Community Arts Grants provide support for high-quality arts and cultural projects in all disciplines, genres and styles, serving geographically, economically, and ethnically diverse populations in order to increase the vitality of local communities in Livingston and Monroe Counties.
Community Arts Grants may include, but are not limited to: exhibitions, workshop series, performances, festivals, screenings or readings. All funded projects must be community-based and open to the general public.
The maximum project request in the Community Arts category is $5,000.
The proposed project must take place within the same county as the applicant’s legal address.
Applicants may submit up to three (3) separate direct and/or fiscally sponsored requests in any combination of categories (CA, AE, IA), but the total of all requests may not exceed $5,000. Fiscally sponsored requests are exempt from the three-request limit and the $5000 maximum.
Non-Profit Organizations, Local Government Entities, Tribal entities, as well as individual artists and unincorporated entities applying with a fiscal sponsor are eligible.
Applicants must consult directly with the Grant Coordinator before applying. Assistance in developing a program and writing your grant is available by contacting the Grant Coordinator at 585.243.6785 or [email protected].
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