By Fred Stabbert III
Town of Delaware Supervisor Ed Sykes sat back in his seat last Wednesday night, looking his...
SULLIVAN COUNTY — Each year, the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, the Arts Council of Sullivan County (DVAA), administers grant applications for Sullivan County cultural groups and individual artists. The funding comes through the
Decentralization program of the New York State Council on the Arts.
The deadline for 2017 applications is Friday, November 4. Please note that this is an earlier deadline than in previous years.
Arts for Sullivan 2017 DEC community grants are for nonprofit arts, cultural and heritage groups that wish to create, produce, or present cultural programming in Sullivan County during 2017. Projects can include theatre, music, dance, the literary arts, history and architecture, folklore, installation, and visual arts, among others.
Individual artists who wish to produce community programming can work with a non-profit organization in Sullivan County acting as a fiscal sponsor. Individual artists can also apply for an Artists in the Community DEC grant, intended to support artists who wish to engage the community in their process.
Applications and guidelines are available at the DVAA office, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg; or download a fillable PDF at www.delawarevalleyartsalliance.org (see “Opportunities”).
A series of free grant writing seminars will be hosted by DVAA to assist with effective grant writing, creating a budget, creating a cohesive narrative, generating ideas, and networking with other artists and organizations. Registration is required.
Artists and groups may also schedule an in-person meeting to discuss their grant at DVAA offices.
GRANT-WRITING SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Tuesday, October 4, 5:30 p.m., Liberty Public Library, 189 N Main St, Liberty
Thursday, October 6, 5:30 p.m., Catskill Art Society, 48 Main St, Livingston Manor
Tuesday, October 18, 5:30 p.m., E.B. Crawford Public Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello
Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m., Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, 37 Main St, Narrowsburg