SLC Arts Announces 2021 Grant Recipients

SLC Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Decentralization Regrants. SLC Arts offers three grant opportunities for artists, arts organizations, municipalities, and 501(c)3 non-profit organizations throughout St. Lawrence, Jefferson, and Lewis Counties.  Each year, through the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Regrant Program, SLC Arts distributes over $60,000 in state funds throughout the North Country, for the purpose of arts programming.  


1) Amy Swartele, Potsdam | St. Lawrence County

Project Title: Sandstoner Cylinder Murals.  With design influenced by community feedback, the artist will create repeated, circular, elliptical mural paintings on 6 - 9 concrete cylinders in Sandstoner Park.

2) Sara Lynch, Potsdam | St. Lawrence County

Project Title: More Art Around Town.  The artist will solicit input from the public, with the goal of creating public art installations in and around the Potsdam area.  The artist will use collected feedback to design and create up to 10 murals in unexpected, public spaces.


1) Lyme Community Foundation, Chaumont | Jefferson County

Project Title: Fun with Art From Around the World.  A series of ten, weekly experiential and progressive art classes for children ages 8 - 11, in which children will explore art from different parts of the world in various mediums, with a historical perspective.

2) Hearts for Youth, Alexandria Bay | Jefferson County

Project Title: 2021 HFY Arts.  An offering of six children’s arts-focused classes, each comprised of five lessons.  Featured classes include painting, fine arts, drawing, barn quilts, crafting with plants and sewing.


1) Brantingham Arts Council (FS: Brantingham-Greig Reading & Technology Center), Brantingham | Lewis County

Project Title: 2021 Sizzling Summer Concert Series.  A series of eight, family-friendly summer concerts, featuring various genres of music.

2) Young People’s Theater of Clayton, Clayton | Jefferson County

Project Title: Lion King Junior.  A one-week, youth theater camp, for children 5 -18, in which students learn fundamentals of acting, singing, dancing, and technical aspects of theater, which culminates with a production of The Lion King Junior.

3) Town of Madrid, Madrid | St. Lawrence County

Project Title: Madrid Dam Music Series - Summer 2021 Season.  Performance by one band - of a ten band series lineup - as well as support for virtual programming.

4) Norwood Public Library, Norwood | St. Lawrence County

Project Title: Arts & Tails in the World.  A series of six, hands-on, artist-led children’s art classes that each focus on a different culture and animal, and feature a 2D or 3D art project from that culture as a culminating experience.

5) Thousand Islands Arts Center, Clayton | Jefferson County

Project Title: Youth Arts Programming.  Sixteen weeks of multi-discipline, after-school arts classes, several summer art camps, and daily clay and craft classes.

6) Town of Lewis Library, West Leyden | Lewis County

Project Title: The Library Presents The Rev Theater Company.  An outdoor performance by The Rev Theater Company.

7) Clayton Opera House, Clayton | Jefferson County

Project Title: Dumatix.  Two live performances by novel tapdance and percussion group, Drumatix.

8) Morristown Gateway Museum, Morristown | St. Lawrence County

Project Title: 2021 Concerts.  Two outdoor concerts, featuring musicians with strong artistic credentials.

9) Colton Historical Society, Colton | St. Lawrence County

Project Title: Sunday Rock Revue.  Live, musical theater, combined with local history and education.  Featuring songs from the previous nine seasons.

10) Hay Memorial Library, Sackets Harbor | Jefferson County

Project Title: Community Arts & Literacy Programs.  A regional poetry program with a maritime theme, and a village-wide quilt exhibition and show.

11) Chippewa Bay Community Club, Chippewa Bay | St. Lawrence County

Project Title: CBCC Friday Evening Backyard Summer Concert Series.  A series of four, outdoor concerts, highlighting local artists deserving of a hometown showcase.

12) Massena Public Library, Massena | St. Lawrence County

Project Title: #AsyncArts: Leading & Documenting Community Arts in the Time of COVID.  A collection of multi-faceted art projects, providing opportunities to enjoy local art in safe, physically distanced ways.

13) Community Performance Series, Potsdam | St. Lawrence County

Project Title: Return to Summer Theatre.  A revival of summer theatre, featuring a production of "Into the Woods."  A series of live performances will be staged in July 2021 at SUNY Potsdam's Performing Arts Center.

14) Heuvelton Historical Association, Heuvelton | St. Lawrence County

Project Title: Pickens Hall Invitational - Where the Music Comes Home.  A series of performances by well established North Country or North Country related groups.

15) Sackets Harbor Historical Society, Sackets Harbor | Jefferson County

Project Title: Happy to be Together Again.  A series of four Sunday concerts, bringing high quality music to the community.

16) Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce, Massena | St. Lawrence County

Project Title: 2021 Concerts in the Park.  A series of seven, family friendly, Thursday evening, outdoor concerts.

17) “Murray Triumphs!” Film Project, Gouverneur | St. Lawrence County

Project Title: “Murray Triumphs!” Film Production.  A production of a comedic short film titled "Murray Triumphs!" Local filmmakers will collaborate on this project and use professional production equipment to create the film that will be screened publicly at the Gouverneur Community Center.

18) The Yellow Barn Concert Series  (FS: Chippewa Bay Community Club), Hammond | St. Lawrence County

Project Title: The Yellow Barn Concert Series.  A series of seven musical performances that celebrate the power of music to elevate the human spirit, open our horizons and unite us in community.

19) Sara E Lynch, Potsdam | St. Lawrence County

Project Title: Clay with Me.  A series of hands-on, multidisciplinary art lessons, in which children will take an idea from concept to three-dimensional sculpture and color, while learning science through the innate properties of clay.

20) The Arts Program of NNY,Madrid | St. Lawrence County

Project Title: Local Community Theater - A Christmas Carol, The Musical.  A local, community theater production of A Christmas Carol.

For more information visit The St. Lawrence County Arts Council distributes grants for projects in St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Lewis Counties with funding from the State and Local Partner Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Contact: Alicia Murphy, Regrants Coordinator

Phone: 315-265-6860 or Email: