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Arts groups receive funding

TICONDEROGA - The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks has announced 2010 Developing Community Arts Grants awarded to local arts and cultural not-for-profit organizations.

Area groups receiving funding include the Schroon Lake Arts Council, Inc. for its children's folk music program; the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum for "Reclaiming the River;" and the Town of Moriah Chamber of Commerce for its summer concert series in the park.

The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks has awarded $34,000 to 19 arts and cultural organizations putting on projects in Essex and Southern Franklin Counties in 2010, through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization Program.

This program, also called Developing Community Arts (DCA) Grants Administrated by ACNA in Essex and southern Franklin counties, distributes state art funds and encourages local involvement in funding decisions affecting community cultural organizations and programs.

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 were all eligible to apply.

DCA funding is available to support professional 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.

A panel of seven regional Essex and southern Franklin county residents, including artists, art administrators, town supervisors and others, evaluated the project proposals. All requests to the Decentralization Program are intended to serve and benefit local residents and are open to public attendance and/or participation.

The next deadline for 2011 DCA is early October 2010. For additional information about the Decentralization Program and other artist grant programs, contact Athena Roth, DCA/Community Outreach Coordinator at the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks at grants@artsnorth.org, call 962-8778 or go online at www.artsnorth.org.

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