Please contact our grant coordinator, Fred Balzac, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the Statwide Community Regrants (SCR) program and to request a copy of materials such as the blank Excel budget forms required to be included in all SCR applications and the final report for each grant-funded project.
Click here for information on the 2023 grant cycle
How to Submit Your Application
All grant applications must be submitted electronically through our online application system at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Submittable site. The application window for the 2023 SCR Community Arts, Arts Education, and Individual Artist grants will open several weeks in advance of the deadline, which will be Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 11:59 pm.
For technical questions about Submittable, please contact its technical-support team directly:
Phone: (855) 467-8264, ext. 2
Grant Writing Tips
In addition to attending an SCR grant-application seminar or individual consultation with the SCR coordinator if you are required to (or, if not required to, would like to), please read the SCR guidelines in their entirety first. These guidelines are updated each year to meet NYSCA's requirements.
Download this Brainstorming Worksheet to organize your thoughts into a competitive grant application.
Project narratives should be thorough, clear, and concise. Any narratives regarding your budget should match your budget form, and any large or questionable expenses on your budget form should be explained in your budget notes.
Suggested information to include in your project narrative:
Detailed project summary: the Who, What, When, Where, and Why
Goals for the project: specifically, what you hope to achieve through the project
The project's feasibility, accessibility, management, and evaluation
Explain the project's need and importance to the community: think about whether you are filling a specific void in your community
Why you chose the artists and their qualifications
Your marketing plan, using multiple media outlets
Detailed funding requests reflecting everything in the budget
How you will adapt your project and/or budget if you receive partial funding
Templates/Forms to Request or Download
To request the blank Excel budget templates (or forms) that are required for use with SCR applications, please email Grant Coordinator Fred Balzac at email@example.com.
Lesson plan template for Arts Education grants
For specific questions about your eligibility, please contact Grant Coordinator Fred Balzac at firstname.lastname@example.org. Eligible applicants include:
- Those with a permanent address in the same county the project is taking place. This applies to organizations or individual artists who are direct applicants, as well as to fiscal sponsors. However, with applications involving a fiscal sponsor, the sponsored applicant is not required to resie in that county.
- Designated New York State nonprofit organizations incorporated in the state or registered to do business there, agencies of local or county government (not NYS agencies), and tribal organizations are eligible to apply for their own projects and to serve as a fiscal sponsor.
- Arts groups/organizations and artist collectives that are unincorporated as nonprofits, along with individual artists, must have a fiscal sponsor or community partner (see specific program guidelines).
- Private colleges/universities
Individual applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the time of application.
Ineligible applicants include:
- Public school districts, public or private schools below the college level, and state universities and colleges
- Departments or agencies of New York State (including BOCES)
- Applicants with outstanding final reports from prior years
- Applicants living outside of the county in which the grant project is taking place who do not have a fiscal sponsor
- Organizations or individuals that have applied directly to the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for the same grant cycle, regardless of funding status
Crediting Your Grant
It is mandatory that all SCR grantees credit the program appropriately. It helps raise awareness for funding programs like SCR grants and shows your legislators and NYSCA staff members how valuable these funds are. Please use the following statement exactly as it appears on all SCR grant-sponsored program materials:
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the 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 the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
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