FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- March 12, 2013
The Chenango Arts Council is pleased to announce the allocation of $92,400 in cultural funding to 56 non-profit organizations and artists through the 2013 Broome, Chenango & Otsego Decentralization (DEC) Grant Program. In addition to the grant awards, Coventry Town Museum Association was awarded the Russell J. Perlman Award of Excellence for proposing the “Most Outstanding Community Arts Project” in Chenango County for 2013. (See links below for a listing of grant recipients and their projects.)
ARTS EDUCATION (AE) DEC PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Broome, Chenango & Otsego Decentralization (DEC) Arts Education (AE) Grants*:
AE grants support the role that local cultural organizations and/or individual artists play in engaging K-12 public school students in rich artistic learning experiences. AE funds are designed to support new or first time arts education projects in K-12 school settings. Re-grant funds are directed to cultural organizations and/or artists to work in partnership with public schools to utilize each other’s resources. Projects must focus on the exploration of art and the artistic process. Projects must take place in school and center on the development and implementation of sequential, skills-based study that incorporates one or more art forms and includes a minimum of 3 hands-on learning sessions with a core group of students. Schools and teachers may not apply directly for AE funds.
View the Grant Forms link to access the past 2013 DEC Arts Education grant guidelines and application forms for a sampling of the process. Notification of intent to apply is required. Arts Council staff is available for application assistance.
For additional information on the DEC Program, or for more details on recipient events, please call the Arts Council office at 336-2787/ARTS, and don't forget to visit our on-line Community Arts Calendar!
Check for 2014 Decentralization guidelines and application forms later in the year, or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our outreach list!
*The Broome, Chenango & Otsego Decentralization (DEC) Program is administered by the Chenango Arts Council, and is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.