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Recent Grantees

By the end of April 2021, a total of 96 grants will have been awarded to artists and arts organizations throughout our region for COVID-19 pandemic relief.

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Award Recipients: 6     

Cumulative Awards: $62,500

 

CNY Jazz Arts Foundation, Inc.
Onondaga
$10,000.00

Erie Canal Museum
Onondaga
$10,000.00

Everson Museum of Arts of Syracuse and Onondaga County
Onondaga
$12,500.00

Musical Associates of Central New York, Inc
Onondaga
$10,00.00

Red House Arts Center
Onondaga
$10,00.00

SU Theatre Corporation
Onondaga
$10,00.00

 

Round I

Award Recipients: 26

Cumulative Awards: $31,250

 

Adapt CNY, Inc
Onondaga
$1,000.00

Blalock, Ellen
Onondaga
$ 450.00

CNY Arts Center Inc
Oswego
$ 450.00

CORA Foundation, The
Onondaga
$ 450.00

CORA Foundation, The / Art House
Onondaga
$2,500.00

Cortland Music Boosters Inc
Cortland
$1,750.00

Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center
Oneida
$ 450.00

DrumQuest
Onondaga
$ 450.00

Joined Artists, Musicians & Singers, Inc
Onondaga
$ 450.00

Joined Artists, Musicians & Singers, Inc
Onondaga
$ 1,250.00

La Joven Guardia del Teatro y la Danza Latina Inc
Onondaga
$3,500.00

Light Work
Onondaga
$5,000.00

New York State Rhythm & Blues Festival
Onondaga
$3,500.00

Oswego Players Inc
Oswego
$ 450.00

Ouikahilo, Biboti
Onondaga
$ 450.00

Point of Contact
Onondaga
$ 450.00

Point of Contact
Onondaga
$1,500.00

Sato, Dan
Onondaga
$ 450.00

Syracuse Chorale Inc
Onondaga
$ 500.00

Syracuse Chorale Inc
Onondaga
$ 450.00

Syracuse Film Center, Inc.
Onondaga
$2,000.00

Syracuse Poster Project Inc
Onondaga
$ 2,000.00

Syracuse Poster Project Inc
Onondaga
$ 450.00

Syracuse Shakespeare Festival Corp
Onondaga
$ 450.00

Willitts Jr., Martin
Onondaga
$ 450.00

Woodshill Inc.
Onondaga
$ 450.00

 

 

Round II

Award Recipients: 19

Cumulative Awards: $76,000

 

4 Elements Studio, Inc.
Oneida
$1,500.00 

Arts at the Palace, Inc.
Madison
$3,750.00

Capitol Civic Center, Inc.
Oneida
$9,000.00

Cayuga Museum of History and Art
Cayuga
$5,000.00

CORA Foundation, The
Onondaga
$4,500.00

Cultural Council of Cortland County
Cortland
$2,000.00

Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center
Oneida
$3,000.00

Greater Syracuse Young Men's Christian Association
Onondaga
$10,000.00

George and Rebecca Barnes Foundation
Onondaga
$2,000.00

Hillsman, Joan
Onondaga
$750.00

Kirkland Art Center
Oneida
$4,500.00

MasterWorks Chorale Inc
Onondaga
$1,000.00

The International L Frank Baum & All Things Oz Historical Foundation
Madison
$3,000.00

The Other Side of Utica, Inc
Oneida
$1,500.00

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Inc
Madison
$7,000.00

Syracuse Area Landmark Theatre
Onondaga
$10,000.00

Syracuse City Ballet Inc
Onondaga
$5,000.00

Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music
Onondaga
$1,000.00

Woodshill, Inc.
Oneida
$ 1,500.00

 

Round III

Award Recipients: 29

Cumulative Awards: $62,500

 

Andrews, Elizabeth
Oneida
$1,000.00

Arts Guild of Old Forge, The
Oneida
$8,100.00

Building Company Theater
Onondaga
$1,500.00

Bell, Ronnie
Onondaga
$1,000.00

Blalock, Ellen
Onondaga
$1,000.00

Bromka, Sondra
Onondaga
$1,000.00

Camillus Canal Society
Onondaga
$1,000.00

Children's Museum of Oswego
Oswego
$5,000.00 

Cody, Susie
Madison
$1,000.00

Doyle, Mark
Onondaga
$1,000.00

Frodelius, Blair
Onondaga
$1,000.00

Gardiner, Melissa
Onondaga
$1,000.00

H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego
Oswego
$5,000.00

Lavalette, Shane
Onondaga
$1,000.00

Light Work Visual Studies, Inc. 
Onondaga
$5,000.00

Merkley, Christopher
Cortland
$1,000.00

Odeh, Nada
Onondaga
$1,000.00

Onondaga Historical Association
Onondaga
$4,478.00

Polizzi, Marc-Antony
Oneida
$1,000.00

Pugh, Daniel
Onondaga
$1,000.00

Putrello, Carrie
Oneida
$1,000.00

Rome Community Theater, Inc.
Oneida
$1,500.00

Santiago, Aldo
Onondaga
$1,000.00

Society for New Music (Syracuse)
Onondaga
$4,422.00

Syracuse Community Choir, Inc
Onondaga
$2,000

Syracuse Opera
Onondaga
$5,000.00

Syracuse Poster Project
Onondaga
$2,500.00

Woods, Michael
Oneida
$1,000.00

Willitts Jr., Martin
Onondaga
$ 1,000.00

 

Round IV

Award Recipients: 6

Cumulative Awards: $40,000

Red House Arts Center
Onondaga
$6,500.00

Musical Associates of Central New York, Inc.
Onondaga
$7,000.00

SU Theatre Corporation
Onondaga
$7,000.00

Everson Museum of Art of Syracuse and Onondaga County
Onondaga
$7,500.00

Syracuse Area Landmark Theatre
Onondaga
$7,000.00

NYS Rhythm & Blues Festival
Onondaga
$5,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

2020 CNY Arts Grant Awardees

ONONDAGA COUNTY

PROJECT SUPPORT GRANTS 

Breadcrumbs Productions, Inc., Syracuse
Pansy Craze | $2,500

Developed by local theatre artists, "Pansy Craze" is an original play exploring the celebration of queer love and political resistance.

