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The Arts Center of the Capital Region Announces $98,000 in Grant Awards

TROY (03/15/2022)— The Arts Center of the Capital Region is proud to announce the awarding of $98,000 of funding to 27 different artists and organizations across Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady counties through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) 2022-23 Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) Program. This grant program enables emerging organizations and artists to grow professionally and to enhance the cultural climate in communities and neighborhoods where they live and operate. Please find the list of awardees below.

SCR grants are awarded in three categories: Community Arts, to fund public art and foster creative communities; Arts Education, to support education projects in schools and community organizations; and Individual Artist Commissions, to support artists in creating original work in their communities. Grant awards are determined by a panel of local decision makers. Awarded projects and programs will occur between April 1st, 2022 and March 1st, 2023.

“The Arts Center is honored to be an SCR site for NYSCA, which allows us to support artists in our community in a very direct way,” says Director of Programs and Regrants Coordinator Joseph Mastroianni. “We are consistently impressed by the creativity of our local artists and their commitment to sharing their talents with the Capital Region.”

The Statewide Community Regrant Program, formerly known as Decentralization or DEC, is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Guidelines and informational seminars for the 2023-24 SCR cycle will be announced in August 2022.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region formed as the Rensselaer County Center for the Arts in 1962 and, with the help of NYSCA, became the Decentralization Regrant Site for Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties in 1978. The Arts Center is proud to be the region’s preeminent proponent of the arts, creative education and expression and works to nurture and facilitate artistic diversity, outreach and impact through the Capital Region.


Community Arts Grants

Albany County

Colonie Senior Service Centers, A Moment in Time - What are you looking forward to in the future?

Grand Street Community Arts Inc., South End ArtStreet

Hindu Temple Society of the Capital District, Folk Dances of India

Howe Branch Albany Public Library, Indian Music Experience at Howe & Delaware Libraries

The Friends of Pruyn House, The Friends of Pruyn House performance of Anne of Green Gables

The Sage Colleges, Graphic Liberation! print workshop with artist Josh MacPhee

Up-Stitch Hand/Work


Rensselaer County

Capital Roots, Inc., Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enhancement via Creative Crosswalk

Prospect Park Foundation, Inc., Circus in the Park 2022

Troy Foundry Theatre, Troy Foundry Theatre Training and Creation


Schenectady County

Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation, Fall Spooktacular Creative Connectors Mural

Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County, ALCO Tunnel Sculptural Tiles

Hamilton Hill Arts Center, Portraits of Black Mothers and Sons Impacted by Black Lives Matter

Jewish Community Center of Schenectady, INC., Summer Outdoor Art Fair and Exhibit


Arts Education Grants

Rensselaer County

Hoosic Valley Mac, Inc., Cross-Curricular Collaboration: Poetry


Schenectady County

Oscar Bogran, Schenectady Youth Mural


Individual Artist Commissions

Albany County

Aurelius John, Pakistani Folk Percussion and Flute Demonstrations

Bree Hassel, The Albany Rock Project

Dylan Perrillo, Duo Music Recording

Ehsue Klay, Aung Karen Traditional Dance

Jordan Hill, African and American Drumming Traditions Workshop for Children

Latifa Ali Mohammad, Afghan Embroidery Workshop

Pinya Aung, Karen Traditional Music Tenaku Harp Performance and Demonstrations

Seth Tagoe Traore, Ghanaian Folk Dancing and Drumming

Shaman Raphael, Pakistani Traditional Harmonium and Singing


Rensselaer County

Alicia Herrmann, The Journal Project, Part 2


Schenectady County

Lecco Morris, The Valley Song Cycle

Oscar Bogran, Schenectady Youth Mural

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