2025 Statewide Community Regrant Program

Application Period Opens Sept 15, 2024

Statewide Community Regrant Program (SCR)

The Statewide Community Regrant Program was developed by the New York State Council on the Arts, in 1977, in response to a mandate by New York’s Legislature that there be a greater local involvement in funding decisions, affecting local non-profit organizations, offering artistic or cultural services and programs, and to ensure New York State’s cultural funding reached every part of the State. The program is funded statewide – in all 62 counties, and funds are regranted by local arts agencies through a transparent peer panel funding process. An organization or individual with a fiscal agent that meets NYSCA and GO ART! criteria may request regrant funds. Through the Statewide Community Regrant Program (SCR Program), GO ART!, NYSCA and the New York State Legislature hope to extend, upgrade and increase the arts and cultural programming in Genesee and Orleans Counties. The goal is to make state arts support available to geographically, economically, and ethnically diverse segments of the state’s population.

2025 SCR Program

The 2025 SCR applications will be accepted from Sept 15 – Nov 1, 2024

Please review guidelines prior to completing application. 

There have been some changes to the applications for the 2025 cycle, please note that there are now separate applications for organizations, Individual artists with community partners and individual artists with fiscal sponsors.  If you are unsure which application to use, contact SCR coordinator for assistance. Please note that Individual Artists can now apply for $3000 through the RIpple Grant

SCR Workshop Registration
Workshop Date (please pick one)(Required)

SCR Grantee Resources

All marketing materials (including but not limited to social media, website, press releases, fliers, etc) for granted projects much include the proper accreditation which is as follows, “This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant 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 GO ART!” Also must include the updated GO ART! logo which can be downloaded below

All grantees are required to complete a final report and budget no later than 30 days after conclusion of funded program.  Failure to complete final reports will impact future eligibility.

Peer Review Panel

Awards are based on a competitive peer panel review process. A panel composed of artists, arts administrators, and community members familiar with local arts and cultural activities, acting in accordance with NYSCA’s guidelines review each project on the basis of its own merits and against others in the application pool. To volunteer to sit on a panel or nominate a panelist please submit the form below.  

2024 Reach Grant Recipients

Orleans County

  •  The Cobblestone Society for C.W. Bill Lattin “Architecture Destroyed In Orleans County, N.Y.” – $5,000
  • Canalside Radio Inc. Harmonizing Communities: The Canalside Radio Initiative” – $5,000
  • Care Net Center of Greater Orleans (DBA)Artists and Their Styles” – $5,000
  • Community Free Library Continuation of Myron Holley Erie Canal Mural” – $5,000
  • Friends of Boxwood Cemetery Boxwood at Night 2024” – $5,000
  • Hoag Library of the Swan Library Association2024 Hoag Music Series” – $5,000
  • Lee-Whedon Memorial Library Finally Fridays! 2024” – $5,000
  • Lyndonville Lions Club “I Hear the Music” – $5,000
  • Michelle Cryer with Town of Carlton “Carlton mural at the cove” – $5,000
  • The Cobblestone Society “The Cobblestone Museum Arts Series for 2024” – $5,000
  • Village of Albion “Village of Albion Summer Concert Series” – $5,000
  • Village of Albion for William Schutt “Lighting the Erie Canal” – $5,000
  • Village of Holley “Village of Holley Canal Concert Series” – $3,000
  • Village of Holley “Festival Series 2024” – $2,000
  • Yates Community Library “Yates Community Library- More Than Just Books” – $5,000
  • E-Yah-Pah-Hah Wind QuintetClassical Music Series in Albion Community” – $5,000
  • Barre Betterment Committee2024 Square Dance at the Town Park” – $1,000
  • Lee Whedon Memorial Library for Laura JackettArt Workshops at the Libraries” – $5,000
  • Community Action of Orleans and Genesee for Julianna Berry Live Jazz Swing Bands for Community Social Dances” – $5,000
  • Friends of Orleans County Marine Parks OONA Summer Concert Series 2024” – $5,000
  • Community Action of Orleans & GeneseeCommunity Action Helping People Change Lives” – $3,000
  • Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum “Capture the Light” – $1,000
  • Albion Merchants Association “Albion Merchants Association” – $4,000
  • Lakeshore Arts Incorporated “Lakeshore Fine Craft Workshops” – $1,331
  • Tegan Leach with Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension “Transforming Natural Fibers through Spinning and Dyeing” – $4,519
  • Greater Albion Community Recreation and Events, INC. “Village of Albion Summer Festival featuring Rock the Park” – $5,000
  • Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension “Craig Wilkins and Craig Wilkins Band Sr. Lunch performance at Orleans County 4-H Fair” – $1,799

