Decentralization Grants

Decentralization Grants for 2017

DECENTRALIZATION CONTRACTS will be emailed out Feb. 28, 2017 through March 3, 2017.
The Decentralization Program is a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by CNY Arts in Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego counties. These funds are made possible with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. There are three grant programs for 2017. 

Applicants are eligible for up to $5000 across three programs listed below. 

All grant applications must be submitted through GO Grants Online - cnyarts.culturegrants.org. 
  

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Community Arts Grants

Community Arts Grants provide support for accessible arts and cultural projects that enhance the cultural climate in our neighborhoods and communities. Grants range from $500 to $5000. Eligible for nonprofit organizations and individual artists. 

Applications Due: Thursday, November 3, 2016 by 4:00 PM - Deadline Passed
Applications must be submitted online, but companion documents will be uploaded soon.
Narrative Companion Document
Budget Companion Spreadsheet


Individual Artist Commissions

Individual Artist Commissions support the creation of new work with exceptional community involvement in the creative process. Commissions are awarded for $2500. Only individual artists are eligible for this program. 

Applications Due: Thursday, November 3, 2016 by 4:00 PM - Deadline Passed
Narrative Companion Document


Arts Education Grants

Arts Education grants support the role the arts play in engaging K-12 public school students in rich artistic learning experiences. Awards can range from $500 to $5000. Individual artists and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. 

Applications Due: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by 4:00 PM
Narrative Companion Document


Crediting Your Grant

How a project credited is very important to Decentralization. It helps raise awareness for crucial arts funding programs like DEC and organizations like the New York State Council on the Arts and shows your Legislators and NYSCA council members how valuable these funds are. Please use the following language accompanied by the CNY Arts logo as frequently as possible. Thanks!

This project is 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 CNY Arts.


The Seminar Requirement

All applicants are REQUIRED to attend an informational seminar or fulfill one of the following alternatives.*

INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR SCHEDULE

WEBINAR SCHEDULE

SATELLITE OFFICE HOURS

BOOK A CONSULTATION

If you would like a seminar at your location, please contact Liz Lane at (315) 435-2158.

The 2017 Seminar Presentation

Or the full presentation here.


Resources

Wage for Work - Artist Fee Calculator