Adirondack A&E e-News # 337

Funding for the Arts Available!

The Essex County Arts Council is pleased to announce that the 2024 Cultural Assistance Program (CAP) Grant application is now available HERE.

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 funding. The CAP application deadline is March 15, 2024.

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 a cultural event, equipment rental, lighting, sound, costumes, and professional fees are examples of what the CAP program will support. Each program may be funded up to $1,000. The application and eligibility requirements are available on the website HERE. For any questions, please email Susan Hughes, ECAC Arts Administrator at

In 2023, over fifty organizations received funding totaling $37,500 at an average level of 85% of their request. The above collage is a sampling of the amazing projects that took place with 2023 CAP funding. This grant program is made possible by the generosity of the Essex County Board of Supervisors and ECAC’s loyal supporters.

Apply now!

Statewide Community Regrants (SCR) Program

Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton County artists and arts/cultural organizations welcome!

ALCA invites artists and nonprofit organizations in the Adirondack Quad-County Region to apply for Arts Education, Community Arts, and Individual Artist funding for projects in 2024. This funding is made possible by the support of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). The application deadline is Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

To review eligibility and other criteria in the SCR application guidelines, please visit HERE.

Just In Time For A January Thaw!

Keene Flood Disasters

Keene Historical Society Winter Series
Sunday, January 28, 2 pm

Join town historian Tony Goodwin for this fascinating look at town disasters.

Keene Valley Library, 1796 NY-73, Keene Valley

Sagamore Snow Days

January 27 & February 24, 2024, 11 am – 4 pm

Great Camp Sagamore is opening its doors for two days this winter season. Join us for a day of fun and activities in a beautiful location with friends and neighbors.

Guided cross country skiing – 1:00 PM
Guided snowshoe hike – 1:00 PM
Sledding – all day
Campfires – all day
Ice skating – all day
Hot chocolate, coffee and tea
Light refreshments provided

More info and register HERE.

Great Camp Sagamore, 1105 Sagamore Road, Raquette Lake

SLC Arts Presents

The River Gathers All the Days as Light: Poems and Prose about the Racquette

Featuring Donald McNutt, PhD
Tuesday, January 30, 6 pm

Join SLC Arts at the Potsdam Public Library’s Community Room for Poetry with Purpose, “The River Gathers All the Days as Light: Poems and Prose about the Racquette,” featuring Donald McNutt, PhD.

Donald McNutt has lived and written in Potsdam for almost two decades. He recently retired from SUNY Potsdam after eighteen joyful years of teaching American literature and writing for the Department of English and Communication.

Since 2009, Donald has also served as Editor-in-Chief of Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks, where he continues to run the magazine’s excellent internship program. Blueline is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. The special issue will be available by mid-June.

Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St #1, Potsdam

Relief Printing Workshop with Robin Brewer

Thursday, February 1, 2024, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Introduce yourself to relief printing and discover all the possibilities. This workshop taught by artist Robin Brewer provides the basics when printing from a raised surface. Play with carving on polystyrene with simple found items in your home or learn how to carve with a linoleum cutter. Experiment with relief printing to create your own multi-layered original design or even create your own Valentines.

Register HERE.

LARAC Mountain Gallery, 21 Bay Street, Glens Falls

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