INDIVIDUAL ARTIST GRANTS 2024
APPLICATION DEADLINE DECEMBER 1, 2023 AT 4PM
The Arts Council for Wyoming County encourages artists to apply for project funding through an initiative 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. This grant supports and enables artists to grow professionally and to enhance the cultural climate in Allegany and Wyoming Counties.
Community engagement is an essential element of this funding. Individual Artist projects must include a form of community engagement, to be determined by the artist. The purpose is to impact a segment of the community, and it could take the form of a public program or engagement with community members during the creation of the artist’s work. Artists are not expected to do both a public program and engagement with a segment of the community during the creative process. Rather, they can select the type of engagement that is appropriate for their project.
Engagement through a public program may take the form of an exhibition, performance, reading, screening, workshop, or artist talk that is open to the general public. Alternatively, artists can include community involvement in the development and creative process of the artists’ project. This can be in the form of feedback, response, interaction and/or social practice by or with community members. Some examples of this type of interaction are interviews with a segment of the community, creation of parallel work by a community group, or stories and anecdotes collected from a community group that relate to the concept or content of the project.
The program looks for proposals of high artistic merit and asks that the artist consider the unique characteristics of Allegany and Wyoming Counties when developing the project. Artists involved in any art form, whether visual, literary, media, or performing arts, may apply. Projects must be completed in the same county as the applicant’s address.
Individual Artist Grants are in the amount of $2,500
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.
Contact email@example.com or (585) 237-3517 extension 102
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 by the Arts Council for Wyoming County.