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Community Art Grants

Community Arts Grants 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!

 Community Arts Grants: Guidelines and Application

To be eligible to apply for a Community Arts grant or to be a sponsor for an artist or artist group, applicants must be non-profit organizations based in Allegany or Wyoming County, New York. Community Arts Grants funded activity must take place within the same county as the applicant’s address. For sponsored individual artists or artist groups, the lead applicant applying to any category must be a current New York State resident and must be resident in the county where their proposed project will take place.

Applicants may submit up to three requests in any combination of Community Arts Grants categories (Community Arts, Individual Artist, and/or Arts Education) totaling no more than $5,000.

This is a competitive process. All applications are extensively evaluated according to the criteria and priorities. Refer to the Community Arts Grants Application Guidelines document, below, for more information and for detailed application instructions:

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.

2024 ACWC Community Arts Grant Guidelines

2024 ACWC Application – Community Arts Grants

2024 ACWC Community Arts Grant Application 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.

Community Arts Grants are 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 Linda Franke at franke@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