Grant Applications Now Available for 2009 Community Arts Grants

Non-profit Organizations and Individual Artists are Eligible

Syracuse, NY - July 28, 2008 -

The Cultural Resources Council of Syracuse and Onondaga County is accepting grant applications for the Community Arts Grants Program for the 2009 funding year. Funds are currently available through the New York State Council on the Arts' Decentralization Grant Program and the Senator John A. DeFrancisco Grant Program.

The Council's Community Arts Grants Program funds individual artists and non-profit organizations throughout Cortland, Onondaga and Oswego Counties. Through these programs the Council ensures the cultural vitality and vibrancy of neighborhoods, towns, villages and cities while supporting the work of local artists and organizations. The Council also provides technical assistance with other grant and fellowship opportunities.

Funds are available for all non-profit organizations, including service organizations and units of government, and individual artists in Onondaga, Oswego and Cortland Counties that wish to increase cultural awareness by presenting artistic and cultural events to benefit the public. To be eligible for the Senator John A. DeFrancisco Grant Program, the applicant must be located in the 50th Senate District.

All disciplines including, but not limited to, theater, dance, music, film, video, literature, visual arts, folk arts, historical and culturally specific events will be considered.

All applicants, past and new, must attend an information session before applying. Applications will not be accepted if this requirement is not met. The information sessions are free and open to the public. The dates and times for workshops as well as grant applications are available on the Cultural Resources Council's website,

  • July 31, 6:00- 7:30 PM, Cultural Resources Council, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse, Onondaga County
  • August 2, 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM, Cultural Resources Council, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse, Onondaga County
  • August 4, 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM, Baldwinsville Library, Onondaga County
  • August 5, 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM, Art Association of Oswego, Oswego County
  • August 7, 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM, Cortland Free Library, Cortland County
To set up an appointment with the CRC Grants Director please contact Mark J. Wright at 607-745-5810 or 315-435-2158 or via email

Application Deadlines:

Senator John A. DeFrancisco Grant Program- September 24, 2008
NYSCA Decentralization Grant Program: Community Arts Grant (Non-Profit)- October 9, 2008
NYSCA Individual Artist Program- November 12, 2008
To see the list of 2008 Grant Recipients, please click HERE