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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
Saturday, October 2 at 11:00 a.m.
Delaware Arts Center
37 Main Street, 2nd floor
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.
2010 Grants Awarded
Nineteen Sullivan County non-profit cultural organizations received $20,000 in DEC Grants throughout 2010. The organizations were:
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.