Art funds available in Delaware County

The Roxbury Arts Group has announced that funding is available for 2010 through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization program administered in Delaware County by RAG. Grants in amounts of $500 to $5,000 are available to not-for-profit organizations in Delaware County or to individual artists who are sponsored by a not-for-profit organization for arts projects that take place in 2010 and are open to the general public.
Applications must be postmarked by 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 14. Program guidelines and applications are available online at roxburyartsgroup.org or by calling Ann Epner, the program coordinator at 607 326-7908.
“The community gets a great bang for relatively few bucks,” says Epner. “This year, there is a Community Arts funded event happening almost every day from June through November.”
The Decentralization Regrant Program was developed by NYSCA in 1977 in response to the NYS Legislative mandate that there be greater local involvement in funding decisions affecting local nonprofit organizations that offer artistic or cultural services and programs. The purpose of the program is to foster the continued development of local artistic and cultural resources responsive to the needs of each community. Funds are regranted annually to qualified Delaware County groups and artists through a competitive grant application and peer panel review process. RAG can assist in all aspects of grant application preparation as well as offering technical and developmental assistance. There will be a series of free workshops around the county to assist potential applicants. All first time applicants must attend one of these workshops:
Wednesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. United Ministry, Delhi; Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m. Walt Meade Gallery, RAG; Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. Sidney Memorial Library; Saturday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m. United Ministry, Delhi; Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m Walt Meade Gallery, RAG; Saturday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m. Read Memorial Library, Hancock; Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. Ogden Free Library, Walton.
For more information call Ann Epner at 607 326-7908.