The Huntington Arts Council is proud to administer the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) program formerly the Decentralization (DEC) regrant program. Long Island Arts Grants are made possible with funds from the State & Local Partnerships (SLP) program of NYSCA and with the support of the Office of the Governor and the NYS Legislature. These funds ensure the continued success of extraordinary arts and cultural activities throughout both Nassau and Suffolk counties.
These grants help to support:
- Arts and cultural organizations with community based arts & cultural projects
- Individual artists in the creation of new work
- Teaching artists with in depth opportunities for students and lifelong learners to create and experience the arts
- New and not previously funded applicants are a funding priority for 2023
The three categories of SCR Grants are:
- Creative Communities
- Creative Learning: In School or After School and Community Centers
- Creative Individuals
Each grant category has its own specific guidelines. PLEASE NOTE the guidelines have changed. Review guidelines for each grant category to choose the right application for your project or program. Guidelines for each category can be found on the SCR Grants Guidelines page. Click here to access the guidelines. If you are not sure which grant category best suits your proposal, contact the grants team for assistance: Emily Dowd email@example.com or Patty Eljaiek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Artists, collectives, unincorporated groups, tribal organizations, and non-profit organizations residing in Nassau and Suffolk counties are all eligible to apply for the Statewide Community Regrant opportunities.
- All grant applicants must attend at least one FREE SEMINAR for the grant category that best fits their proposal. You may attend more than one.
For more information about eligibility criteria, please review the General Grant Guidelines.
Seminars (previously known as workshops)
The 2023 SCR FREE, mandatory seminars explain the application guidelines and eligibility requirements for each category of NYSCA’s 2023 Statewide Community Regrant Program. The format of the seminars is category specific. Prospective applicants, regardless of prior grant experience, must attend at least one of the seminars. Please choose the category that best fits your grant proposal.
Anyone who is considering applying for a SCR ’23 grant who has not yet attended a seminar may click on the grant appropriate link below to view a video recording of a previously presented seminar.
- Links to the videos of recorded seminars will be available for viewing here on the Long Island Grants for the Arts page from Thurs. Oct. 13 at 6:00PM through Mon. Oct. 16th at midnight. THE LINKS ARE NOW CLOSED.
- Viewing these recorded videos will met the required mandatory seminar attendance.
- If you have already attended a seminar, in any grant category, you have fulfilled the mandatory requirement.
Previously Scheduled SCR ‘23 Grant Seminars was as follows:
Creative Communities – Sep 13, 2022 6pm Main Street Gallery, 213 Main Street Huntington NY Creative Learning – Sep 15, 2022 6pm Virtual Creative Individual – Sep 20, 2022 2pm: Virtual Creative Communities – Sep 27, 2022 6pm Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave, Baldwin NY Creative Learning – Sep 29, 2022 6pm Virtual Creative Individual – Oct 6, 2022 2pm Virtual Creative Communities – Oct 11, 2022 6pm Virtual At CAPACITY LAST CALL – Overview of SCR grant opportunities and Q&A – Oct 13, 2022 4:30 – 5:30 pm Spotlight at the Paramount, 370 New York Ave, Huntington NY At CAPACITY
Upon the conclusion of the final seminar, applications will be available on October 17th under the grants application tab here on our website.