and core group of students. Activities can take place in a venue such as a library, community center, senior center. Non profit organizations can apply directly for funds. A letter of support from the teaching artist is required. Individual artists or unincorporated entities may apply directly to this program by partnering with an eligible nonprofit organization. The applicant artist must reside in the same county as the partnering organization. Deadline NOV 20, 2020 at 4:00pm
Individual Artist Grant
The Individual Artist Grant is available to artists located in either Warren or Washington County for the creation of NEW WORK. Artists may request a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $2,500. Applicants must be 18 years old or over with their primary residence in Washington or Warren County. The applicant must propose the creation of new works of art that will be completed within 2021. The work must be artist initiated, reflect local culture, and involve the community. Artists who received an Individual Artist Grant for 2019 or 2020 are ineligible. Deadline NOV 20, 2020 at 4:00pm
Resources for NYS Arts and Cultural Organizations
NYSCA is a state funding agency that provides support for activities of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in New York State.
The New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) is the Soapbox and Tool Box for New York State´s Nonprofits. NYCON works to build the capacity of our over 3,200 nonprofit members to enhance the quality of life in communities throughout New York State.
The mission of NYFA is to empower artists across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives. We do this through three main program areas: cash grants and fiscal sponsorship, online resources, and professional development training.
The Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of NY is the pioneer in arts-related legal aid and educational programs about the legal and business issues that affect artist and arts organizations.