LITTLE VALLEY - The Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) is reminding artists that the Nov. 16 deadline is fast approaching for Arts Education grants and Artist in Community grants, open to any artist living in Cattaraugus, Allegany or Chautauqua counties.
In order to apply, artists must first speak with CCAC's Program and Grants Manager Courtney Blackmon to discuss applicable programs and eligibility.
The Arts Education (AE) program regrants public funds to local artists and nonprofit organizations in partnership with local public schools engaging K-12 students in rich artistic learning experiences.
AE funds are designed to support new or first time arts education projects in K-12 school setting. An AE grant must not replace, or appear to replace, the role of a certified arts teacher. Grants can range from $500 to $2,000, cannot fully fund any project's expenses, and should include costs for appropriate project evaluation and documentation. The proposed project must include three contact sessions between an artist, certified arts teacher, and the same core group of students.
For more information, visit the Arts Education section under Grants at myartscouncil.net. Deadline to apply for funding is at 5 p.m. on Nov. 16.
The Artist in Community grant opportunity provides one award of $2,500 to an individual artist for the creation of new work within a community context.
The goal of this grant is to support the creative work of an individual artist in all disciplines at the local level while encouraging interactions between artist and community. The AIC Funds are intended to cover the artist's fees and material expenses.
Projects must be open to the general public in a fully handicap accessible location in the county which you reside (Allegany, Cattaraugus or Chautauqua counties) and take place between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013.
For more information, visit the Artist in Community section under Grants at myartscouncil.net.
"These grants are a great way for emerging or established artists to participate in the arts community. Direct funding for artists is rare these days and our hopes are those artists take advantage of this opportunity," Blackmon said.
Anyone interested in applying for Artist in Community or Arts Education grants must set up a meeting (Skype, in person, or phone) with CCAC's Programs and Grants Manager to discuss applicable programs and eligibility. For any questions please contact Blackmon at Courtney@myartscouncil.net or 372-755.
The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has served the greater Cattaraugus County region for more than 10 years with quality arts programs and services.
For more information on CCAC or on other classes and workshops, visit www.myartscouncil.net.