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Rural and Traditional Arts Fellowship

In partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts, the Arts Council for Wyoming County is administering a statewide Fellowship program for rural and traditional artists. We are thrilled to announce the winners for the 2023 Rural and Traditional Arts Fellowship.

Webinar Zoom links

Application Deadline – Application must be received by 4:00PM on Friday, March 8, 2024. This is an extended deadline. 


All artistic disciplines are invited to apply. Eligible applicants are individual artists that live and work in rural communities in New York state, are at least 18 years of age, and will complete the project in the rural community chosen and designated by them, in the 2024 calendar year. Please consult the RTAF Guidelines below for additional eligibility requirements.

For further information on the application process, RTAF Coordinator Linda Franke will be available to answer questions during scheduled Zoom Office Hours listed below.
Applicants can also email:

Missed the Webinar? See it athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8IfjrGcDBg

Zoom Office Hours:

February 26, 6 to 8 PM:
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February 27, 6 to 8 PM:
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February 28, 1 to 3 PM:
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March 1, 7:30 to 9:30 AM:

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81860260713?pwd=fJisjc3oglh5plbTwdcGINmIFoEAqM.1

March 4, 9 to 11 AM:

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88192203373?pwd=ougDi5O7wniW3GfgzXfpxuG9JYwEbI.1

March 5, 10 AM to noon:

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87653527405?pwd=luke49QUpyaftjpbbt7VhLAqSIpHgc.1

March 6, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM:

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89348850955?pwd=3of5BL3fBahxvxzrPLT6wRBajpV3Sp.1

March 7, 9 to 11 AM:

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81571468553?pwd=oKFNYWLauLDJJDH77Y7jB9eoxJXP8L.1

The Fellowship takes a place-based approach to inspire and build lasting connections to rural people and places and to acknowledge and support artists living and working within rural communities. This project is meant to celebrate the creativity and innovative nature of the artist and the connection between the arts and the land. The ten fellows who will represent their rural communities across New York state will each receive a $10,000.00 fellowship and will represent a wide range of artistic genres.

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