Grants

Grants for Artists, Arts Organization, Students, and Schools

CNY Arts provides financial support for arts activities throughout Central New York through several competitive grant programs. 

Decentralization Grants 

Made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts

  • Community Arts Grants - October 26, 2017 by 11:59 PM (deadline passed) 
  • Individual Artist Commission - October 26, 2017 by 11:59 PM (deadline passed)
  • Arts Education Grants - November 9, 2017 by 11:59 PM (deadline passed)

Review 2018 Guidelines
Informational Seminar Schedule
Templates & Resources


  • General Operating Support (by invitation only) - October 12, 2017 by 11:59 PM (deadline passed)
  • Economic Development Grants - February 22, 2018 by 11:59 PM (by LOI invitation only)
  • Tier Three Project Support Grants - March 1, 2018 by 11:59 PM

Senator John A. DeFrancisco Young Artist Program 

Young Artist Scholarship 2018 Round 1: March 15, 2018 by 4:00 PM 

Should funds be available, we may offer a second round of funding. 

Review 2018 Guidelines
Begin 2018 Application
Resources & Templates


Grant Resources