Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Grant to a New York Arts Nonprofit for Operational Support

Auburn Public Theater Regrants (APTR): General Operating Grant


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
Array ( )

Geographic Focus
USA: New York: Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Ontario, and Yates counties

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/14/24 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grant to a New York nonprofit arts organization in eligible counties for operational support. Eligible organizations align themselves with one of the following areas of interest: community outreach, creating new work, and programming. Funding is intended to promote arts activities in communities in Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Ontario, and Yates counties.

APTR is committed to supporting diverse cultural expression. The focus of the program includes:

  • Support for regional artists by providing them with the resources to create new works, while increasing their visibility
  • Helping regional nonprofit organizations grow sustainably as they serve the cultural, artistic and educational needs of their respective communities
  • Provide support for a wide variety of artistic disciplines including diverse multi-cultural projects
  • To help foster partnerships between arts and non-arts organizations with the goal of bringing the arts to areas with limited access to arts programming
  • To encourage new artists and organizations to apply for APTR funding. These include the rural, minority and underserved populations of the region. 

Underserved communities are comprised of individuals who have limited access to arts programs, services, or resources and may be marginalized due to geography, race, economic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or other factors. 

The General Operating Grant supports arts organizations in Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, and Ontario counties. The purpose of this grant is to support those organizations in the creation of new work, programming, and community outreach. In addition, the goal of this grant is to support general operating expenses so that arts organizations can continue to operate within their community. 

What the Grant Can Cover:

  • Activities/Projects of local arts organizations including both live and virtual
  • Artist fees
  • Project costs
  • Marketing and publicity costs
  • Direct administrative expenses and/or planning and preparation expenses for a proposed event
  • Supplies and materials needed to execute the proposed project. Examples: art supplies, sheet music, hardware, memory cards, and other consumable equipment
  • Equipment, software, subscriptions, and training needed to execute the proposed project. Examples: cameras, lighting equipment, subscriptions associated with virtual programming, and training to utilize these tools 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Organization must reside in Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, or Ontario counties.
- Organization must be a New York State 501c3 for at least two years prior to the date of application.
- Organization must have been a NYS 501c3 for five years or less.
- Organization must have an annual general operating budget of $500,000 or less.
- Organization may apply for the Public Arts grant in addition to this grant, but will not be awarded both.
- Organization may not also be funded by any NYSCA General Operating Grants.

If you have received funding in the past, you are eligible to apply again.


Pre-Application Information
Applications must be uploaded to Submittable by 11:59 P.M. on February 14th, 2024.

Applicants must visit and will be directed from there to register for Submittable.

If you are not able to submit your application online for some reason, please contact staff directly to see what other arrangements can be made.

As part of the review process, the APTR coordinator may contact you by telephone or e-mail to clarify and review information.

Auburn Public Theater notifies all applicants by e-mail regarding the status of their application after panel review.

Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant

Contact Information

Dominic Gambaiani, Executive Assistant/Regrants Coordinator

Auburn Public Theater
8 Exchange Street
Auburn, NY 13021
PO Box 771

Grant News
Live Chat Chat Now