Genesee County

  • Alexander Volunteer Fire Department Band Alexander Volunteer Fire Department Community Performances” – $4,837
  • City of Batavia Fire Department for Mandy Taylor Main Street Fire Hydrant Murals” – $2,900
  • Batavia Business Improvement District Jackson Square Concert Series” – $5,000
  • Batavia Concert BandBatavia Concert Band 2024 Music in the Park Summer Concert Series” – $5,000
  • Batavia Players, Inc.Support of the 2024 Season” – $5,000
  • Bergen Business and Civic AssociationBergen Park Festival” – $5,000
  • Byron-Bergen Public Library Arts in our Community” – $5,000
  • David F. Burke with Warrior House of WNY INC“Wings” Mural for The Goose Community Center” – $2,500
  • Genesee Chorale Inc.2024 Genesee Chorale Season” – $5,000
  • Genesee Symphony Orchestra The Genesee Symphony Orchestra’s 78th Season” – $5,000
  • Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming OUT!, Inc. GLOW OUT! Pride Festival 2024” – $5,000
  • Gillam-Grant Community Center A Spectrum of Art” – $4,640
  • GLOW YMCA, Inc. GLOW Corporate Street Beat” – $1,000
  • Haxton Memorial Library “Talented Thursdays”- $5,000
  • Heather Kathleen Davis with St. Mark’s Episcopal Church “Opera on the Oatka” $3,100
  • Holland Purchase Historical Society “Holland Land Office Museum Guest Speaker & Concert Series” – $5,000
  • Warrior House of WNY for Kathlyn Baker “Art Exploration Project” – $5,000
  • Warrior House of WNY for Marianne Skye “Groovy Moves-Family Music and Movement”- $5,000
  • Oakfield Betterment Committee Inc “Oakfield Labor Daze” – $5,000
  • Warrior House of WNY INC for Rebecca A O’Donnell “Creative Community Connections at the Goose” – $4,000
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church “Music at St. Mark’s” – $2,415
  • The Elba Betterment Committee “EBC Presents….” – $4,550
  • Village of Bergen “Hickory Park Concert Series” – $2,300
  • Village of Corfu “Corfu Farmers Market 2024 Music Series” – $5,000
  • Woodward Memorial Library “Art All Year, Take Two” – $4,979
  • Batavia Players for Andy Rich Acting and Filmmaking outside of major markets” – $5,000
  • Brian Kemp with Batavia Business Improvement District 2024 TableTopArtShow” – $5,000
  • Friends of Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Incorporated Artful Observation: Inspired by Nature” – $4,710
  • Hollwedel Memorial Public LibraryShake on the Lake – Henry V” – $5,000
  • James Lullo with Batavia Players Inc.  Kitty (film)” – $5,000
  • Jennifer Grey with Batavia Business Improvement District Summer Groove of Jackson Square” – $5,000
  • Jill Pettigrew with Village of CorfuRoadside Art Gallery” – $5,000
  • Joshua Lang with Batavia Concert Band Holst: Suite de Ballet movement 4” $2,500
  • Justin Benedict with Richmond Memorial Library The Nightroad Volume 1” – $5,000
  • LeRoy Historical Society Discovering LeRoy’s Ingham University: The First Woman’s University in the Country” – $4,305
  • Lorie Longhany with St. Marks Episcopal Church The Joy Project” – $4,000
  • Magen Peters with Batavia Business Improvement District “Fairy Doors of Downtown Batavia” – $5,000
  • Everpresent Church for Michelle Cryer “Take My Hand mural” – $3,600
  • Oakfield Historical Society Inc. “History Comes Alive” – $5,000
  • Sara Tenney with Batavia Business Improvement District “Summer Sounds of Jackson Square” – $5,000
  • Town and Country Garden Club of LeRoy “Rooted Harmony: Artistic Benches Cultivating Community Connection” – $5,000

2024 Ripple Grant Recipients

Orleans County

Genesee County

  • Eric Weatherbee “The Humble Bard Presents” – $2,500
  • Patricia Greene “Images of Beauty” – $2,500
  • Eric Zwieg “The Family Model” – $2,500
  • David Burke “Extension to Harvester Center Hallway Mural” – $2,500
  • Thomas JenningsMIssing Man- The Vince Welnick Story” – $2,500
  • Joshua Lang “Suite de Ballet Mvt 3” – $2,500

2024 Spark Grant Recipients

Orleans County

Genesee County

  • Judd Sunshine with Ronald L. Sodoma Elementary School Erie Canal Songwriting Project” – $4,200
  • Brandi Zavitz with Lyndonville Central School DistrictMural in Music Hallway” – $5,000
  • Bart Dentino with Oakfield-Alabama Central School District The Spaces Between the Leaves” – $4,815
  • Chris Humel with The Office For The Aging Youth Music Program” – $5,000
  • Linda Fix with BCSD Foundation Community Schools #It Takes A Village Mural” – $5,000

