Statewide Community Regrants



Since 2013, Auburn Public Theater has administered the Statewide Community Regrant program (formerly known as The Decentralization Grant program) developed by the New York State Council On the Arts (NYSCA). The program ensures that arts funding reaches every part of New York State by regranting over $89,000 annually.

Nonprofit community arts organizations, arts education programs and Individual artists who are located in Cayuga, Seneca, Yates, Ontario and Wayne and are not directly funded by NYSCA can apply for direct grants of up to $5000.

 Statewide Community Regrants (SCR) support enables emerging artists and organizations to grow professionally and to enhance the cultural climate in communities and neighborhoods where they live and work.


Community Arts Grants

Community Arts Grants support arts and cultural projects that promote an increase in arts activity and promise to enhance the cultural climate in the neighborhoods and communities where they live and operate. Grants range from $500 to $5000. Eligible for nonprofit organizations and individual artists.

Individual Artist Grants

Individual Artist Grants support artists in the creation of new work and foster and strengthen the connection between artists and their communities. Grants awarded are for $2,500. Only individual artists are eligible for this program. A maximum of 4 Individual Artists can be funded per county.

Arts Education Grants

Arts Education Grants support the role the arts play in engaging K-12 public school students through in-depth, age and skills appropriate artistic learning opportunities. Awards can range from $500 to $5000. Individual artists and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.


2024 Guidelines

Stay Tuned


2023 Webinar dates & Registration:

*Stay tuned for upcoming professional development webinars*

2023 SCR-Funded events:

To view a list of funded, open to the public events: click here

                                        More Grant Opportunities: If you are interested in other grant opportunities, feel free to visit the following sites: Finger Lakes Grant Information Center / Arts NYS Coalition

Questions? Contact Us:

Janie (Micglire) Anderson, SCR Coordinator

 (315) 253-6669

Dominic Gambaiani, SCR Assistant

Grant recipients teaching art outdoors
Grant recipients sculpting with clay
Grant recipients playing music outdoors
Grant recipients teaching art outdoors