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2011 DECENTRALIZATION GRANTS AVAILABLE

DVAA Administers Cultural Program for NYS Council on the Arts

August 30, 2010

SULLIVAN COUNTY – Grants for cultural programs for 2011 are available through the Decentralization (DEC) Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, which is administered in Sullivan County by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.  DEC funds arts programs such as concerts, arts publications, exhibits, literary programs, lectures, theater performances, film screenings, workshops, and more.

Grant guidelines and applications may be downloaded (see below) or may be picked up at the Delaware Arts Center, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY.

Sullivan County nonprofit arts organizations, municipalities, or individual artists (whose projects use a non-profit organization as a conduit) that wish to create, produce, or present cultural programs or arts projects during 2011 are eligible to apply for these grants.

Attendance at a grant writing seminar is mandatory for first-time applicants, but all potential applicants are strongly urged to attend one.  They are free and open to the public, but registration is required.  The seminars include information on the program’s priorities and review criteria, contractual obligations, and budget and narrative development.  Seminars have been scheduled for:

Thursday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m.

Sullivan County Visitor’s Association Conference Room

100 Sullivan Ave, rear entrance

Ferndale, NY

Saturday, October 2 at 11:00 a.m.

Delaware Arts Center

37 Main Street, 2nd floor

Narrowsburg, NY

To register for one of the above seminars, call 845-252-7576 no later than the day before the seminar.

Completed grant applications must be submitted to the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance by Friday, October 22.  Applicants are notified of the decision in January 2011, and projects may begin immediately thereafter.  

Application: http://www.artsalliancesite.org/documents/2011_DEC_Application.pdf
Guidelines
:

http://www.artsalliancesite.org/documents/2011_DEC_Guidelines.pdf


2010 Grants Awarded

Nineteen Sullivan County non-profit cultural organizations received $20,000 in DEC Grants throughout 2010.  The organizations were:

  • Callicoon Center Band for a summer concert series
  • Callicoon Creek Park Association for a concert series
  • Cornell Cooperative of Sullivan County for art workshops
  • Delaware Valley Chamber Orchestra for a local composers series
  • Delaware Youth Center for art and theatre workshops
  • Ethelbert B. Crawford Library for 12 free family events
  • Forestburgh Theatre Arts Center for a theatrical production
  • Friends of Sunshine Hall Free Library for winter cultural program
  • Icehouse Arts for three youth video workshops
  • Liberty Free Theatre for theatrical production
  • Livingston Manor Free Library for a Johnny Darling Frolic
  • Sullivan County Community Chorus for two concerts
  • Sullivan County Historical Society for music at the museum
  • Sullivan Performing Arts for the Liberty Jazz Festival
  • Town of Fallsburg for two free Chamber Music at St. Andrews
  • Town of Lumberland for concert cultural series
  • Triad Dance Ensemble for a post modern dance performance
  • Tusten Historical Society for a Narrowsburg Women’s Chorus concert
  • Western Sullivan Public Library theatre classes for young people

DVAA seeks candidates to serve on future grant review panels.  A likely panelist is a citizen informed about the arts and/or county cultural events.  A panelist can serve for up to 3 years.  Duties consist of reading applications and participating in two meetings.

For more information about the DEC Grant program call 845-252-7576.