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

Deadline: extended to November 12, 2018 by 11:59 PM

Review 2019 Guidelines
Informational Seminar Schedule
Templates & Resources

  • General Operating Support 2019 - Deadline: November 17, 2019
  • Economic Development Grants 2019 - Letter of Intent Deadline: December 15, 2018
  • Tier Three Project Support Grants 2019 - Deadline: January 15, 2019

Senator John A. DeFrancisco Young Artist Program 

Young Artist Scholarship 2018 Round 3: September 15, 2018
Young Artist Scholarship 2019 Round 1: February 1, 2019
Young Artist Scholarship 2019 Round 2: March 30, 2019

Should funds be available, we may offer additional rounds of funding.  Please check back regularly for updates.

Review 2018 Guidelines
Begin 2018 Application
Resources & Templates

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 Coordinator, Elizabeth Lane

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