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2019 ADK Quad-County Grant Awards Announced

Updated: May 7, 2019

Northern Current is a recipient of this year’s ADK Quad-County Decentralization Grant Awards.  

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts was pleased to announce the recipients of the awards this week. The recipients represent artists and cultural organizations in Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties. The Arts Center awarded a total of $93,300 to the four counties served: $24,277 to Clinton, $40,315 to Essex, $12,941 to Franklin, and $15,767 to Hamilton.

Decentralization is a regrant program intended to help promote the arts throughout New York State. Decentralization Grants are made possible through the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

2019 grants will be awarded to 39 community arts projects and four arts education projects, as follows:

Community arts

• Adirondack Dance Company: The Little Humpbacked Horse & an Evening of the Arts

• Adirondack Regional Theatre for the Center Stage Dance Studio of Plattsburgh: Anastasia Ballet

• Adirondack Regional Theatre: The Crucible

• Adirondack Regional Theatre: Young Directors Series 2019: Willy Wonka, Jr.

• Adirondack Singers: Production of Peter and the Wolf at the Saranac Village at Will Rogers

• Adirondack Wind Ensemble Winter Concert: A Finnish-American Celebration

• Adirondack Youth Orchestra Association: Spring and Fall Seasons

• AdkAction: Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival

• Appleby Foundation: Rebecca Kelly Ballet’s Onstage Performance Program

• Au Sable River Association: Au Sable Forks Undammed

• Calvary United Methodist Church for Long Lake Friends of Music: Summer Concert Series

• Champlain Valley Oratorio Society: Mostly Mozart

• CEF Library System: My Mother the Astronaut: To the Moon and Beyond!

• East Branch Friends of the Arts: ADK JAZZ Celebrates the American Songbook

• East Branch Friends of the Arts: Putting It Together Like the Pros: Youth Musical in a Week Theatre Workshop

• Elizabethtown Social Center: Discover North Country

• Elizabethtown Social Center: On the Center Lawn

• Essex County Industrial Development Agency: Sound & Vision

• First Night Saranac Lake: Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra

• Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council, Inc.: An Evening with the Symphony

• Indian Lake Theater: Fantastic Films - Oscars & Indies

• Indian Lake Theater: Music on Main Street

• John Brown Lives!: Blues at Timbuctoo

• Mountain to Mountain Theatre with JEMS (Jay Entertainment and Music Society): Children's Theatre Workshops

• Piano by Nature, Inc.: 2019 Concert Series

• Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation: Northern Current

• Schroon Lake Public Library: My Mother the Astronaut: To the Moon and Beyond!

• St. Williams on Long Point: Evening Concerts on the Lake

• The North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association: Adirondack High School Honors Gospel Festival

• Ticonderoga Festival Guild: Concerts in the Park

• Ticonderoga Festival Guild: Arts Trek Free Children's Programs

• Ticonderoga Heritage Museum: Chasing Rainbows

• Ticonderoga Historical Society: Women's Suffrage - From Wilson to Woodstock

• Town of Indian Lake Public Library: Community Read Of "Finding True North" by Fran Yardley

• Town of Inlet: "Sunsets by the Lake" Summer Concert Series

• Town of Long Lake: Moondance - Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert

• Town of Schroon for the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce: Schroon Lake Summer Square Dancing

• Village of Saranac Lake: Music on the Green - Summer Outdoor Concert Series

• Whallonsburg Grange Hall, Inc.: Music with a Message - A Celebration of Pete Seeger's 100th Birthday


Arts education projects (in-school and community-based learning)

• Fred Balzac: Writing the Naturalistic Play as a Method of Reporting the Truth: Modeling Chekhov, Ibsen, Hansberry & Miller in 2019

• Melanie Fay: Collaborative Expression

• Melanie Fay: Self Portrait Sculptural Mobile

• Tracy Vicory-Rosenquest: Student Stage Writers: A Playwriting Class

The 2019 Decentralization Grant Award recipients will be honored at an Award Ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, at 3446 State Route 28 in Blue Mountain Lake. Grantees will have the opportunity to present their projects in an informal setting and refreshments will be provided. The award ceremony is free and open to the public. Decentralization Grant Coordinator Chelsea Provost is thrilled to bring artists from all four counties to the Arts Center for the Awards Ceremony.

For more information call: 518-352-7715 or check the Arts Center’s website at: A copy of the DEC Award Brochure will soon be available online at the Arts Center website.

Decentralization Grants are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Northern Current thanks the Arts Center for the grant, and congratulated the other recipients from the arts community around the Adirondacks.

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