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Community Arts Grants

Arts Council now taking grant applications


The Ontario County Arts Council is accepting grant applications through April 1 from local nonprofit and government organizations for small projects to enhance the visual and performing arts in the county.

The arts council has established a budget of $4,000 for 2023. Grants of up to $1,000 will be announced by May 15. Projects must benefit the Ontario County community and enhance the arts as a whole.

Last year, the arts council distributed $4,000 in grants as follows:

  • $1,000 for the Dove Block Project in Geneva for an event in which participants read poems inspired by works of art and learned to make poetry chapbooks.

  • $1,000 for the Bristol Hills Historical Society to support its effort to publish an illustrated history book with original watercolors by Anna Overmoyer.

  • $1,000 for the Geneva Music Festival to support artist compensation for eight outreach concerts in May and June of 2022.

  •  $1,000 for ChamberFest Canandaigua to help cover the cost of hosting award-winning pianist Donna Kwong.

Some operational costs may be included in the grant application if they are critical to the project’s success and may be no more than 50 percent of the grant.

Application Guidelines
For the Grants Application, Click Here
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