2018 DEC Grant Recipients

2018 DEC Grant Recipients

There were 53 applications this year – 16 from Broome County, 22 from Chenango County, and 15 from Otsego County.  The amount of funding we had to regrant was the same as last year – $119,280 from NYSCA and $10,000 from the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation (for Broome County applicants only), for a total of $129,280.  The total amount of funding requested was $169,278 – almost $40,000 (31%) more than we had available to regrant.

Music was again the overwhelming type of art represented in the applications, with 20 applications requesting funding to pay for musicians or musical performances.  Arts Festivals (10 applications) and Theater/Performing Arts (9) were the next largest categories.  Six applications were for activities specifically involving children.  Two applications involved crafts, and there was one application each for projects involving Poetry, Dance, Film, Underserved Populations, and Artist Residencies. 

The Decentralization Grant Program is a re-grant program funded by the New York State Council on the Arts.  The Chenango Arts Council is one of 26 DEC Sites throughout the state and has been administering the DEC Program for Broome, Chenango, and Otsego counties since 1986. 

Applications are reviewed by a panel of artists, teachers, professors, and others involved in the arts from the three counties.  Their funding recommendations are then approved by the Arts Council’s Board of Directors.  The annual deadline is always late December/early January, and information for the 2019 grant cycle will be available on this website under the grants tab.

The grant recipients for 2018 are as follows:

Broome County

Binghamton Center for Writers – The Binghamton Poetry Project

Binghamton Community Orchestra – premier of the commissioned work "Triple Cities Suite” by Kristen Gilbert

Binghamton Downtown Singers – Spring Concert 2018:  “An Evening with Brahms” and Handel's “Messiah”

Binghamton Theater Organ Society – "Pop Pipes: Waltzes, Tangos and Marches"

Binghamton Youth Symphony – Introduction to Orchestra 2018

Center for Gender, Arts & Culture – Mural Fest at Floral Avenue Park: The Sequel

Christina Muscatello – 2018 Memory Maker Project: Programing at the Roberson Museum

Endicott Performing Arts Center – "Guys and Dolls"

George F. Johnson Memorial Library – GFJ Rocks!

Greater Whitney Point Community Planning Committee – Whitney Point Fall Festival

SPARE Productions – "Big Fish"

SRO Productions – "Titanic, the Musical"

The Summer Savoyards – "The Pirates of Penzance"

Vestal Museum – Second Saturday Music Night Series and Coding History (a Coding Program for Kids)


Chenango County

Afton Community Theater – Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"

Chenango County Blues Association – Free Thursdays Concert Series and 26th Annual Chenango Blues Festival

Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival – Colorscape Musical Performances for 2018

Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center – eARTh Camp Series

Golden Foundation for the Arts – “Made in Paint” Gallery Exhibit, featuring 2017 Artists in Residence

Guernsey Memorial Library – “Art and Music Rock”

Jericho Arts Council – Regatta Row Media Conference, Street Art Festival and Outdoor Art Exhibition

Mid York Concert Band – 2018 Concert Series

New Berlin Art Forum – 2018 Performing Arts Series

Norwich Theater Company – "Southern Hospitality" and "The Drowsy Chaperone"

Otselic Valley Fishing and Heritage Association – 2018 Fishing Heritage Day

Oxford Academy – Bonnie Gale’s “Weaving Around the World”

Sherburne Music Theater Society – 2018 Performance Season

Sherburne Public Library – Sherburne Arts Festival

Sherburne United Methodist Church – Voices of Tabernacle’s "Patriotic Choral" and "Reflections of Christmas"

Smyrna Citizens Band – 2018 Concert Series

South New Berlin Free Library – Bonnie Gale's “Willow Weaving Through the Seasons”

The Place – Kids Speak!

Town of Columbus – 2018 Columbus Day at Norton Park


Otsego County

Bugbee Children's Center/SUNY Oneonta – Bugbee Summer Camp's Art Sessions

Catskill Choral Society – Haydn's "The Seasons" and Respighi's “Laud to the Nativity”

Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble – 2018 Concert Series

Cherry Valley Artworks – Summer Concert Series

Community Arts Network of Oneonta (CANO) – City of the Hills Art and Music Festival

First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville – Millennium Strings of Burton Kaplan's Magic Mountain Music Farm

First United Methodist Church – Theater United’s “Stories that Bond from the City of the Hills"

Hyde Hall – “An Evening of British Airs”

Little Delaware Youth Ensemble – 2018 Spring Workshop and Concert Series

Oneonta Community Concert Band Association – “Good Ol' Summertime in Winter” Concert

Otsego Dance Society – Monthly Contra Dance Series

Pathfinder Village Foundation – 21st Annual Summer Concert Series

Riverside Elementary School – Riverside Strings Pilot Program with Little Delaware Youth Ensemble

Unadilla Historical Association – 30th Annual Unadilla Summer Concert Series

Village of Laurens – 2018 Laurens Summer Concerts in the Park