Grant Funding Workshop – April 12

From our friends at the Capital Region Chamber and the Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC): Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Grant Funding Workshop Wednesday, April 12, 2017 //  Hudson Valley Community College – Bulmer Telecommunications Building $12 per person  //  Click here to learn more and register Event registration closes April 4! The Capital District…

Breathing Lights (photo credit Hyers + Mebane)

Breathing Lights Finale + Policy Summit: April 7, 2017

Breathing Lights, the unprecedented temporary public art project for which the Community Foundation served as convener and fiscal agent, officially wraps with an afternoon of art and inspiration: Friday, April 7, 2017 //  Proctors  //  432 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305 Click here to learn more and register. Join the Breathing Lights team and the…

Grants from the Community Foundation's Albany Convention Center and Visitors Bureau Hospitality Grants Fund help make shows at Washington Park's Park Playhouse possible.

Community Foundation’s ACCVB Hospitality Grant Fund Awards $50,000+ to Local Nonprofits

The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) Foundation announced $50,500 in funding for latest round of Hospitality Grant recipients. To date, the three-year old program has awarded $212,000 to organizations that create programs and tourist-attracting events in our community. The fund, which is managed by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region (CFGCR),…

Breathing Lights (photo credit Hyers + Mebane)

Breathing Lights Announces Community Arts Awards Winners

Breathing Lights, one of four winners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, will illuminate hundreds of vacant buildings in Albany, Schenectady and Troy nightly in October and November 2016. Breathing Lights will transform public streets into an evocative experience with the goal of sparking community conversation around the issues of vacancy and community revitalization.…

A former convent in Schenectady was lit in March 2016 as part of the beta test for the Breathing Lights art installation. (Photo credit: Hyers + Mebane)

3 Mayors Unveil Breathing Lights Events & Announce Surrounding Programming

  Public Art Project will Transform Neighborhoods, Highlighting City Revitalization Efforts Mayors Kathy Sheehan (Albany), Gary McCarthy (Schenectady), and Patrick Madden (Troy) gathered today at the rehabilitated former St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Eastern Avenue in Schenectady to announce a full list of events and surrounding programming for the Breathing Lights temporary public art…

Mayors and Project Partners Celebrate Breathing Lights

Region Selected as Recipient of Up To $1 Million from Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge

Albany/Schenectady/Troy Region Submission One of 4 National Winners; “Breathing Lights” Will Address Urban Vacancy/Neighborhood Revitalization Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced that Breathing Lights, the regional submission by the cities of Albany, Schenectady and Troy has been selected as one of four areas from across the United States to receive up to $1 million as part of the…