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Attention Artists! – Grant Opportunity

December 16, 2004 Rochester NY- The Arts & Cultural Council will host a series of information sessions for artists interested in applying for a Special Opportunity Stipend. The S.O.S. program, funded by the New York Foundation for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts in collaboration with the Arts & Cultural Council, is designed to help individual artists of all disciplines take advantage of unique opportunities that will significantly benefit their work or career development. Stipends are for up to $600 for specific, forthcoming opportunities, rather than for ongoing work. Artists age 18 years or older from the following counties may apply: Cayuga, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates. Applications for this round of S.O.S. funding are due no later than 5 p.m. February 2, 2005. Applications are available online at http://www.artsrochester.org/artscouncil/SOS0405.pdfS.O.S. information sessions are designed to fully explain the purpose of this program, as well as to help artists learn how to write the best possible grant application. Attendance at one of these sessions is strongly recommended. The dates are:

Thursday, January 6, 2005, from 3-4 p.m. at the Arts & Cultural Council offices, 277 N. Goodman Street, Rochester

Saturday, January 8, 2005
from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Finger Lakes Arts Grants and Services, Inc., 433 Exchange Street, Geneva, NY

Tuesday, January 11, 2005 from 3-4 p.m. at the Arts & Cultural Council offices.

To sign up for a session, call the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, (585)473-4000, ext. 200 or email [email protected]. For specific information about the S.O.S. program, contact Clare Gunther, Member Services and Grants Manager, (585)473-4000, ext. 210, or [email protected].




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