2022 UCF Project Grant: Providing High Quality Arts Project in New York

Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) is seeking applications for its 2022 United Cultural Fund (UCF) Project Grants to promote cultural development and expand the public impact of the arts in Broome County.

Donor Name: Broome County Arts Council (BCAC)

State: New York

County: Broome County (NY)

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/17/2022

Size of the Grant: $1,000


Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) believes that a broad range of voices at all levels of their funded organizations is essential to driving authentic, inclusive, and sustainable community impact through the arts. BCAC further believes that a diversity of art forms, representative of all backgrounds and experiences, contributes to the dynamic environment necessary to be a welcoming, relevant and globally competitive 21st-century region.

Grant Amount

The maximum grant request is $1,000.

Eligibility Criteria

Applications are invited from eligible non-profit organizations or individual artists in need of financial assistance to provide high quality arts programming or an arts project.

Grants are intended to support projects that:

  • Provide a quality arts-related service, activity or event.
  • Serve or benefit Broome County and its residents.
  • Demonstrate community interest and support.
  • Are open and accessible to the general public.
  • Occur after February 9, 2022 and before June 1, 2023.

Note: Proposals for collaborative efforts and new initiatives are encouraged.

Grants support projects initiated by individual artists who:

  • Meet the eligibility requirements above
  • Live and work as an artist in Broome County.
  • Are non-discriminating on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.

Grants may be awarded to nonprofit-organizations which:

  • Are located in Broome County.
  • Maintain an active Board of Directors/Trustees which meets regularly to determine and review policy.
  • Are non-discriminating on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.
  • Demonstrate proof of not-for-profit status.
  • Are in good standing with all reporting requirements for any previously-funded UCF grants.

Requirements & Restrictions

UCF Project Grants will NOT be awarded for:

  • Capital or equipment expenditures, unless for virtual events.
  • Funds for the establishment of new organizations.
  • Activities that are restricted to an organization’s members.
  • Entertainment costs (i.e. receptions, parties, fund-raising events, openings, etc.).
  • Programs which are determined to be essentially recreational in nature, as opposed to providing an arts and cultural activity as a primary function.
  • Professional training or any other programs not open to the general public.
  • Operating costs for private facilities.
  • Applicants for and recipients of UCF general operating support grants are NOT eligible for UCF project grants.

Note: These costs may appear in your project budget, but may not be funded with a UCF Grant.

UCF Project Grants will be considered for the following:

  • Artists Fees (May Include Graphic Design or Choreographer, Visual Artist, Performers, Sound and/or Light Technicians)
  • Costumes
  • Sheet Music
  • Art Supplies (including Software or Hardware for Virtual Programming)

For more information, visit 2022 UCF Project Grant.