Arts Grants

Finger Lake Community Arts Grants Logo - FLCAG
Finger Lake Community Arts Grants Logo - FLCAG

Statewide Community Regrants

Formerly Known as Decentralization Grants (DEC)

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.



2021 Final Report Forms 

2021 Restart NY Grant Final Report Form

2021 Community Arts Final Report Form

2021 Arts Education Final Report Form

2021 Individual Artist Final Report Form


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

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

Arts NYS Coalition


The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a cash grant awarded to originating individual artists living across New York State. This unrestricted cash grant of $7,000 is awarded to over 80 artists each year in 15 different disciplines over a three-year period. In 2021, the disciplines are: Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design, Choreography, Music/Sound, Photography, and Playwriting/Screenwriting. 

As the Fellowship is not a project grant, funds can be used however the artist pleases. Applicants are encouraged to apply with work that is already completed that demonstrates the artist’s vision and voice. 

Applications are free and all applicants must apply online; applications are open now and close Wednesday, January 26, 2022 @ 5:00PM EST. Apply HERE! Questions can be emailed to: 

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