The ‘Creative Workforce Program’, aimed at artists ages 16 and over, will provide access to computers and technology in a co-working space located at 148 Central Avenue, Albany. The location will also host training programs designed to assist with building business skills, such as financial literacy and website building and design.
ArtStreet by Grand Street Community Arts provides local artists the opportunity to express and showcase their artwork through in-person and virtual gallery opportunities. Grand Street Community Arts will create a platform for community members to bid on the artwork by artists in the ArtStreet gallery.
Chess Program by Grand Street Community Arts provides local youth the opportunity to gain problem-solving skills and conflict resolution through the game of chess. Grand Street Community Arts will provide in-person and virtual options for youth to learn the game of chess.
We are training new generations of citizen journalists by reaching out to not only community leaders but all members of our various neighborhoods to start recording the world around them. This will create content for online news and radio broadcasts made for the people, by the people.
A key, highly successful, early project was the YouthFX media project for our city’s young people. Additionally, the Youth Organics project worked with the neighborhood gardens GSCA pioneered throughout the Mansion Neighborhood. The Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, Kimya Dawson, and most of the Capital District’s up-and coming deejays and rappers have played our stage; the St. Rocco’s Poetry Collective, and the 2017 Grassroots Radio Conference all found a home in St. Anthony’s. In addition, Grand Street has seen meetings about key community concerns, from the new wastewater plant in Lincoln Park to neighborhood clean-up days, dances for young and old, and various children’s events and classes. It’s where people have come for work, to learn the sweet science of boxing, for lively bazaars, and much more.