2022 CAP Grant Profile of the Month
Upper Jay Art Center's Creative Arts and Multi-disciplinary Residencies
The UPPER JAY ART CENTER received a 2022 Cultural Assistance Program (CAP) grant in support of its “Creative Arts and Multi-disciplinary Performance” program, an on-going project designed to allow artists to celebrate the creative process and to provide a safe place to take risks. The CAP grant program is generously funded by Essex County and private donors.
From May 8th through May 22nd, the newest group of artists, the spectacularly-talented Philadelphia-based theater company Die-cast, will be living and creating at the Lounge for two weeks as part of the CA+MP Residency Program. They are using every nook and cranny of the building to develop a new theater piece, Baal and Dix, which they will perform in a live theater performance on Saturday May 21st at 8pm. In addition, director Brenna Geffers and lead artist Anthony Crosby will be offering a creative workshop to the community on Tuesday May 17th at 7pm. You can read more about these events, RSVP, and get tickets here: https://www.upperjayartcenter.org/upcoming-events.
The mission of the UJAC is to enhance the quality of life in Upper Jay and in surrounding Adirondack communities through artistic expression. Since 2005, it has become a vital community gathering space in the AuSable River Valley, bringing together people of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds. It is a celebration of the union of Adirondack locals and tourists, very much in line with the Essex County Arts Council’s mission to connect artists with residents and tourists.
Impact Statements from CAP Grant 2022 Applications
Adirondack Art Association (Essex)
~ AAA will use its 2022 funding to revive the organization, launch a social media presence, and mount several exhibits in the town of Essex, NY.
Adirondack Film Society. (Lake Placid)
~ AFS' 2022 film series, "See Something that Means Something" will heighten audience awareness of certain issues facing the world today.
Adirondack Park Institute (Newcomb)
~ The Artist in Residency Program, now in its 9th year, continues the revitalization of Anna and Archer Huntington’s passion for science and the humanities and provides public programs highlighting the important intersection of these disciplines.
~ The Keeseville Community Arts Festival is a multi-day event in July 2022 -- "What Brings Us Together".
Ballard Park (Westport)
~ For many summers, Thursday evenings have meant live music in the Pavilion at Ballard Park, Westport, NY. The sense of vitality and community that the concerts bring to Westport cannot be overstated. Few events are more unifying than music that all can enjoy. The sight of cars arriving from north and south and families walking toward the park, setting up blankets and settling in for an evening among friends is priceless.
Belden Noble Memorial Library. (Essex)
~ The Library will host a program of summer learning for children.
China Residencies. (Jay)
~ Documentary film workshops and a residency will be presented.
Depot Theatre, Inc. (Westport)
~ The Depot serves as a dynamic cultural hub by bringing diverse stories and storytellers to our rural region, employing artists, generating economic activity and caretaking the iconic depot building. Funds will be used to support the theatre's Youth Academy 2022.
East Branch Friends of the Arts. (Keene Valley)
~ EBFA will work to expand their audience with two special concerts, by artists COLE QUEST and HONEYSUCKLE.
Elizabethtown Social Center. (Elizabethtown)
~ Summer concerts on the Lawn on Tuesday evenings!
Essex County Historical Society/Adirondack History Museum (Elizabethtown)
~ New exhibits for 2022: Paul Mathews, an Adirondack Artist; 1922 Centennial: Evolution of the Adirondack Wilderness; Regulating Adirondack Waters
Essex Initiatives (Essex)
~ Four local bands will help to make the annual Essex Day Celebration a truly special day.
Essex Theatre Company (Essex)
~ We deliver high-quality amateur theater to Essex and surrounding towns by presenting plays, musicals, and original works. Don't miss ALMOST, MAINE, our 2022 summer production.
Fort Ticonderoga Association (Ticonderoga)
~ Fort Ticonderoga's Scots Day, is a celebration of the Fort's Scottish heritage.
Historic Saranac Lake. (Saranac Lake)
~ Learn about the Cure Porches of Saranac Lake in this mobile exhibit., which continues to tour the North Country.
John Brown Lives! (Westport)
~ Blues at Timbuctoo s not an ordinary day of music. The concert marries blues music with a conversation about racial justice. This festival is lauded for the soulful power, artistic virtuosity and cultural breadth and diversity of the performers who all are chosen for their artistry and for their commitment to the spirit and purpose of the day.
Keene Arts (Keene)
~ Celebrating music with a June concert series.
Lake Placid Center for the Arts (Lake Placid)
~ We are a year-round performing and visual arts facility, consistently presenting arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theater performances, film exhibitions and visual arts presentations. The LPCA works to fulfill its mission to present and foster arts programs that inspire, enrich educate and entertain people of all ages. Funding will support arts education and outreach programs.
Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society (Lake Placid)
~ This year the Historical Society will install new exhibits centered around the centennial of the Northville-Placid Trail and the Adirondack Mountain Club.
