2018 Grant Recipients

For all current information and forms and grant submissions for Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants please click here:

http://auburnpublictheater.org/grants/

This will direct you to Auburn Public Theater’s website where all FLCAG information will be in the future. 

Thank you!

Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants presented grant awards totaling over $89,000 to artists and organizations throughout Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, and Ontario Counties for 2018. The grant awards are made in three categories – Community Arts Grants, Individual Artist Grants, and Arts Education Grants at an awards reception held at Auburn Public Theater. These awards are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants.

31  Community Arts Grants received funding for 2018, serving an estimated audience of over 50,000 people. CA Grants support the arts and cultural activities of non-profit groups, organizations and artists in Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, and Ontario Counties. Recipients can be found from Auburn to Middlesex, Geneva to Newark, Sodus Bay to Ovid, and many more! These include professional and community based arts activities benefiting the general public in theater, dance, music, film, storytelling, literature, visual arts, historical and cultural activities, and the use of libraries and museums as venues for the arts. CA Grant programs are designed to serve all ages and ethnically diverse populations from all geographic areas of all five counties.

Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants is excited to be able to include three Individual Artist Grants in the 2018 Awards. This grant program supports the creation of new work by an individual artist, which involves the community as context for and in the creation of the work.

Arts Education Grants support in-school collaborations between artists and/or cultural organizations and teachers to bring art into a public school curriculum. The focus is on sequential, skill based knowledge, and broadening the scope of how children learn a section of their prescribed courses. Three such projects were approved for funding to take place during 2018.

A full list of recipients for each category can be found below:

Arts Education

Nancy & John Bryan: Original Songs for American Heroes

Marcus Whitman Middle School/ Town of Gorham: Music Has to Happen! Steel Drumming with Ted Canning

Phelps Community Center: Foundations In Art

Wood Library Association: Teen Theatre Lab Rocks!

Individual Artist

Heidi Nightengale: Nine Line Poetry in Public Places

Gabriella D’Angelo: Winter Funscapes

Community Arts Grants

ABC Cayuga Inc.: A Community Celebration of Creativity and Play

Arc of Seneca Cayuga: Inclusive Art in Public Places

Auburn Downtown Partnership (BID): Hops Splash Community Mural

Auburn Players Community Theatre: Scrooge 2018

Aurora Free Library: Family Arts Series

Canaltown Chorale: Annual Concert Series

Canandaigua Lake Music Festival: Canandaigua Lake Music Festival Community Residency

Clyde-Savannah Public Library: “Celebrating Our Diversity”

Dundee Scottish Association: Dundee Scottish Festival

Edith B. Ford Memorial Library: Finding Art @ Your Library

Finger Lakes Arts Council: Kids’ Art in the Playground

Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival: Piano and String Splendour

Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra, Inc: Community Orchestra Participa-tion & Public Performance

Geneva Concerts, Inc.: Geneva Concerts Music Series

Geneva Light Opera, Inc.: Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville”

Geneva Music Festival: Geneva Music Festival -Ontario

Geneva Music Festival: Geneva Music Festival -Cayuga

Geneva Theatre Guild: 40th Anniversary Production of “Evita”

Hazard Library Association: Southern Cayuga Arts

Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre Inc.: 27th Annual “A Day in Dance” Open Air Concert

Keuka Lake Music Festival: Keuka Lake Music Festival

Naples Library: A Community Exploration of Local Old Time and Roots Americana Music

Newark Public Library: Sing it, Hear it, Live it!

Perform 4 Purpose: Summer Music Workshop

Rochester Folk Art Guild, Inc.: Craft Weekend Workshops

Seneca Falls Library: Music & Literature Series

Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry: Music in the Park – Summer Series

Sodus Bay Historical Society: Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion: Moonlight Strolls Concert Series

TomatoFest of Central New York: TomatoFest MusicFest 2018

Wayne County Council for the Arts: Community Fine Arts Classes

 

Arts Education Grantee Final Report 2018

 

Community Arts Grantee Final Report 2018

 

Individual Artists Grantee Final Report 2018

 

Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants presented grant awards totaling over $89,000 to artists and organizations throughout Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, and Ontario Counties for 2017. The grant awards are made in three categories – Community Arts Grants, Individual Artist Grants, and Arts Education Grants at an awards reception held at Auburn Public Theater. These awards are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants.