Building Company Theater, Camillus
Hypothetical News Magazine | $1,000

Hypothetical News Magazine - original devised theater piece exploring troubled news medias in the age of the twenty-four hour news cycle

Camillus Canal Society, Camillus
Towpath Day,Legacy of the Erie Canal | $1,750

Towpath Day is a festival celebrating the history of the Erie Canal featuring performances, family activities and narrated boat rides

Cyprien Mihigo, Syracuse
Congolese Women's Empowerment Sewing Group | $1,750

CWESG's event include a series of workshops leading up to a fashion show featuring African designs made by former refugees.

Downtown Syracuse Foundation, Inc., Syracuse
Downtown Farmers Market - 2020 Lunchtime Music Series | $2,000

The Downtown Farmers Market will host free live music performances every Tuesday from June through October in Clinton Square.

Friends of the Central Library, Inc., Syracuse
FOCL 25th Anniversary Outreach Project | $1,250

The FOCL 25th Anniversary Outreach Project will expand our author series outreach activities to support literacy and lifelong learning.

Joined Artists, Musicians & Singers, Inc, Syracuse
JAMS World Beat-Funk Fest 2k20 | $1,250

JAMS World Beat Funk Fest: Two days of diverse artistry from multi-national artists presented on a large scale platform.
Juneteenth Inc, Syracuse
Juneteenth Festival | $1250 African American Cultural Festival

La Joven Guardia Del Teatro Y La Danza Latina Inc, Syracuse
La Iliada de Homero from The Golden Age | $3,500

Our Annual Theater Festival will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, our traditional theater season, with presentations over four days.

Light Work Visual Studies, Inc., Syracuse
Urban Cinematheque 2020 Arts & Culture Fair | $2,500

Light Work proposes an arts and cultural fair representing dozens of CNY’s arts organizations, paired with an outdoor film screening.

 New York State Rhythm and Blues Festival, Inc., Syracuse
28th New York State Blues Festival | $3,500

28th NY State Blues Festival, is a FREE three-day festival promoting this American genre of music to the entire community.

Nine Mile Art Corp, Lafayette
Nine Mile Books & Magazine | $1,000

Publication of two books of poetry, an anthology of younger neurodiverse and disabled poets drawn from the summer workshop we are sponsoring with BBI and the Downtown Writers Center, and two issues of Nine Mile Magazine.

Nine Mile Art Corp, Lafayette
Summer Song: A Creative Writing Program for Students with Disabilities | $2,500

A summer creative writing program for autistic and disabled teens and young adults with partners BBI and Downtown Writers Center.

Parents Promoting Dance, Syracuse
Parents Promoting Dance  DTS 2019 Annual Student Performance and or 2019 Summer Intensive Program. | $2,000

The DTS Annual Student Performance is the culminating event of the program year. The event ushers in summer programming.

Punto de Contacto/Point of Contact, Syracuse
Cruel April 2020 | $1,500

Cruel April is a free weekly poetry reading series at Point of Contact gallery, celebrating National Poetry Month.

Society for New Music (Syracuse, NY), Syracuse
Music for a Wilderness Lake | $2000

"Music for a Wilderness Lake" opens SNM's 49th season, featuring 'environmental music' by Canada’s pre-eminent living composer, R. Murray Schafer.

Society for New Music, Syracuse, NY, Syracuse
Legends & Favorites - A Favorite Returns | $1500

Internationally renowned guitarist and Jamesville-DeWitt graduate returns to CNY for a performance and outreach presentations.

Syracuse Children's Theatre, Inc., East Syracuse
Syracuse Children's Theatre Spring 2020 Musical Theatre Production | $1,500

Support for our 2020 Spring Musical "Mary Poppins, Jr."

Syracuse Chorale, Inc., Syracuse
Unity | $500

This holiday concert, Unity, will celebrate different musical and faith traditions, and encourage harmony between all peoples.

Syracuse Film Center, Inc, Syracuse
CNY Film Community Conferences | $2,000

Our Film Community Conferences highlight regional film productions, opportunities, networking, and keynote speakers from creative professionals in the film industry.

Syracuse Poster Project, Syracuse
Civic Art Poster Series | $2,000

Syracuse Poster Project will continue its annual production of civic art posters and will produce a new healthy-living themed poster.

Syracuse Shakespeare Festival Corp, Syracuse
SSITP: Much Ado About Nothing | $1,750

Our flagship SSITP show continues our tradition of free family-friendly Shakespearean comedies in Elizabethan style at Thornden Park's Amphitheatre.

