Special thanks to our 2017 event sponsor, MVP Health Care

ACE Spark Freelancer Event – 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.

Join ACE and the Freelancers Union for our next Spark Freelancer event
Wednesday, April 5  //  5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
The Shirt Factory, 71 Lawrence St., Glens Falls
Click here to learn more and register


Breathing Lights

Upstate ACE in Action

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. Breathing Lights was a winner of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, which engages mayors to collaborate with artists on developing innovative public art projects that enrich communities and attract visitors.

Working with dozens of community and private-sector partners, Breathing Lights included eight months of programming and events, including youth media projects, building reclamation clinics, community arts presentations, gallery talks, policy discussions and more. At the end of the installation, windows – one by one – fell dark. In sharing a sense of loss comes a stir to action for those in the Capital Region.