Thank you for being here and considering a donation to SLC Arts! Our mission is clear and simple: Local Art for Everyone, and we work every day to improve the quality of life in our region by sharing and highlighting the talent and beauty that exists in our community.
Over the years we have developed unique services and programs that impact our community, which we continue to grow and evolve in the future, including:
- SLC Arts Member Show,
- Special Arts for Special Needs classes,
- Artist Studio Tour around the entire county,
- Potsdam Town Hall gallery exhibits and Meet the Artist events,
- Remington Arts Festival in Canton,
- SLC Arts Quarterly print newsletter, and
- NYSCA Decentralization Community Arts, Teaching Arts, and Public Art re-grant program.
As your new executive director, my vision for SLC Arts is to continue to grow as a community arts resource, bringing the arts to the community to enjoy and appreciate. As a musician and art enthusiast, I truly believe that all forms of art can become a community engagement and economic development catalyst, having the full potential to transform our region into a collection of vibrant and attractive communities.
We also plan to develop new programs with a community focus, including:
- Intimate musical and literary performance art experiences in local businesses,
- Reinvigoration of our Art Cafe series, and
- Introduction of a public art plan
We are also excited to announce that we will be partnering with What a Raquette Music & Dance to collaboratively organize the late summer Ives Park Concert Series in Potsdam.
A major portion of our funding has come from New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grants, and SLC Arts is the only entity in St. Lawrence County receiving General Operating Support rather than program-specific support from the State & Local Partnerships department. But this is not sustainable, and is often considered to be dangerous funding strategy. Now, more than ever, we need your support, the support our community, to build our organizational capacity to continue to make these programs happen. We cannot do it alone, and we are certain you will see the effects your investment has on our community.
Help us to continue our mission to promote collaboration within the arts community, and encourage public and private support of and involvement in the arts, throughout St. Lawrence County and the surrounding region by donating to SLC Arts today!
Read about our different member-donor levels and click the button below to set up your one time or monthly donation!
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SLC Arts | PO BOX 252 | Potsdam, NY 13676