NYSCA SCR GRANTS

The Statewide Community Regrants (SCR) program, formerly known as the Decentralization or DEC program, supports arts and cultural programming and the creation of new artworks in Erie, Niagara, and Chautauqua counties. It is administered by Arts Services Inc. (ASI) and funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

Click here to learn why SCR funding means so much to our grant recipients and helps ensure their success.

Click here to view a list of the 2021 DEC grant recipients.

2022 APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

ASI’s SCR grants provide support for public arts projects presented by any nonprofit organization, government entity/municipality, or individual in Erie, Niagara, or Chautauqua counties.  Direct applicants of New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), including NYSCA’s Regional Economic Development Council (RED-C) grants, are ineligible to apply for SCR grants regardless of funding status.

All applications must be completed through our online grant portal. If you have applied for a grant through ASI in the past, please do not create a new account in the grants portal. If you’ve forgotten your login information or need access to past applications, please email Holly Grant at [email protected]

If you require assistance or access to a computer or internet to complete your application, please contact Holly at 716-833-3004 x512 or [email protected] to set up an appointment.

Our online grant portal allows you to:

    1. Preview the online application, where you can review the application without creating an account or signing in.
    2. Begin the application process, where you can save drafts and complete an application.
Preview or Start the Application

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Applications Open September 2021
Information Sessions Fall 2021 (coming soon)
Deadline for Draft Review November 3, 2021 at 12:00 pm (noon)
Final Application Due November 18, 2021 at 11:50 pm
Funding Announcements Late January 2022

FUNDING CATEGORIES

COMMUNITY ARTS GRANT

The Community Arts Grant provides financial and technical assistance for community-based arts activities that are presented by eligible nonprofit organizations and/or individual artists with community partners in Erie, Niagara, and Chautauqua counties.

Requests can be made between $500 and $5,000.

Guidelines & Eligibility

ARTS EDUCATION GRANT

The Arts Education 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 within Erie, Niagara, and Chautauqua counties.

Requests can be made between $500 and $5,000.

Guidelines & Eligibility

INDIVIDUAL ARTIST COMMISSION GRANT

The Individual Artist Commission Grant is intended to support the creation of a new work that engages the community through an artist’s creative process. Artists of all disciplines residing in Erie, Niagara, and Chautauqua 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 can be made between $1,000 and $2,500.

Guidelines & Eligibility

INFORMATION SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS

The dates and times for our 2022 SCR Information Sessions will be posted shortly.  Presentation will last between 45-60 minutes and will be followed by a 60-minute work session for anyone who wants assistance with or to ask specific questions about their application.

At our grant information sessions, ASI’s Grants and Programming Director will review the guidelines and offer grant-writing tips and best practices to help you / your organization prepare your SCR application. ASI also offers technical assistance and professional development opportunities on a year-round basis that often cover a variety of grants-related topics.

Information sessions are mandatory for all new applicants and strongly encouraged for returning applicants.

If you lack access to internet or the technology required to attend a virtual session or to complete your application, contact Holly Grant at 716-833-3004 x512 or [email protected] to schedule a one-on-one consultation or work session. ASI’s office does have wifi and extra computers available to use on site.

  • Session 1

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  • Session 2

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  • Session 3

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  • Session 4

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  • Session 5

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  • Session 6

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  • Session 7

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  • Session 8

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SCR Grant Writing Tips from ASI

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Tips to Write Strong Grant Applications from the Cullen Foundation

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PAST DEC/SCR GRANT RECIPIENTS & PANELISTS

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2021 AWARDEES
2020 AWARDEES
2019 AWARDEES
2018 AWARDEES
2017 AWARDEES
2016 AWARDEES
2015 AWARDEES
2014 AWARDEES
2013 AWARDEES

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