Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks
6 Champlain Ave, P.O. Box 187, 
Westport NY 12993

Phone  (518) 962-8778 •  Fax (518) 962-8797
E-mail:   artsco@westelcom.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

State Of The Arts

New York State Council on the Arts

Alliance of NYS Arts Organizations

  President:
Peter Seward (09)
 
Secretary:
Heather Olsen (9/07)
  Treasurer:
Joe Provonca (08)
Essex County Clerk
Peter Shrope (09)   Nan Josephson (09)
  Advisory Board  
Lynn De Walt Phil Gallos Robert Kasper
Lynne Kemp   Tim Baker
  ACNA STAFF  
Executive Director:
Caroline Rubino
Executive Director: Caroline Rubino
Outreach
Coordinator: Karin Keene
Webmaster : Mike Robbins
Outreach Coordinator:
  Karin Keene
     
  WHAT WE DO 
The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks is a cultural organization
whose primary goals are to encourage, develop, promote and sustain
the cultural life of our local and regional communities.
It is our belief that the arts help build stronger communities
and enrich personal experience.
By promoting education and history, encouraging creation and interaction,
the knowledge of work and spirit, both past and present, art promotes
and celebrates the richness of creative expression and human endeavor.
Our efforts are varied and far-reaching and provide support and services, not only to artists and organizations, but individuals, constituents and tourists alike
A Brief History of Our Organization
In 1980, seven Champlain Valley Cultural Organizations gathered to form an organization to work jointly promoting the Arts in the region. The “Boquet Valley Arts Project” grew over the next three years to nineteen groups throughout Essex County and began to publish the Arts Directory. We compiled a master arts calendar which has now become the Northern Adirondack Arts Directory.
In 1983, the group, with help from New York State Council on the Arts and the Essex County Board of Supervisors, declared itself the Essex County Arts Council and incorporated as a not-for-profit. The arts services expanded to include a regrant program, Arts Festival and a clearinghouse of Arts information. Over the years the Arts Council has grown to incorporate art exhibits, a performance series, along with arts services for individual artists and organizations.
In 1994, with the unfortunate demise of the Franklin County Arts Council, ECAC began providing programs and five regrant programs beyond Essex County and renamed itself the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks. One year later the ArtsNorth Coalition was formed, a network of Arts Centers and Councils in the seven county North Country region, headed by ACNA.
With our original mission of marketing and promotion of the arts,
we now provide services to
140 organizations in Essex and Franklin counties and network
with over 300 in the Adirondack North Country

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