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New York State Council on the Arts announces Community Arts Grant


The Community Arts Grant provides financial and technical assistance for community-based arts activities that are presented by eligible nonprofit organizations and/or individual artists with community partners in Erie, Niagara, and Chautauqua counties.

Donor Name: New York State Council on the Arts

State: New York

Counties: Erie

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 05/26/2023

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

Grant Duration: 12 months


Community Arts Categories

The goals of the Community Arts grants:

  • Provide quality arts/cultural programming in Erie, Niagara, or Chautauqua County.
  • Assist emerging artists, arts/cultural organizations, and arts/cultural programming.
  • Support cultural expression of our diverse ethnic groups.
  • Make arts and cultural programming accessible to under-resourced or marginalized audiences, and economically disadvantaged communities.

This funding is intended to expand, promote, and increase arts and cultural programming at the local level including, but not limited to, projects in the following areas: Dance, Design Arts, Folk Arts, Humanities, Literature/Poetry, Media (film, video, radio), Multi-Disciplinary, Music, Opera/Musical Theater, Photography, Skilled Crafts, Textile Arts, Theater, and Visual Arts.

Funding Information

  • Requests can be made between $500 and $5,000.
  • Projects occurring between July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applications must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must be one of the following: a nonprofit or 501c3 organization, a local government municipality, tribal organization, an individual representing a collective or informal group, or an individual artist legally located in Erie, Niagara, or Chautauqua counties.
  • Your program or project must take place in the same county in which you reside/are physically located.
  • Programs have, as their core, an arts-based or cultural activity that takes place within one year of receiving your grant payment.
  • An individual artist or collective may apply if working in partnership with a community-based nonprofit organization that meets the above eligibility. In addition:
    • You must attach a letter of commitment or tentative agreement from the partner organization that confirms and outlines the partnership with the applicant, including each partner’s investment or contribution (in-kind and/or cash) toward the proposed project.
    • The applicant and the partner organization must both be based in the same county the event is taking place – either Erie, Niagara, or Chautauqua County.
  • Projects MUST be open and accessible to the public.

For more information, visit Community Arts Grant.

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