Here is a good Troy project that can benefit from your assistance to get a $50,000 grant from Pepsi. All it takes is your online voting – daily if you can.
The Contemporary Artists Center Woodside (CAC) is situated on a commanding hill overlooking the Wynantskill and the Hudson River in South Troy, NY. Formerly the Woodside Church and Chapel, the buildings stand as the only remaining structures of the once vast Upper Works of the Burden Iron Company, a site of profound significance in the history of American invention, industry, and engineering during the nineteenth century. It was built in the 1860's for Ironworks owner Henry Burden in memory of his wife. Purchased in 2007 by CAC, this neo-gothic stone church is now being rehabilitated and turned into a public contemporary art exhibition space. The first phase, the residency hall, has been open since June 2009 and has been bringing in artists from around the world.
You can help in the success story of a large church reuse! CAC is in the running for a $50,000 grant from Pepsi, which would go towards to the restoration of the main church structure and its opening to the public.
The grant is decided solely based on online votes.
Here is what you can do:
1. Sign up on the list: http://www.cactroy.org/grant (for instructions and daily reminders)
2. Vote for us as often as you can, up to once a day
3. Spread the word! (please give friends and coworkers the link and let them know about the project!)
Voting takes literally 10 seconds a day, and there is even a Facebook voting app for those on Facebook.
To connect with CAC on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/ContemporaryArtistsCenter.Woodside
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