Saratoga Arts Grants

Community Arts Grants for
Fulton, Montgomery and Saratoga Counties

Community Arts Grants Sponsored by Saratoga Arts Now Accepting Applications

Saratoga Arts offers funding for arts and cultural projects and programs in Fulton, Montgomery, and Saratoga Counties. Eligible artists, non-profits, municipalities, and other government entities are encouraged to apply.


Community Arts Grant Applicants must be:
1. A 501(c)(3) or New York State non-profit organization with an active board of trustees either incorporated in NY state or registered to do business in NY State located in Fulton, Montgomery, or Saratoga County.
2. A government or quasi-governmental entity, or tribal organization located in Fulton, Montgomery, or Saratoga County.

3. An individual artist, group of artists, or unincorporated entity who is working with an eligible fiscal sponsor  located in Fulton, Montgomery, or Saratoga County.

All applicants must be located within Fulton, Montgomery, or Saratoga Counties or utilizing a Fiscal Sponsor located therein.

Projects must be located within the same county as the applicant (or Fiscal Sponsor if applicable).
Applicants must be seeking for funds for Arts & Cultural Programming.
Projects must be open to the public and have a strong artistic element.
Applicants may submit up to three requests in any combination of categories (Community Arts, Individual Artist, and/or Arts Education) totaling no more than $5,000 across all applications. Fiscally sponsored requests are do not count towards the sponsor’s three-request, $5,000 limit.
This is not an exhaustive list of criteria.

For further eligibility requirements as well as information about funding priorities for 2023, please consult the 2023 Community Arts Grant Guidelines.

History & Overview

Founded in 1977. the Statewide Community Regrant program (SCR, formerly known as the Decentralization program) was developed to ensure that New York State’s cultural funding reached every part of the state through 40 regrant sites, serving all 62 counties. The program is administered by the New York State Council on the Art (NYSCA).

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. Our programs include a full year’s calendar of exhibitions; classes and workshops for over 1,200 adults and children each year; a broad range of live music presentations; and grant programs delivered at our centrally located Saratoga Springs location and across our service area.

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