Arts Grants

Finger Lake Community Arts Grants Logo - FLCAG

Decentralization Grants

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.


2020 Final Report Forms 

2020 Community Arts Final Report Form

2020 Arts Education Final Report Form

2020 Individual Artist Final Report Form  


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

2021 Grant Guidelines:

FLCAG Community Arts Guidelines- 2021

FLCAG Arts Education Guidelines 2021

FLCAG Individual Artist Grant Guidelines – 2021

To make a reservation or appointment for the following grant seminars contact Janie at

Grant Seminars for new applicants :

One on one appointments available and in person workshops at APT on May 2nd at Noon and on May 5th at 4pm 

Grant application deadline is May 15, 2021


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 2 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.

Crediting Your Grant:

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants program, a regrant program of New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Auburn Public Theater.

More Grant Opportunities:

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

Finger Lakes Grant Information Center

New York Foundation for the Arts

Arts NYS Coalition

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