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 — Deadline: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Individual Artist Commission — Deadline: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Arts Education Grants — Deadline: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

  • General Operating Support 2020 —  Deadline: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  • Economic Development Grants 2020 —  Deadline: Monday, November 14, 2019 
  • Tier Three Project Support Grants 2020 —  Deadline: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Senator John A. DeFrancisco Young Artist Program 

Deadline: June 20, 2019

Application process is now closed.

View GuidelinesStart Application 

Grant Resources




    CNY Arts Submittable Page

    We are looking for Panelists!

    CNY Arts is looking for individuals with backgrounds in the arts and knowledge of their community to serve on our funding grant panels. CNY Arts accepts panelists nominations at all times. If interested, or you would like to recommend an individual, please fill out the PANELIST NOMINATION FORM. Thanks so much for your support. If you have any questions, please email Grants & Public Programs Associate Christopher Malone

    Panelist Event Audit Form: PDF | Microsoft Word (writeable)