Artist Development Grants

Artist Development grants provide up to $500 to local artists from Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties. These grants support professional opportunities as well as help to alleviate economic disparity and insecurity facing 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.

Read more detailed information on eligibility and qualifications in the Artist Development grant guidelines:

Artist Development Grant Guidelines Artist Development Grant Guidelines
Birdget Van Otterloo
Bridget Bossart van Otterloo, Soaring Gardens Artist Residency (Photo Credit: Bridget Bossart van Otterloo)

Application Submission

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.

 The application consists of the following components:

  • Applicant Information
  • Support Information
  • Budget Information

Applications are submitted online.

Start Your Online Application Here

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.

Download the Budget Form Here Download the Budget Form Here

How to Use the Online Application

In this video you’ll learn how to use and complete an online application to the QuickARTS and Artist Development Grant Programs through the submittable online application system.


How to Complete the Budget Form

In this video you’ll learn how to complete the budget form for the 2021 QuickARTS and Artist Development Grant Programs.


Application Assistance

All applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their applications before submitting. For technical assistance, application draft review and editing, guidance, or questions please contact Chris Walters, The ARTS Council’s Grants Manager & Gallery Curator, at or 607-962-1332 x205.

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:

  • Remember to credit funding with language found in your acceptance agreement.
  • Share your event on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Submit your event to local calendars such as The ARTS Council’s, WSKG, or local Chambers of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureaus.
  • At least 2 weeks prior to an event or activity, submit your information to The ARTS Council’s calendar.  Please remember to include all relevant information – name, event title, location, date, time, fees, brief description, and which grant program provided funding.

Grant Reporting

  • Final reports can be submitted online.
  • Refer to your acceptance agreement for all other reporting requirements.