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Individual Artist Grants

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

Individual Artist Grants

Individual Artist grants are designed to increase support for artist-initiated activity and highlight the role of artists as important members of the community. Grants support and enable artists to grow professionally and to enhance the cultural climate in Allegany and Wyoming Counties.

An essential element of this funding is a community engagement component. The project must engage a segment of the community through a public program, such as an exhibition, performance, reading, screening, workshop, or artist talk that is open to the public, and/or the inclusion of community involvement in the development and creative processes of the artists’ 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 their projects. Artists involved in any art form, whether visual, literary, media, traditional, or performing arts, may apply. Projects must be completed in the same county as the applicant’s address.



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

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

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. 

Individual Artist Guidelines 2024

2024 Application – Individual Artist

Individual Artist 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.

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 ACWC Grants and 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