Lake Placid Sinfonietta (Lake Placid)
~ As a successful, community supported non-profit since 1981, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta brings professional musicians from around the world to the Adirondacks and provides an opportunity in our area to the experience of classical music which is not otherwise available. Watch for their free Wednesday evening concerts, funded by CAP this year.
Town of Minerva. (Minerva)
~ Our concerts in the Park: "Dance to the Music of the Mountains".
Moriah Chamber of Commerce (Port Henry)
~ Funds will support the 133rd annual Labor Day celebration.
North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association (NCUGRHA) (Ausable Chasm)
~ Celebrate Juneteenth with a special program entitled "Colors of Freedom in the Adirondacks".
Pendragon Theatre Saranac Lake)
~ Enjoy their "Something for Everyone" Summer Season.
Penfield Homestead Museum (Crown Point)
~ Our mission is “Crown Point-People and History”. Join us for a concert by the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers.
Piano by Nature (Westport)
~ PBN is a unique year-round piano-based concert series, bringing thought-provoking concerts and diverse ensembles performing unusual and less-heard repertoire from local, regional, national and international artists. PBN artists provide motivational and creative educational presentations at many local schools along with captivating conversations at post-concert receptions.
Schroon Lake Arts Council (Schroon Lake)
~ Weekly summer concerts "In the Boathouse".
Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce (Schroon Lake)
~ Integrated into the chamber’s primary function of promoting Schroon Lake as a primary tourist destination, the summer concert series, "Twilight Music and More", will provide entertainment, music and joy to residents and visitors. Every Wednesday in July and August the square dance is a mainstay for the over 200 in attendance.
Seagle Festival (Schroon Lake)
~ The Seagle Festival's mission is to identify, train and develop gifted singers and to present quality opera and musical theater concerts. Included in our programming are a touring production as well as in-school children’s opera performances. Our emerging artist training program is the oldest and one of the most distinguished programs in the Unites States. Funds will support "Fellow Travelers", a new American opera.
Tahawus Center (Ausable Forks)
~ Our mission is to create, develop and present works and ideas that connect artists and audiences, children and adults, and to strengthen and enliven communities through diverse exposure, access to, quality training and participation in the arts. In 2022, our exhibits are "Wild at Heart" and "A Sense of Place".
Ticonderoga Arts, Inc. (Ticonderoga)
~ Art is for Everyone! Try a summer Art Class with Ti Arts.
Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (Ticonderoga)
~ TACC will provide Music at the Farmers' Markets all summer.
Ticonderoga Festival Guild (Ticonderoga)
~ A lively series of summer concerts, designed to entertain everyone!
Ticonderoga Heritage Museum (Ticonderoga)
~ Our Children’s Summer Workshop Series speaks directly to our mission to excite children and spark imagination for discovery, learning and creativity.
Ticonderoga Historical Society (Ticonderoga)
~ With a primary focus on the historical, educational, scientific and social aspects of the Adirondack Mountains, Lake Champlain and Lake George regions, we showcase the important contributions of our region to the history of New York and the United States while preserving and promoting our unique cultural history. We preserve and interpret history through collections, exhibits, programs and community outreach. We are celebrating "History, Race and Gender in the Adirondacks".
Ticonderoga Montcalm St Partnership Ticonderoga)
~ Come and visit Ticonderoga in the Autumn and enjoy "FALLFEST".
Upper Jay Art Center (Upper Jay)
~ The mission of the Upper Jay Art Center is to improve the quality of life in Upper Jay and the surrounding communities through artistic expression. It has become a vital community gathering space in the Ausable River Valley, bringing together people of all ages, incomes and backgrounds for the enjoyment of live theater and music, along with poetry readings, storytelling sessions, dance, performance art and occasional exhibitions of visual art. Funding will support our program of creative arts and multi-disciplinary residencies. See the article at the top of the page.
We Are Instrumental (Ticonderoga)
~ WeAreInstrumental is refurbishing, repairing, and getting musical instruments into the hands of students who might not normally have access to them. A growing program that is impacting school districts throughout the North Country.
Whallonsburg Grange Hall (Essex)
~ The Grange has become known for the quality and breadth of our musical offerings and our Fall Music Series represents this well. We feature top-quality regional, national and international music and theater, films, lectures and programs year-round, providing unique and enriching educational and cultural opportunities. Funds will support the Nestor Gomez Storytelling performance and workshop.
Wilmington Historical Society (Wilmington)
~ WHS will host a Summer Speaker series of lectures, to celebrate the bicentennial of Wilmington.
Town of Wilmington (Wilmington)
~ For over 25 years, the Town has organized the Wilmington Summer Beach concerts to foster a free public gathering where families can come together to enjoy events without charge. This year, join in a celebration of the Town of Wilmington's Bicentennial!