ABOUT THIS GRANT PROGRAM
Intent to Apply Submission Deadline: 11/17/2019 @ 11:59pm
The Community Arts Grant, Arts Education Grant and the Individual Artist Commission are available in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties through a competitive re-grant program administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region (ACCR). Funds are provided on a statewide basis through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization (DEC) Program to develop high quality arts projects and programming including performing, literary, media, and visual arts and to contribute to region’s communities by providing opportunities for the public to experience and engage with the arts. Emphasis is placed on the quality and artistic merit of proposed projects and the depth and authenticity of audience experience, participation and engagement.
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) provides state funding to arts and cultural organizations. The Decentralization Program (DEC) was established in 1977 to reach out to communities that might not otherwise be able to access state funds. Local arts agencies, like the ACCR, help administer the DEC Program on a local level to make arts support available to geographically, economically, and ethnically diverse populations, and to increase the vitality of and livability in local communities and neighborhoods in every county.
The ACCR has been the official DEC Re-Grants site for Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady Counties since 1978. Our mission is to engage people in the creative experience. We are the region’s preeminent proponent of the arts and creative education, expression, and appreciation, serving people of all ages, abilities, and economic and cultural backgrounds. We are here to assist and coach you throughout the grant process and help aid in the success of your project proposal.
All NYS DEC grant applicants, either returning or new, are now required to submit an “intent to apply.” The completion of this form will register your intent to apply, and allow the Arts Center’s staff to review key details and contact you with questions or concerns prior to the application process. Once your Intent To Apply has been reviewed, and it is clear that you meet all the eligibility requirements for the grant program, you will be sent a link to the application form, and can move forward with the application process.
In order to determine your eligibility, please read the 2020 grant guidelines carefully. For downloadable guidelines of the grant programs offered and to sign up for a free and informative grant seminar, please go to our website
Intent to Apply Submission: Sunday, November 17, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Final Application: Sunday, December 8, 2019, 11:59pm EST
For Projects Taking Place April 1st 2020 – March 31st 2021