25  Community Arts Grants received funding for 2017, serving an estimated audience of over 50,000 people. CA Grants support the arts and cultural activities of non-profit groups, organizations and artists in Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, and Ontario Counties. Recipients can be found from Auburn to Middlesex, Geneva to Newark, Sodus Bay to Ovid, and many more! These include professional and community based arts activities benefiting the general public in theater, dance, music, film, storytelling, literature, visual arts, historical and cultural activities, and the use of libraries and museums as venues for the arts. CA Grant programs are designed to serve all ages and ethnically diverse populations from all geographic areas of all five counties.

Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants is excited to be able to include three Individual Artist Grants in the 2017 Awards. This grant program supports the creation of new work by an individual artist, which involves the community as context for and in the creation of the work.

Arts Education Grants support in-school collaborations between artists and/or cultural organizations and teachers to bring art into a public school curriculum. The focus is on sequential, skill based knowledge, and broadening the scope of how children learn a section of their prescribed courses. Three such projects were approved for funding to take place during 2017.

A full list of recipients for each category can be found below:

Arts Education

Nancy & John Bryan:  We Rock! Creative Songwriting and Recording

Town of Gorham/ Marcus Whitman Middle School:  Music Just Has To Happen!  ECO Steel Drums with Ted Canning!

Wood Library: Wood Library Summer Teen Lab

Individual Artist

Maria Coleman:  A Blessing & The Curse: Fanny Seward

Cindy Dalton:  Hugs for You

Jesse Kline:  Harriet Tubman Memorial Mosaic

Community Arts Grants

ARC of Seneca County:  ARC of Seneca County: Art in Public Spaces

Auburn Chamber Orchestra:  HMS Pinafore Concerts

Aurora Free Library:  Family Art Series 2017

Canaltown Chorale:  Annual Concert Series 2017

Canandaigua Lake Music Festival:  Canandaigua Lake Music Festival Community Residency

Clyde-Savannah Public Librar:  The Songwriter’s Playground

CNY Tomato Fest:  MusicFest 2017

Geneva Music Festival: Geneva Music Festival – Cayuga

Edith B. Ford Memorial Library:  Finding Art @ Your Library 2017

Finger Lakes Arts Council:  Kid’s Art at City Playgrounds

Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival:  Generations of Women Composers Concert

Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra: Community Orchestra Participation and Public Performance

Geneva Concerts:  Geneva Concerts 2016-17 Music

Geneva Light Opera:  Mozart’s ” Don Giovanni”

Geneva Music Festival:  Geneva Music Festival – Ontario

Geneva Theatre Guild:  Production of “Young Frankenstein”

Hazard Library: Southern Cayuga Arts

Perform4Purpose:  Perform4Purpose Summer Workshops @Hazard Library

Rochester Folk Art Guild:  Folk Art Guild Craft Weekend Workshops

Seneca Falls Library:  Be a Graphic Teen Artist

Seymour Public Library District:  Summer Performance Series

Sodus Bay Historical Society:  2017 Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Park:  Moonlight Strolls Music Series

St. Peters Community Arts Academy:  St. Peters Arts Academy Concert Series 2016-2017

Wayne County Council for the Arts:  Community Fine Art Classes

 

 

JUNE 2-5, 2016 AT AUBURN PUBLIC THEATER

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts’ (NYSCA) State & Local Partnerships program is pleased to announce the launch of the Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp, a series of professional development programs for the arts communities in the Catskills, Western and Central New York. This is the first year of a three year commitment to provide Boot Camps throughout New York State. For the coming year, the partner host sites include Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Auburn Public Theater, and Roxbury Arts Group. The Boot Camps will rotate to new host sites and regions in subsequent years.

Customized to fit the needs of participants and partners, the upcoming Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp at Auburn Public Art Theater is an intensive, multi-day professional development opportunity that delves into the fundamental principles of sustainability in the arts. Topics featured include finance, law, marketing, and fundraising. Additional material is drawn from NYFA’s popular textbook “The Profitable Artist” (Allworth Press, 2011).

The Boot Camp’s structure is a blend of formal lectures, breakout groups, and one-on-one meetings. Participants work through a flexible and dynamic “action plan,” that provides a blueprint for their future project, career, and business goals. Each participant will receive specific feedback from experts in the field, as well as their peers.

There is no charge to participate in the Artist as Entrepreneur Boot Camp. Artists interested in attending are required to apply and participants are selected through a panel review process. Artists of all disciplines and career stages are encouraged to apply.

Click here to apply.