2023 Reach Grant Recipients

Orleans County

  •  Albion Merchant Association for Vette “Albion Summer Concert” – $4,768
  • Albion Merchant Association “Concerts on the Canal” – $5,000
  • Cobblestone Society & Museum “Cobblestone Museum Art Series 2023” – $5,000
  • Friends of Boxwood Cemetery “Boxwood at Night” – $4,160
  • Hoag Library “Hoag Music Series” – $5,000
  • Community Free Library for Howard Berry “Myron Holley Erie Canal Mural” – $5,000
  • Lee-Whedon Memorial Library “Finally Fridays! 2023” – $5,000
  • Lyndonville Lions Club “I Hear the Music” – $5,000
  • Orleans County Historical Association “Multidisciplinary Live History Event” – $5,000
  • Veronica Morgan ” I was a Hoggee on the Erie Canal” – $5,000
  • Village of Albion “Bridging the Village Music Series” – $5,000
  • Village of Holley “Concerts on the Canal” – $3,000
  • Yates Community Library “More Than Just Books” – $5,000

Genesee County

  • Hollwedel Memorial Library “Shake on the Lake Presents William Shakespeare” – $5,000
  • Batavia Business Improvement District “Jackson Square Concert Series” – $5,000
  • Batavia Concert Band “2023 Batavia Concert Band Summer Concert Series” – $3,231
  • Batavia Players, Inc “2023 Theater Season” – $5,000
  • Bergen Historical Society “Holiday Mural Panels” – $4,286
  • Bill & Kay McDonald “Homegrown Concert Series” – $5,000
  • Batavia Business Improvement District for Brian Kemp “Table Top Art Show” – $5,000
  • Byron-Bergen Public Library “Enriching Lives Through the Arts” – $4,954
  • Warrior House of WNY for David Burke “The Goose Community Center Indoor Mural” – $2,500
  • Elba Betterment Committee “EBC Presents Art Around Town (Again)” – $5,000
  • Friends of the Batavia Peace Garden “Artistic Interpretive Panels” – $5,000
  • Gillam-Grant Community Center “Community Art Adventure” – $4,849
  • Genesee Chorale, Inc “Genesee Choral 2023 Season” – $5,000
  • Genesee Symphony Orchestra “2023 Concert Series” – $5,000
  • GLOW OUT! “2023 Pride Fest” – $4,500
  • Haxton Memorial Library “Talented Tuesdays” – $5,000
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church for Heather Davis “Opera on the Oatka” – $1,500
  • Friends of the Batavia Peace Garden for Michelle Cryer “Batavia Water Storage Tank Mural” – $2,800
  • Oakfield Betterment Committee “Oakfield Labor Daze” – $5,000
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church “Music at St. Mark’s” – $2,970
  • Habitat for Humanity for Thera Sanchez “Batavia’s Gold Mural” $3,000
  • Warrior House of WNY “Learning Through Art” – $5,000
  • Batavia Players for William Peterson “Everyone Has a Story” – $5,000
  • Woodward Memorial Library “Art All Year” – $5,000

2023 Ripple Grant Recipients

Orleans County

Genesee County

  • Eric Weatherbee “The Humble Bard Presents” – $2,500
  • Eric Zwieg “Passenger: A Billion Little Pieces-Postmodern Reflections” – $2,500
  • David Burke “Harvester Center Hallway Mural” – $2,500
  • William Schutt “Connecting Hands Connecting Communities” – $2,500
  • Joshua Lang “On Dreams” – $2,500

2023 Spark Grant Recipients

Orleans County

Genesee County

  • Orleans County Chamber of Commerce for Patricia Greene “Art Experience for Seniors” – $5,000
  • Lyndonville Central School District for Judd Sunshine “Erie Canal Songwriting Project” – $3,300
  • Genesee County Youth Bureau “Re:Creation (Drawings of Nature)” – $3,200
  • Strength in Numbers Organization Inc. “Youth Music Program” – $5,000
  • Batavia Central School District for Linda Miranda Fix “#kindness, empathy & you Mural” – $5,000
  • Byron-Bergen Public Library for Laura Jackett “Art Workshops at the Libraries” – $5,000

2022 Reach Grant Recipients

Orleans County

Genesee County

Restart Regrant

The Restart NY Regrant Program was developed as part of an initiative to spur the revitalization of New York’s creative economy. The program is administered through a network of local and regional organizations through a transparent peer panel funding process and is available to artists and organizations in each of the state’s 62 counties. Organizations or individuals with a fiscal agent that meets NYSCA and GO ART! criteria may request regrant funds. Through the Restart NY Regrant Program, GO ART!, NYSCA and the New York State Legislature hope to provide immediate support to promote arts experiences that will fuel the reopening and recovery of performance organizations and groups. While the grants opportunities are prioritized for organizations and artists planning live performing arts projects, those planning projects and events that are open to and engage public participation and audiences in Genesee and/or Orleans counties. The deadline for this grant passed.

2022 Restart NY Grant Recipients

The Statewide Community Regrant Program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.