View the PowerPoint from these sessions here:

DEC Grant Info Session Powerpoint


Join ASI Grants and Programming Director Natalie Brown next week for one of four free information sessions benefitting new and returning DEC Grant applicants. At workshops in Niagara Falls, Springville, Buffalo, and North Tonawanda, Natalie will offer grant-writing tips and best practices to help you or your organization prepare and apply for these and other grants.

Grant information sessions are mandatory for new applicants, and optional but highly encouraged for everyone. Admission is open to the public, but you must register either at the Eventbrite links below or by contacting Natalie at [email protected] or 833-3004 x512.

About the Workshops

  1. Niagara Falls
    • Tuesday, August 13, 2019; 5:30 PM
    • Niagara Arts & Cultural Center (1201 Pine Ave.)
    • Register
  2. Springville
    • Wednesday, August 14, 2019; 2 PM
    • Springville Center for the Arts (37 N Buffalo St.)
    • Register
  3. Buffalo
    • Thursday, August 15, 2019; 1 PM
    • Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library (1324 Jefferson Ave.)
    • Register
  4. North Tonawanda
    • Wednesday, August 21, 2019; 6 PM
    • Carnegie Art Center (240 Goundry St.)
    • Register

About the Grants

The Community Arts DEC Grant provides financial and technical assistance for community-based arts activities that are offered by eligible nonprofit organizations and/or individual artists with community partners in Erie and Niagara Counties. Requests can be made between $500 and $5,000.

The Arts Education DEC Grant provides financial and technical assistance to eligible organizations and/or individual artists to support arts education projects in K-12 public schools, publicly funded charter schools, and after-school programs. Requests can be made between $500 and $5,000.

The Individual Artist DEC Grant is intended to support the creation of new work that engages the community through an artist’s creative process. Artists of all disciplines residing in Erie and Niagara Counties are eligible to apply for this grant for community-based projects. The goal of this grant is to support the creative work of individual artists, encourage interaction between artists and county residents, and highlight the role of the artist as a community resource. Requests are a flat commission of $2,500.
These grants are administered by Arts Services Initiative of WNY and funded by the New York State Council on the Arts. Funded projects must occur between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

For more information, visit the DEC Grant page of our website.