Grantee Impact Statements

Impact Statements from CAP Grant 2021 Applications

Adirondack Film Society.   (Lake Placid)

~ AFS will expand its established Winter Film Series at LPCA, increasing unique film offerings from 4 moths to 6 months.

Adirondack Park Institute      (Newcomb)

~ The Artist in Residency Program, now in its 8th 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.

ADKAction.   (Keeseville)

~ The Keeseville Community Arts Festival is a multi-day event in July 2021 -- "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's "Wall of Literary Fame" will celebrate the many authors who call the town of Essex home.

China Residencies.   (Jay)

~ The "Watershed" project will celebrate the ways our watershed is formed and how we are shaped by it, through collaborative arts.

Craigardan, Inc.          (Elizabethtown)

~ We are a non-profit educational organization that invents on the history of the Adirondack Mountains as a destination for artists, writers and philosophers for the 21st Century.  We are a remote, retreat-like, and environmentally grounded organization that emphasizes place and place making to inspire individual and collective creativity. The "Gardan Journal" will celebrate Essex County artists.

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. We will expand our entertainment with Outdoor Performance Space for 2021.

East Branch Friends of the Arts.   (Keene Valley)

~ We will ring in the 2021 holiday season with a Jazz concert on December 11, 2021.

Elizabethtown Library    (Elizabethtown)

~ Our historic walking tours are a collaboration with several other entities resulting in enriching, educational and fun programs.

Elizabethtown Social Center.   (Elizabethtown)

~ The Cora Putnam Hale Project will honor strong women in our community's history, through a myriad of different events and activities.

Essex County Historical Society/Adirondack History Museum        (Elizabethtown)

~ The project is an art exhibition: “A Woman’s View: Recognizing Artists in the Adirondacks” highlighting 5 Adirondack women artists. Patrons will learn about, experience and enjoy the art of these five diverse Adirondack women. 

Essex Initiatives

 ~ 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 THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS, our 2021 summer production.

Fort Ticonderoga Association      (Ticonderoga)

~ Fort Ticonderoga's Fete de Fort is a new Frech cultural event, connecting military history to French culture in our region.

Historic Saranac Lake.  (Saranac Lake)

~ Learn about the Cure Porches of Saranac Lake in this mobile exhibit.

John Brown Lives!  (Westport)

~ Blues at Timbuctoo (BT2) is not an ordinary day of music. The concert marries blues music with a conversation about racial justice. BT2 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 Valley Library    (Keene Valley)

~ Town of Keene Guides is a calendar celebrating the importance ot guides in the early High Peaks.

Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA)          (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.

Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society     (Lake Placid)

~ This year the Historical Society will update its exhibits in the Lake Placid Horse Show and Arts & Music galleries.

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.

Makers Guild, Inc.      (Willsboro)

~ The Meet the Makers lecture series features the unique talents and perspectives of 6 Essex County artists. Artists will explore their inspiration and share how they use their artistic process to express their vision in 6 sessions between 2 different venues.

Town of Minerva.   (Minerva)

~ Our concerts in the Park will "Bring Back the Music" to residents and visitors alike.

Moriah Chamber of Commerce         (Port Henry)

Our project, "Home Grown in the Park" will provides live music for our farmers markets.

North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association (NCUGRHA) (Ausable Chasm)

~ We annually celebrate the life of Solomon Northup, an American abolitionist and author of Twelve Years a Slave. Our long-term vision is to inspire all people to rise above their differences and celebrate the importance of freedom to the survival of the human spirit.

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 (PBN)           (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 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.

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 2021, we are "Building Community Through Dance and Fine Art".

Ticonderoga Arts, Inc.   (Ticonderoga)

~ Art is for Everyone! Try a summer Art Class with Ti Arts.

Ticonderoga Festival Guild    (Ticonderoga)

~ WeAreInstrumental is refurbishing, repairing, and getting musical instruments into the hands of students who might not normally have access to them.

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.

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.

Ticonderoga Historical Society (THS)             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.

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.

Wilmington Historical Society                       (Wilmington)

~ Wilmington Chronicles and Folk Music will celebrate our history through Adirondack folk music.

Town of Wilmington  (Wilmington)

~ For over 24 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.