2018 Decentralization Awardees

Arts Education Grants

Alina Plourde
Northeast Community Center

Year of Improvisation
Jamesville, NY
$3100

Donalee Peden Wesley
Liverpool Central School District

Drawing Lines in the Animal Kingdom
Marcellus, NY
$1225

Historical Association of Greater Liverpool
Bonnie Gale, Willow Artist

Community Willow Basketry Workshops
Liverpool, NY
$3075

Homer Education Foundation
Homer Central School District

The Artistry Behind The Invasion
Homer, NY
$800

Joanna Robertson and Shelley Graham Turner
Oneida Square Project

Make Your Mark!
New Hartford, NY
$1800

Light of the World Ballet
Syracuse City School

One Person Can Make a Big Difference!
Syracuse, NY
$3000

Midtown Utica Community Center, Inc.
Theater and Storytelling Workshop with Community Members from the Midtown Utica Community Center (MUCC)
Utica, NY
$2500

Partners in Learning, Inc.-MANOS
Syracuse City School District

MANOS Makes Music
Syracuse, NY
$3500

Wacheva Cultural Arts, Inc
Syracuse City School District

The joy of African dance and drum in the moonlight
Syracuse, NY
$1500

Community Arts Grants

Art Association of Oswego, Inc.
ART for YOUth Summer Program
Oswego, NY
$2200

ARTSwego
Houston Ballet II
Oswego, NY
$3250

Brady Faith Center
Seeds for the Arts, Growth Through Music
Syracuse, NY
$2500

Breadcrumbs Productions
Fiscal Sponsor: CORA Foundation
Titania & The Indian Boy
Syracuse, NY
$1500

Brig Juice, Inc.
Brig Juice 2018 Season
Syracuse, NY
$750

Cazenovia Area Community Development Association
2018 Summer Concert Series Enhancement
Cazenovia, NY
$1000

Center for the Arts of Homer, Inc.
Center Sessions
Homer, NY
$2540

Magic Garden Puppets
Norwegian Folktale
Cortland, NY
$1240

Cincinnatus Area Heritage Society
Concert and Compositon:  Listening and Learning with Professional Performers
Cincinnatus, NY
$1500

Clear Path for Veterans, Inc.
Clear Path for Veterans - Warrior Arts Series
Chittenango, NY
$3000

Cleveland Historical Society  and the Children's Glassworks Theater
Play Titles are " Jungle Book " and  "Cats & Witches "
Cleveland, NY
$1000

Clinton Symphony Orchestra of the Mohawk Valley, Inc.
Live Symphony Performance
Clinton, NY
$3000

CNY Arts Center, Inc
The Stagecraft of Shrek, The Musical, Jr
Fulton, NY
$1500

CNY Fiber Artists and Producers, Inc.
2018 CNY Fiber Arts Festival
West Edmeston, NY
$1500

The CORA Foundation dba ArtRage Gallery
Within Our Gates: Site and Memory in the American Landscape
Syracuse, NY
$3000

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County
Nature Inspires
Mexico, NY
$1000

Cortland Free Library
Libraries Rock!  Summer Reading Program
Cortland, NY
$2040
Art In the Library 2018
Cortland, NY
$975

Micha L Crook for The Syracuse Contemporary Irish Film Festival
2nd Annual Syracuse Contemporary Irish Film Festival
Baldwinsville, NY
$750

Cultural Council of Cortland County
Foto Frenzy
Cortland, NY
$540

Music is Central
Cortland, NY
$1040

Cortland County Community Arts Challenge
Cortland, NY
$740

Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center
Connecting our Community Through Summer Arts
Boonville, NY
$3000

Dunham Public Library
Music and More @ Your Library
Whitesboro, NY
$1000

Ellen M. Blalock
“The Dunbar Center - 100th Anniversary”
Syracuse, NY
$2500

First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles
Geneva Music Festival 2018
Geneva Music Festival 2018- Onondaga
Skaneateles, NY
$1200

Friends of Fort Ontario, Inc
Bemelmans Festival 2018 - "Madeline in Oswego"
Oswego, NY
$1000

Friends of Quirk's Players, Inc
Drama Club of G Ray Bodley High School
Summer Musical Theatre
Fulton, NY
$3000

