Statewide Community Regrants Program

Formerly known as the Decentralization Program

Artists, municipalities, libraries, 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations can apply directly for grants. Others may be eligible to apply with the help of a sponsor organization. These grants are for programs taking place in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties of New York State.

If you’ve never written or applied for a grant before, these grants are the perfect place to start. Please be sure to check out our schedule of Arts Funding Info Sessions. Our Grant Coordinator, Alicia Murphy, can also provide one-on-one assistance and support to help you feel comfortable with the application process.

If you are thinking about applying for a grant, please message us to talk about your ideas! We can help you determine the best funding option for your needs.

Available Grants:


Individual Artist Grant

  • Who can apply: Individual artists – check is written directly
    to the artist.
  • Match required? No matching funds required.
  • Request/award: $1,000 – $2,500.
  • Funds are intended for new, original work that engages a segment of the community through a public program and/or the inclusion of community involvement in the project’s development and creative process.



Arts Education Grant

  • Who can apply: Individual artists, non-profits, or unincorporated organizations, working in partnership with K-12 public schools or community-based partners. Check written directly to artist or organization.
  • Request/award: $300-$5,000
  • Provide rich, artistic learning experiences for K-12 public school students or community-based learners of all ages.

Community Arts Grant

  • Who can apply: Municipalities, libraries, or 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. In addition, individual artists or
    organizations may apply with an eligible municipality, library, or non-profit acting as a fiscal sponsor. Check written directly to the municipality, library, or non-profit organization.
  • Request/award: $300-$5,000
  • Public arts experiences.

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Arts Funding Info Sessions:

Free, informational arts funding info sessions are scheduled every year throughout the tri-county area.  All first-time applicants are REQUIRED to attend a workshop before applying for a grant; return applicants are strongly encouraged to do so. 

Workshops have concluded for the 2023 grant cycle.  

If you’re a first-time applicant, please contact our Grants & Services Manager at grants@slcartscouncil.org to request a private meeting.