Grants
Community Arts Grants

$109,400 Available!!!     ~   Deadline:  Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 5pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2014

The Chenango Arts Council is pleased to announce $109,400 in cultural funding for initiatives in Broome, Chenango and Otsego counties!
Through the 2015 Decentralization (DEC) Program, funding is available for grants up to $5,000 for community arts projects.  The deadline is Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 5pm for projects through December 31, 2015. 
$10,000 of this funding has been provided for the 2015 Broome DEC Program by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation of Binghamton. These funds are available to Broome DEC applicants who were not able to be fully funded through the regular DEC process, and who are not currently receiving Hoyt funds.

Communituy Arts (CA) grants provide support for arts and cultural projects to community-based organizations, groups, collectives or artists. Individual artists may apply for a community-based project in partnership with a local non-profit organization. CA support enables emerging artists and organizations to grow professionally and to enhance the cultural vibrancy in communities and neighborhoods where they live and operate. CA grants provide support to develop, foster, promote, enhance and increase community arts that address current cultural needs in Broome, Chenango and Otsego counties.  View the following links for the guidelines and application form:

2015 Broome, Chenango & Otsego Decentralization Program Guidelines
2015 Broome, Chenango & Otsego Decentralization Program Application

Notification of intent to apply is required. Nominations for grant review panelists are accepted on an on-going basis.
Call 336-2787/ARTS for more information!
Arts Council staff is available for assistance.


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. Additional support for Broome County provided by the Stewart W. & Willma C. Hoyt Foundation.

Congratulations to the following 2014 grant recipients:
Broome County:
Binghamton Center for Writers, Binghamton Downtown Singers, Binghamton Youth Symphony, Center for Gender, Art & Culture*, Endicott Performing Arts Center, Inc.*, Endwell Community Chorus, George F. Johnson Memorial Library*, Greater Whitney Point Community Planning Committee Corporation*, Jeff Stachyra*, Madrigal Choir of Binghamton, Laura Cunningham, SRO Productions III*, Vestal Museum, Windsor Whip Works Art Center
*Denotes additional funding by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation.

Chenango County:
Afton Historical Society, Bonnie Gale, Chenango County Blues Association, Chenango County Historical Society, Chenango County Historical Society*, Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival, Inc., Coventry Town Museum Association, Guernsey Memorial Library, Guilford Historical Society, Michael Burgevin, Mid-York Concert Band, Moore Memorial Library, New Berlin Art Forum, New Berlin Library, Norwich Theater Company Inc., Otselic Valley Fishing & Heritage Association, Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Sherburne United Methodist Church- Voices of the Tabernacle, 6 On The Square, Smyrna Citizens Band, Smyrna Public Library, Town of Columbus, Village of New Berlin
*Denotes Arts Education grant.

Otsego County:
Butternut Valley Arts and Crafts Center, Catskill Choral Society, Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble, Cherry Valley Artworks, Inc., Cherry Valley-Springfield Endowment Foundation*, First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville, Little Delaware Youth Ensemble, Oneonta Community Concert Band Association, Otsego County Dance Society, Pathfinder Village, Richfield Springs Historic Association, Skip West*, Smithy Center for the Arts, Unadilla Historical Association, Village of Laurens, Worcester Free Library
*Denotes Arts Education grant.

Visit the below links for more information on 2014 DEC grant recipients, their projects and contact information, and don't forget to visit our on-line Community Cultural Calendar!

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