2022 Individual Artist Commission Program to support the Creation of New Works

The CNY Arts Individual Artist Commission (IAC) supports the creation of new works by local artists demonstrating strong creativity and community involvement.

Donor Name: CNY Arts

State: New York

Counties: Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego

Type of Grant: Grant

Type of Entities: Individual Artists or Collective

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/12/2022

Size of the Grant:  $1,000.00 to $2,500.00

Grant Duration: 1 year


IAC represents a “live and work” investment in local artists and is designed to provide project-specific support for local artist-initiated activity and to highlight the role of artists as important members of the community.

Program Priorities

  • Projects that employ artists from historically excluded communities, especially those marginalized on race, geographic location, and ethnicity.
  • Projects that engage historically excluded and otherwise underserved communities.
  • Projects from first-time applicants.
  • New projects that have not previously received funding.

Funding Information

  • Award Amount: $1,000.00 to $2,500.00
  • Project Period: January 1 to December 31, 2022

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be a resident of Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, or Oswego counties.
  • Must have a permanent address in the same county as the project location.
  • Must be an individual artist or collective.

Ineligible Applicants

  • Nonprofit organizations or businesses.
  • Students enrolled in a two-year or four-year Degree program.
  • Applicants with open contracts or outstanding Final Reports from previous grant cycles with CNY Arts.
  • Applicants who have applied directly to the New York State Council on the Arts for the 2022 grant cycle, regardless of funding status. This includes A.R.T./New York’s Creative Opportunity Fund.

For more information, visit CNY Arts.