CREATE Announces 2023 Community Arts Grants Catskill


CREATE (Council for Resources to Enrich the Arts, Technology & Education) is pleased to announce that applications are now available for Community Arts Grants to be awarded in 2023. 

The Community Arts Grants Program funds artists and organizations who are seeking to creatively engage their communities through projects in the arts in Columbia, Greene, and Schoharie Counties. Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded in three project areas: Community Projects, Artist Commissions, and Arts Education.

In 2022, fifty-four grants totalling $158,840 were awarded to artists and organizations. Grant winners have used these funds to develop music concerts, theater and dance performances, community arts classes, poetry readings, sculptural exhibits, film screenings and much more. CREATE prioritizes projects that engage the community, are accessible, innovative and imaginative. From portraiture and embroidery to circus performance, comic book writing, historical lectures and beyond, CREATE’s arts grants program is a unique sponsorship opportunity open and accessible to all, providing support for a wide array of numerous, creative public works.

CREATE will be hosting a series of Q & A information sessions in Schoharie, Catskill and Chatham, NY to assist with the application process. Free and open to the public, these seminars are a great way to meet and connect with other applicants, form partnerships, and ask specific questions about applying for a grant. Anyone wishing to submit a grant proposal must attend at least one of these meetings scheduled to be held on the following dates: October 5th , 5:30pm: Schoharie Library, 103 Knower Ave, Schoharie, NY 12157 October 11th, 5:30pm: CREATE, 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414 October 19th, 5:30pm: Chatham Public Library, 11 Woodbridge Ave, Chatham, NY 12037 The deadline for all applications is December 15th, 2022. Grant winners will receive funding notification by February 2023. 

To learn more, those interested in applying are encouraged to visit the CREATE website for guidelines, instructions and online application links at:

For additional information or to schedule an individual meeting, contact Grants Manager Adriana Tampasis at or call (518) 943-3400. 

CREATE Council for Resources to Enrich the Arts, Technology & Education is a tax exempt, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide community support by expanding access to creative, cultural resources and economic opportunities in the region. CREATE serves as the Statewide Community Re-grant arts organization for Greene, Columbia, and Schoharie Counties. Since 1975, CREATE has provided information and essential services to artists, arts organizations, cultural and educational institutions, civic groups, community agencies, and the general public and continues to grow its outreach as a regional arts council.

CREATE is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and the Greene County Legislature. 

To learn more, visit the CREATE Website at

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