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Grants to New York Artists in Eligible Counties for Community-Based Arts Initiatives


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USA: New York: Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, and Franklin Counties

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Individual Artist Grant

St. Lawrence County Arts Council

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #155152

Grant Description

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Grants of up to $2,500 to New York artists in eligible counties for public arts activities that engage the local community. First-time applicants must attend an informational workshop prior to 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. Eligible applicants live in Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, or Franklin County.

The Individual Artist Grant represents 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 is an 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.

Allowable Costs:

  • Artists fees
  • Marketing/publicity costs
  • Direct administrative expenses and/or planning & preparation expenses
  • Supplies and materials & equipment needed for the execution of the program, not to exceed $1,000 (ie: art supplies, sheet music, hardware, memory cards & other consumable equipment)

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

● Individual artists, living in the Area of Service, at least 18 years old at the time of application
● Funded activities MUST take place in the same county where the check is being sent
● Individuals applying directly to NYSCA within the same fiscal year, regardless of that application’s status or outcome, are not eligible to apply.
● Previous recipients who have failed to comply with contracts, final reports or other documentation may be ineligible for funding.

For unallowable costs, see

Pre-proposal Conference:

Arts Funding Info Sessions: September - November, 2022.

All first-time applicants are required to attend a workshop before applying for a grant; return applicants are strongly encouraged to do so.

For workshops dates, locations, and registration, see the URL for Full Text.

Pre-Application Information:

● Last day to submit applications for feedback: Thursday, December 08, 2022, 4:00pm
● A completed application must be received by Thursday, December 15, 2022, 4:00pm

Applicants are encouraged to ask for assistance throughout the application process. Please attend a free info session or email the Grants & Services Manager to schedule an appointment.

Grant Applicant Resources:

Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:

A maximum of [4] Individual Artist Grants will be awarded per county.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum allowable project request is $1,000; the maximum is $2,500. Applicants may submit up to three separate grant requests, the total of which may not exceed $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Funded projects must take place January 01, 2023 - December 31, 2023.

Contact Information:

Apply online:

For more information, please contact Alicia Murphy, Grant Coordinator:

SLC Arts
PO Box 252
Potsdam, NY 13676

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