Individual Artists Grants support and enable artists to grow professionally and to enhance the cultural climate in Livingston and Monroe Counties. The program looks for proposals of high artistic merit which engage a segment of the community through a public program, such as an exhibition, or performance that is open to the general public, and or the inclusion of community involvement in the development and creative process of the artist’s project. This can be in the form of feedback, response, interaction and/or social practice by or with community members. Examples of this type of interaction are interviews with a segment of the community, creation of parallel work by a community group, or stories and anecdotes collected from a community group that relate to the concept or content of the project. Visual, literary, media and performing artists may apply.

 Individual Artist Grants are awarded in the amount of $2,500. No partial awards will be made. The artist may expend the funds on artist’s fees and project expenses in any proportion the artist sees fit. Applicants may submit up to three applications in any combination of categories (Community Arts, Artists in Education, and Individual Artist) totaling no more than $5,000.

Applicants must consult directly with the Grant Coordinator before applying. Assistance in developing a program and writing your grant is available by contacting the Grant Coordinator, at 585.243.6785 or

Please view the Individual Artists Guidelines on our “Forms and Documents” page to ensure you are eligible for this program.

To apply, go to the Apply Here! page. You must complete the online application form and upload all necessary supporting documents. 

The budget and signature pages, as well as other helpful documents, are available for you to download from the “Forms and Documents” Page.