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2022 Teaching Artist Grant: Supporting Sequential, Arts Education Projects in New York


Teaching Artist grants support sequential, arts education projects that take place in-school, after school, or in community centers in Cattaraugus, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Tioga counties. Emphasis is placed on the depth and quality of the creative process through which participants learn through or about the arts.

Donor Name: ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (The ARTS Council)

State: New York

Counties: Cattaraugus County (NY), Chemung County (NY), Schuyler County (NY), Steuben County (NY), Tioga County (NY)

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 12/10/2021

Size of the Grant: $500 to $5,000


Projects must focus on the exploration of art and the artistic process. These grants are made possible with public, State Community Regrant (SCR) 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).

Grant Amount

  • Grants range from $500 to $5,000.
  • Artist, and Individual Artist grants totaling no more than $5,000. There is no required match.

Grant Criteria

Grants are awarded based upon the following criteria:

  • Artistic and/or Cultural and Programmatic Merit
  • Learning Outcomes & Evaluation
  • Student Benefit & Accessibility
  • Managerial & Fiscal Competence

Priority is given to the following:

  • Projects that pay artistic fees
  • Projects that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Clear, concise, and complete applications

Programmatic quality is valued over participant quantity.

Applicant Eligibility

The following applicants residing in Cattaraugus, Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, or Tioga County are eligible to apply for this grant program:

  • Individuals, unincorporated groups, or nonprofits
  • PTA with nonprofit status independent of the public school

School partners must be Public or Charter schools certified by BOCES. School partners and Community Centers must be located in the county where the applicant resides and provide a letter of commitment for the project. Non-applicant, hired artists may be from outside the applicant’s county.

Project Eligibility

  • Projects can be In-School Projects taking place during the School Day or After-School Projects taking place at a School or Community Center. Projects can only support K-12 aged students. Projects do not have to be accessible to the general public and can be delivered in-person or virtually in order to meet New York State COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Project must provide sequential, skills-based study that incorporates one or more art forms, that is hands-on and participatory, and that involve at least 3 contact sessions between the same teaching artist(s) and the same group of students. Contact sessions may be in-person or virtual.
  • Projects must involve in-depth, age, and skill appropriate learning opportunities. Projects must provide stated learning goals, methodologies, and outcomes, and a means for evaluation.

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