The 2017 DEC Program has ended. Please be on the lookout soon for the launch of the 2018 program.
Public School Teaching Artist grants enhance the artistic and cultural climate in our communities and make arts and culture accessible to all by supporting the activities of artists and community organizations in schools in Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Tioga counties.
Regional Science & Discovery Center, Pinhole Photography, 2016 Public School Teaching Artist Grant Recipient
Examples of recently funded projects include photography workshops, claymation moviemaking, dinosaur museums, and Native American art workshops.
Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 are available to artists and nonprofit organizations. More detailed information on eligibilty and qualification is found in the grant guidelines.
The application deadline is 11:59pm on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. 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 be overwhelming, but we've put together the following to help make the process as simple as possible:
Applicants are also required to attend one application seminar or webinar: