Individual Artist Grants support the development of new work by artists that demonstrate substantial community benefit and involvement during the creative process.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  June 30, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.
WHO MAY APPLY: Individuals ONLY
AWARD AMOUNT: $1,000 - $2,500
PROJECT PERIOD: January 1 – December 31, 2021

The CNY Arts Individual Artist Commissions support local, artist-initiated projects that demonstrate strong artistic merit and will have a significant community impact. The project must take place in the same county the applicant permanently resides.

Individual Artist Commissions are intended for artists—such as composers, choreographers, writers, and visual artists—who are creating new and original work within a community setting. Artists at all career stages are encouraged to apply.

An element of this commission is the inclusion of community involvement in the development and creative process of the artist’s project. The project must encompass a segment of the community through some sort of feedback, response, interaction, and/or social practice.

Must be at least 18 years and permanently reside in the same county the proposed activity will take place.

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