New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program source of funds

Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI), in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Decentralization (DEC) grant programs.  Fifty-five organizations and artists in Erie and Niagara Counties will receive a total of $118,440 for community and school-based based arts and cultural programs taking place in 2016.

This will be the fourth year ASI distributes these funds to Erie and Niagara Counties.  “This year we were pleased to receive an increase of funds to distribute to the applicants in our region through the New York State Council on the Arts” said DEC Coordinator and ASI Associate Director Jennifer Swan.  “This increase in grant funding allowed us to fund more emerging artists and projects than ever before.”  The increased amount for DEC and other NYSCA funding was part of ASI’s statewide advocacy efforts as part of the ArtsNYS coalition.

Arts Services Initiative Press Release – 2016 DEC Grants 011916