Community Arts & Arts Education Grants

TODAY’S DATE:  September 9, 2016

                                        2017 BROOME, CHENANGO & OTSEGO
                                   DECENTRALIZATION GRANT PROGRAM*     

                                      Deadline:  Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 5pm
                                                                         $129,280 AVAILABLE!  

                 2017 Broome, Chenango & Otsego Decentralization Grant Guidelines
                 2017 Broome, Chenango & Otsego Decentralization Application Form

The Chenango Arts Council (CAC) is pleased to announce a continuation in funding from the New York State Council on the Arts for the 2017 Broome, Chenango & Otsego Decentralization (DEC) Grant Program.  With this increase, $129,280 is available to non-profit organizations and artists who partner with an eligible non-profit for cultural initiatives in 2017.  Funding is available for grants up to $5,000 each to support Community Arts (CA) and Arts Education (AE) grants in Broome, Chenango and Otsego counties.  

Included in this funding is $10,000 provided by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation of Binghamton to support Broome County DEC projects. These funds are available to Broome DEC applicants who are not able to be fully funded through the regular DEC process, and who are not currently receiving Hoyt funds.

Community Arts (CA) grants provide support for arts and cultural projects to community-based non-profit 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.

Arts Education (AE) grants offer two funding categories: K-12 In-School Projects and After-School & Community-Based Learning.  Funds can support arts education projects that take place in-school during the school day and/or in after-school and community-based settings for youth and/or senior learners.  Emphasis is placed on the depth and quality of the creative process through which participants learn though or about the arts. Projects must focus on the exploration of art and the artistic process.  Inter-curricular collaboration for in-school projects is encouraged but not required.  Projects must provide:  Sequential, skills-based study that incorporates one or more art forms and includes a minimum of five (5) sequential hands-on learning sessions; In-depth, age and skills appropriate learning opportunities; Hands-on, participatory creation and/or learning opportunities in one or more art forms that may culminate in exhibitions, productions or demonstrations; Stated learning goals, methodologies and outcomes and a means for evaluation.

The deadline for 2017 grant application is Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 5pm. 
-Opportunities are for projects through December 31, 2017.
-Notification of intent to apply is required (see guidelines).
-Arts Council staff is available for assistance. 
-Nominations for grant review panelists are accepted on an on-going basis. 
-Send an e-mail to: to request your copy of the DEC application in a Word format. 

                                      Call 336-2787/ARTS for more information!


                       2016 DECENTRALIZATION GRANT RECIPIENTS!!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  - $129, 280 in Grants Announced!
April 6, 2016

The Chenango Arts Council is pleased to announce the allocation of $129,280 in cultural funding to 50 non-profit organizations and artists through the 2016 Broome, Chenango & Otsego Decentralization (DEC) Grant Program.  $10,000 of this funding has been provided by the Stewart W. & Willma C. Hoyt Foundation.

An Awards Ceremony was held in the Council’s Martin W. Kappel Theater, 27 West Main Street, Norwich, on Thursday, April 14th at 5pm. The CAC celebrated 30 years of administering DEC in Chenango County!  This event was free and open to the public. 

Congratulations to the following 2016 DEC grant recipients:

Broome County:
*Binghamton Center for Writers, *Binghamton Downtown Singers, Binghamton Theater Organ Society, Center for Gender, Art & Culture, Laura Cunningham, *Endicott Performing Arts Center, George F. Johnson Memorial Library, *Greater Whitney Point Community Planning Committee Corporation, *Madrigal Choir of Binghamton, Christina Muscatello,*Phelps Mansion Museum, *SRO Productions III, *Vestal Museum
* Denotes funding provided by the Stewart W. & Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Binghamton.

Chenango County:
Chenango County Blues Association, Christian Neighborhood Center of Norwich/”The Place”, Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival, Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center, *Bonnie Gale, Guernsey Memorial Library, Guilford Historical Society, Jericho Arts Council, Mid-York Concert Band, Monday Evening Musical Club, Moore Memorial Library, New Berlin Art Forum, Norwich Theater Company, Otselic Valley Fishing & Heritage Association, Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, 6 On The Square, Sherburne Public Library, Sherburne United Methodist Church/Voices of the Tabernacle, Smyrna Citizens Band, Smyrna Public Library, Town of Columbus
*Denotes Arts Education grants

Otsego County:                                                                               
ARC Otsego, Catskill Choral Society, Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble, Cherry Valley Artworks, Christ Episcopal Church, Community Arts Network of Oneonta, First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville, Hyde Hall, Little Delaware Youth Ensemble, Oneonta Community Concert Band Association, Otsego Dance Society, Pathfinder Village Foundation, Redemption Movement, Unadilla Historical Association, Village of Laurens, Worcester Free Library

For additional information on the DEC Program or the grant recipients, their projects and contact information, please view the below links or call the Council at (607)336-2787/ARTS. Watch our website for 2017 DEC opportunities, and don’t forget to check our on-line Community Cultural Calendar! 

*The Broome, Chenango & Otsego County Decentralization Program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with support from Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature. Additional support for Broome County provided by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation.