Essex County arts and cultural organizations and individual artists could be eligible for grant assistance through one of the following programs:

Artist Career Development Grant

A new program that offers grants of up to $500 for career opportunities for Essex County NY artists.  See info here.

Cultural Assistance Program Grants (CAP Grants)

The Essex County Arts Council administers the Cultural Assistance Program (CAP) Grants, which are funded by Essex County and private donors.  Eligibility guidelines and information can be found here.   


  • On line grant application available - February 1
  • Deadline to submit - March 15
  • Decisions - (approximately) April 15
  • Final reports due - February 1

Other Local Grants

The Decentralization Program for Essex County (DEC) organizations and artists is administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA), headquartered in Blue Mountain Lake, NY.  DEC Grants are funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).  For more information on DEC grants through ALCA, please visit their website.

Cloudsplitter Foundation

Generous Acts Fund of the Adirondack Foundation

Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation 

Fiscal Sponsors

If you need assistance networking to a possible fiscal sponsor for your grant application, please let us know and we can help.