The CORA Foundation, Syracuse
Carrying the Weight: Fire & Ice. The Art of Zaria Forman and Stuart Palley | $2,500

"Carrying the Weight: Fire and Ice.
The Art of Zaria Forman and Stuart Palley"; an art exhibition about climate change.

The CORA Foundation, Syracuse
El Retorno del Colibrí/The Return of the Hummingbird | $2,000

El Retorno del Colibrí/The Return of the Hummingbird is an art exhibition by Colombian painter Jafeth Goméz Ledezma.

Westcott Community Center, Syracuse
Westcott Recreational Dance | $2,500

The Westcott Recreation Club provides opportunities to listen to live music. These dances/concerts are targeted to persons with developmental disabilities.

INDIVIDUAL ARTIST COMMISSIONS

MULTI- COUNTY

Brophy, Robert H., Syracuse
Tears of the Onion (2 Sharecroppers' Sons, Champions in B & W), a CNY play | $2,500

Write, hold public readings of "Tears of the Onion"; new play shows 2 CNY boxing
Champions, White immigrant and African-American; common experience as sharecroppers' sons, "sharecrop" victims robbed by Mafia.

Ellen M. Blalock, Syracuse
Salat Ali visits his birthplace, Dagahaley (working title) | $2,500

This photo exhibition recounts Salat Ali’s reunion with family at to his birthplace in the Kenya desert, Dagahaley, world’s largest refugee camp, years after living in the United States.

Emily Gibbons, Cortland
Plein Air Cortland | $2,500

Plein Air Cortland is a series of painting demos, a paint-out, workshop and exhibit centered around painting plein air (outside) in Cortland county.

Fiore, Patrick, Utica
Weaving a Mural of Refugee Artists | $2,500

“Weaving a Mural of Refugee Artists” is a public facing, streetscape mural designed by
 Patrick Fiore. The installation depicts painted portraits of refugee artists and their diverse work.

Herbert, Linda M., DeRuyter
Leaving Home... But Left Behind | $2,500

A young Somali navigates his identity as a New American straddling two cultures following a reunion with his mother in a Kenyan refugee camp, giving voice to the refugee experience.

Hernandez Hurtado, JoseMiguel, Syracuse
Fresa y Chocolate | $2,500

Chocolate y Fresa is a unique and new theatrical production from Jose Miguel to be presented in Central New York.

Koren, Cynthia, Utica
LOVE, HOPE & American DREAM - [ Phase ONE ] | $2,500

LOVE, HOPE & American DREAM is a documentary film in preproduction stage. Work-in- progress the will be presented in Utica, NY along with an invitation for public involvement.

Marc-Anthony Polizzi, Utica
Found But Not Lost | $2,500

"Found But Not Lost" is the culmination of a multiyear exploration of concept, material, and scale; resulting in the creation and exhibition of a new body of work.

Molly Reagan Andrejko, Cortland
"Music Moves" | $2,500

"Music Moves" is a permanent, abstract expressionist mural to be painted at the Cortland Youth Center in collaboration with local students.

Nathan Loda, Homer
Stories, Place, & Time | $2,500

"Stories, Place, & Time," is a series of paintings depicting histories and moments from Cortland County's past intertwined with its present.

Rowe, Monk, Utica
The Five Families Ensemble (Season 2) | $2,500

The Five Families Ensemble ( Season 2) builds on success achieved in 2019. Concerts in 2020 will feature new original works as well as music designed for young audiences.

Tyrone Johnson-Neuland, Oswego
The Art Attack on Cyber | $2,500

The Art Attack on Cyber is a mixed-media exhibition of paintings and audiovisual components that explore the impacts of cyber-attacks on the digital, economic and psychological framework of society.

ONONDAGA COUNTY

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT GRANTS

Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation, Inc., Syracuse
CNY Arts Mission Support | $6,202

Onondaga County General Operating Support

Discovery Center of Science & Technology, Syracuse
CNY Arts Mission Support | $87,771.5 Onondaga County General Operating Support

Everson Museum of Art of Syracuse & Onondaga County, Syracuse
CNY Arts Mission Support | $68988.5 Onondaga County General Operating Support

Greater Syracuse Young Men's Christian Association, Syracuse
CNY Arts Mission Support | $14,100

Musical Associates of Central New York, Syracuse
CNY Arts Mission Support | $16,2500 Onondaga County General Operating Support

Red House Arts Center, Inc., Syracuse
CNY Arts Mission Support | $17,184

Skaneateles Festival, Skaneateles
CNY Arts Mission Support | $4,225

SU Theatre Corporation, Syracuse
CNY Arts Mission Support | $22,489.5 Onondaga County General Operating Support

Syracuse Area Landmark Theatre,
Syracuse CNY Arts Mission Support | $14,601.5

Syracuse City Ballet, Inc., Syracuse
CNY Arts Mission Support | $6,914.5

Syracuse International Film Festival, Inc., Syracuse
CNY Arts Mission Support | $10,000

Syracuse Opera, Syracuse
CNY Arts Mission Support | $43,190

MULTI- COUNTY

COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS 

Art Association of Oswego, Inc., Oswego
AAO 2020 Outreach | $3,500

The Art Association of Oswego’s “AAO 2020 Outreach” program brings affordable classes for all ages to the Oswego County community.

 ArtHouse, Syracuse
ArtHouse 2020 Community Programming | $2,500

Based in the historic Hawley-Green neighborhood, The ArtHouse serves, organizes and advocates for the arts and creative practices in Syracuse.

