Many North Country arts programs were awarded funding through the 2013 Decentralization (DEC) Grant! The DEC is a regrant program intended to help promote the arts in outlying regions. It is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYCSA), and adminstered locally by the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts (NCCCA).
This was a year of change for arts grants in the North Country. The NCCCA now administers DEC grants to Essex, Clinton, and all of Franklin County. In addition, Arts Education grants are now under the DEC funding umbrella. And, for the first time the NCCCA also offered an Individual Artist grant. (NCCCA)
The NCCCA received more than thirty requests from the region encompassing all of Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. After reviewing all of the applications, twenty one projects were funded under the “Community Arts Grants” category, seven under the “Arts Education” category and one regional artist was selected for the “Individual Artist” Category.
North Country Arts Recipients
All of the awarded individuals and organizations will enrich the arts of the North Country! Those who are a little close to Essex, NY, include the following grants awarded in Essex County:
Piano by Nature; Tahawus Lodge Center and Onstage; Ballard Park Concert Series; Ticonderoga Museum; Ticonderoga Guild Arts; Town of Keene; Tara Mulvey Youth Theatre; Ticonderoga Historical Society; Whallonsburg Grange; and the Champlain Valley Film Society. (Denpubs)
Arts Education Grants were awarded to seven teaching artists who will use their programs in area schools. For Essex County, the recipients are Grace Potthast, Sheri Amsel, and Elizabeth Lee. Artists Amy Guglielmo and Bucky Seiden were chosen in neighboring Clinton County (Denpubs).
The Grant Award Ceremony is scheduled for March 8 at the NCCCA Art Center in Plattsburgh, NY, at 5:30 PM. There will be music, refreshments and a reception for the Encore: Senior Art Show.
Find Out More
For a complete listing of decentralization funded projects, visit the NCCCA Arts Center’s website.
For more information on the Decentralization Grant or the award ceremony, contact Kathleen Recchia at 563-1604 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.