Arts Education grants support local cultural organizations and/or teaching artists in providing meaningful arts education for K-12 public school students up to and including senior adults. These funds serve to bring teaching artists and their classroom skills into dedicated learning environments for all ages.
The Arts Education category now offers two funding strands:
preK-12 In-School & After-School Projects
The maximum project request in the Arts Education category is $5,000.
The proposed project must take place within the same county as the applicant’s legal address.
Nonprofit organizations, independent artists or unincorporated entities may apply in the AE category. Individuals may apply directly for Arts Education Grants without a fiscal sponsor.
Founded in 1977, the Statewide Community Regrant (SCR), formally called the Decentralization Program (DEC) was developed to ensure that New York State’s cultural funding reaches every part of the state. SCR has since become one of the Council’s most effective means of making arts support available to geographically, economically, and ethnically diverse segments of the state’s population. The program serves each of the state’s 62 counties and funds volunteer community organizations as well as established non-profit corporations with paid professional staff