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Arts for Sullivan

The Arts for Sullivan Community Arts grants assist nonprofit arts, cultural, and heritage groups who wish to create or present year-round programming in Sullivan County.

    • Projects can be offered online or live.  
    • Projects can include theatre, music, dance, literary arts, folklore, installation, and visual arts, among other art-forms.  
    • Independent artists who wish to produce community art projects can work with a non-profit organization in Sullivan County acting as a fiscal sponsor. 
    • Applicants may apply for up to three grants that range from $500 to a maximum total ask of $5,000

The 2024 Extended Funding Deadline is Wednesday, December 13, 2023.

For more information, contact DVAA’s Grants Manager.


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2024 Community Arts Grants Guidelines


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About Arts for Sullivan

In accordance with its mandate from the State Legislature to encourage participation in the grants decision-making process at the county and regional level, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) inaugurated the Statewide Community Regrant Program (formerly known as Decentralization) in 1977 for the redistribution of public funds. This program enables selected local arts councils, county governments, or regional advisory boards to regrant state funds for arts events and cultural development within their communities.

Since 1984, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) has worked with NYSCA as the SCR Program site in Sullivan County, for the purpose of administering Arts for Sullivan funding for artists, art organizations, cultural and heritage groups. The Arts for Sullivan SCR Program is largely credited for establishing Sullivan County’s cultural life as we know it today––relevant, vibrant, and healthy.

Goals & Purpose of the Program

  • Support artists in the creation of new work, and enhance artistic visibility and impact.
  • Support non-profit cultural groups in providing year-round, quality programming in all areas of the county.
  • Create opportunities for underserved artists and communities.
  • Promote communication and understanding between the different facets of the Sullivan County residents.
  • Support the arts that encourage multi-disciplinary expression and collaboration.

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