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Sullivan County Arts and Heritage Grant (SCAHG)

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Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA)

Conf. Date:

05/05/22

Deadline Date:

06/02/22 Midnight EST

Description:

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Grants of up to $1,500 to New York nonprofit arts and cultural groups, including municipalities, libraries, theaters, museums, orchestras, historical societies, and others, for cultural programs in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support quality arts programming, services, and projects that focus on visual, performing, literary, media or folk arts; local and ethnic culture; history and heritage; architecture or environmental arts; and multimedia or multi-disciplinary projects. Applicants must be legally located in Sullivan County and all activities must take place within Sullivan County.

The goals of the Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grant program 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, cultural, and heritage activities, 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 social service groups.

Priority is given to groups that:

  • Pay a minimum guaranteed artist fee; 
  • 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 constituents and regions of the county, including racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity, rural areas, the poor, youth, and the elderly;
  • Support arts and heritage activities that encourage multi-disciplinary expression and collaboration with other community sectors, such as environmental and social service groups.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154004

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum funding request and grant is $300; the maximum is $1,500.

Term of Contract:

Projects must take place between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible:
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.
For further information about fiscal sponsorship and arts partners, see https://delawarevalleyartsalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/SCAHG_Guidelines2022.pdf#page=5.

The applicant must:
- 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 with ONE of the following documents:
a) An IRS letter
b) A receipt from the Department of State’s Office of Charities Registration
c) A charter issued by the Board of Regents of New York State
d) An authorization as an arm of local government
- 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

Priority is given to groups that:
- Support artists;
- Are dedicated to long-term, year-round cultural development in Sullivan County;
- Reach underserved regional and population sectors, and/or broad-based audiences;
- Promote new and original programming.

Ineligible:
- State agencies
- Public schools
- Individuals, without fiscal sponsorship or fiscal partner
- Organizations already receiving line item funding from the county

For ineligible activities and expenses, see https://delawarevalleyartsalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/SCAHG_Guidelines2022.pdf#page=6.

Pre-proposal Conference:

All applicants, even those who have received funding in the past, are encouraged to attend grant writing workshops to stay afresh on new developments and receive assistance in honing ideas and projects. Registration is required for each workshop.

Two Informational Workshops for 2022 will be held in person and one via Zoom:

- Saturday April 30, 2022, 11 AM – 12 PM
Jeffersonville Bake Shop, 4906 NY-52, Jeffersonville, NY 12748
To register to attend: https://calendly.com/dvaa/arts-for-sullivan-jeffersonville-bake-shop?month=2022-04

- Sunday, May 1, 2022, 11 AM – 12 PM
Wurtsboro Art Alliance, 73 Sullivan St. Wurtsboro, NY 12790
To register to attend: https://calendly.com/dvaa/scahg-information-session-waa

- Thursday, May 5, 2022, 6 PM – 7 PM
Zoom Webinar. Advanced registration required.
To register online: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tcOqvqjspE9JC8Rf4_a78KqCCQX0kZXiP

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants are required to complete and submit an application prior to the deadline of June 2, 2022 (midnight EST) to be considered for funding. Early submissions are encouraged.

2022 Application Cycle Timeline
- Application Opens: Tues. April 12, 2022
- Application Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2022 (midnight)
- Preliminary Award Notifications: Friday, June 10, 2022
- Revised Budget Approval if required: Friday, June 24, 2022
- Award Presentation: Saturday, July 9, 2022 (TBC)

For the 2022 rant Cycle, matching funds no less then 35 % of the overall project budget must be attained. E.g. if requesting $1,500 in SCAHG support, the applicant must show at least $808 in matching project revenue in a balanced budget.

For application information: https://www.submittable.com/help/submitter/

Contact Information:

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

For more information and to apply online: https://delawarevalleyartsalliance.submittable.com/submit/a58d90d9-da79-4acb-ad7d-dc4e62071341/sullivan-county-arts-and-heritage-grant-2022

For inquiries and assistance, please contact grants@delawarevalleyartsalliance.org or (845) 252-7576.

Applicants may also meet with DVAA’s Grants Manager. To schedule an appointment, please email the above email.

DVAA
P.O. Box 170
37 Main Street
Narrowsburg, NY 12764
(845) 252-7576
info@delawarevalleyartsalliance.org
Contact form: https://www.submittable.com/help/submitter/

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USA: New York: Sullivan County

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