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ACWC’s grant programs connect communities through the arts. The Community Arts Grant program brings art to the people and people to the arts by supporting community-based organizations, groups, collectives or artists in Wyoming and Allegany counties for arts and cultural projects in their communities. The Statewide Community Regrant program (SCR) funds these grants to enhance the cultural climate in communities and neighborhoods throughout New York State.

Founded in 1977, the New York State Council on the Arts’ (NYSCA’s) Statewide Community Regrants Program, (formerly the Decentralization Program or DEC), was developed to ensure that New York State’s cultural funding reaches every part of the state. Renamed the Statewide Community Regrant Program (SCR) in 2021, these grants have since become one of NYSCA’s most effective means of making arts support available to geographically, economically, and ethnically diverse segments of the state’s population.

The program forms the cornerstone of the Council’s partnership with local arts agencies throughout the state, providing a link between NYSCA and portions of the community that might not otherwise be able to access funding from NYSCA. Through SCR regrant funding, SCR sites such as the Arts Council for Wyoming County provide project support to a wide range of professional, vocational and educational arts and culture in their respective communities including the creation of new work by individual artists. Statewide Community Regrants serve as an umbrella for three distinct funding categories: Community Arts, Arts Education and Individual Artists grants.

The Arts Council for Wyoming County provides grants in all three categories:

Community Arts Grants, which provide support to community-based organizations, groups, collectives or artists in Wyoming and Allegany counties for arts and cultural projects in their communities. Grants can fund exhibitions, performances, concerts, festivals, demonstrations and workshops, screenings, readings, and more!

Arts Education Grants, designed to support arts education projects in K-12 public schools and after-school settings, and partnerships with community-based organizations (such as senior centers, scouts, clubs, etc.). 

Individual Artist Grants, specifically designed for artists to create new work in their own communities. This opportunity is designed to increase support for artist-initiated activity and highlight the role of artists as important members of the community. 

applications for 2024 projects are closed 

Please check back within the coming months for information on the program’s 2025 cycle.

A list of 2024 grant recipients is available here

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

Main Building

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 Grants and Education Outreach Coordinator Bethany Butler 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