Community Arts Grants

Community Arts grants support arts and cultural projects of community-based organizations, groups, collectives, or artists in Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, and Ontario counties. These grants provide partial funding to emerging artists and organizations whose projects promote an increase in arts activity and promise to enhance the cultural climate in communities and neighborhoods where they live and operate.

The primary criteria for a funded project are the creative vision for the project backed by sound infrastructure for its successful execution and the potential for resonance throughout the surrounding community.

Community Arts grants may support the following types of projects: theater, dance, music, film, video, literary arts, visual arts, folk arts, and multi-disciplinary work. This list is not exhaustive, however. All funded projects in this category must be community-based and open to the general public.

Community Arts Guidelines, 2018

Budget Form 2018  (fillable Excel doc)

Fiscal Sponsor Form (fillable Word doc)

All applications are now online. Click the button below to begin your application on Submittable.



Community Arts Grantee Final Report, 2017  (downloadable)