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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 ChamberFest Canandaigua to support a free concert at Cobblestone Arts Center for special-needs children and adults

  • $1,000 for Bristol Valley Theater in Naples to launch a first-ever fall theater performance

  • $1,000 for Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs to support a plein air event

  • $1,000 for Geneva Concerts Inc. to subsidize ticket prices for the Fisk Jubilee Singers’ performance at Smith Opera house

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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