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DEC Grants 2018-09-05T09:23:03+00:00

NYSCA DEC Arts Grants

These grants are intended to support arts and cultural programming and the creation of artworks in Erie and Niagara Counties.  Administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Inc. (ASI) and funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

Submission Deadlines

Information Sessions August 2018
Draft Application Due September 5, 2018 – 12PM
Final Application Due September 28, 2018 – 11:59PM
Funding Announcements November 2018

2019 FUNDING CATEGORIES

*NOTE: 2019 New York State Council on the Arts direct applicants, or those that have applied for a 2019 REDC (Regional Economic Development Council) NYSCA grant are NOT eligible to apply for these grants.

The COMMUNITY ARTS DEC GRANT

is a competitive grant that provides financial and technical assistance for community-based arts activities offered by eligible nonprofit organizations and/or individual artists with community partners in Erie and Niagara Counties.

**Requests can be made between $500 – $5,000.

Guidelines & Eligibility

The ARTS EDUCATION DEC GRANT

is a competitive grant that provides financial and technical assistance to eligible organizations and/or individual artists to support arts education projects in K-12 public school and publicly funded charter school settings and after-school programs.  Funds can support arts education projects that take place in-school during the school day and/or in after-school settings for youth.

**Requests can be made between $500 – $5,000.

Guidelines & Eligibility
AFTER-SCHOOL arts and cultural programs are eligible for funding under the Arts Education category.

The INDIVIDUAL ARTIST DEC GRANT

is a grant intended to support the creation of new work that engages the community through the artists’ creative process. Artists 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 in all disciplines while encouraging interaction between artists and community members to highlight the role of the artist as a community resource.

**Requests are a flat $2,500 commission.

Guidelines & Eligibility

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At our grant information sessions the DEC Coordinator will offer grant writing tips and best practices to help you or your organization to prepare and apply for these and other grants.

Professional development and technical assistance is offered by ASI year-round on a variety of topics and disciplines including personalized one-on-one board trainings.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Information sessions are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED for NEW applicants; optional but also encouraged for everyone.

RSVP at info@asiwny.org or call 362.8389 x512

CAN’T ATTEND AN INFO SESSION? Watch the informational video below which covers the application process and online grant portal.  Watch this video FIRST before attending an information session or scheduling a meeting with the DEC Grant Coordinator.

  • Weds, August 22 at 2pm

    Springville Center for the Arts (37 N Buffalo Street, Springville)

  • Tuesday, August 28 at 1PM

    Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library (1324 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo)

  • Thurs, August 30 at 5:30pm

    Niagara Arts & Cultural Center (1201 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls)

  • Or watch the video!

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All applications are to be completed through our online grant system.  Click the button below to:

1.) Preview the online application.  This allows you to look at the application without signing up or signing in.  OR

2.) Begin the registration process OR login to complete your application.

Preview or Start the Application

Submission Deadlines

Information Sessions August 2018
Draft Application Due September 5, 2018 – 12PM
Final Application Due September 28, 2018 – 11:59PM
Funding Announcements November 2018

PAST DEC GRANT RECIPIENTS & PANELISTS

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2013 AWARDEES

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