-Now Offers Fulton-Montgomery Arts Grants-
Contact: Sharon Scarlata

Since 1993, Saratoga Arts has administered New York State Council on the Arts - Decentralization funds through its Saratoga Program for Arts Funding (SPAF). Through the years, hundreds of arts and cultural events have been funded through the SPAF program, enriching the lives of those who live, work in, and visit Saratoga.

New for 2012, Saratoga Arts is expanding its grant efforts, administering a similar arts grant program in neighboring Fulton and Montgomery Counties. The new program, Fulton – Montgomery Arts Grants (F-MAG), will provide project-based funding opportunities to eligible non-profit cultural organizations, municipalities, and individual artists in Fulton and Montgomery Counties.

F-MAG project grant funds from $500 - $5,000 are available. Interested organizations and individual artists are encouraged to apply. For application materials and guidelines, go to  Informational F-MAG Grant Seminars will begin mid-August. For a seminar schedule, visit

Saratoga Arts is a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to developing and promoting a thriving year-round cultural environment in the Saratoga region.

Since 1997, Saratoga Arts has operated The Arts Center at the corner of Broadway and Spring Street in Saratoga Springs, where it welcomes viewers to art exhibits, stimulates students of all ages and skill levels in a wide variety of art classes and workshops, hosts performances of all types, presents First Night Saratoga, and coordinates many programs that bring the arts to every corner of the area.

Directed by a professional staff and a volunteer Board of Directors, with support from its members and many community volunteers, Saratoga Arts enriches the lives of those who live, work in, and visit Saratoga; and has established itself as a vital force for the arts in Upstate NY.

What: Arts Grants for Programs & Organizations in Fulton and Montgomery Counties
Who: Administered by Saratoga Arts
When: Information sessions in August, Grant Submission Deadline Oct. 20, 2011, for projects in 2012
For More Information: Contact Sharon Scarlata, Grants Administrator, Saratoga Arts, at or (518) 584-4132 ext. 203

About Montgomery County Business Development Center
The Montgomery County Business Development Center is a comprehensive resource for business and economic development and planning services throughout Montgomery County. Available services include business development and technical assistance; company and facility siting; workforce and labor development; and government coordination, including permit processes and Empire Zone incentives. In addition, the Center provides County Planning services and grant writing. The Montgomery County Business Development Center is comprised of the Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency and the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development and Planning. The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development and Planning is also the Tourism Promotion Agency for Montgomery County.
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