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CAP grants available

Cultural Assistance Program (CAP) grant guidelines and applications are now available. Any arts, historical, preservation or library association, museum or other non-profit organization providing a cultural enrichment program for Essex County residents may apply. The organization must be a member of the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks to apply. If organizations are not currently members, they may become members at any time before the deadline of March 27.

Organizations may apply for either Project Funding or General Operating support. Requests for capital improvements are not fundable requests. This includes equipment purchases (computer, theatrical lighting, sound system, gallery lighting, exhibit display system), physical improvements, building repairs and signage. Rental of the above is allowed if used to carry out a specific program. Project grants up to $750 are available for projects taking place in 2009. Priority will be given to organizations who have not received NYSCA'S Developing Community Arts funding for 2008-2009. An organization may apply for General Operating Support (GOS) if they have a budget of at least $65,000, paid staff and demonstrate need. CAP funding is made possible with Essex County Government support.

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 27, hand delivered or postmarked by 5 p.m.

For more information about the guidelines and to obtain an application contact Athena Roth, grants coordinator at the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks at 962-8778, or e-mail atgrants@artsnorth.org . Look for the updated 2009 CAP Application on the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks Web site at www.artsnorth.org. They will soon be available on the Web site for downloading.

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