Cultural Grant Funding Available from Chenango Arts Council

By WBNG News

Cultural Grant Funding Available from Chenango Arts Council

September 21, 2012 Updated Sep 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The Chenango Arts Council has announced continued funding for cultural development in Broome, Chenango and Otsego counties. 

According to a news release:

Funding is available for cultural grants up to $5,000 through the 2013 Decentralization (DEC) Program.  DEC now offers support for Community Arts (CA) grants and Arts Education (AE) grants.

CA grants provide support for arts and cultural projects to community-based organizations, groups, collectives or artists. Individual artists may apply for a community-based project in partnership with a local non-profit organization. CA support enables emerging artists and organizations to grow professionally and to enhance the cultural vibrancy in communities and neighborhoods where they live and operate.  CA grants provide support to develop, foster, promote, enhance and increase community arts that address current cultural needs in Broome, Chenango and Otsego counties.

AE grants support the role that local cultural organizations and/or individual artists play in engaging K-12 public school students in rich artistic learning experiences. AE funds are designed to support new or first time arts education projects in K-12 school settings. Re-grant funds are directed to cultural organizations and/or artists to work in partnership with public schools to utilize each other’s resources.  Projects must focus on the exploration of art and the artistic process.  Projects must take place in school and center on the development and implementation of sequential, skills-based study that incorporates one or more art forms and includes a minimum of 3 hands-on learning sessions with a core group of students. Schools and teachers may not apply directly for AE funds.

The deadline for grant application is January 9, 2013, 5pm, for opportunities through December 31, 2013.   Visit www.chenangoarts.org for current guidelines and application form, or send us an e-mail at info@chenangoarts.org to request a copy.  Notification of intent to apply is required.