Supporting teaching artists and arts educators in engaging students in rich and meaningful artistic experiences in dedicated learning environments.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 7, 2018 by 11:59 PM

WHO MAY APPLY: Nonprofit organizations or individual artists partnering with eligible public schools

COUNTIES SERVED: Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego of New York State

AWARD AMOUNT: $500 - $5000
The Arts Education Grant award will not fund more than 75% of an applicant’s total cash expenses. 

PROJECT PERIOD: January 1 – December 31, 2019

 

About the Program
 

  The Arts Education Program (formerly known as ArtStart) values the depth and quality of the creative process through which participants learn through or about the arts. Projects must focus on the exploration of art and the artistic process. Arts Education grants strive to build the capacity of local teaching artists and nonprofit organizations while providing students with high-quality artistic learning experiences. 



Community Arts Grants provide support for accessible arts and cultural projects that enhance the cultural climate in our neighborhoods and communities. 


APPLICATION DEADLINE: EXTENDED: November 7, 2018 by 11:59pm

WHO MAY APPLY: Nonprofit organizations, individual artists with an eligible fiscal sponsor or community based partner. Also see Applicant Eligibility.

AWARD AMOUNT: $500 - $5000
The Community Arts Grant award will not fund more than 50% of an applicants’ total expenses. 

PROJECT PERIOD: January 1 – December 31, 2019


 About the Program  

The CNY Arts Community Arts Program provides seed grants to individual artists, collectives and community nonprofit organizations for projects and activities that enable Central New York and Mohawk Valley communities to experience and engage with the performing, literary, media, and visual arts.

 Program Goals & Requirements
 

The Community Arts Grant Program supports activities of individual artists, collectives, and community nonprofit organizations in their service to local residents and visitors. 

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


APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 7, 2018 by 11:59pm

WHO MAY APPLY: Individuals ONLY

AWARD AMOUNT: $2500

PROJECT PERIOD: January 1 – December 31, 2019

About the Program

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

Program Goals & Requirements

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 welcome to apply. Commissions are not intended for interpretive work—e.g. an actor performing an existing play.

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.

Eligibility 

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

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