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Grants to New York Artists, Nonprofits, Agencies, and Tribes in
Eligible Locations for Educational Arts and Cultural Programming

Decentralization Program (DEC) - Arts Education Grant

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) - Arts Council for Wyoming County (ACWC)

Conf. Date:

11/17/21

Deadline Date:

01/07/22 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,500 to New York nonprofit organizations, government entities, tribal agencies, and individual artists in eligible locations for educational arts programming. Funding is intended to support arts education projects in K-12 public schools and after-school settings and to promote partnerships with community-based organizations. Eligible programs benefit the residents of Allegany or Wyoming County.

These grants are meant to build the capacity of local artists and nonprofit arts organizations while providing public school-aged students, adults, and seniors with high-quality artistic learning experiences. Projects should draw on arts education practices to engage participants in the creation and interpretation of artistic works. Instruction must be sequential, age- and skill-based, and focused on the exploration of art and the artistic process. Emphasis is placed on the depth and quality of the creative process through which participants learn through, or about, the arts.

All Arts Education projects must be carried out in partnership with a public school or in partnership with a community-based organization in the same county as the applicant’s address. For additional information about project funding strands and requirements, see pages 8-9 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents, below.

Priorities:

  1. Engagement of Allegany or Wyoming County resident artists in their home counties
  2. Projects that strengthen support for arts programs in schools or other community groups and centers in Allegany or Wyoming County
  3. Projects that offer opportunities for educators to grow in creativity and to engage in the arts in inter-curricular ways
  4. Engagement with families in school settings

Allowable Expenses:

  • Activities/Projects of local arts organizations 
  • Artist fees 
  • Marketing/publicity costs 
  • Direct administrative expenses and/or planning and preparation expenses for a proposed event
  • Supplies and materials needed to execute the proposed project. Individual items may not exceed $1,000. Examples: art supplies, sheet music, hardware, memory cards, and other consumable equipment. 
  • Equipment, software, subscriptions, and training needed to execute the proposed project. Individual items may not exceed $1,000. Examples: cameras, lighting equipment, subscriptions associated with virtual programming, and training to utilize these tools.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184675

Estimated Size of Grant:

$500 - $2,500

Term of Contract:

The project must take place within the calendar year 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must be working with an eligible partner in either Allegany or Wyoming County:
- A 501(c)(3) or New York State non-profit organization with an active board of trustees either incorporated in NYS or registered to do business in NYS
- A government or quasi-government entity, or tribal organization
- Individual artists, groups or collectives, and unincorporated entities who are working with an eligible partner school (for in-school programs) or eligible fiscal sponsor or community-based partner if accepted by ACWC (for out-of-school programs):
-- Lead applicants must be 18 years of age at the time of submission and may not be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program
-- Projects must take place in the same county as the fiscal sponsor or community-based partner
- The applicant of record (the individual artist or sponsoring agency) must be an Allegany or Wyoming County resident and the project must be held in Allegany or Wyoming County. If the project requires an artist that is not an Allegany or Wyoming County resident, there must be an in-county fiscal sponsor.

Application Requirements:
- Artist must be a resident of Allegany or Wyoming County or sponsored by a Not-for-Profit agency from one of those counties
- The project must take place in Allegany or Wyoming County and in the same county as the applicant’s address and within the calendar year 2022 (please contact ACWC Grant Coordinator if you feel COVID or other restrictions may affect the timing of your project)

Schools may not apply directly for this grant.

For information about ineligible applicants see page 7 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents, below.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Application Seminars:

Please note: To increase availability, several Arts Education grant application seminars will be held via Zoom or one on one with the Grants Coordinator, either in person or via the Zoom platform. Please contact Linda Franke to set up an appointment or to get a link to attend one of the following scheduled Application Seminars:
- September 13, 4:00 PM – Virtual Seminar
- September 18, 10:00 AM – ACWC Theater, Perry, NY
- September 25, 10:00 AM – location TBD, Allegany Co, NY
- October 6, 6:30 PM – Virtual Seminar
- October 19, 1:00 PM – location TBD, Allegany Co, NY
- November 4, 6:30 PM – Virtual Seminar
- November 17, 9:00 AM – Virtual Seminar

A recorded seminar will be available on the ACWC website beginning September 1.

Technical Assistance Seminars and Gatherings:

Throughout the year ACWC holds Technical Assistance Seminars for its grantees, applicants and sponsoring agencies. These are typically held on the second Tuesday of alternating months from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. (Please check the ACWC website calendar of events for further information.) Topics include finding local talent, tax information for artists and non-profits, marketing your art, writing a grant or a final report and others. If there is a topic you are interested in, please let the Grants Coordinator know.

In an effort to connect local artists and sponsoring agencies, ACWC also offers Gatherings on the months opposite the Technical Assistance Seminars. These are again the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, at different locations throughout Allegany and Wyoming Counties. Gatherings are laid-back opportunities to talk about issues in the local art community and an excellent opportunity to make connections with those that care about making this vital group thrive in the county. If you are interested in sponsoring a Gathering and/or letting ACWC use your space for this event, please contact Linda Franke.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: Friday, January 7, 2022. Application must be received at ACWC’s office by 5:00 PM.

Applicants are encouraged to ask questions of staff at any time during the application process. Applicants are also encouraged to submit a draft of their application for staff review and feedback by December 17 so that any adaptations or corrections may be made before the application deadline. ACWC is closed for Winter Recess from December 24 to January 3.

The artist must notify the ACWC Grant Coordinator of any and all public events that are part of the project at least 30 days before the event.

All applicants will be notified of the panel’s decision within 30 days of the panel decision, presuming that funding has been designated.

A letter of commitment from the partner organization or school, confirming the partnership with the applicant artist is required.

Grantees must attend the ACWC award ceremony. The date of the ceremony is to be determined but is usually the first Friday evening in March.

Additional information: https://artswyco.org/grants_and_scholarships/grants/

Contact Information:

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

Submit the application and accompanying materials to:

ACWC Grants Coordinator
Arts Council for Wyoming County
31 South Main Street
PO Box 249
Perry, NY 14530

For questions and to request an appointment or a link to an application seminar:
Linda Franke
franke@artswyco.org
585-237-3517 ext 102

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