*The 2021 grant cycle is now open.
2021 Community Arts Grant
Community Arts grants support arts and cultural activities of artists and organizations in service to residents in 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.
Examples of previously funded projects includes mural creation, summer concert series, poetry readings, folk art programing, and glassmaking workshops.
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, November 6, 2020. Applications are submitted online.
Application Submission, Guidelines, & Budget Form
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 application creation video to help make the process as simple as possible (Best listening is through headphones or speakers on high. Please note, this video is several years old and slight changes to the current application may exist):
Budget Creation Video
We’ve put together the following budget creation video to help make the process as simple as possible (Best listening is through headphones or speakers on high Please note, this video is several years old and slight changes to the current budget may exist):
Application Information Sessions
Because of changes to the grant program to help address the impact of COVID-19, all applicants are required to discuss their application before submitting.
Additionally, we will conduct a series of optional information sessions where applicants can go more in-depth on specific topics related to the application process.
The following are session topics along with dates and times:
- Application & Submission Overview, Wednesday, September 2, 10-11am
- Writing the Narrative, Wednesday, September 9, 10-11am
- Budget Creation, Wednesday, September 23, 10-11am
- Artist Samples and Supplement Materials, Wednesday, September 30, 10-11am
- General Q&A, Wednesday, October 7, 10-11am
- General Q&A , Wednesday, October 21, 10-11am
Please contact Chris Walters, The ARTS Council’s Grants Manager & Gallery Curator, at chris@eARTS.org to sign up for one of these sessions, to discuss these topics and/or your application individually, or for other assistance on these grant programs.