history + mission
WHERE WE COME FROM, WHERE WE ARE GOING
In 2007 under the leadership of Alana Sparrow and Jesse Matulis, The Foundry for Art Design + Culture, LLC was incorporated as a social enterprise to inspire economic opportunities in New York’s Capital Region by fostering innovative collaborations between creatives, cultural and educational institutions, non-profits, businesses and civic institutions.
The mission of The Foundry is to identify and inspire economic opportunities for individuals working in the arts and creative sectors.
We envision art, design and culture driving economic and community development as an integral part of the Capital Region’s vibrant metropolitan area. Our scope includes service to artists and arts organizations, property owners, developers, businesses and residents throughout the area.