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Arts Education Grants

Arts Education grants are designed to support arts education projects in K-12 public schools and after-school settings, and partnerships with community-based organizations. These grants are meant to build the capacity of local artists and non-profit arts organizations while providing public school-aged students, adults, and seniors with high-quality artistic learning experiences.

 Arts Education Grants

Arts Education grant projects should draw on arts education practices to engage participants in the creation and interpretation of artistic works. Instruction must be sequential, age- and skill-based, and focused on the exploration of art and the artistic process. Emphasis is placed on the depth and quality of the creative process through which participants learn through, or about, the arts. Arts Education projects must take place in Wyoming or Allegany County, respectively. Schools may not apply directly for this grant.

The Arts Education (AE) grant category offers two funding strands: Pre-K-12 In-School or After-School Projects (A), and Community-based Learning (B). Funds can support arts education projects for closed groups of learners such as a club, residents of a senior living facility, individuals receiving social services, or a camp. All Arts Education projects must be carried out in partnership with a public school or in partnership with a community-based organization in the same county as the applicant’s address.

ALL Arts Education Projects Must Provide:

    • Sequential, skills-based study that incorporates one or more art forms and includes a minimum of 3 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 of evaluation.
    • Support materials including lesson plans, evaluation plan, and participant evaluation forms, and video/photo samples of artist’s work, including past Arts Education work, if applicable. This may be provided via links to websites, links to YouTube or other videos of teaching artists, musical or other performing artists or film/media artists, sample press or marketing materials, or creative writing samples, etc., and should include resumes and artist statements. Letters of recommendation are optional, but encouraged.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Arts Council for Wyoming County.

round 1 applications for 2024 projects: deadline January 19, 4pm 

2023 Final Reports are due no later than 30 days after the completion of the project. All reports must be submitted by January 31, 2024.

Arts Education Guidelines 2024

ACWC Arts Education 2024 Application

Arts Education Application 2024 PDF

Application Budget Form

Application Budget Form PDF 

Use PDF files if you have trouble opening/downloading MS Word or Excel files. Contact grants@artswyco.org for assistance if needed. Refer to guidelines for detailed instruction on completing application and budget forms or contact the ACWC Grants Coordinator at grants@artswyco.org.


The Community Arts Grants program is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered in Allegany and Wyoming counties by the Arts Council for Wyoming County.



Our Mission

To bring art to the people and people to the arts by:
• Providing services to artists
• Fostering connections between artists and community
• Offering a safe space for all people to express self and art

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31 S. Main Street
Perry, NY 14530
(585) 237-3517

Satellite Office

(please contact the Main Building for availability at this office)
36 Center Street
Warsaw, NY 14569


To receive regular email updates about ACWC events and opportunities, send your request to: info@artswyco.org

For general information or matters regarding the Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show, contact: LACScord@artswyco.org

Direct inquiries about Community Arts Grants to the ACWC Grants & Education Outreach Coordinator at grants@artswyco.org

Folk/Traditional Arts information can be obtained from Karen Canning at glowtraditions@goart.org

To contact the Executive Director, Jacqueline Swaby, call 585-237-3517 EXT 100