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 
  • Individual Artist Commission
  • Arts Education Grants

The deadline for all three Decentralization Grants for 2018 has passed.  Please check back regularly for updates on these and other upcoming grant programs.

Review 2018 Guidelines
Informational Seminar Schedule
Templates & Resources


  • General Operating Support (by invitation only)
  • Economic Development Grants (by LOI invitation only)
  • Tier Three Project Support Grants - Deadline Passed (March 1, 2018)

Senator John A. DeFrancisco Young Artist Program 

Young Artist Scholarship 2018 Round 1: Deadline Passed (March 15, 2018)

Should funds be available, we may offer a second round of funding.  Please check back regularly for updates.

Review 2018 Guidelines
Begin 2018 Application
Resources & Templates


Grant Resources