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.
The 2021 Funding Deadline has passed. Guidelines for funding in 2022 will be posted in September 2021.
For more information, contact the DVAA Grants Coordinator.
2021 Community Arts Grants Guidelines
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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 Decentralization (DEC) Program 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 DEC Grants 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 DEC Grants Program is largely credited for establishing Sullivan County’s cultural life as we know it today––relevant, vibrant and healthy.