Join ACE and the Freelancers Union on May 3

ACE is proud to partner with the Freelancers Union on monthly Spark Freelancer events. These free 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 May 3 at the Albany Barn.

Win a Pair of Tickets for Circus 1903 at Proctors!

Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Circus 1903 at Proctors on Wednesday, April 26 at 7:30!

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ACE Inside Business: Upstate Distilling Company


Wednesday, May 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Join ACE for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Upstate Distilling Company and learn what it takes to produce incredible craft whiskeys and vodkas, made from locally-sourced ingredients and pure Saratoga water, as well as all about artisanal food and agriculture in the greater Capital Region.

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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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