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Grant Programs

The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester makes the following competitive grants:

Now Available - 2015 Capacity Building Grant Application Materials
Grant opportunities for nonprofit cultural organizations

Now Available - 2015 Decentalization (DEC) Community Arts Grant Application Materials
Grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations and artists

For questions or more information, please contact:
Ann Salter
(585) 473-4000, ext. 208

Grant programs are offered contingent upon the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester’s receipt of funding. The Arts & Cultural Council reserves the right to cancel the grant programs at any time.


Capacity Building Grants
Grant Opportunities for Nonprofit Cultural Organizations

Capacity Building Grants are administered by the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester with support from Rochester Area Community Foundation. This program will support 2015 projects that improve an organization’s management, develop audiences, strengthen fundraising and/or achieve operating efficiencies through shared resources. Applicants must be cultural organizations with budgets that do not exceed $800,000, located in Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, or Yates County.

2015 Capacity Building Grants Application Deadline
Postmarked by Friday, November 7, 2014.

2015 CBG Application Materials
Guidelines
Application IMPORTANT: Fillable pdf information cannot be saved. It is advisable to create and save your information in a separate Word document, and paste it into the relevant fields in the fillable form. Be prepared to fill out the entire form and print it out immediately upon completion. Closing this file will delete any and all information that has been entered into it. (Adobe Reader saves only blank copies.)
Budget Form Instructions
Budget Form

Information Sessions — 3 NEW LOCATIONS
Applicants are encouraged to attend one of the following Grant Information Sessions*:

Friday, September 19th
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
The Landmark Society's historic Stone-Tolan House
2370 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14610
This historic site is located on East Avenue very near to the intersection of Clover Street.
The workshop will be held in the barn orientation center directly behind the house.

Thursday, September 25th
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Historic Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse
70 Lighthouse Street, Rochester, New York 14612
Take Lake Avenue to Latta Road; turn east onto Latta Rd, then left onto Lighthouse Street.
Tuesday, September 30th
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, New York 14424
From Rte. 332, turn (east) onto Fort Hill Avenue and follow it to the end where signs will direct you to Sonnenberg's nearest parking lot/entrance. The workshop will be held in the Carriage House which is adjacent to the Fort Hill entrance to the site.
* To register for a session, contact
Ann Salter
(585) 473-4000, ext. 208
asalter@artsrochester.org


Decentralization Community Arts Grants
Grant Opportunities for Nonprofit Organizations and Artists

Decentralization (DEC) Community Arts Grants are administered by the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester with support from the New York State Council on the Arts, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the New York State Legislature. These grants provide support for arts and cultural projects to community-based organizations, groups, or collectives. An individual artist or collective may apply for DEC funds under the fiscal sponsorship of a community-based nonprofit. Specific requirements apply.

2015 DEC Grants Application Deadline
Postmarked by December 5, 2014.

2015 DEC Application Materials
Guidelines
Application IMPORTANT: Fillable pdf information cannot be saved. It is advisable to create and save your information in a separate Word document, and paste it into the relevant fields in the fillable form. Be prepared to fill out the entire form and print it out immediately upon completion. Closing this file will delete any and all information that has been entered into it. (Adobe Reader saves only blank copies.)
Budget Form Instructions
Budget Form

Information Sessions will be announced the week of October 13th.

To register for a session, contact
Ann Salter
(585) 473-4000, ext. 208
asalter@artsrochester.org


Many grants require that you provide the name and/or district number of your state senator and assembly member. Click here for help on finding that information.

Attention Arts Council Grantees: Please click here to download the approved language for acknowledging funding. Contact the Arts Council at (585) 473-4000 for print/web logos.

For both Capacity Building and DEC Grants, please click here to download the Arts & Cultural Council logo in multiple formats for grant acknowledgement purposes.

For Capacity Building Grants only, please click here to download Rochester Area Community Foundation's logo.

Final Report Form for 2014 Grantees.

Final Report Form for 2015 Grantees to be posted.



The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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