Artists must apply for S.O.S. grants by Feb. 5

LAKE PLACID - Artists living in the counties of Essex and Franklin may apply for Special Opportunity Stipends (S.O.S.) grants of up to $600.00 through the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks.

S.O.S. grants are designed to help individual and collaborating artists take advantage of an imminent opportunity that will have a significant impact on their career or artistic development. The S.O.S. program was developed by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Artists working in all disciplines of the arts (including literature, media arts, visual arts, music, and theatre) may apply.

The deadline for opportunities taking place in March 2009 through June 2009 is Feb. 5t. S.O.S. deadlines fall three times a year in February, May and September.

For applications or more information contact The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks at 962-8778 or e-mail grants@artsnorth.org. Additional applications may be downloaded on NYFA's website at www.nyfa.org. Applications must be postmarked by 5:00 PM or hand delivered to the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks' offices by 5 p.m., Feb. 5.

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