National Endowment for the Arts has granted Media Alliance funding for our projects, Found Art in North Troy. The fund gave The Sanctuary, local artists, design professionals and other oraganizations the power to enhance the livibilty of 6th Avenue. In order to achieve this goal, we presented screenings, concerts, workshops, and interdisciplinary cultural excange over an 18 month period. Funding also supported the installation of three public artworks, created from found objects on three sites – Freedom Square, Collard City Garden, and Troy Bike Rescue. The National Endowment for the Arts was established in 1965 by congress as an independent agency of the federal government. The NEA awarded more the $4 billion to support artistic creativity, excellence, and innovation, benefitting individuals as well as communities. The Sanctuary also held certain workshops, that were part of “BioArt in an Industrial Wasteland,” also funded by the NEA. This served as a visual metaphor for refiguring abandoned post-industrial sites.