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 all 2024 Applications: DECEMBER 1ST, 2023 by 3PM

Community Arts Grants provide support for arts and cultural projects to non-profit organizations, groups, collectives, and 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 grant guidelines pertaining to the opportunity that interests them 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 if you would like to recommend an individual, please fill out the Panelist Nomination Form.


2024 Funding Priorities:
  • Provide accessible, quality art programming to all residents in our region
  • Support programs from new/up-and-coming community organizations
  • Support programs that are innovative and reflect the diverse art forms currently present in our region
  • Support programs that reflect the geographic area and culture of Warren or Washington County



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 2024, open/accessible to the public, and must reflect the art/culture within Warren or Washington County.

Applicants may apply for a minimum of 1 but 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

Organizational Application Criteria 2024

Support for Organizations Guidelines 2024

Support for Organizations Application 2024


Art Education Guidelines 2024


K-12 In School Program Grant

The Art Education; In School K-12 Grant is designed to support art education projects in K-12 school settings, in partnerships between art educators and public schools. Programs must take place in school in the 2024 calendar year, be arts/cultural in nature, and students must meet for at least (3) consecutive hands-on sessions with the participating teaching artist(s). A letter of commitment from the partnering school is required. The applicant’s legal address must reside in the same county as the proposed program.

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

Deadline to apply for 2024: DECEMBER 1ST, 2023

Arts Education- K-12 Application 2024



Community Based Learning Grant

The Art Education; Community Based Learning Grant is designed to support art 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 2024 calendar year. Program 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 but must include a letter of support from the teaching artist(s). The applicant’s legal address must reside in the same county as the proposed program.

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

Deadline to apply for 2024: DECEMBER 1ST, 2023

Arts Education- Community Based Application 2024

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 proposed work must be new, reflect local culture, and directly involve the artist’s community in Warren or Washington County. Artists who received an Individual Artist Grant for 2021, 2022, or 2023 are ineligible.

Deadline to apply for 2024: DECEMBER 1ST, 2023

Individual Artist Application Criteria 2024

Individual Artists Guidelines 2024

Individual Artists Application 2024


Congratulations to LARAC’s 2023 Community Arts Grant Recipients!

Warren County Organizational Grantees:

Adirondack Ballet Theater

Adirondack Theater Festival

Adirondack Voices

Glens Falls Community Theater

North Country Arts

North Creek Railway Depo Preservation Association

Our Town Theater Group

The Union Chapel Association of Sabbath Day Point NY

Warren – Hamilton Counties Action Committee for Economic Opportunity

Wiawaka Holiday House

World Awareness Children’s Museum


Washington County Organizational Grantees:

Agricultural Stewardship Association

Amorak Youth

Greenwich Free Library

Hudson River Shakespeare Company

Little Theater on the Farm

Town of Salem

Village of Fort Edward Canal Street Marketplace

Village of Granville


Individual Artists Grantees:

Andrew Daly

Camille West-Wodicka

Justin O’Rourke

Laurie Miles

Margaret Jacobs

Thomas Mowatt


Arts Education Grantees:

Bolton Free Library

North Creek Railway Depo Preservation Association

Queensbury Senior Citizens

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.