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The Decentralization Grant Program is a re-grant program funded by the New York State Council on the Arts. The Chenango Arts Council is one of 26 DEC Sites throughout the state and has been administering the DEC Program for Broome, Chenango, and Otsego counties since 1986. 

Applications are reviewed by a panel of artists, teachers, professors, and others involved in the arts from the three counties. Their funding recommendations are then approved by the Arts Council’s Board of Directors. The annual deadline is always late December/early January, and information for the 2019 grant cycle is available on this website under the Community Arts and Arts Education tab.

Here are some very useful documents if you are a grant recipient:

Grant Recipient List 2019

Broome County 

Binghamton Center for Writers
Binghamton Community Orchestra
Binghamton Downtown Singers
Binghamton Theater Organ Society
Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra
Center for Art, Gender and Culture
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County
Endwell Community Chorus
EPAC Little Shop of Horrors
EPAC Shakespeare in the Park
George F. Johnson Memorial Library
Greater Whitney Point Community Planning Committee Corporation
Emily Jablon
The Know Theater
Madrigal Choir of Binghamton
Phelps Mansion Museum
Southern Tier AIDS Program
SRO Productions III
Summer Savoyards
Vestal Museum

Chenango County

Afton Community Theater
Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce 
Chenango County Blues Association
Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival
Creative Works
Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center, Inc.
Bonnie Gale
Guernsey Memorial Library
Jericho Arts Council Street Fair
Mid York Concert Band
New Berlin Art Forum
Norwich Theater Company, Inc.
Otselic Valley Fishing and Heritage Association
The Place
Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts
Sherburne Music Theater Society 
Smyrna Citizens Band
South New Berlin Free Library
Town of Columbus

Otsego County

Catskill Choral Society
Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble
Cherry Valley Artworks
Community Arts Network of Oneonta
Debrah Devine
First Presbyterian Church
Hyde Hall
Leaf Inc Council on Alcoholism and Addictions
Little Delaware Youth Ensemble
Oneonta Community Concert Band Assoc.
Oneonta World of Learning
Otsego Dance Society
Pathfinder Village
Unadilla Historical Association
Village of Laurens
Voices of Cooperstown