Arts Council now taking 2021 grant applications

The Ontario County Arts Council acceptance of grant applications ended April 1st. Arts Council grants support small projects by local nonprofit and government organizations that enhance the visual and performing arts in the county.


The arts council has established a budget of $4,000 for 2021. 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 to seven organizations:

  • $1,000 for Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic for a project to install local art in a facility expansion

  • $1,000 to Chamberfest Canandaigua for its online summer concert series

  • $500 to the Geneva Music Festival for its online concert series in June

  • $200 to the Ontario County Historical Society for a historical poster display

  • $350 to the Victor Farmington Library for software for an online art auction

  • $425 to the Finger Lakes Barn Quilt Trail for the publication of a rack card

  • $525 to the Geneva Public Library for an art display system

The rubric used to judge applications is below. It can also be downloaded

The application is ONLINE.

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.

OCAC — 20 Fort Hill Ave. Canandaigua, NY 14424 —

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