About the Genesee Valley Arts Grants Program
The program forms the cornerstone of the Council’s partnership with local arts agencies throughout the state, providing a link between the Council and portions of the community that might not otherwise be able to access funding from NYSCA.
Decentralization funds are regranted locally by regional and local arts agencies at the invitation of the Council. DEC enables these designated agencies (DEC sites) to provide project support to a wide-range of professional, vocational and educational arts and culture in their respective communities including the creation of new work by individual artists directly through the Individual Artist Category.
Decentralization serves as an umbrella for three distinct funding categories:
- Community Arts
- Arts Education
- Individual Artists
Decentralization applicants may submit up to three direct and/or fiscally-sponsored requests in any combination of categories (Community Arts, Arts Education and/or Individual Artists) totaling no more than $5,000. Fiscally sponsored requests are exempt from the three request limit and the $5,000 maximum.
Note: Current direct NYSCA applicants may not apply for any DEC regrants nor serve as a fiscal sponsor or partner organization.