The Arts for Sullivan Community Arts grants assist nonprofit arts, cultural, and heritage groups who wish to create or present year-round programming in Sullivan County.
Donor Name: Delaware Valley Arts Alliance
State: New York
County: Sullivan County (NY)
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 12/15/2021
Size of the Grant: $500 to $3,500
Administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the Arts Council of Sullivan County with funds provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.
- Projects can be offered online or live (following state pandemic guidelines for gatherings.)
- Projects can include theatre, music, dance, literary arts, folklore, installation, and visual arts, among other art-forms.
- Independent artists who wish to produce community art projects can work with a non-profit organization in Sullivan County acting as a fiscal sponsor.
- Applicants may apply for up to three grants that range from $500 to a maximum total ask of $3,500.
Goals of the Program
The goals of Arts for Sullivan are to:
- Support artists in the creation of new work, and enhance artistic visibility and impact.
- Support non-profit cultural groups in providing year-round, quality programming in all areas of the county, including the recruitment of new artists and groups from underserved areas.
- Promote communication and understanding between the different facets of the Sullivan County community through arts and culture, and educate community leaders on the grant process and resources available.
- Support the arts that encourage multi-disciplinary expression and collaboration with other community sectors, such as environmental and heritage groups.
Funding priorities will be given to artists and groups that:
- Pay a minimum guaranteed artist fee; artist fees paid solely by a share of admissions are not acceptable though a percentage of the admission revenue may supplement the guaranteed.
- Dedicate to the development of a wide variety of culturally diverse programming throughout the year.
- Support new and emerging artists, cultural organizations, and fresh and original works.
- Support quality programming that enhances underserved constituents and regions of the county, including racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity, rural areas, low-income, youth, and the elderly.
- Support arts that encourage multi-disciplinary expression and collaboration with other community sectors, such as environmental and heritage groups.
- An organization can apply for up to three requests that, combined, do not exceed $3,500.
- The minimum funding request and grant is $500 and the maximum is $3,500. The average Arts for Sullivan grant in 2021 was $2,109.
- Final Reports will be due on or before December 1, 2022. Project extensions are available but must be approved by the Grants Manager.
Sullivan County non-profit cultural and artistic groups, such as choral groups, orchestras, theaters, historical societies, libraries, heritage groups, museums, literary groups, galleries, and municipalities, may be eligible for funding.
Individual artists or arts groups that are not incorporated non-profits may apply:
- directly under this program by partnering with an eligible Sullivan County nonprofit organization as a Fiscal Sponsor.
- with an eligible Sullivan County community-based Arts Partner organization.
The applicant must:
- intend to produce work or present cultural programming in Sullivan County between January 1 and December 31, 2022;
- be legally located in Sullivan County and all activities must take place within
- have a board of directors or volunteers who perform board functions.
- have been in existence for at-least one year and show evidence of fiscal
- supply evidence of nonprofit status with ONE of the following documents:
- an IRS letter
- a receipt from the Department of State’s Office of Charities Registration.
- a charter issued by the Board of Regents of New York State.
- an authorization as an arm of local government.
- conduct all activities in a way that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious belief, gender, sexual identity, or disability.
Organizations that have applied directly to the New York State Council on the Arts for the 2020 funding cycle.
- New York State agencies and departments, including SUNY schools.
- Public universities and colleges.
- Public, private and/or religiously affiliated primary and secondary schools.
For more information, visit Arts for Sullivan.