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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).

2018 FUNDING AVAILABLE

*NOTE: 2018 New York State Council on the Arts direct applicants, or those that have applied for a 2018 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

DEC GRANT WRITING TIPS

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At our grant information sessions, held annually in July and August, 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.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All applications are to be completed through our NEW online system.  There are two options below:

1.) Click the first button to preview the online application.  (NOTE: This is a preview option only, you must click the second button to actually start the registration process).

2.) Click the second button to begin the registration process and complete your application.

Preview the Application

Submission Deadlines

Information Sessions July & August 2017
Draft Application Due September 6, 2017 – 12PM
Final Application Due September 22, 2017 – 11:59PM
Funding Announcements November 2017

INFORMATION SESSIONS

Information sessions are mandatory for NEW applicants; optional but HIGHLY encouraged for everyone due to the new online application process.

RSVP at info@asiwny.org or call 362.8389 x512

NEW THIS YEAR: We will have an informational video available that will cover the application process and online grant portal.  Please watch this video FIRST before attending an information session or scheduling a meeting with the DEC Grant Coordinator.

  • Wednesday, July 19 – 3:30pm

    Lewiston Public Library (305 S 8th St., Lewiston)

  • Monday, July 24 – 3pm

    Aurora Town Library (550 Main St, East Aurora)

  • Tuesday, August 1 – 5:30pm

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

  • Thursday, August 10 – 2pm

    Springville Center for the Arts (Vacanti Classroom – 37 North Buffalo St., Springville)

  • Tuesday, August 15 – 1pm

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

  • Tuesday, August 22 – 5:30pm

    Clarence Library (3 Town Place, Clarence)

PAST DEC GRANT RECIPIENTS & PANELISTS

PANEL ROSTER
2016 AWARDEES
2015 AWARDEES
2014 AWARDEES
2013 AWARDEES

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