ARTSwego, Oswego
Compagnie Hervé KOUBI Performance | $3,250

Hervé KOUBI, an all male dance company from West Africa visit Oswego for a performance, workshops, open rehearsals, and discussions.

Blackbird Film Festival, Inc., Cortland
Blackbird Film Festival 2020 | $1,600

The Blackbird Film Festival is an annual film festival in Cortland, NY that screens 80+ films from around the world.

Breadcrumbs Productions, Inc., Syracuse
Pansy Craze | $2,500

Developed by local theatre artists, "Pansy Craze" is an original play exploring the celebration of queer love and political resistance.

Building Company Theater, Camillus
Hypothetical News Magazine | $2,500

Hypothetical News Magazine - original devised theater piece exploring challenged news medias in the age of the twenty-four hour news cycle.

Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College, Cazenovia
19th annual Jazz 'n Caz with a Twist | $1,500

The annual Jazz 'N Caz is an annual event providing world class music to t he CNY community and region.

Center for the Arts of Homer, Homer
Summer Shakespeare Program Development | $2,050

Summer Shakespeare Program Development enable rental of equipment, the purchase of supplies, and payment for musical director.

Cincinnatus Area Heritage Society, Cincinnatus
The Art of Working: A CAHS/CCS Performance with Accompanying Workshops | $2,250

The Art of Working: Artisans share work with students, who in turn reflect on the work they want to do.

Civic Morning Musicals, Syracuse
Civic Morning Musicals-Wednesday Recital Series | $1,250

CMM support for their Wednesday Recital Series artists, and their season final concert featuring outstanding local young musicians.

Clear Path for Veterans, Chittenango
2020 Blacksmithing series | $750

The 2020 Blacksmithing Series is a three day instructional program led by artist, Mark Teece, in the fundamentals of blacksmithing.

Cleveland Historical Society, Cleveland
Childrens Glassworks Theater | $500

2 Plays produced, one in Summer and one in the Fall. 

Clinton Symphpny Orchestra of the Mohawk Valley,Inc., Clinton
Symphonic Educational Concert for Grades 3 and 4 | $3,500

A youth concert to introduce 3rd and 4th graders to musical instruments and instrumental music.

CNY Fiber Artists and Producers, Inc., West Edmeston
2020 CNY Fiber Arts Festival | $1,750

The CNY Fiber Arts Festival is a family-friendly two-day event held in Bouckville, featuring fiber artists.

Cortland Free Library, Cortland
Imagine Your Story: Summer Reading Program | $2,750

Ten week program for youth to encourage reading, appreciation of the arts and attract people to the library.

Cortland Free Library, Cortland
Arts in the Library 2020 | $950

"Arts in the Library" welcomes community artists to share musical, poetic, literary or visual work in a multi-generational, multidisciplinary environment.

Cortland Main Street Music Series, Cortland
2020 Cortland Main Street Music Series | $1,100

Cortland Main Street Music Series is a free annual outdoor music series that takes place every Friday in July.

Cortland Music, Inc., Cortland
Arts & Wine Festival Goes International | $1,100

Cortland Music and the Cultural Council will feature international music and dance at the 2020 Cortland Arts & Wine Festival.

Dance Theater of Syracuse, Syracuse
The Syracuse Dance Project | $2,900

The Syracuse Dance Project is an intensive dance initiative designed to train children in concert dance techniques during non-school hours.

Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center, Boonville
Connecting out Community Through Summer Arts | $3,500

The focus of the Center’s multidisciplinary summer programs are to foster the love of the arts through “hands on” learning.

Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville
Poetry in the Hospital Waiting Rooms | $2,500

Gather poetry from cancer patients, family members, and other people, place 30 postcards in 12 cancer hospital's waiting areas.

Friends of Mexico Point Park, Inc., Mexico
Celebrating the Arts | $2,500

Celebrating the Arts: view new stained-glass windows, make stained-glass art and paintings; watch a chainsaw artist carve; enjoy live music

Friends of the Old Forge Library, Old Forge
Poetry & Illustration Workshops and Exhibit: My Story | $1,250

Both poetry and illustration instruction for students k-12 and adults. Exhibit of lll submissions Herkimer/Oneida/Madison Counties and Inlet, NY.

Fulton Jazz Festival, Inc., Fulton
2020 Fulton Jazz Fest | $2,750

Fulton Jazz Festival brings Jazz music from world-renowned artists to the very best in local talent in free festival-style atmosphere.

Geneva Music Festival, Inc, Skaneateles
Geneva Music Festival 2020 - Onondaga | $2,000

Geneva Music Festival 2020 – Onondaga presents chamber music featuring diverse composers and musicians for students, seniors and the public.

Good Creations, Syracuse
Local Artist Workshops 2020 | $500

Good Creations provides materials, space, and community for local artists and people in Syracuse to cultivate creativity together!

Grace Episcopal Church for The Arts at Grace, Cortland
The Arts at Grace 2020 season | $3,000

5 events, including a Holocaust Remembrance concert, a world premiere promoting area businesses, Celtic music, jazz, and a holiday celebration.

Greater Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, Liverpool
Liverpool is the Place 2020 Concert Series | $2,900

LITP is a sub-committee of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce that presents 24 concerts from June-August in Liverpool

Jewish Federation of Central New York, Dewitt
Jewish Music and Cultural Festival (JMAC) 2020 | $2,700

The Jewish Music and Cultural Festival celebrates the popular music of the Jewish people at a lively fall festival.

