Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester
Announces $84,000 in Community Arts Grants Available to Region’s Nonprofit Organizations
September 23, 2004 Rochester, NY --The Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester announces that Community Art Grants totaling $84,000 are available to nonprofit organizations throughout the region. The grants are for programs to be completed in 2005. The deadline for applying is Friday, November 12, 2004. The maximum grant is $5,000.
There are two types of grants available: The New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Fund supports nonprofit organizations in Monroe County for arts related programs that serve Monroe County residents. The Rochester Area Community Foundation Capacity Building Grants support projects that will improve an organization’s management, develop audiences, strengthen fundraising and/or achieve operating efficiencies through shared resources and is for arts organizations with budgets of less than $400,000 in Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Livingston, Genesee or Orleans County.
Any organizations planning to apply for a Community Arts Grant must register to attend one of eight grant seminars scheduled during the month of October. Seminars will take place at the following times and locations:
• Monday, October 4, 2004, 3-4 p.m. @ Arts and Cultural Council offices, 277 N. Goodman Street, Rochester, (585)473-400, x202;
• Wednesday, October 6, 2004, 12-1 p.m. @ Arts and Cultural Council offices
• Wednesday, October 13 & Monday, October 18, 2004, 3-4 p.m. @ Greece Town Hall, Community Conference Room B, 1 Vince Tofany Blvd. (585)225-2000;
• Thursday, October 21, 2004, 3-4 p.m. @ Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Road, (585)359-7092;
• Monday, October 25, 2004, 10-11 a.m. @ Arts and Cultural Council offices, 277 N. Goodman Street, Rochester, (585)473-400, x202;
• Monday, October 25, 2004, 3-4 p.m. @ Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Road, (585)340-8720;
• Wednesday, October 27, 2004, 12-1 p.m. @ Arts and Cultural Council office, 277 N. Goodman Street, Rochester, (585)473-4000, x202.
To register for a seminar or to make an appointment for a grant-writing consultation, call (585)473-4000, x 202; or email [email protected].