NYSCA Community Art Partner Grant
Community Art Partner Grants (formally Original Work Grants) support individual Staten Island artists of all disciplines for the creation of new work that breaks new ground and addresses the concept of community. Four grants are awarded in the amount of $2500.
These grants are highly competitive. The grant is funded through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).
To be eligible for the 2017 NYSCA Community Art Partner grant, the applicant must meet ALL the following criteria:
a) applicant must not have received a Community Art Partner (formeraly Original Work) grant since 2012
b) applicant must live in Staten Island
c) applicant must be at least 18 years old
d) applicant must not be a full-time student at the time of the application or grant period
e) applicant must be in good standing for any grants previously received from Staten Island Arts.
Applications will be available September 6, 2016.
The deadline for submission will be November 4, 2016.
Please read the 2017 Community Art Partner Guidelines
Work Sample: 40% = Does it show that the artist can successfully create the project they propose from the work shown in the sample? Is the quality of the work sample sufficient? Does it have artistic merit/cultural significance
Community Outreach (Public Component): 25% = How will their project be available to the public? Is it accessible to everyone? Which communities does it serve? Projects which address communities or artistic disciplines which are underserved will receive foremost attention. Project must take place between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
Narrative: 25% = Is their project description, artist statement, and artist bio clear (does the narrative leave you asking a lot of questions)? Does it show that the applicant has experience creating this kind of work, or that they can successfully do what they propose? Does the proposed project broaden the artists’ scope? Take into consideration their past work. Does the project have meaning, and does it have a positive impact on the community?
Budget: 10% = Are their numbers realistic? Money can never be used for food/refreshments/purchasing equipment. Do they have a realistic artist fee, materials fee, etc?
Grantees are encouraged to attend an application seminar. The application seminar schedule is posted on the Grants Overview page. You can also view the Community Art Partner Grant web tutorial. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Grants Administrator at 718.447.3329 x1003.