Foundation / Corporation
New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI)
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Grants of up to $5,000 to New York nonprofit organizations, municipalities, tribal organizations, individuals representing collective groups, and artists in eligible areas for community and educational arts projects. All applicants are required to attend an information session prior to submitting an application. Eligible programs must take place in Erie or Niagara County.
NYSCA established the Decentralization Grant Program (DEC) in 1977 to ensure that New York State’s cultural funding reaches every part of the state. The program forms the cornerstone of the Council’s partnership with local arts agencies throughout the state (like ASI), providing a link between the Council and portions of the community that might not otherwise be able to access funding from NYSCA.
Grants are made in two categories:
Arts must be the primary driving force of project requests.
This funding is intended to expand, promote, and increase arts and cultural programming at the local level including, but not limited to, projects in the following areas: Dance, Design Arts, Folk Arts, Humanities, Literature/Poetry, Media (film, video, radio), Multi-Disciplinary, Music, Opera/Musical Theater, Photography, Skilled Crafts, Textile Arts, Theater, and Visual Arts.
For goals of the Community Arts DEC Grants and of the Arts Education DEC Grants, see For Arts Education DEC project requirements, see https://www.asiwny.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/ASI-DEC-GUIDELINES-2021-Community-Arts-Arts-Ed.pdf#page=2.
For Arts Education DEC project requirements, see https://www.asiwny.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/ASI-DEC-GUIDELINES-2021-Community-Arts-Arts-Ed.pdf#page=3.
For allowable expenses, see https://www.asiwny.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/ASI-DEC-GUIDELINES-2021-Community-Arts-Arts-Ed.pdf#page=5.
For funding priorities, see https://www.asiwny.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/ASI-DEC-GUIDELINES-2021-Community-Arts-Arts-Ed.pdf#page=7.
GrantWatch ID#: 175320
Requests can be made between $500 and $5,000.
The grants are awarded for specific projects occurring between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Process/Apply?urlkey=artsofwesternny
For assistance and questions, please contact:
Holly Grant, Grants & Programming Director
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York
2495 Main Street, Suite 422
Buffalo, NY 14214
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