Grants of up to $2,500 to New York artists in eligible counties to create new work and engage the local community. All applicants must view a mandatory seminar video before submitting an application. Funding is intended to support original pieces of work by creative artists interested in working within a community setting, therefore the project must engage a segment of the community through a public program. The primary goal of this support is to significantly advance the work of the artist. Projects must take place in one of the following counties: Columbia, Greene, and Schoharie.