Long Island Arts Grants, made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, reach both Nassau and Suffolk Counties and make possible an extraordinary array of arts & cultural activities.
Our grants help to support:
- Individual artists in the creation of new work
- Teaching artists with in depth opportunities for students and life long learners to create and experience the arts
- Arts and cultural organizations with community based arts & cultural projects
2017 Funding Categories
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 Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and administered by Huntington Arts Council.
Huntington Arts Council will be accepting applications through an new electronic portal, Submittable. Updated guidelines are available below, and sample applications will be uploaded to this page shortly. We encourage you to review the guidelines thoroughly before entering information into the application form. We also suggest that you write answers to the application in Word, then cut and paste into the application form. Application drafts will save for 21 days on Submittable.
Includes information on: Program Goals, Applicant Eligibility, Eligible vs. Ineligible Expenses, Responsibilities of Recipients, Glossary of Terms, Appeal Process, Work Sample Instructions, and FAQ Section.
2017 Long Island Arts Grants PowerPoint
**Viewing this PowerPoint does NOT count towards attending a mandatory workshop.**
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.
ATTENTION: Important program changes for 2017
HAC has refocused its arts education funding to now 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 in 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