Join ACE and the Freelancers Union on April 5


ACE is proud to partner with the Freelancers Union on monthly Spark Freelancer events. These events, held the first Wednesday of every month at locations around the greater Capital Region, are an opportunity for freelancers and local creatives to build their networks, gain valuable skills, and learn more about local opportunities.

Click here to learn more and register for our next event on April 5 at the Shirt Factory in Glens Falls.

Why the “Creative Economy”?


At its heart, the Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE) is about strengthening the Capital Region’s creative economy to drive business development, increasing jobs, and driving tourism.

ACE, a collaborative, cross-sector group has come together to strengthen support for creative freelancers, creative organizations, and individuals involved in creative work.

The creative economy is defined as the enterprises and people involved in the origination, production, and distribution of goods and services in which artistic and cultural content gives the product or service value in the marketplace.

Breathing Lights


In October and November of 2016, Breathing Lights illuminated the windows of hundreds of vacant buildings in Albany, Schenectady and Troy, with a warm light that mimicked the gentle rhythm of human breathing.

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