Foundation / Corporation
Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA)
09/30/18 5:00 PM
Grants ranging from $450 to $3,000 to New York nonprofits and teaching artists partnering with nonprofits for educational arts activities in Greene, Schoharie, and Columbia Counties. All applicants must attend a seminar. This program will support in-school, after-school, and community-based programs serving youth and elders.
NYSCA’s Decentralization grant program is a statewide effort providing local support for widespread participation in community arts and arts in education initiatives, supporting partnerships between teaching artists or cultural organizations and schools that focus on the exploration of art and the artistic process in all disciplines.
-Minimum of THREE sequential, skill based learning sessions incorporating one or more art forms, with the same core group of students/participants.
-In-depth, age and skills appropriate learning opportunities.
-Hands-on, participatory creation and/or learning.
-Funds should primarily be directed toward artist fees, but may include administrative support, cost of materials, and support for participant scholarships.
-Stated learning goals, methodologies and outcomes.
-A means of programmatic evaluation.
-Quality of expertise and appropriateness of artists.
-Clarity and appropriateness of educational and artistic goals.
-Desired participant outcomes.
-Clarity, appropriateness and feasibility of evaluation plans.
-Thoroughness of proposed budget.
-Degree to which the project will support New York State Learning Standards and enhance learning in arts.
-Degree to which teachers will participate in the project planning and implementation.
K-12 In-School Additional Criteria:
-Projects must take place during regular school hours.
-Activities are collaboratively planned and evaluated by the participating artist and teacher.
-Projects must address the New York State Learning Standards for the arts.
-Projects must not appear to replace the role of certified K-12 School Teachers.
After School and Community Based Learning Additional Criteria:
-Cultural organizations must provide evidence of locally registered nonprofit status.
GrantWatch ID#: 159620
Awards range from $450 - $3,000.
Applicant must be a legally established Columbia, Greene or Schoharie County based not-for-profit organization or individual teaching artist or collective with an (in-county) nonprofit community partner. Schools may not directly apply for funding.
Artists must be over the age of 18.
This program does not fund:
-Projects involving home schools, private or parochial schools.
-Stand-alone assembly programs, single performances, or one-time visits to cultural institutions.
-Out of county field trips.
-Programs for which selected k-12 students are taken out of regular classes or are self- selected for participation.
-College-level courses, contests, or student performing groups.
-Direct NYSCA applicants are ineligible for an Arts Education Partnership grant in the same year.
All applicants must attend a seminar to increase chances of a competitive proposal and keep current with new guidelines.
Please note that you must attend a workshop in the county in which your project takes place.
August 8/6/18 Columbia County - 3 PM at Philmont Library, Philmont
August 8/7/18 Columbia County - 7 PM at Valatie Community Theatre, Valatie
August 8/14/18 Greene County - 7 PM at Mountain Top Library, Tannersville
August 8/15/18 Greene County - 7 PM at Heermance Memorial Library, Coxsackie
August 8/29/18 Schoharie County - 6:30 PM at Sharon Springs Library, Sharon Springs
The full schedule of the workshop dates, times, and venues are found in the Guidelines under Supporting Documents.
Application drafts may be reviewed until September 14 at 11:00 AM.
The deadline to apply is September 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM.
K-12 In-School applicants must provide a Letter of Commitment from School partner(s) to the arts organization or artist, signed by Principle, on letterhead. The Letter must outline the School’s support of the project (monetarily and otherwise) and include anticipated roles and responsibilities for each partner involved.
After School and Community Based Learning applicants must provide a Letter of Commitment from the nonprofit Community Partner partner(s) to the arts organization or artist, signed by Director or Principle on letterhead. The Letter must outline the organization's support of the project (monetarily or otherwise) and include anticipated roles and responsibilities for each partner involved. See samples online.
Application for Columbia County:
Application for Greene County:
Application for Schoharie County:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Greene and Columbia Counties:
Greene County Council on the Arts
ATTN: Margaret Uhalde
398 Main Street
PO Box 463
Catskill, NY 12414
PO Box 555
Cobleskill, NY 12043
USA: New York: Columbia, Greene, and Schoharie Counties