Jewish Home of Central NY/Menorah Park, Syracuse
Focus on Well Being in Later Life through Expressive Arts | $1000

Expressive Arts offers new intergenerational relationships, foster personal growth and create a sense of connectedness and satisfaction for older adults.

Joined Artists, Musicians & Singers, Inc., Syracuse
JAMS World Beat/Funk Fest | $1750

JAMS World Beat-Funk Fest, Two-day held at the NY State Fair, features diverse local, national and multi-national entertainment.

Lamont Memorial Free Library, McGraw
"Imagine Your Story!" Summer Reading 2020 | $1,200
"Imagine Your Story" is a program complimenting the New York Summer Reading theme featuring four different artistic family performances.

Lamont Memorial Free Library, McGraw
Music at Lamont | $1,800

"Music at Lamont" is a music series featuring five different musical performances at the Lamont Memorial Free Library in McGraw.

Little Falls Public Library, Little Falls
Little Falls Public Library Concert Series | $1,500

Little Falls Public Library Concert Series is a monthly event featuring musical performances by local artists.

Liverpool Public Library, Liverpool
Winter 2020 Music Series @ LPL | $2000

The Winter 2020 Music Series @ LPL is a 4-part series showcasing Latin Rhythms from Samba to Santana.

Mohawk Valley Choral Society, Little Falls
Student Enrichment in Vocal Music | $2,000

"Student Enrichment in Vocal Music" program enables interested and talented high school Juniors and Seniors to improve their vocal performance

Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, Utica
World Refugee Day Celebration 2020 | $4,000

MVRCR's World Refugee Day Celebration is held in Utica featuring cultural performances, a citizenship ceremony and local vendors.

New Leaf Ensemble, Jamesville
Improvisation for All | $1,000

Improvisation for All includes three events bringing together diverse musicians from the community to create music in the moment.

New Woodstock Regional Historical Society, New Woodstock
New Woodstock Concert Series Enhancement | $750

The New Woodstock Concert Series brings six concerts to Heritage Park in the Hamlet of New Woodstock.

New York State Rhythm and Blues Festival, Inc, Syracuse
28th New York State Blues Festival | $3,000

The 28th New York State Blues Festival, a FREE three day music festival in downtown Syracuse, celebrating this important genre.

Noah Beck, Cortland
Utility Box Public Art Project | $1,700

The utility box public art project intends to recruit local artists to install paintings on utility boxes in Cortland, NY.

Northeast Electro-Music Festival, Homer
NEEMFest 2020 | $1,000

NEEMFest 2020 is a three-day electronic music festival in Homer, featuring 40 performances, artist talks, and a “synthesizer petting zoo”.

Northern Onondaga Public Library, Cicero
Encore! Art Circle | $1,500

Encore! Art Circle is a weekly project where seniors will practice art, concepts, and techniques, and interact with local artists.

Oneida Community Mansion House, Oneida
The Mansion House Music Series | $1,000

The Mansion House Music Series presents original singer-songwriters giving audiences an authentic musical experience in a magnificent historic performance space.

Oneida Public Library, Oneida
The New OPL Inaugural Events | $3,500

Oneida Public Library will stage in fall 2020 Inaugural Events with music, theater and art to celebrate its new facility.

Onondaga Civic Symphony, Syracuse
Irish Festival Concert | $500

Irish Festival features traditional Irish music, as well as the "Gaelic Symphony" by Amy Beach. Irish Dancers will also perform.

Onondaga Community College Foundation, Syracuse
2020 Unity Day | $2,000

Onondaga Community College will host its 2020 Unity Day to advance diversity and inclusiveness and celebrate multifaceted identities.

Operation Northern Comfort, Inc., Liverpool
Operation Northern Comfort Oral History Project | $800

A documentary about the history of this CNY organization. Interviews of volunteers who respond to those effected by natural disasters.

Oswego Players, Inc., Oswego
THEATER ARTS YOUTH ACADEMY (TAYA) | $2,500

Full Year, comprehensive theater program for students 8-18 dealing with acting, choreography, music, lights/sound, costuming, and set design/construction.

Otisco Lake Community Association, Inc., Marietta
Homemade Jam Music Festival | $900

"Homemade Jam Music Festival" is a series of performances by local Bluegrass, Country and Soft Rock bands.

Pat Stone, Utica
The CNY Deaf Theater Project | $750

Non-hearing/hearing actors, (adults/children) will improvise a play/musical appealing to both non-hearing/hearing audiences to be performed at various local public venues.

Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company, Syracuse
Paul Robeson & Company Community Celebration | $1250

Paul Robeson & Company Community Celebration entertainingly highlights the legendary performer through Syracuse Community Choir, Gregory Sheppard and PRPAC actors.

Peck Memorial Library, Marathon
Imagine Your Story 2020 | $1000

Imagine Your Story 2020 is a 6 week program of performances & exhibitions. There will be between 6-10 performers.

Preservation Revitalization of Pulaski, Pulaski
Music Fridays in the Park | $500

Music Fridays in the Park- Project provides musicians along with food, farmers' Market and family activities during summer Fridays.

Remsen Performing and Visual Arts Center, Inc., Remsen
Remsen Concert Series 2020 | $1,000

The Remsen Concert Series presents various live stage performances in the Remsen Arts Center from May through early December.

Rome Community Concert Band, Inc., Rome
Classical Around Town Chamber Music Series | $1,750

Alliance Classical Players will offer a series of six chamber music concerts in Rome and other Oneida County locations.

