Artist Development grants support artists from Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties in opportunities that will significantly benefit their work and career development. The goal of this program is to advance the professionalism of regional artists. Artist Development grants are administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes with funding from the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes.
Bridget Bossart van Otterloo, Soaring Gardens Artist Residency (Photo Credit: Bridget Bossart van Otterloo)
Awards are given three times a year and amounts range from $50 to $500. Previously funded opportunities include residences, classes, and exhibitions in Corning, Washington, North Carolina, Maine, Nebraska, Germany, and Thailand.
Read more detailed information on eligibility and qualifications in the Artist Development grant guidelines.
There are three application rounds per year. The 2017 application deadlines are:
All applications are submitted online.
All successfully submitted online 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 to complete the budget form such as Google Drive or Open Office. Details for uploading the budget form are found within the online application.
Application Support and Assistance
All applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss an opportunity before submitting an application. For assistance, guidance, or questions please email Chris Walters, The ARTS Council’s Grants Manager & Gallery Curator. Effective application writing tips will provide further support as you complete your application.
Grant Recipient Marketing and Promotion
The ARTS Council is eager to help grantees share and promote all grant funded projects and events. Here are a few things to keep in mind: