Presentation Funds

The 2017 grant year served as the final application round for the NYSCA Electronic Media & Film Presentation Funds Grant Program. 
“Moving forward, NYSCA EMF will be re-evaluating how this regrant program can best serve electronic media & film organizations and artists around NY State. It has been a great pleasure working with The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes on this opportunity. And, thanks to all of you as well,  for your participation in this program and all you do to advance electronic media & film in New York State and beyond.”     
– Karen Helmerson, NYSCA Electronic Media & Film Program Director

Presentations Funds grants support New York State non-profit organizations for in-person presentations by independent media artists. The goal of this funding is to increase appreciation of electronic media and film through engagement between artists and audiences and to support programmatic initiatives within New York State’s arts and cultural organizations.

2016 presentation funds grants logo

Presentation Funds are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (The ARTS Council).

Presentation Funds involve two key components – 1) an artist must present his or her own work and 2) an element of this presentation must interactively engage the audience while being distinct from the presentation of work.

There are three rounds of applications with the following deadlines:

  • December 4, 2015 for programs occurring between January 1 and April 30, 2016
  • April 8, 2016 for programs occurring between May 1 and August 31, 2016
  • August 5, 2016 for programs occurring between September 1 and December 31, 2016

Detailed information on eligibility and qualification is found in the grant guidelines.

Read the Grant Guidelines

Applications are submitted online. Additionally, 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 some tips to make the process as simple as possible.

Grant Writing Tips

Please contact Chris Walters, The ARTS Council’s Grants Manager, via email or at 607-962-1332 x205 for more information and assistance on this or other grant programs.

Final reports for previously funded grant projects can be submitted online.