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CREATE Announces Community Arts Grants

Written By Editor on 9/21/21 | 9/21/21

CREATE Council on the Arts is pleased to announce 2022 Community Arts Grants. The Community Arts Grants Program funds artists and organizations who are seeking to creatively engage their communities through projects in the arts in Columbia, Greene, and Schoharie Counties. Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded in three project areas: Community Projects, Artist Commissions, and Arts Education projects. In 2021, 50 grants totaling $126,000 were awarded to artists and organizations. 
Past awardees have used this grant to develop music concerts, theater performances, community arts classes, and many more.  CREATE prioritizes projects that engage the community, and are accessible, innovative and creative. To learn more, visit the CREATE website to view Grant Guidelines, Instructions, Online Applications and Informational Videos at 
To apply for this grant, artists and organizations MUST view the new Grant Info Videos on CREATE’s YouTube page at, and may optionally attend in-person Q&A sessions in each of the three counties (Register at ):
October 5th, 2pm: CREATE, 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414 
October 6th, 6pm: Hudson Area Library, 51 N 5th St, Hudson, NY 12534 
October 7th , 6pm: Schoharie Library, 103 Knower Ave, Schoharie, NY 12157 
October 20th, 2pm: Mountain Top Library, 6093 Main St, Tannersville, NY 12485 
October 21st, 2pm: Roeliff Jansen Library, 9091 NY-22, Hillsdale, NY 12529  
November 2nd, 5pm: Greenville Library, 11177 NY-32, Greenville, NY 12083 
November 3rd, 6pm: Valatie Community Theater, 3031 Main St, Valatie, NY 12184 
November 4th, 2pm: Community Library in Cobleskill, 110 Union St, Cobleskill, NY 12043 
November 4th , 6pm: Jefferson Historical Society (Judd Hall)
November 18th, 6pm: Prattsville Art Center, 14562 NY-23, Prattsville, NY 12468
 Applicants must complete an online application, including supplementary materials, due by December 17th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST to be reviewed. Grant decisions are made through the recommendation of a panel of artists and community members, with the approval of the CREATE Board of Directors.
The Community Arts Grants are made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by CREATE Council on the Arts.
*************************************************************************************CREATE Council on the Arts is a tax exempt, non-profit, arts service organization whose purpose is to support and advance the arts and cultural community by broadening and enriching creative resources and economic growth in the region. CREATE serves as the Statewide Community Regrant agency for Greene, Columbia, and Schoharie Counties. Since 1975, CREATE has provided information and essential services to artists, arts organizations, cultural and educational institutions, civic groups, community agencies, and the general public and continues to grow its outreach as a regional arts council. 

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