Saratoga Arts announced the grant recipients for its 2022 Community Arts Regrant Program that supports organizations and individual artists in Fulton, Montgomery, and Saratoga counties.
Some 47 grants totaling $148,500 were awarded to support community- based arts events taking place in 2022.
“We are thrilled to be setting a record this year not only in the amount of funding distributed but also with the number of projects we will be able to fund,” said Charlie Owens, grants and community relations manager. “After years of isolation, it is thrilling to know these funded projects can continue to create art in our communities and, perhaps more importantly, build community through the arts.”
With funding awarded from the state Council on the Arts, Saratoga Arts’ Community Arts Regrant Program supports artists, nonprofit organizations, and government departments in the three counties, in partnership with qualifying organizations and artists, to present arts and cultural programs of high artistic merit in local communities.
This years’ grant recipients were celebrated at the annual Community Arts Celebration at Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
Officials said an estimated 25,000 community members, 5,500 youth, and 1,500 artists will directly participate in these grant-funded events occurring throughout 2022.
Recipients include: Adirondack Center Stage, Inc., Corinth, $5,000; Ballston Spa Community Band, Ballston Spa, $5,000; Maria Riccio Brye, Amsterdam, $2,500; Wanda Burch, Fultonville, $2,500; Colonial Little Theatre, Inc., Johnstown, $5,000; C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios, sponsored by Saratoga Springs Public Library, $5,000; Dance Flurry Organization, Waterford, $5,000; Allyson DeRusso, Clifton Park, $1,800.
Foothills Arts Council, Inc, Amsterdam, $640; Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library, $5,000; Full Grain Art Magazine, sponsored by Glove Cities Arts Alliance, Gloversville, $5,000; Fulton County Center for Regional Growth, Gloversville, $5,000; Glen Conservancy, Fultonville, $5,000; Glove Cities Arts Alliance, Gloversville, $3,000; Gloversville Neighborhood Improvement, Gloversville, $3,000;
Greene, Jonathan, sponsored by Senior Citizens Center of Saratoga Springs, Inc., Saratoga Springs, $5,000; HFM Prevention Council (Creative Connections Clubhouse) Johnstown, $1,000; Rumara Jewett, Malta, $2,500; Johnstown Arts & Music Inc. Johnstown, $5,000; Junior Youth Program of Canajoharie, Canajoharie, $2,061.96; Mohawk Valley Chorus Scotia, $3,000; Music on Mainstreet, Canajoharie, $5,000; Byron Nilsson, Fultonville, $2,500; Quintocracy, sponsored by Saratoga Springs Public Library, $5,000; Sacandaga Valley Arts Network, Northville, $4,950; Saratoga Shakespeare Co. , Saratoga Springs, $5,000; Saratoga Springs Arts District, Inc. $5,000.
Schuylerville Public Library, $1,500; Senior Citizens Center of Saratoga Springs, $5,000; Southern Saratoga Art Society, Inc. Clifton Park, $1,000; The Glove Theatre, Gloversville, $5,000; The Marshall House, Inc., Wilton, $2,830; Town of Ballston Library, Burnt Hills, $2,240; Michael Tondreau, Gloversville, $2,500; Malta Parks and Recreation Department, $5,000; Village of Ballston Spa, $5,000; Village of St. Johnsville, $4,000; Williams, Hannah, sponsored by Glove Cities Arts Council, Gloversville, $3,000, and Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, Wilton, $2,775;, $1,200;
The mission of Saratoga Arts is “to enrich the region by cultivating a vibrant arts community and by ensuring that the arts are accessible to all.” Annually Saratoga Arts creates dozens of exhibition and sales opportunities for visual artists at their location and beyond through the Art in Public Places program and Art in the Park. Our classes and workshops reach over 1,200 adults and children each year.
Through presentations, rentals of the Dee Sarno theatre, and First Thursday performances: a range of live music and theatre presentations reach audiences in the center and on the streets of Saratoga Springs. Through the Community Arts Regrant Program it distributes more than $100,000 from the state Council on the Arts directly to local artists, schools, and not-for-profit organizations in Saratoga, Fulton, and Montgomery counties.