2018 Individual Artist Grants

The Individual Artist Grant supports the creation of new work by an individual artist that reflects local community life or culture. The goal of this grant is to support the creative work of individual artists in all disciplines while encouraging interaction between artists and community members. The project must engage and involve the community in the creative process through some sort of feedback, response, interaction, and/or social practice.

Aleta Yarrow, 2016 Artist Crossroads Grant Recipient

Grants of $2,500 are available to individual artists. 

Projects may include site-specific works, installations, exhibits, and any other events or activities that are accessable to the general public and occurring during the 2018 calendar year. Visual, literary, media, musical, multi-dimensional, and performing artists are all encouraged to apply.

More detailed information on eligibilty and qualification is found in the grant guidelines:

The application deadline is 11:59pm on Monday, October 23, 2017.

All submitted applications must include a completed budget form. The budget form is an Excel spreadsheet. If you don't have Microsoft Office, there are a number of free options available such as Google Drive or Open Office.


Applying to grants can often seem difficult, but we've put together the following to help make the process as simple as possible:


Additionally, we've put together the following application creation and budget creation videos to help make the process as simple as possible (Best listening is through headphones or speakers on high):

Partnering with a local community organization, gallery, or arts and cultural group is a great way to enchance your application. Find out more information about potential local partners here. Have an idea and not sure how to start or who to work with, don't hesitate to contact us.

New applicants are also required to attend one application seminar or webinar. Please see the Seminar & Webinar Schedule for dates, times, and locations. The following is a brief version of the seminar information (Best listening is through headphones or speakers on high):

Please contact Chris Walters, The ARTS Council's Grants Manager & Gallery Curator, via email or at 607-962-1332 x205 for more information and assistance on this or other grant programs.
This grant is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts' Decentralization Program and is administered regionally by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.


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