Saratoga art grants available

SARATOGA — The 2019 Saratoga arts education grants — in-school art education grants and community-based arts education grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 — are available to eligible Fulton, Montgomery and Saratoga counties based non-profit cultural organizations and individual artists, according to a news release.

The following are the basic eligibility requirements, the news release stated.

∫ The residency will take place in a prekindergarten to grade 12 public school or community-based location.

∫ The lead applicant must be an artist or non-profit cultural organization.

∫ The proposed project must include three contact sessions between the same artist and core group of students.

The informational grant seminars: Saratoga Arts offers free in-person and web-based seminars to assist applicants in understanding the grant application process. The seminars focus on specifics of the grant application, including writing the narrative, successfully completing the budget, successful project examples, and review panel tips, the news release stated.

The following are the upcoming seminars — register, the news release stated.

∫ Wednesday, at Centro Civico, 143-145 E. Main St., Amsterdam: from 5 to 6 p.m. community arts grants; from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. arts education grants; from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. artist grants

∫ Aug. 23, at Malta Arts Center at Living Resources, 11 Round Lake, Ballston Lake, Saratoga County: from 5 to 6 p.m. community arts grants; from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. arts education grants; from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. artist grants.

∫ Sept. 5, at Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry St, Schuylerville, Saratoga County: from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. community arts grants; from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. arts education grants; from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. artist grants.

∫ Sept. 12, live webinar — pre-registration required: from 4 to 5:15 p.m. community arts grants; from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. arts education grants; from 7 to 8:15 p.m. artist grants.

The applicants may attend any one of the listed seminars. Register online at www.saratoga-arts.org, the news release stated.

Returning applicants: Returning applicants are not required to attend an informational seminar. As an alternative, returning applicants are asked to register online to receive the document application overview — for returning applicants, which outlines new and important updates and changes to the grant application process, the news release stated.

The following are the upcoming deadlines, the news release stated.

∫ Sept. 14, to register and for the application letter of intent deadline.

∫ Oct. 15, is the application review deadline.

∫ Oct. 26, is the application deadline.

Grant writing assistance is available — in addition to informational seminars, Saratoga Arts offers current applicants grant writing assistance, proposal feedback, and helpful grant-related resources, the news release stated.

The following is for anyone with the following needs, the news release stated.

∫ Has questions about the community arts grand program at Saratoga Arts.

∫ Want to find out if a project idea is eligible for funding.

∫ Need help narrowing down potential locations and artists for an arts event.

∫ Need feedback on a grant proposal narrative or budget.

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