Auburn Public Theater was selected in 2013 by the New York State Council On The Arts (NYSCA) to be the administrative site for its five-county decentralization grant program.

Through Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants we regrant over $89,000 for the arts in Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Yates, and Ontario Counties.

The Decentralization Program was developed to ensure New York State’s cultural funding reaches every part of the state. The purpose of FLCAG is to fund nonprofit community arts organizations, arts education and individual artists who are not currently funded directly by NYSCA. Decentralization support enables emerging artists and organizations to grow professionally and to enhance the cultural climate in communities and neighborhoods where they live and work.

HELPFUL LINKS:

Click below to download final report form PDFs for 2019.

2019 Final Report Forms 

2019 Community Arts Final Report Form

2019 Arts Education Final Report Form

2019 Individual Artist Final Report Form

EMAIL FINAL REPORTS TO janie@auburnpublictheater.org or Mail to:

Attn: Janie Micglire
Auburn Public Theater
PO Box 771
8 Exchange St.
Auburn, NY 13021

Guidelines, forms & pdfs of applications for the 2020 grant cycle are now available: 

APPLICATIONS ARE LIVE ON SUBMITTABLE 

Application PDFs are available below, however these are to be used for drafting & planning purposes only. All applications must be submitted on Submittable. You can access it by CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW. UPDATE: APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED no longer due Oct. 26, now All Applications Due at midnight on Saturday November 2nd

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Forms:

Budget Form (fillable excel form)

Fiscal Sponsor Form (fillable word doc)

Guidelines:

2020 Individual Artist Guidelines

2020 Arts Education Guidelines

2020 Community Arts Guidelines

Application PDFs for Planning Purposes Only:

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY Arts Education Application 2020 

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY Community Arts Application 2020

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY Individual Artist Application 2020

For more information on how to apply contact Janie Micglire at janie@auburnpublictheater.org. 

FINGER LAKES COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS SEMINARS AND OTHER DATES for 2020 cycle

Monday, August 12, 2019

(Cayuga County)

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Auburn Public Theater, Auburn NY

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

(Seneca County)

1030am-12pm

Seneca Museum of Waterways & Industry, Seneca Falls NY

Monday, August 26, 2019

(Ontario County)

2pm-330pm

Wood Library, Canandaigua NY

Thursday, August 29, 2019

(Wayne County)

12pm-130pm

Clyde Savannah Library, Clyde NY

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

(Yates County)

3pm-430pm

Penn Yan Public Library, Penn Yan NY

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL GRANT WRITING WORKSHOPS:

(Cayuga County)

September 16 at 6:30pm-7:30pm

Auburn Public Theater, Auburn NY – “What makes a great grant application”

Please RSVP for any of the workshops to Janie Micglire at janie@auburnpublictheater.org or call 315-253-6669.

FINAL DEADLINE FOR 2020 DEC GRANT SUBMISSIONS: Saturday, October 26, 2019. Application PDFs are available above to begin drafting & planning your responses, however all applications must be submitted on Submittable. Submittable portal is open above. 

DEADLINE FOR DEC GRANT DRAFT REVIEW SUBMISSIONS: Saturday, October 12, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR DEC GRANT APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED ONLINE MIDNIGHT SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2019

PANEL DAY: TBD / REVIEW BY APT BOARD/STAFF DATE – TBD

2019 FLCAG Grant Awardees

ARTS EDUCATION:
Marcus Whitman Middle School/Town of Gorham
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Cayuga County
Wood Library Association

INDIVIDUAL ARTIST:
Jennifer Gibson

COMMUNITY ARTS:

Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival
Geneva Concerts, Inc.
Smith Center for the Arts
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Finger Lakes Celtic Society
Keuka Lake Music Festival Inc.
Aurora Free Library
Sodus Bay Historical Society
Dundee Scottish Association
Edith B. Ford Memorial Library
Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Geneva Light Opera, Inc.
Canandaigua Lake Music Festival
Perform 4 Purpose
Tomato Fest of CNY
ABC Cayuga, Inc.
Rochester Folk Art Guild, Inc.
Geneva Music Festival, Cayuga
Geneva Music Festival, Ontario
Naples Library
Canaltown Chorale
Hazard Library Association
Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry
Clyde-Savannah Public Library
ARC of Seneca Cayuga

If you are interested in other grant opportunities, please feel free to visit the following sites:

Student Scholarships

As the educational arm of Auburn Public Theater, Auburn Public Studios offers full and partial scholarships for students that demonstrate financial need. Year to year, anywhere from 25-40% of our students are on scholarship!

Check out our scholarship form and requirements by clicking HERE.

Click HERE to see what classes are currently being offered at Auburn Public Studio.

Past Grant Programs:

The Senator John A. DeFrancisco Arts in Cayuga County Program

As a major supporter of the arts in our region, Senator DeFrancisco has been successful in his effort to include money in this year’s state budget for live events in Cayuga County. We are grateful that he has chosen Auburn Public Theater to administer the funds to qualified organizations. The funds come to Auburn Public Theater as a grant through the Empire State Development Corporation (ESD).

  • Your organization can receive up to $10,000 for a live event in Cayuga County.
  • Funds must be spent on direct production expenses that include artist fees, stages, lighting, sound reinforcement, security and signage.
  • Funds cannot be used for indirect expenses such as agent fees or administrative expenses.