ARTS FUNDING AVAILABLE IN ESSEX COUNTY
The Essex County Arts Council announces funding for the arts. The Cultural Assistance Program (CAP) Grant application is now available on the website: essexcountyarts.org. For any arts group, historical society, preservation program, library, museum or organization providing public cultural programs for Essex County residents, this is an opportunity to request financial assistance. The application deadline is March 15, 2022.
CAP grants will support a wide range of activities, events and programs. Artists fees, program expenses, one-time use of materials for workshops, partial fees for program administration, advertising rental space for the event, equipment rental, lighting, sound, costumes, and professional fees are examples of CAP support. Each program may be funded up to $1,000. The application and eligibility requirements are available HERE. For any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2021, thirty-eight organization received funding totaling $30,000. The collage below is a sampling of the amazing projects that took place with CAP funding. Thanks to the Essex County Board of Supervisors and ECAC’s loyal supporters, the same amount of funding will be available in 2022.
LAST WEEKEND FOR SARANAC LAKE WINTER CARNIVAL
The full schedule is HERE.
NEW AUTHOR SERIES THIS SUNDAY FEATURING ERIC SCHNITZE
This Sunday, February 13 at 2 pm, join author Eric Schnitzer for a new Virtual Author Series where he will talk about his book Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga–1777: The Turning Point of the Revolutionary War in Paintings, Artifacts, and Historical Narrative.
Master historical painter Don Troiani and historian Eric Schnitzer combine their talents in this new book on Saratoga, the Revolutionary War campaign. This magnificently illustrated history features many new artworks, previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, photographs of important artifacts, and a solid, detailed historical narrative including background on the campaigns leading up to Saratoga.
The battles of Saratoga are cited as the turning point in the Revolutionary War. Beginning when the armies prepared to face off in June 1777 through the surrender of the British Army in October, the battles of the Northern Campaign were significant to the outcome of the war and the fight for independence. As a result of the Saratoga battles, the patriots gained confidence, the French entered the war, and the British plan to win the war quickly was put to an end.
Online pre-registration is required. Register HERE. NOTE: Registration will close 2 hours prior to the program.
THROUGH FEBRUARY 25
Local artists showcase their photography, sculpture, painting, pastels, ceramics, stained glass, printmaking and drawing.
Strand Center for the Arts
23 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh
Tuesday 10am – 5pm
Wednesday 10am – 5pm
Thursday 10am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 5pm
WOOL AND WATER
Open Thursday thru Sunday, 9-5, thru March 31
In recognition of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, we are featuring an innovative and collaborative fiber arts project to showcase the legacy of artistic traditions and protecting clean water in the Lake Champlain Basin and beyond.
Join AWI Science Director and artist, Michale Glennon, to learn about this project. Stay tuned for opportunities to look at some of the beautiful fiber pieces Michale has made, talk about what they mean for water quality in the Adirondacks, and hear from Michale how others can get involved in this project.
More about Wool and Water is HERE.
Paul Smith’s College VIC
8023 NY-30, Paul Smiths