The SLC Arts website is currently under reconstruction.

Please visit us on facebook or instagram @SLCARTSNY for the most up to date information.

The SLC Arts staff can also be reached at 315.265.6860 or arts@slcartscouncil.org.

To visit our online shop or register for programs, please click HERE

The Creative Spirit Community Arts Center located at 6-8 Raymond Street in Potsdam is OPEN!

Visit us Tuesday-Friday from 10 to 6pm or Saturday from 10 to 5pm.

Statewide Community Regrants Program

The 2024 Grant Cycle has concluded. Please check back this summer for information about our 2025 Grant Cycle.

Individual artists, municipalities, libraries, 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations can apply directly for grants. Others may be eligible to apply with the help of a sponsoring organization. Grants are project based and support cultural programming in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties of New York State.

All applicants are required to attend an info session or meet with the Grant Coordinator, Alicia Murphy, before submitting an application. Alicia can also provide one-on-one support to help you feel comfortable with the application process.

If you are thinking about applying for a grant, please email us at grants@slcartscouncil.org to talk about your ideas! We can help you determine the best funding option for your project/event.

Available Grants:


Individual Artist Grant

  • Who can apply: Individual artists
  • Request/award: $1,000 – $2,500.
  • Funds support the creation of new, original work that includes community involvement in the project’s creative process and/or the culmination of  a public performance or exhibition.



Arts Education Grant

  • Who can apply: Individual artists, non-profits, or unincorporated organizations, working in partnership with a K-12 public school or community-based partner.
  • Request/award: $300-$5,000
  • Provides rich, artistic learning experiences for K-12 public school students and/or community-based learners of all ages.

Community Arts Grant

  • Who can apply: Municipalities, libraries, or 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. In addition, individual artists or
    organizations may apply with an eligible municipality, library, or non-profit acting as a fiscal sponsor.
  • Request/award: $300-$5,000
  • Supports public arts experiences.


Not the best fit for our grant program? Check out these other resources!