THIS GRANT PROGRAM
Intent to Apply Submission Deadline: 11/19/2017 @ 11:59pm
Community Arts Grant, Arts in Education Grant and the Individual Artist Commission are administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.
These programs are funded and supported by the Decentralization (DEC) Program of New
York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), a state agency.
in 1977, the DEC program forms the cornerstone of the Council’s partnership
with local arts agencies throughout the state, providing a link to portions of
the community that might not be otherwise able to access funding from NYSCA.
DEC funds are regranted locally by regional and local arts agencies at the
invitation of the Council, ensuring that New York State cultural finding
reaches all 62 counties. Working within NYSCA’s DEC guidelines, each site is
responsible for tailoring the grant program to the needs of the diverse
communities that they serve, and all grant funding decisions are made by a
panel of peers from the local communities.
Arts Center of the Capital Region is the official DEC Re-Grants Site for
Albany, Schenectady and Rensselaer Counties, and has been 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 you be successful in order to have your project funded.
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 2018 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