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October 29, 2012

Program offers artist grants for 2013

Staff Report
The Daily Star

---- — Grants of up to $5,000 are available for area artists through the 2013 Decentralization Program, administered through the Chenango Arts Council for residents of Broome, Chenango and Otsego counties. Two types of grant are available: Community Arts grants and Arts Education grants.

CA grants provide support for arts and cultural projects to community-based organizations, groups, collectives or artists. Individual artists may apply for a community-based project in partnership with a local non-profit organization. 

AE grants are designed to support new or first-time arts education projects in K-12 school settings. Projects must focus on the exploration of art and the artistic process. Projects must take place in school and center on the development and implementation of sequential, skills-based study that incorporates one or more art forms and includes a minimum of three3 hands-on learning sessions with a core group of students. 

The deadline for grant application is 5 p.m. Jan. 9, for opportunities through Dec. 31, 2013. Visit for  guidelines and application form, or send us an e-mail at to request a copy. Notification of intent to apply is required.

Arts Council Staff is available for assistance. Nominations for grant review panelists are accepted on an on-going basis. Call 336-2787 for more information. 

The Broome, Chenango & Otsego Decentralization Program is administered by the Chenango County Council of the Arts.