Applications sought for arts grants

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CNY Arts has announce that competitive arts funding is available for individual artists, arts nonprofits, and public-school arts education programs to support arts, culture, history, and heritage projects.

The funding categories for mini-Statewide Community Regrants are the mini-Community Arts Grant and the mini-Arts Education Grant. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 6, at 11:59 p.m.

The mini-Community Arts Grant provides support to nonprofits, artists, groups, and collectives for community-focused arts projects and awards range from $500 to $1,000. The mini-Arts Education Grant is designed to support arts education projects in the K-12 public school setting and after school setting and awards range from $500 to $2,500.

Grant funds may be used to support project-related expenses such as artist and administration fees, equipment and space rental, and promotion and marketing. Program priorities for both grants include projects that employ artists or engage audiences from historically excluded communities, especially those marginalized on race, geographic location, and ethnicity.

CNY Arts will award projects in Oneida County between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2022, the announcement said.

Local decision-making is the guiding principle of the Statewide Community Regrants program, the program announcement said. All grant applications are reviewed by a panel of peer reviewers made up of community residents, artists of various disciplines, arts administrators, educators, and community leaders.

For more information about these grant opportunities, including eligibility guidelines and application process, go online to the CNY Arts website at https://cnyarts.org/grants/mini-statewide-community-regrants/ or contact CNY Arts Regrants Program Manager Brian H. Lee at blee@cnyarts.org.

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