United Arts Appeal Grant Application Deadline Is April 15

The deadline is approaching for artists and organizations to apply for United Arts Appeal Projects Pool grants. In 2017, grants were awarded to two individual artists and five organizations. Citizens for a Better Cassadaga received a grant for their Concerts on Cassadaga Lake; where the Old Dawg Blue Grass is pictured performing.

Chautauqua County artists and organizations have until April 15 to submit applications for the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County’s Projects Pool Grants Program.

Eligible organizations must have non-profit status and may include libraries, municipalities, churches and other community groups.

An artist who has been a Chautauqua County resident for at least one year and works in any artistic discipline, including but not limited to crafts, choreography, film, fiction, poetry, printmaking, sculpture, painting, video, play writing, performance, music composition and photography, may apply for funding. Priority will be given to those applicants who demonstrate that a grant would have significant impact on their careers.

Applications for grants up to $500 are accepted online only. All applications are screened for eligibility and fulfillment of requirements. An advisory panel made up of artists and community leaders reviews applications and presents recommendations to the United Arts Appeal board for approval. Winners will be announced in late May.

Artists and community organizations interested in applying for a grant can obtain application information and funding criteria on the Grants page at unitedartsappeal.org.

In addition to funding for individual artists and smaller arts projects through the Projects Pool, the United Arts Appeal provides operating support for seven of the larger arts organizations in Chautauqua County: Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet, Community Music Project, 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Jamestown Concert Association, Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown, and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra.

The United Arts Appeal is supported by Chautauqua County, local foundations, and corporations, businesses, and individuals throughout the county.

For more information about the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County, visit unitedartsappeal.org. Details of programs and performances offered by each of the member organizations can be found by clicking on their websites on the UAA Members page.