The Friends of the Old Forge Library
Poetry & Illustration Instruction and Juried Exhibit 2018~"Shaping my Landscape"
Old Forge, NY
$1000

Fulton Community Theatre
Fulton Community Theatre's 28th Season, joining with Civic Organizations to Bring Theatre to new audiences
Fulton, NY
$500

Fulton Jazz Festival, Inc.
2018 Fulton Jazz Fest
Fulton, NY
$2000

Gorilla Rep d/b/a "Second Stage Syracuse"
Second Stage Syracuse
God Hates Fags: A Love Story
Liverpool, NY
$2500

Grace Episcopal Church for The Arts at Grace
The Arts at Grace
The Arts at Grace Series 2018 Concerts
Cortland, NY
$3040

Greater Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
Liverpool is the Place Concert Series - 2018
Liverpool, NY
$1700

Greater Oneida Civic Center
Kallet Civic Center
Winter Warm Up Concert Series
Oneida, NY
$2000

Jessica King
New Leaf Ensemble
Impromptu: Spontaneous Chamber Concerts featuring New Leaf Ensemble
Syracuse, NY
$750

Jewish Community Center of Syracuse
Tzofim Friendship Caravan
DeWitt, NY
$750

Jewish Federation of Central New York
The 2018 Jewish Music & Cultural Festival
Dewitt, NY
$1500

Joan Hillsman Music Network, Inc.
Enhancing Neighborhoods through the Arts
DeWitt, NY
$1100

Joined Artists, Musicians & Singers, Inc.
Syracuse JAMS
JAMS Funk Fest 2k18
Syracuse, NY
$1700

Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, Inc.
Jubilee Homes Showcase Sunday's
Syracuse, NY
$3000

Juneteenth Inc
Juneteenth Cultural Festival
Syracuse, NY
$500

Kirkland Town Library
Common Thoughts--Connected Stories
Clinton, NY
$1500

Lamont Memorial Free Library
"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading 2018
McGraw, NY
$1700

Leatherstocking Ballet, Inc.
School of Dance Workshop- Dance in Downtown
Utica, NY
$2500

The Little Falls Family YMCA
Art in the Streets of Little Falls
Little Falls, NY
$3500

Liverpool Public Library
The Liverpool Public Library's 2018 Origins of Jazz Series, "The Jazz Singer"
Liverpool, NY
$2300

Madison County Historical Society
Madison County Historical Society- Heritage Handicrafts: A Leisure Arts Workshop Series
Oneida, NY
$2000

Main Street Music Series
Main Street Music Series Summer Series 2018
Cortland, NY
$540

MasterWorks Chorale Inc.
Handel's Messiah
Skaneateles, NY
$1100

Matt Powers
The Brass Lantern
Little Falls, NY
$2000

Mohawk Valley Choral Society
Student Enrichment in Vocal Music
Little Falls, NY
$1500

Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees
UNSPOKEN Human Rights Festival
Utica, NY
$3500

New York State Rhythm and Blues Festival, Inc.
26th New York State Blues Festival
Syracuse, NY
$3000

Nine Mile Art Corp
Nine Mile Art Corp - Nine Mile Books
Lafayette, NY
$2000

Northern Onondaga Public Library
Encore! Creative Aging
Cicero, NY
$1500

Oneida Public Library
The Armistice Project
Oneida, NY
$1500

Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra
Mozart Requiem: A Community Collaboration
Syracuse, NY
$1000

Onondaga Country Public Library
Hazard Branch
Ukulele for Beginners
Syracuse, NY
$500

Oswego Players Inc.
The Fantasticks
Oswego, NY
$800

The Other Side of Utica
One More Time
Utica, NY
$1200

That's No Ordinary Rabbit: Expanding Black Rabbit's Reach
Utica, NY
$1800

Otisco Lake Community Association
Music
Marietta, NY
$1100

Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company
Power of Play
Syracuse, NY
$1560

Peck Memorial Library Association
Libraries Rock 2018
Marathon, NY
$800

Preservation Revitalization of Pulaski
Pulaski Farmers' Market - Music feature
Pulaski, NY
$750

Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc.
Integrated and Accessible Paint & Sip Workshops
Utica, NY
$2000

