St. Lawrence County Arts Council (SLC Arts)
09/15/18 Midnight EST Receipt
Fellowships of $2,500 to New York artists residing in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties for public arts activities that engage the local community. First-time applicants must attend an informational workshop before applying. Funding is intended to support new and original work that engages a segment of the community through a public program and/or the inclusion of community involvement in the project’s development and creative process.
Public Art Fellowships represent a “live & work” investment in local artists. They are designed to increase support for local artist-initiated activity, and to highest the role of artists as important members of the community. These grants are intended to support creative artists (not interpretive), interested in working within a community setting. Community engagement in as essential element of this grant opportunity. The project must engage a segment of the community through a public program, such as a public exhibition or performance, and/or the inclusion of community involvement in the project’s development and creative process.
Fundable expenses include artists' fees; marketing/publicity costs; and supplies and materials needed for the execution of the program.
Proposals will be evaluated on:
- Professional Image and Artistic Vision: Presentation of the artist and work samples, and viability of the project’s prospects for completion.
- Active Community Engagement: Clear plan for engaging a segment of the community, as described in the Project Narrative
- Artistic Merit of Work Samples: Artistic merit of the project as demonstrated by the proposal and submitted samples of the artist’s work.
- Local Funding Priorities: Projects that actively engage children.
GrantWatch ID#: 155152
A maximum of  Public Art Fellowship grants will be awarded per county.
Public Art Fellowships are $2,500 each. There is no limit on the amount which may be spent on a project – only on the size of this grant.
Events must take place between January 01 and December 31, 2019.
Individual artists, at least 18 years old, living in Jefferson, Lewis, or St. Lawrence Counties may apply.
Not Eligible to Apply:
- Individuals applying directly to NYSCA within the same fiscal year, regardless of that application’s status or outcome; DEC site staff or board members (in this case SLC Arts).
- Individuals not based in Jefferson, Lewis, or St. Lawrence County
- Previous recipients of this grant who have failed to provide final reports or other documentation, or have failed to comply with previous contracts.
- Activities that take place in a different county from where the grant check is being sent
- Projects involving partners that apply directly to NYSCA, or projects in which a NYSCA grantee
profits or handles ticketing, or serves as a community partner or fiscal sponsor
- Non arts-related activities: Galas, benefits or fundraising events, including food, entertainment and reception costs; Entertainment (includes balloons, clowns, magic, culinary or martial arts, gaming, “sip and paint,” and puppets or circuses lacking strong artistic merit); Projects that are recreational, therapeutic, rehabilitative, or religious in nature (includes at-risk/social service programs when the purpose is primarily for rehabilitation, therapy or worship)
- Non-ADA compliant venues
- Permanent things: equipment; capital improvements (includes land, buildings, renovations); anything which extends the life of or improves the value of privately-owned property; acquisition of works of art; creation of textbooks or classroom materials
- Activities not open to the general public (includes camps, clubs, college associations, etc.); in-school activities and programs; lobbying expenses; events that take place in a private residence
- Assignments used for college or university study to earn academic credit.
- Organization or personal finances: general operating expenses; operating expenses of privately owned facilities (includes homes and studios); start-up or seed funding for the establishment of a new organization; contingency funds (funds reserved for emergencies or unexpected outflows, mainly economic crises); requests which, when added to other income sources, will equal more than the total project expenses
- Awards: competitions or contests (includes cash prizes, juried shows, fellowships, educational scholarships, and other awards to students); regrants by applicants to fund other activities
- Programs in which children are used as professional artists (paid a fee); projects which are part of a liturgy, or which intend to proselytize
SLC Arts offers free training workshops to help individuals and organizations learn how to apply for Public Art Fellowships, and to provide a valuable opportunity to network with other local artists and organizations. These workshops also contain information about any changes to the grants process or paperwork since the previous year, and provide a valuable opportunity to network with other local
artists and organizations.
First-time applicants must attend a workshop in 2018 to apply for a 2019 grant; returning applicants are encouraged to attend.
Thursday, July 19, 11:30 – 1:00 – Carthage Free Library, Carthage
Monday, July 23, 11:00 – 12:30 – Thousand Islands Arts Center, Clayton
Thursday, July 26, 2:00 – 3:30 – Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce, Massena
Monday, July 30, 2:00 – 3:30 – Hepburn Library of Edwards, Edwards
Thursday, August 2, 5:00 – 6:30 – North Country Arts Council, Watertown
Thursday, August 9, 6:00 – 7:30 – Ogdensburg Public Library, Ogdensburg
Tuesday, August 14, 11:00 – 12:30 – Flower Memorial Library, Watertown
Wednesday, August 15, 10:00 – 11:30 – Canton Free Library, Canton
Tuesday, August 21, 11:00 – 12:30 – Lewis County Historical Society, Lowville
Thursday, August 23, 11:00 – 12:30 - Flower Memorial Library Watertown
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/CzAaTpfkIMsY6Qxp2
A complete application with all supporting materials must be received by September 15, 2018, Midnight EST.
Applicants are encouraged to ask for free help:
1) During a scheduled workshop;
2) By calling or e-mailing SLC Arts with questions;
3) By scheduling an appointment to
meet with SLC Arts staff in person to review an application.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://slcarts.submittable.com/submit/115896/art-funding-2019-public-art-fellowship-application
Alicia Murphy, Regrants & Community Engagement Coordinator
PO Box 252; 41 Elm St. Potsdam NY 13676
USA: New York: Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties