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Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Premier Grants

Grants to Staten Island, New York Artists, Groups, and Nonprofit
Organizations for Public Arts and Cultural Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Staten Island Arts

Deadline Date:

11/03/19 11:59 PM


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Grants ranging from $750 to $3,000 to Staten Island, New York individual artists, collaborative groups, and nonprofit organizations for arts and cultural public presentations and projects. Applicants who have not received a recent grant and first-time applicants must attend a seminar before applying.

Preference will be given to the Underserved Disciplines for 2020: Folk Arts, Literature, Humanities, Multimedia, and New Media.

DCA Premier Grants support first-time grantees — both individual Staten Island artists, collaborative groups of individuals, and community arts and cultural organizations — that present art and cultural programming through projects and public presentations.

All art and artistic cultural disciplines – music, dance, digital/new media, film/video/animation, folk arts, humanities and cultural studies, interdisciplinary events/festivals, literature, public art, theatre, performing and visual arts – are considered. Arts Education programs offering arts exposure–but not instruction and curriculum-based programs–at Staten Island public schools are eligible, as are programs taking place at senior centers.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162187

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant request range: $750-$3000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a Premier Grant, the applicant must meet all the following criteria:
a) Artistic merit and cultural significance
b) Clearly stated objectives
c) Clear and realistic plan for implementation
d) Appropriate request level and realistic budget for stated proposal
e) Need and impact on the artistic discipline, geographic area, or local population: projects that address underserved communities or artistic disciplines will receive foremost attention
f) Demonstrated community interest or support of project
g) Applicant’s artistic experience, skill, and exhibition/performance history

Not eligible:
a) Organizations receiving direct or discretionary funds from the Department of Cultural Affairs in the 2020 fiscal year
b) Organizations with operating income budgets over $100,000 for two of the last three fiscal years
c) Programs that are essentially religious, recreational, rehabilitative, or therapeutic
d) Universities, colleges, primary and secondary schools and districts, school affiliates or components, in-school activities or programs/activities that exclusively serve a student audience with no public component
e) Programs serving only the applicant organization’s members
f) Operating expenses of privately- owned facilities (homes and studios)
g) Deficit budgets, capital improvements, equipment purchases, fundraising events, scholarships, juror fees, prizes, lobbying expenses, entertainment, reception or food expenses, any non-arts related expenses or administrative costs unrelated to project

Pre-proposal Conference:

All first-time applicants must attend an application seminar. Applicants who have not received funding in the past 2 years should attend an application seminar.

2020 Project Grants Application Seminar Schedule:

Wednesday September 18, 7pm at SI Dance & Art Center
SI Dance & Art Center, 26 Richmond Valley Road
To register:

Saturday September 21, 1pm at Great Kills Library
Great Kills Library, 56 Giffords Ln, Staten Island, NY 10308
To register:

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submissions will be Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 11:59 PM.

During grants season (August – October) Grants Administrator Gena Mimozo offers ‘doctors hours’ Monday – Friday 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM for prospective applicants who already have a proposal in mind or who have multiple proposals in mind and need guidance/feedback. If you are a first-time applicant you must attend an application seminar before you request a consultation.

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

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For questions about seminars, please contact:
Gena Mimozo, Grants Administrator
718.447.3329 x1003

Staten Island Arts
PO Box 50197
Staten Island, NY 10305

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City: Staten Island ;   New York

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