Salmon River Fine Arts Center, Pulaski
Drawing Families Into Art | $2,500

Art classes to interest families in creating&appreciating art.We encourage learning together,promote family unity&community pride.We share talents,tools,&go wherever there is interest.

Senior Citizens Council Rome New York, Inc., Rome
Connection Arts and Concerts 2020 | $1,000

Connection Arts and Concerts provides cultural events- Dance Yoga Classes, Drum Circles sessions, music concerts, theater performances and music programs.

Syracuse Chorale, Inc., Syracuse
On My Dreams - final season concert | $1,000

"On My Dreams," an exciting presentation of the diversity of American choral works of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Syracuse Chorale, Inc., Syracuse
Mozart and Mendelssohn – Masterworks choral concert | $500

Syracuse Chorale will perform Mozart's Coronation Mass and Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42 Wie der Hirsch Schreit Nach Frischem Waßer.

Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music (SFCM), Syracuse
Jupiter Quartet and Jasper Quartet: joint concert | $2,500

Jupiter Quartet and Jasper Quartet: joint concert. The two Quartets will perform quartets by Beethoven, Auerbach, Tower, and Mendelssohn’s Octet.

Syracuse Poster Project, Syracuse
Civic Art Poster Series | $2,500

Syracuse Poster Project will continue its annual production of civic art posters and will produce a new healthy-living themed poster.

Syracuse Shakespeare Festival Corp, Syracuse
SSITP's Love's Labor's Lost | $2,700

SSITP's opens "Love's Labor's Lost," its 18th season, playing on the grass at the back of the Thornden Park Amphitheatre.

Syracuse Vocal Ensemble, Syracuse
2020 Jazz Concert | $500

2020 Jazz Concert is Vocal Jazz music presented by a select chorus of 16 singers with piano, bass, and drums.

Syracuse Vocal Ensemble, Syracuse
"For the Birds": March 2020 concerts | $750

A concert of choral music celebrating birds, including a newly commissioned piece, collaborating with Baltimore Woods and the Audubon Society

Taylor Historical Society, Cincinnatus
Taylor Oral History and Living History Speakers | $500

Taylor Oral History and Living History Speakers fosters historical knowledge by interviewing local residents and presenting speakers in the humanities.

The B Sharp Musical Club, Whitesboro
The B Sharp Musical Club 2020 Concert Series | $1,250

The B sharp Musical Club's 2020 Concert Series is presented by members of the club to the public.

The CORA Foundation, Syracuse
Joe Guerriero: Waiting for Normal: Cuba and the United States | $2,900

"Waiting for Normal: Cuba and the United States" is a photography exhibition by photographer and filmmaker, Joe Guerriero.

The Neighborhood Center, Inc., Utica
Creative Life Skills Art Program | $3,000

The Creative Life Skills Art Program will help youth, ages 13 to 18, engage and participate in creative activities.

The Other Side of Utica, Utica
Doubling is Exponential: Doubly Mad in 2020 | $2,000

The Other Side works to support a regional literary scene through publication of quality books and our journal, Doubly Mad.

The Pride Community Center of Central New York, Syracuse
CNY Pride Parade and Festival 2020 | $2,900

The CNY Pride Parade and Festival is an annual event taking place in Syracuse, that celebrates our LGBTQ+ community.

Town of Cicero Youth Bureau, Parks and Recreation, Cicero
Brewerton Canal Side Concert Series | $1,500

Brewerton Canal Side Concerts is a 6-week summer concert series featuring local performers held Thursday evenings at Riverfront Park, Brewerton.

Town of Pompey Historical Society, Manlius
Pompey in the Post-WWII Years, the Fifties and the Sixties | $800

TPHS examines the demographic and economic changes in post-WWII Pompey through the professional, cultural, and artistic perspectives of its residents.

Town of Schroeppel, Phoenix
Music in the Park Concert Series 2020 | $500

"Music in the Park Concert Series" is an eight week series held in Phoenix, NY Mondays, 6-8 PM, 7/6/2020 - 8/24/2020.

Unity Hall Foundation, Barneveld
2020 Unity Hall "High Notes" Music Series | $2,000

Year-long concert series, featuring best CNY talent and touring performers of: Jazz, Country Rock, Blues, Traditional Ethnic, Classical, Musical Theatre.

Upstate Cerebral Palsy, Inc., Utica
Art in Empty Windows | $2,500

Artists from our Art Program for people with special needs will create installations for vacant store fronts in Downtown Utica.

Utica Monday Nites, Utica
Celtic Fiddle and Jazz Violin | $750

Celtic Fiddle and Jazz Violin will present performances and educational information about Celtic and/or Jazz music at senior living facilities.

Westcott Area Cultural Coalition, Syracuse
Westcott Street Cultural Fair | $3,000

The Westcott Street Cultural Fair is a one-day festival celebrating the diversity of our neighbor thru music, dance and art.

Westcott Community Center, Syracuse
Westcott Recreational Dance | $500

The Westcott Recreation Club provides opportunities to listen to live music. These dances/concerts are targeted to persons with developmental disabilities.

Woodshill, Inc, Sauquoit
Theater at Woodshill - Twelfth Night (2020) | $4,000

For the summer of 2020, we're launching a full production of Shakespeare’s most perfect festive comedy, TWELFTH NIGHT.

Young Men's Christian Association of Little Falls, Little Falls
YMCA's Connect Through Music Series 2020 | $4000

The Music Series is a collaborative year-round initiative to engage and connect people of diverse socio-economic backgrounds through music.

