CNY Arts appoints panelists to perform evaluation and rating of funding applications made to the council. All panelists must work in or be residents of Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, or Oswego counties. To nominate a person or yourself for panel service, please complete the following form. 


Please note panelists most rotate off after three (3) consecutive terms. 

Tier Three Project Support Grants provide funding for projects executed by agencies labeled as Tier Three in Onondaga County for arts and cultural projects serving the public. Please review the PROGRAM GUIDELINES.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Rolling, before January 31, 2022 (next round)

WHO MAY APPLY: Eligible tier-two or tier-three nonprofit organizations in Onondaga County

AWARD AMOUNT: $1,000 - $3,000 (reimbursable expenditures are acceptable)

PROJECT PERIOD: January 1 – December 31, 2021

Purpose: To encourage the development of a regional film and media-making community in Central New York by providing recent film graduates of area colleges and universities with an opportunity to produce a professional short film in the Greater Syracuse Area.



Award Amount: $40,000 per film, maximum



Deadline: TBA

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