WESTPORT DCA Grants are available to support art and cultural activities taking place in Essex and southern Franklin Counties in 2009. Art and cultural organizations, libraries, youth groups, towns, service groups, and other local non-profit groups offering artistic or cultural services or programs to residents of Essex or southern Franklin Counties are all eligible to apply. Developing Community Arts (DCA) Grants are available to support professional and avocational level arts activities benefiting the public in theater, dance, music, film, video, literature, visual arts, museums, and historical/cultural activities or art workshops held for the benefit of the general public. Individual artists may apply through a non-profit sponsor. Applicants may request up to $5,000 for one project or request up to three separate projects for a total request of $5,000. The DCA Grant Program is a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program and is administered by the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks. The application deadline is Wednesday, October 15th, 2008. Attendance at an application seminar is required for first and second time applicants. Applicants must pre-register for the seminars. Please call Athena Roth at 962-8778 or look on our website: www.artsnorth.org for dates and times of seminars. Applications are availble at the ACNA offices or can be downloaded from www.artsnorth.org.