MULTI- COUNTY

ARTS EDUCATION GRANTS 

Christopher Eric Merkley, Cortland
Making a More Modern Band | $2,400

Making a More Modern Band is a semester-long collaboration between Chris Merkley and the Modern Band program at Cortland High School to assist students and educators in the process of developing skills necessary to compose, record and perform modern music.

Cortland Music Boosters, Cortland
Music for Unity and Social Change | $1,750

Teaching artist Elisa S. Keeler and her diverse performance group, Honey Child Soul Quintet, lead a workshop series and final performance in collaboration with 7th & 8th grade choruses at Cortland Junior High School. Music selection themes include social and environmental justice.

Historical Association of Greater Liverpool, Liverpool
MAKING HISTORY: Community Willow Basketry Workshops | $2,500

The "MAKING HISTORY" : Community Willow Basketry Workshops" project will provide a series of sequential community workshops in the making of traditional Liverpool willow basketry from June to September 2020 in Liverpool, New York.

Rome Community Concert Band, Inc, Rome
Classical Youth Music Festival | $2,000

CYMF is a week-long evening music camp for teen musicians, who rehearse and perform in chamber music ensembles with peers and the professional musicians of Alliance Classical Players.

The Research Foundation for SUNY, Oswego
Piano Classes | $2750

The Oswego Youth Conservatory provides piano classes and private piano lessons for Oswego area students ages 4-18.

Wacheva Arts, Syracuse
"Music, Universal Language" | $2,350

African dance and drum are recognized internationally as the first manifestation of African culture. It’s a profound display of the body, as well as a means of expression from the deepest place within one’s being.

Westcott Community Center, Syracuse
Black History Month Celebration | $1,500

The Black History Month Celebration at Westcott CC is an annual event celebrating culture, heritage, and family. Each year, students work with local artists to create poetry, music, dance, and other forms of expression to share with the community at this family event.

APPLY for an Arts Impact Grant.

CNY Arts has made available a limited pot of funding for COVID-19 Arts Impact Grants that support individual professional artists affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will be provided through a competitive peer panel regrant process administered by CNY Arts.

2019 CNY Arts Grant Awardees

by County:

CORTLAND COUNTY

Arts Education Grant

Christopher Eric Merkley with the Cortland City Schools
Making the Modern Band

Community Arts Grants

Cincinnatus Area Heritage Society  
Portraits from the Past: A CAHS/CCS Prism Performance and Workshop

Cortland County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.  Blackbird Film Festival - 2019 Blackbird Film Festival

Cortland Free Library  
Cortland Free Library - Arts in the Library 2019
A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading Program

Cortland Music Inc.
Cortland Music, Inc.

Cultural Council of Cortland County
Cultural Council of Cortland County - Cortland ReFashion Show
Playful Art at the Arts & Wine Festival
Cultural Council of Cortland County - "The Art Of..." Storytelling

Grace Episcopal Church for The Arts at Grace
The Arts at Grace - 2019 Season of Concerts

Homer Center for the Arts  
The Center Players- Homer Center for the Arts Summer Musical

Lamont Memorial Free Library  
"A Universe of Stories" Summer Reading 2019
Music at Lamont

Peck Memorial Library  
A Universe of Stories 2019

Taylor Historical Society  
Taylor Oral History and Living History Speakers

The 1890 House Museum and the Center for the Arts  
The Interactive Museum

Individual Artist Commission

Crystal Lyon of Living Illusion Studio
Folklore Projections (Working title)

HERKIMER COUNTY

Community Arts Grants

Friends of the Old Forge Library
Poetry & Illustration Workshops and Exhibit 2019: My Favorite

Mohawk Valley Choral Society  
Student Enrichment in Vocal Music

HERKIMER COUNTY

Community Arts Grants

Young Men's Christian Association of Little Falls
Little Falls YMCA- Art in the Streets of Little Falls

MADISON COUNTY

Community Arts Grants

The Arc of Madison Cortland
"Through Our Eyes"

Clear Path for Veterans, Inc.  
Warrior Arts & Wellness

CNY Fiber Artists and Producers, Inc.  
2019 CNY Fiber Arts Festival

Madison County Historical Society  
Heritage Handicrafts: A Leisure Arts Workshop Series

New Woodstock Regional Historical Society
New Woodstock Concert Series

Oneida Community Mansion House
Friends of Music - 2019 Music Program

Oneida Public Library  
7 Continents, 1 World: OPL's New International Festival

Individual Artist Commissions

Chris Cresswell
Sonic Abstractions

Tim Brachocki  
Leaving Home...But Left Behind (documentary)

ONEIDA COUNTY

Arts Education Grants

Erwin Library & Institute with Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center
Mosaic Sundial Garden

Joanna Robertson with the Utica Academy of Science Charter School
Make Your Mark!

