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Eligible Locations to Support Cultural and Artistic Projects

Arts for Sullivan - Community Arts Grant

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Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA)

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Deadline Date:

12/15/21 11:59 PM EST


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Grants of up to $3,500 to New York nonprofit organizations, groups, and municipalities to support cultural and artistic programs in eligible locations. New applicants are required to contact staff or attend a seminar prior to applying. Funding may be used for projects in the areas of theater, music, dance, literary arts, folklore, installation, visual arts, and other art forms. Funded programs must benefit the residents of Sullivan County.

The Arts for Sullivan Community Arts grants assist nonprofit arts, cultural, and heritage groups who wish to create or present year-round programming in Sullivan County. Projects can be offered online or live (following state pandemic guidelines for gatherings.)  

The goals of Arts for Sullivan are to:

  • Support artists in the creation of new work, and enhance artistic visibility and impact;
  • Support non-profit cultural groups in providing year-round, quality programming in all areas of the county, including the recruitment of new artists and groups
    from underserved areas;
  • Promote communication and understanding between the different facets of the Sullivan County community through arts and culture, and educate community
    leaders on the grant process and resources available;
  • Support the arts that encourage multi-disciplinary expression and collaboration with other community sectors, such as environmental and heritage groups.

Funding priorities will be given to artists and groups that:

  • Pay a minimum guaranteed artist fee; artist fees paid solely by a share of admissions are not acceptable though a percentage of the admission revenue may supplement the guaranteed;
  • Are dedicated to the development of a wide variety of culturally diverse programming throughout the year;
  • Support new and emerging artists, cultural organizations, and fresh and original works;
  • Support quality programming that enhances underserved or minority constituents and regions of the county, including racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity, rural areas, low-income, youth, and the elderly;
  • Support arts that encourage multi-disciplinary expression and collaboration with other community sectors, such as environmental and heritage groups.

What can be funded:

  • Artists’ fees.
  • Planning and preparation for an event
  • Materials and expendable equipment up to $1,000
  • Equipment, including software, and training related to the creation and promotion of virtual programming
  • Marketing and publicity costs directly associated with the requested project.
  • Administrative costs directly associated with the requested project.
  • Supplies and materials needed for the execution of the project.
  • Activities and programming of local arts and cultural organizations including both
    live and virtual.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165860

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum funding request and grant is $500 and the maximum is $3,500. (An organization can apply for up to three requests that, combined, do not exceed $3,500.) The average Arts for Sullivan grant in 2021 was $2,109. The average Arts for Sullivan grant in 2020 was $1,063.

Term of Contract:

Work must be produced, and cultural programming must be presented, between January 1 and December 31, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Sullivan County non-profit cultural and artistic groups, such as choral groups, orchestras, theaters, historical societies, libraries, heritage groups, museums, literary groups, galleries, and municipalities, may be eligible for funding.

Individual artists or arts groups that are not incorporated non-profits may apply:
- Directly under this program by partnering with an eligible Sullivan County nonprofit organization as a Fiscal Sponsor;
- With an eligible Sullivan County community-based Arts Partner organization.

The applicant must:
- Intend to produce work or present cultural programming in Sullivan County between January 1 and December 31, 2022;
- Be legally located in Sullivan County and all activities must take place within Sullivan County;
- Have a board of directors or volunteers who perform board functions;
- Have been in existence for at least one year and show evidence of fiscal competence;
- Supply evidence of nonprofit status
- Conduct all activities in a way that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious belief, gender, sexual identity, or disability.

Not eligible:
- Organizations that have applied directly to the New York State Council on the Arts for the 2020 funding cycle.
- New York State agencies and departments, including SUNY schools.
- Public universities and colleges.
- Public, private, and/or religiously affiliated primary and secondary schools

For a list of ineligible expenses, see:

Pre-proposal Conference:

DVAA conducts a series of free online seminars to assist organizations with the application process. In 2022, all first-time applicants must attend a seminar or schedule a one-on-one meeting with the Grants Manager, in order to learn about new developments in the granting process due to Covid-19 and receive assistance in honing ideas and projects.

Registration is required for each seminar. Additionally a webinar version will be posted to DVAA’s website for reference and increased access. Seminars for 2022 applications will be held via both in person and via Zoom.

#1 Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 12-1pm
Zoom Registration:

#2 Saturday, November 20, 2021 11am –12 pm
*Focus on Individual Artist Fellowships: Visual and Literary
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance
37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY 12764

#3 Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 5 – 6pm
*Focus on theater, with presentation by Corinne Woods of the Creative Opportunity Fund
Zoom Registration:

#4 Saturday, December 4, 2021, 11 am – 12 pm
Sullivan County Visitors Association
15 Sullivan Ave. Liberty, NY 12754

Pre-Application Information:

2022 Application Cycle Timeline:
- Application Opens: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
- Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 11:59 PM EST
- Awards Announced: February 2022
- Revised Budget Approval: February 2022
- Grant Award Showcase: May 2022

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online:

For more information, please contact:
Erica Freyberger
DVAA Grants Manager
845-252-7576 x 1004

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance
P.O. Box 170
37 Main Street
Narrowsburg, NY 12764

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