The Arts Center of the Capital Region is a private, not-for-profit  corporation that began life as the Rensselaer County Council for the  Arts in 1962. In its early years, it was located in a brownstone mansion  on Troy’s Washington Park. Art classes were offered for the first time there in 1965, with the mansion‚ converted ballroom and formal dining rooms serving as an art gallery.

Three decades later, The Arts Center bought 5 adjoining buildings on  Monument Square in downtown Troy and renovated nearly 36,000 square feet  into fully-accessible studio, exhibition, and performing arts space. It  also changed its name to The Arts Center of the Capital Region,  recognizing that its classes, exhibits, and programs serve 48,000 people a year drawn from an 11-county region surrounding Troy.

Today, The Arts Center is proud to serve as a regional arts center,  known for its wide range of high-quality classes for adults and  children, arts camps for children and teens, highly acclaimed exhibitions and performances, and funding and technical support for arts organizations and artists. We continually are striving to better serve the community in which we live, so please read the submissions below, and take advantage of the opportunities we offer to local artists. 

Restart NY Regrant Guidelines

Application Deadline: 10/27/21

For Projects Taking Place July 1st 2021 – June 30th 2022

*Please note, this grant allows retroactive awards for performances and events that occurred starting on and after July 1st 2021.


Restart NY Regrants are offered as part of NYSCA’s Recovery Fund Initiative meant to help support New York’s return to live performance and in-person events. These grants are designed to support live performance projects, as well as projects that feature a public program or presentation.

The RESTART NY REGRANT FUNDS are administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region and can fund projects that take place in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties. These grants are awarded for in-person performances and events occurring between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.


  • The panel will review applications in early November
  • All applicants will be notified of their funding status no later than November 23rd, 2021. 


Thank you for you interest in The Art Center of the Capital Region's Mural Project. The City of Troy requests that all murals on public view (ie on buildings or streets) are pre-approved by the City of Troy, even if you own your building.  Art in the public eye reflects on our community, and we want to help you make your mural the best it can be. 

Do you have an idea to create?

Do you have a location to create your work at?

The Art Center would like to be your guide to a pre-approved project.

Please answer and submit all required documentation.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region