WESTPORT The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks is pleased to announce the recipients of the Special Opportunity Stipend (S.O.S.) Grant Round 3 for opportunities in July through October 2008. The S.O.S. Grant is designed to help individual artists of all disciplines take advantage of unique opportunities that will significantly benefit their work or career development. Literary, media, visual, music and theatre artists may request support ranging from $100 to $600 for specific, forthcoming opportunities that are distinct from work in progress. Deadlines are in February, May and September each year, there is no waiting period for artists to reapply if they have received funding previously. The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks administers the S.O.S. grant in the counties of Essex, Franklin, Clinton, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence and Hamilton. The recipients for this May 2008 Round 3 are: Martha Gallagher of Essex County, Jane W. Lammers of St. Lawrence County, Stacey Mitchell of Franklin County, Dr. William Pfaff of Clinton County, and Boyce Sherman of Clinton County. Please call the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks for the next deadline for opportunities taking place in November 2008-February 2009. S.O.S. is made available through the New York Foundation for the Arts. For more information about the S.O.S. Program in these counties, please call Athena Roth at the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks, (518)962-8778 or e-mail to grants@artsnorth.org.

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