Supporting artist’s in the creation of new work with exceptional community engagement in the creative process.
Supporting accessible arts projects that enhance the cultural climate in our neighborhoods and communities.
Supporting the role the arts play in engaging K-12 public school students and lifelong learners through sequential, hands-on art instruction for rich artistic learning experiences.
Since 2017, DEC has broadened its arts education funding to support activities that take place in community-based settings, such as after-school programs, senior centers, and community centers. K-12 in-school projects are still supported through this category.
For K-12 In-School Projects:
- Puppetry and theater as a tool for exploring any curricular subject
For After-School and Community-based Learning Projects:
- Dance and movement workshops in partnership with a senior center
- Visual arts or ceramics with developmentally disabled communities
- After-school Theater Program for youth
Long Island Arts Grants are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program (DEC), a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, and administered by Huntington Arts Council.