Auburn Public Theater Regrants



Auburn Public Theater, thanks to New York State Senator Rachel May, is excited to offer this new regrant opportunity for the 2024 calendar year. This program is replacing the previous Statewide Community Regrants (SCR) funded through NYSCA for the 2024 calendar year. This means that all 2024 applicants will apply for either a Public Arts grant or an Individual Artist grant. For this regrant cycle, all prior/new Arts Education applicants are encouraged to apply for the Public Arts grant. Applicants are eligible to apply if they reside in Wayne, Yates, Ontario, Seneca, or Cayuga Counties.

No informational seminars will be required for new or previous applicants; if any such    informational seminars are necessary a private Zoom or in-person seminar will be arranged with the Auburn Public Theater Regrants Coordinator.

All previous rules and guidelines for the SCR program will be modified to fit the needs of Auburn Public Theater’s Regrant Program. Maximum amount available for Public Arts applicants remains $5,000. Maximum amount available to Individual Artist applicants remains $2,500.  All applicants will apply through Submittable, which will be found on the “Grants” page of


Additionally, there will be one General Operating grant of $10,000 awarded. This application will also be made available through Submittable. Applicants who apply for this general operating grant are encouraged to also apply for a Public Arts Grant, if interested; however, if an applicant is awarded the general operating grant, they will then be ineligible to receive their Public Arts Grant (if that application was approved for funding).

Total amount funded during the 2024 Regrants Cycle will amount to $150,000.



Public Arts Grants

Public 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. Additionally, Public Arts Grants support the role the arts play in engaging learning groups of all ages through in-depth, age and skills appropriate artistic learning opportunities. Grants range from $500 to $5000. Eligible for nonprofit organizations.

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.

General Operating Grant

The General Operating Grant is a one time $10,000 grant offered to new nonprofit arts organizations between 2-5 years. The organization must reside in the five-county service area, as well as have an operating budget below $500,000. This grant seeks to support arts organizations as they find their footing within their service community.



All awardees must submit a final budget sheet up to 90 days after the completion of their event. Please use the 2024 APTR Budget Form found below and email it to

2024 APTR Budget Form

2024 APTR Cycle 

The 2024 APTR Applications is closed. Check back for 2025 updates!

                                        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:

Dominic Gambaiani, Executive Assistant/Regrants Coordinator


Grant recipients teaching art outdoors
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Grant recipients teaching art outdoors