Foundation / Corporation
New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI)
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Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to New York nonprofit organizations, municipalities, individuals representing collective groups, and individual artists in Erie and Niagara Counties for community and educational arts projects. First-time applicants are required to attend an information session prior to submitting an application.
The DEC Grant program provides funding to develop new or to expand existing arts and cultural programming. Programming should enhance standard offerings, while at the same time provide artistic programming to underserved constituencies.
Grants are made in two categories:
1. The Community Arts DEC Grant provides financial and technical assistance for community-based arts activities. Arts must be the primary driving force of project requests. All requests must have a public component – one that is available to the entire community. Applicants are required to make their projects accessible to all individuals and hold their events at accessible sites. This program is intended to expand, promote, and increase arts and cultural programming at the local level including, but not limited to, projects in the following areas: Dance, Design Arts, Folk Arts, Humanities, Literature/Poetry, Media (film, video, radio), Multi-Disciplinary, Music, Opera/Musical Theater, Photography, Skilled Crafts, Textile Arts, Theater, and Visual Arts.
2. The Arts Education DEC Grant provides financial and technical assistance to support arts education projects in K-12 public schools, publicly funded charter school settings, and after-school programs. Funds may support arts education projects that take place in-school during the school day and/or in after-school settings for youth. Projects do not have to be open to the public; the audience can be a private group such as a group of students, camps, jails, etc.
For Arts Education DEC project requirements, see https://www.asiwny.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/GUIDELINES-2020-Community-Arts-Arts-Ed.pdf#page=3.
For goals of the Community Arts DEC Grants and of the Arts Education DEC Grants, see https://www.asiwny.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/GUIDELINES-2020-Community-Arts-Arts-Ed.pdf#page=2.
For funding priorities, see https://www.asiwny.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/GUIDELINES-2020-Community-Arts-Arts-Ed.pdf#page=6.
GrantWatch ID#: 175320
Requests can be made between $500 and $5,000.
The grants are awarded for specific projects occurring between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Process/Apply?urlkey=artsofwesternny
For assistance and questions, please contact:
Natalie Brown, Grants & Programming Director
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York
2495 Main Street, Suite 422
Buffalo, NY 14214
USA: New York: Erie and Niagara Counties