Calls to Artists

& Grant Opportunities

Opportunities for Artists
Grant Seminars
Financial Support for Artists & Nonprofits
Arts in Education Funding
And more!

LARAC Supports Artists!

Calls to Artists

The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council is accepting proposals from visual artists or groups for the 2024 exhibition schedule at LARAC’s Lapham Gallery. LARAC will update this page with Calls for Artists for specific shows.

Grant Opportunities

Community Arts Grants

Deadline for 2024 Applications: DECEMBER 1ST, 2023 by 3PM

Community Arts Grants provide support for arts and cultural projects to not for profit 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. Funded 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 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.

Program Support for Organizations Grant

The Program Support 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 2023, be arts and/or cultural in nature, and open/accessible to the public.

Each organization may apply for a minimum of 1 or no more than 3 programs to be funded and may request an amount between $500 – $5,000 total across all programs.

Deadline to apply for 2024: DECEMBER 1ST, 2023


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 educators and public schools. Programs must take place in the 2023 calendar year, be arts/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 and Individual Artists may apply for a funding between $500 – $5,000

Deadline to apply for 2024: DECEMBER 1ST, 2023


• Community Based Learning Program

The Community Based Learning Grant is designed to support arts education projects in community-based settings such as libraries, community centers, and senior centers, for youth to senior learners. Programs must take place in the 2023 calendar year. Curriculum must include at least (3) contact sessions with the same teaching artist(s) and core group of students. Non-profit organizations can apply directly for funds. A letter of support from the teaching artist is required, and if applying as an individual, the applicant artist must reside in the same county as the partnering organization.

Organizations and Individual Artists may apply for a funding between $500 – $5,000.

Deadline to apply for 2023: DECEMBER 1ST, 2023

Individual Artist Grant

The Individual Artist Grant is available to artists located in either Warren or Washington County for the creation of NEW WORK.

Funded artists will receive a stipend of $2,500 to be used for supplies, marketing, space rental, or as personal compensation.

Applicants must be 18+ with their primary residence located in Warren or Washington County. The work must be artist initiated, reflect local culture, and involve the community. Artists who received an Individual Artist Grant for 2021, 2022, or 2023 are ineligible.

Deadline to apply for 2023: DECEMBER 1ST, 2023





Artist Resources

Resources for NYS Arts and Cultural Organizations

Resources through NYSCA
Creative Impact: Capital Region Artist Support Facebook Group
COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits by NYCON

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.