Senator DeFrancisco Young Artist Program

Senator John A. DeFrancisco Young Artist Program

The purpose of the program is to support young people in grades 7-12 in their artistic development by giving some financial assistance in Advanced or Ongoing Study or Summer Intensive Programs. Funding is to be used to further the education of young, gifted students who are already in training, and to benefit beginning students by increasing their exposure.

Students must demonstrate a definite talent in the area of the arts. There are two areas through which aspiring artists and their parents may apply: Advanced or Ongoing Study and Summer Intensives. Students must be nominated by an arts teacher, guidance counselor, or the program that has accepted the student. Students must be currently enrolled in school in grades 7-12. Students must have a permanent residence within the 50th New York State Senate District. Students outside of the 50th District are NOT eligible. 

Application Deadline

Applications will be due by Thursday, June 20, 2019

Apply here.

Review Program Guidelines here.


EligibilityDistrict Validation Tool
How to Register your Scholarship via Submittable
How to Use Submittable Guide
How to Submit a Confidential Sponsor Letter on Submittable
Application Printout - DO NOT SUBMIT
Invoice Template (.xlsx file download) - for institutions/studios/schools

For questions or concerns, please contact:

Liz Lane at

Christopher Malone:

Call: (315) 435-2155