Congratulations to the following 2017 grant recipients!
Arts Education grant: Mary Kay Worth, Christina Rausa, Renee Pye and Charlotte Yerpe-Stock
Artist in Community grants: Timothy Frerichs and Trenton Lutes
Community Arts grants: Alfred Box of Books, Allegany Art Association, Belfast Public Library, Cuba Circulating Library, David Howe Public Library, Essential Club Free Library, Fountain Arts Center, Town Theatre of Short Tract, Whitesville Public Library, and Wide Awake Club Library, Chamber Music Society of Olean, Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theater, Leon Historical Society, Olean Community Theatre, Olean Theatre Workshop, Southern Tier Symphony, St. Bonaventure University, and Twin Tier Writers, American Scandinavian Heritage Foundation, Cherry Creek Community Association, Ellington Farman Library, Fluvanna Free Library, Fredonia First United Methodist Church, Great Lake FX, Jamestown Concert Association, Lily Dale Assembly, and Patterson Library.
The grant programs at the Cattaraugus County Arts Council are made possible with funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Founded in 1977, The New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program (DEC) was developed to ensure New York State’s cultural funding reached every part of the state. DEC funding provides support for community-based arts & cultural activities through a local decision making grant process that reflects the unique character of each community. In 2000, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) appointed the Cattaraugus County Arts Council to administer the DEC Program for Cattaraugus, and soon after gained administration of Allegany and Chautauqua counties.
2018 Information Seminars
The Cattaraugus County Arts Council offers free in-person informational seminars to assist applicants in understanding the grant application process. Seminars focus on specifics of the grant application, including writing the narrative, successfully completing the budget, successful project examples, and review panel tips. Please register for the workshop of your choice by calling CCAC at 716-372-7455. Applicants can attend any seminar in any county.
Grant Informational Sessions for 2018 Grant Applications will be available in June 2017.
Artist in Community Grants in the amount of $2,500 are awarded directly to individual artists for the creation of new work that reflects and engages local community life or culture.
Community Arts Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 are awarded to non-profit organizations, municipalities and sponsored individual artists and non incorporated organizations in partnership with qualifying organizations to present arts and cultural programs of high artistic merit in local communities in Cattaraugus, Allegany & Chautauqua Counties.
Arts Education Grants ranging $500-$5,000 are available to eligible Cattaraugus, Allegany, & Chautauqua Counties-based non-profit cultural organizations and individual artists in providing meaningful arts education. Funding is offered for two funding strands: K-12 in-school projects and after-school and community based learning.
The 2017 grants have been awarded. FY2018 grant information will be available in June 2017.
View PAST guidelines and application information here. ***Please note these guidelines are subject to change for 2018 grants. Please contact Courtney Mealy at Courtney@myartscouncil.net for more information or to request a one-on-one meeting.
All grant recipients are required to complete a final report no later than 30 days after the completion of the funded events(s). Please complete the form for the grant your received. You should retain receipts to substantiate all payments in the event of an audit but you do not need to submit them with this document. Eligibility for future funding depends on the satisfactory and timely completion of this report.
CCAC is dedicated to providing grant assistance and resources for individual artists and organizations. Each separate topic includes an attachment with more information. Please feel free to download and share these documents as needed.