Community Arts Grant 2021: The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (U.S.)
The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes is accepting applications for its Community Arts Grant that supports arts and cultural activities of artists and organizations in service to residents in Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Tioga counties. These activities increase the value of the arts as an integral part of the community and make the arts accessible to all.
These grants are made possible with public, Decentralization (DEC) funds from the New York State Council on the ARTS (NYSCA), a state agency, and administered locally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (The ARTS Council).
Grants for are awarded via a merit-based review process based upon the following criteria:
Artistic and/or Cultural and Programmatic Merit
Community Benefit & Accessibility
Managerial & Fiscal Competence
Programmatic quality is valued over participant quantity.
Deadline Free Grants
The following applicants residing in either Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, or Tioga county are eligible to apply for this grant program:
Nonprofit organization or unit of local government
Individual artist(s) applying through a fiscal sponsoring nonprofit organization or with a community-based nonprofit partner
Organizations or groups not yet incorporated applying through a fiscal sponsoring nonprofit organization or with a community-based nonprofit partner
A community-based nonprofit partner is required to provide a letter of commitment outlining the scope of the partnership and each partner’s investment (in-kind and/or cash) towards the project.
Fiscal sponsors and community partners must be located in the county where the activity is taking place. A direct applicant to NYSCA cannot serve as a community partner or fiscal sponsor, however, a direct applicant to NYSCA can support the project as long as no financial benefit comes to them.
For more information, visit https://www.earts.org/grants/grants-for-organizations/community-arts/