Concurrent with the Boot Camp program, at each location NYFA will provide a session offering training in leadership to arts administrators. In addition, NYFA staff will also organize and conduct evening presentations for artists on NYFA’s Programs, Resources, and Services. Both sessions will be free and open to the public.

All programs are offered free-of-charge to participants.

Deadline: April 20, 2016

Location: Auburn Public Theater
8 Exchange Street
Auburn, NY 13021

Program Dates: June 2 – 5, 2016

Attendance for the entirety of the Boot Camp session is mandatory. Please check your calendar before applying.

Eligibility: Open to artists in all disciplines and career stages. Artists living and working in New York State.

Guidelines:
For the application we ask you provide:

Your goals for the next six months and why you are interested in applying to this program.
A narrative bio of your professional career
A resume (max 3 pages):
A link to your website or online presence
Work samples

For more detailed guidelines and to apply, click here.

Notification: By May 6, 2016.

Questions: bootcamp@nyfa.org

This program is made possible through New York State Council on the Arts, State & Local Partnerships with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Thanks to a $5 Million increase to NYSCA this year, Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants was able to present grant awards totaling over $89,000 to artists and organizations throughout Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, and Ontario Counties for 2016. The grant awards are made in three categories – Community Arts Grants, Individual Artist Grants, and Arts Education Grants at an awards reception held at Auburn Public Theater on January 13, 2016. These awards are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants.

26  Community Arts Grants received funding for 2016, serving an estimated audience of over 50,000 people. CA Grants support the arts and cultural activities of non-profit groups, organizations and artists in Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, and Ontario Counties. Recipients can be found from Auburn to Middlesex, Geneva to Newark, Sodus Bay to Ovid, and many more! These include professional and community based arts activities benefiting the general public in theater, dance, music, storytelling, literature, visual arts, historical and cultural activities, and the use of libraries and museums as venues for the arts. CA Grant programs are designed to serve all ages and ethnically diverse populations from all geographic areas of all five counties.

Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants is excited to be able to include two Individual Artist Grants in the 2016 awards. This grant program supports the creation of new work by an individual artist, which involves the community as context for and in the creation of the work.

Arts Education Grants support in-school collaborations between artists and/or cultural organizations and teachers to bring art into a public school curriculum. The focus is on sequential, skill based knowledge, and broadening the scope of how children learn a section of their prescribed courses. Three such projects were approved for funding to take place during 2016.

A full list of recipients for each category can be found below. 

Community Arts Grants

Auburn Civic Band: “Partial Funding for Fall/Holiday Concerts” (Cayuga)

Auburn Players Community Theatre: “2016 Season” (Cayuga)

Aurora Free Library: “Family Art Series 2016” (Cayuga)

Canaltown Chorale: “Annual Concert Series – 2016” (Wayne)

Canandaigua Lake Chamber Music Festival: “Canandaigua Lake Music Festival Community Residency” (Ontario)

CNY Tomato Fest: “TomatoFest MusicFest” (Cayuga)

Clyde-Savannah Library: “Creative Songwriting” (Wayne)

Community Preservation Committee: “Tiffany Sunday Concert Series” (Cayuga)

Dundee Scottish Association: “Dundee Scottish Festival” (Yates)

Edith Ford Memorial Library: “Finding Art @ Your Library, 2016” (Seneca)

Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival: “Chamber Music Featuring the Theremin” (Yates)

Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra: “Concert Season 2016” (Ontario)

Geneva Concerts: “Geneva Concerts Music Series” (Ontario)

Geneva Music Festival: “Geneva Music Festival” (Cayuga & Ontario)

Hazard Library: “Southern Cayuga Arts” (Cayuga)

Lang Library: “Music in the Park – Families, Friends & Fun!” (Cayuga)

Middlesex Music Festival: “Middlesex Music Festival” (Yates)

Rochester Folk Art Guild: “Craft Weekend Workshops 2016” (Yates)

Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry: “Seneca Falls Connections” (Seneca)

Seymour Library: “Summer Performance Series” (Cayuga)

Sodus Bay Historical Society “2016 Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse” (Wayne)

Sonnenberg Gardens: “Moonlight Strolls Concert Series” (Ontario)

St. Peter’s Arts Academy: “St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy Concert Series 2016” (Ontario)

Three Stories: “Summer Book Arts” (Ontario)

Wayne County Council for the Arts: “Community Fine Art Classes” (Wayne)