Rome Community Concert Band, Inc.
Alliance Classical Players
'Classical at the Center' Chamber Music Series
Rome, NY
$2000

S.U. Theatre Corporation dba Syracuse Stage
"Cold Read: A Festival of Hot New Plays"
Syracuse, NY
$2500

Salmon River Fine Arts Center
Drawing Families Into Art
Pulaski, NY
$3000

Syracuse Chorale
Murder, Mystery, Mayhem and Miracles
Syracuse, NY
$500

Syracuse International Film Festival, Inc.
Spring Fest 2018
Dewitt, NY
$2000

Syracuse Jazzfest Productions, Inc.
DIVA @ NYSBDA!
Syracuse, NY
$500 

Syracuse Poster Project
Annual Civic Arts Poster Series
Syracuse, NY
$2640

Syracuse Shakespeare Festival Corp.
Syracuse Shakespeare-In-The-Park's "Julius Caesar"
Syracuse, NY
$2000

Syracuse Vocal Ensemble
Nature Beckons
Syracuse, NY
$750

SVE Jazz
Syracuse, NY
$1100

Taylor Historical Society
Taylor Oral History and Living History Speakers
Cincinnatus, NY
$525

Temple Brith Sholom
A Holocaust Commemoration Concert
Cortland, NY
$1540

Town of Pompey Historical Society (TPHS)
The Fashions of the Times
MANLIUS, NY
$800

Town of Schroeppel
Music in the Park Concert Series
Phoenix, NY
$500

Unity Hall Foundation, Inc. dba Unity Hall
2018 Unity Hall Music Concert Series
Barneveld, NY
$2000

Utica Monday Nite
HART PARK: Art & the Neighborhood Landscape
Utica, NY
$2500

Village of Jordan
Concerts in the Park
Jordan, NY
$750

Village of Lacona
2018 Music at the Market
Lacona, NY
$500

Village of Phoenix
2018 Canalside Music Series
Phoenix, NY
$500

Westcott Area Cultural Coalition
Westcott Street Cultural Fair
Syracuse, NY
$3000

Westcott Community Center
Westcott Art Trail
Syracuse, NY
$1500

Westcott Community Center, Inc
Second Saturday Concert Series
Syracuse, NY
$1500

Westcott Recreational Dances
Syracuse, NY
$1200

YWCA Cortland
Summer Ukulele Class
Cortland, NY
$1240

Individual Artist Commissions

Brenden Backus
State Street Courtyard Art Project
Fulton, NY
$2500

Leslie  Green Guilbault
The Fingerprint Project
Hamilton, NY
$2500

Crystal  Lyon
Central Ave/Main Street Mural
Homer, NY
$2500

Chris Merkley
The Read Write Review
Cortland, NY
$2500

Paul Parpard
John Lincklaen Commemoration
Cazenovia, NY
$2500

Matt Powers
The Brass Lantern
Little Falls, NY
$2500

Barbara Pratt
Common Thoughts--Connected Stories
New Hartford, NY
$2500

Jamie Sitera
"Twas the Night Before Nutcracker"
Utica, NY
$2500

Evan Starling-Davis
Madness, In The Clearing Of Blue
Syracuse, NY
$2500

Mark Teece
Towers of Hope
Jamesville, NY
$2500

Marc Verri
Little Falls: A Proud Community, Rich in History and Culture
Little Falls, NY
$2500

Panelists

Stephen Carpenter
Sheila Cohen
Orin Domenico
Jim Farfaglia
Shelley Graham Turner
Jane Witty Hodgson
Stefania Ianno
Vanessa Johnson
Sam Krall
Crystal Lyon
Debra McClendon-Boddie
Rebecca Mushtare
David Neal
Jackie Neveu
Andrea Pearl
Blake Pitcher
Michael Pittavino
Marc-Anthony Polizzi
Matthew Powers
Ian Reid
Michelle Reiser-Memmer
Ashley Rollinson
Benjamin Sandberg
Cathy Savage
Reginald Seigler
John Shaffer
Jenny Shonk
Deirdre Stam
Cjala Surratt
Patricia Tanner
Russ Tarby
Miranda Traudt
Christine Van Meter
Jo Ann Wickman
Evelyn Williams
Emily Zaengle