Community Arts Grants

The 2024 Round 2 grant cycle is now open.

2024 Round 2 Community Arts Grants

Community Arts grants support arts and cultural activities of artists and organizations in service to residents in Cattaraugus, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Tioga counties. These activities increase the value of the arts as an integral part of the community and make the arts accessible to all.

Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 are available to artists and nonprofit organizations. More detailed information on eligibility and qualification is found in the grant guidelines.

The application deadline is 11:59pm on Friday, May 17, 2024.

Application Information & Submission

All applications must be submitted online using our on online application system.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to read the grant guidelines before starting an application. Grant guidelines detail all eligibility and award criteria.

Application Support Materials

Applying to grants can often be overwhelming, but we’ve put together the following to help make the process as simple as possible:

Application Creation Video

We’ve put together the following video to help make the online application process as simple as possible (Please note, slight variations exist in applications for different grant programs, but this video is still a good introduction in how to complete the online application):

Application Support & Information Sessions

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their application before submitting. Contact Chris Walters, The ARTS Council’s Grants Manager & Gallery Curator, at to discuss these your project or for other assistance on these grants, including review of application drafts.

Applicants can also learn more about these grant programs by attending an online webinar. Advance registration is required:

Please note, our office is currently undergoing renovations and our phone lines are down for the foreseeable future. Email is the best contact method.

2023 SCR Grant Recipients

Visit the 2023 SCR Grant Recipient page for more information and details on previous grant recipients.


This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program (SCR), a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.