Annually, The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes distributes more than $140,000 in funds from New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes to local and statewide artists and organizations in New York for community-focused arts and cultural activities, professional development opportunities, and project completion support. The ARTS Council administers grants to primarily Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, and Tioga counties. Visit the NYSCA Decentralization site list to see which arts organization administers grants in your county.
Current Local Grant Opportunities for Artists and Organizations:
NYSCA Decentralization Funded Grants (for Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Tioga counties in NY State)
Application deadlines are staggered throughout the month of October:
Each grant program has a specific set of guidelines that detail eligibility requirements, criteria, other important information
Community Foundation Funded Grants (for Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties)
Current New York Statewide Grant Opportunities for Artists and Organizations:
The ARTS Council has administered one statewide regrant programs for NYSCA, Presentation Funds
All applications are submitted online:
Applying to grants can often seem difficult, but we've put together the following documents 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):
Current Seminars and Webinars for Grant Opportunities:
For the 2018 Community Arts, Individual Artist, and Teaching Artist grant programs, new applicants are required to attend one application seminar or webinar, however, all applicants are encouraged to attend. Please see the Seminar & Webinar Schedule for dates, times, and locations.
Grant Review Panels:
We are currently looking for review panelists from Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Tigoa counties to serve on grants panels for the 2018 Commnunity Arts, Individual Artist, and Teaching Artist Grant programs.