THE ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES ARTS GRANTS
FOR ARTISTS AND NONPROFITS
ATTENDANCE AT ONE APPLICATION SEMINAR IS MANDATORY FOR ALL APPLICANTS
The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes announces the launch of its 2013 Decentralization (DEC) regrant program.
This year The ARTS Council will offer three types of Decentralization grants:
* Community Arts Grants provide support for the activities of arts groups and community organizations in service to community residents. The deadline for application is Friday, October 5, 2012, delivery or postmark by 5 pm. Grants range from $500 - $5,000.
* Arts Education Grants support the role that local cultural organizations and/or individual artists play in engaging K-12 public school students in rich, artistic learning experiences. The Arts Education category of this grant will replace the former Local Capacity Building (LCB) regrant program. Schools will no longer be eligible to apply for this grant, and must collaborate with local artists and/or organizations as the primary applicant. The deadline for application is Friday, October 5, 2012, delivery or postmark by 5 pm. Grants range from $500 - $5,000.
* Artist-->Crossroads (Decentralization Tier) supports local artists for the creation of new/unique work that engages the community, occurring in public non-arts venues. The deadline for application is Friday, October 5, 2012, delivery or postmark by 5 pm. Four grants are available for $2,500 each.
ALL programs fund arts and cultural related activities taking place between January 1-December 31, 2013. Applications and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents are available for artists and nonprofit organizations in Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Tioga counties. Visit www.eARTS.org to download applications and FAQs or email grants@eARTS.org for more information.
There are multiple changes to Decentralization programs for 2013 from prior years. Interested applicants are REQUIRED to attend application seminars that will occur around The ARTS Council's four-county region. Applicants who are unable to attend a scheduled seminar should contact The ARTS Council by calling 607-962-5871 x226 to schedule an individual meeting.
August 21, 11am-1pm, Steele Memorial Library, 101 E. Church St., Elmira
August 22, 5:30-7:30pm, Hornell Public Library, 64 Genesee St., Hornell
August 23, 10-12noon, The Goat Boy Coffee Bar, 177 Front St., Owego
August 24, 11am-1pm, Dutton S. Peterson Memorial Library, 106 First St., Odessa
August 24, 3-5pm, Arts in the Alley, 51 Shethar St., Hammondsport
August 25, 10am-12pm, The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, 32 W. Market St., Corning
August 27, 5:30-7:30pm, Int'l Motor Racing Research Center, 610 S. Decatur St., Watkins Glen
August 28, 11am-1pm, Horseheads Library, 405 South Main Street, Horseheads
August 28, 5-7pm, Community Arts of Elmira, 413 Lake Street, Elmira
August 29, 3-5pm, Dormann Library, 101 West Morris Street, Bath
August 30, 1-3pm, Coburn Free Library, 275 Main Street, Owego
Virtual Application Seminars (via GoToMeeting, more information will be available at www.eARTS.org)
DEC: Community Arts and Arts Education, and DEC Tier: Artists-->Crossroads regrants are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered locally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.