Arts Education Grants

Harriet Tubman Center for Justice & Peace with Genesee Elementary School: “Harriet Was Here”

Nancy & John Bryan with Clyde-Savannah Elementary School: “Lyrical Literacy – Those Who Made a Difference” (Wayne)

The Town of Gorham with Marcus Whitman Middle School: “Music Has to Happen!: ECO Steel Drums Workshop with Ted Canning, 2016” (Ontario)

Individual Artist Grants

Kim Bellavia: “The Language of Hands” – Visual Arts/Sculpture (Ontario)

Joe Librandi-Cowan: “The Auburn System” – Visual Arts/Photography (Cayuga)

Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants presented grant awards totaling over $74,000 to artists and organizations throughout Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, and Ontario Counties for 2015. The grant awards are made in three categories – Community Arts Grants, Individual Artist Grants, and Arts Education Grants at an awards reception held at Auburn Public Theater. These awards are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants.

24  Community Arts Grants received funding for 2015, serving an estimated audience of over 50,000 people. CA Grants support the arts and cultural activities of non-profit groups, organizations and artists in Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, and Ontario Counties. Recipients can be found from Auburn to Middlesex, Geneva to Newark, Sodus Bay to Ovid, and many more! These include professional and community based arts activities benefiting the general public in theater, dance, music, film, storytelling, literature, visual arts, historical and cultural activities, and the use of libraries and museums as venues for the arts. CA Grant programs are designed to serve all ages and ethnically diverse populations from all geographic areas of all five counties.

Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants is excited to be able to include three Individual Artist Grants in the 2015 Awards. This grant program supports the creation of new work by an individual artist, which involves the community as context for and in the creation of the work.

Arts Education Grants support in-school collaborations between artists and/or cultural organizations and teachers to bring art into a public school curriculum. The focus is on sequential, skill based knowledge, and broadening the scope of how children learn a section of their prescribed courses. Two such projects were approved for funding to take place during 2015.

A full list of recipients for each category can be found below. 

Community Arts Grants

Aurora Free Library: “Family Art Series 2015” (Cayuga)

Canandaigua Lake Chamber Music Festival: “Canandaigua Lake Music Festival Community Residency” (Ontario)

Cayuga County Arts Council: “CNY Film & Lecture Series” (Cayuga)

Clyde-Savannah Library: “The Songwriter’s Playground” (Wayne)

Community Preservation Committee: “Tiffany Sunday Concert Series” (Cayuga)

Dundee Scottish Association: “Dundee Scottish Festival” (Yates)

Edith Ford Memorial Library: “Finding Art @ Your Library, 2015” (Seneca)

Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival: “Art Inspires Music” (Yates)

Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra: “Community Orchestra Participation and Public Performance” (Ontario)

Geneva Music Festival: “Geneva Music Festival” (Cayuga & Ontario)

Geneva Theatre Guild: “2015 Theater Season” (Ontario)

Hazard Library: “Southern Cayuga Arts” (Cayuga)

Lang Library: “Music in the Park – Hometown Heroes” (Cayuga)

Phelps Community Center: “Phelps Dance Academy Dance Program” (Ontario)

Rochester Folk Art Guild: “Craft Weekend Workshops 2015” (Yates)

Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry: “15 Miles to the World” (Seneca)

Seymour Library: “Summer Performance Series” (Cayuga)

Sodus Bay Historical Society “Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse” (Wayne)

Sonnenberg Gardens: “Moonlight Strolls” (Ontario)

St. Mary’s Church: “Historic Pipe Organ Recital Series” (Cayuga)

St. Peter’s Arts Academy: “St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy Concert Series 2015” (Ontario)

Victor Cultural Association (AKA Cobblestone Arts Center): “Celebration of Youth” (Ontario)

Wayne County Council for the Arts: “Community Art Classes” (Wayne)

Arts Education Grants

Nancy & John Bryan with Clyde-Savannah Elementary School: “Creative Songwriting – Follow Your Dreams” (Wayne)

The Town of Gorham with Marcus Whitman Middle School: “Music Has to Happen!: ECO Steel Drums with Ted Canning” (Ontario)

Individual Artist Grants

Kim Bellavia: “Looking For The Green Man” – Visual Arts (Ontario)

Jesse Kline: “Painted Murals on Exchange Street Plaza” – Visual Arts (Cayuga)

Kala Stein: “Re-Brick” –  Visual Arts (Ontario)