Rome Community Concert Band, Inc. with the Rome Art and Community Center
Classical Youth Chamber Music Festival 2019-Rome Community Concert Band/Alliance Classical Players

Community Arts Grants

B Sharp Musical Club Inc  
B Sharp Musical Club 2019 Performance Series

Community Arts Grants

Clinton Symphony Orchestra of the Mohawk Valley, Inc.  "Highlights from the World of Opera"

Dodge Pratt Northam Art and Community Center
Connecting our Community Through Summer Arts

Dunham Public Library
Sharon Trodler - Tales & Tunes at Dunham Public Library

Midtown Utica Community Center, Inc.  
MUCC Nation

Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees  
World Refugee Day Celebration 2019

Remsen Performing and Visual Arts Center, Inc.
2019 Remsen Concert Series

Rome Community Concert Band, Inc.
Rome Community Concert Band - Classical at the Center Chamber Music Series Featuring Alliance Classical Players

Rome Up & Running, Inc.  
Mohawk Valley Arts Legacy Program - Phase I

The Other Side of Utica  
Black Rabbit Press:That's No Ordinary Rabbit II

Unity Hall Foundation Unity Hall
Unity Hall Music Series 2019

Upstate Cerebral Palsy, Inc.  
Tribal Art Project

Utica Monday Nite
Hart Park: In the Arts District

Utica Monday Nite for the Barrett Art Gallery
Graham Wilson: dam’ nāshen

Woodshill, Inc.
Theater at Woodshill: Hamlet, 2019

Individual Artist Commissions

Monk Rowe
The Five Families Ensemble

Shelley Graham Turner
Building a Wall of Empathy

ONONDAGA COUNTY

Arts Education Grants

Historical Association of Greater Liverpool with Willow Artist: Bonnie Gale
Community Willow Basketry Workshops II

Arts Education Grants

Martin A. Willitts Jr.
Bi-Lingual Poetry and Art in the Bus Workshops Series

Onondaga Free Library
Young Artists Program: Art in Antiquity

Westcott Community Center
Black History Month Celebration

Community Arts Grants

100 Black Men of Syracuse, Inc.  
Morehouse College Glee Club

Brady Faith Center, Inc.
Emily Nisco-Frank: Seed for the Arts, Growth Through Music

Building Company Theater
Dialogue on Immigration

Dance Theater of Syracuse
The Syracuse Dance Project

Dragana Drobnjak
South Side Studios at South Side Innovation Center

First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles
Geneva Music Festival 2019 - Onondaga

Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, Inc.  
Asian Elephant Extravaganza 2019

Greater Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
Liverpool is the Place 2019 Concert Series

Isaiah's Table Grace Hope Food For All
Good Creations - 12 Days of Artists

JCC of Syracuse Tzofim Friendship Caravan
Tzofim Friendship Caravan

Joined Artists, Musicians & Singers, Inc. (Syracuse JAMS)
JAMS Funk Fest 2k19

Liverpool Public Library
2019 Origins of Jazz Series, "The Jazz Piano"

Marcellus Free Library
Marcellus Mini Movie Family Film Festival 2019

New York State Rhythm and Blues Festival, Inc.  
The 27th New York State Blues Festival

Northern Onondaga Public Library
Encore! Creative Aging Workshops

Otisco Lake Community Association, Inc.
2019 Homemade Jam Acoustic Jamboree

Community Arts Grants

Skaneateles Library Association
Classic Guitar Series

Syracuse Allied Arts, Inc.
Art Mart 2019

Syracuse Children's Chorus
Syracuse Satellite Initiative

Syracuse Chorale, Inc. Syracuse Chorale
Beethoven's 9th Symphony Concert
Misatango concert

Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music  
Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music - Escher String Quartet

Syracuse Poster Project  
Civic Art Poster Series

Syracuse Shakespeare Festival Corp
Syracuse Shakespeare-In-The-Park: Richard III

Syracuse Vocal Ensemble  
March Concerts
May Jazz concert

The Central New Playhouse, Inc.  
Supporting the Artists that create our season

The CORA Foundation for ArtHouse
ArtHouse Community Workshop Series 2019

The CORA Foundation ArtRage Gallery
Kokom Lena of the First Nation Algonquin

Town of Pompey Historical Society
Culture and Arts in World War II – How They Served, How They Were Saved

Westcott Area Cultural Coalition  
Westcott Street Cultural Fair

Westcott Community Center  
Westcott Art Trail

Individual Artist Commissions

Emily Vey Duke
You Were an Amazement on the Day You Were Born

Maya June Dwyer
The Herpes Play

Individual Artist Commissions

Reginald Seigler
Soft Spoken 35 Years

Shane Lavalette  
Come the Witness

OSWEGO COUNTY

Community Arts Grants

Art Association of Oswego, Inc.
"All Art, All Ages"

Art Association of Oswego for Ricard Grange #993
2019  Mosaic project Workshop

Children’s Museum of Oswego NY, Inc.  
Harborfest Children's Festival

Cleveland Historical Society  
Children's Glassworks Theater

Friends of Mexico Point Park, Inc.  
Celebrating the Arts at Mexico Point Park

Oswego College Foundation, Inc  
ARTSwego Presents Taylor 2

Oswego Opera Theater, Inc. Oswego Opera Theater
Oswego Opera Theater 2019 Performance Season

Oswego Players, Inc. Oswego Players, Inc.
Theater Arts Youth Academy

Preservation Revitalization of Pulaski  
Pulaski Farmer's Market - Music Feature

Salmon River Fine Arts Center  
Drawing Families Into Art

Town of Schroeppel  
Music in the Park Concert Series 2019

Individual Artist Commission

Ron Throop
Roy Lichtenstein in Oswego, 1958 - 60: A Painter's Perspective

 

 

APPLY for an Arts Impact Grant.

CNY Arts has made available a limited pot of funding for COVID-19 Arts Impact Grants that support individual professional artists affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will be provided through a competitive peer panel regrant process administered by CNY Arts.