Delaware County Arts Grant

The Roxbury Arts Group is proud to administer the Delaware County Arts Grant, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, in Delaware County. Delaware County Arts Grant funds are used to support projects in three areas: Community Arts, Creative Learning formerly known as Arts Education, and Individual Artist. 

The Roxbury Arts Group is proud to be a part of the Statewide Community Regrant Program of NYSCA since 1986. The SCR program funds the Delaware County Arts Grants and all its programs, events and artists involved. The Roxbury Arts Group would like to thank all of its applicants through the years for keeping the arts an integral part of Delaware County.

Guidelines and Information Sessions

To view our guidelines for the coming FY2023 cycle follow the link below. Note, it is important a representative of each project attends an information session and reviews the new guidelines carefully.

Final Report Budgets

The top portion of your budget should reflect your application budget and the bottom half your actual expenditures.

Information Sessions

To register for an information sessions below:

In Person Sessions:

Wednesday October 19, 2022 at 5:30pm William B Ogden Free Library 42 Gardiner Pl, Walton, NY 1385 Register here.

Friday November 4, 2022 at Noon Roxbury Arts Group 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury, NY 12474 Register here.

Zoom Sessions:

Thursday September 22, 2022 at 5:30 pm Register here.

Friday October 7, 2022 at Noon Register here.

Saturday October 29, 2022 at 5:30 pm Individual Artist Session Register here.

Tuesday November 1, 2022 at Noon   Register here.


Drafts must be sent before October 28th 2022. To enter a draft click Save and Continue and forward the link sent to you to informing us your application is ready to be reviewed. Do not hit Submit until you have finalized your application. Applications submitted after this date will only be checked for all required information and supplemental documentation. Final applications are due on November 17th 2022 by 4pm. No applications will be accepted after this time.

Additional questions about the Delaware County Arts Grant Program may be directed to the Grants & Community Coordinator at the Roxbury Arts Group, 607.326.7908 or

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Andes Dance Collective is building on the success of their 1st Dance Film Festival & Workshop in 2021, this year’s festival will include the creation of a new dance work with original score to be performed at each of the three locations, along with dance films curated by the Andes Dance Collective. Supported by Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve. 

Amy Masters’ project will consist of a series of artist’s talks, lectures, panel discussions and video screenings supporting and promoting scheduled exhibits at the 1053 Main Street Gallery in Fleischmanns, NY. Supported by Fleischmanns First Inc.The Hobart Festival of Women’s Writers returns with many artistic activities which will include up to 15 Writing Workshops offered by First-time and Returning Writers as well as a series of Author Readings, Public Conversations, and Flash Readings by Returning Writers over the two and a half day period. The Hobart Festival of Women Writers is supported by the 

Hobart Community Foundation.

The Friends of Music of Stamford, New York, Inc. will present a chamber music concert by the Tesla Quartet, a classical string quartet, accompanied by a pianist, with a program of Beethoven’s violin sonata that became known as the Kreutzer Sonata, followed by Janacek’s string quartet based on Beethoven’s sonata, and a Dvorak piano quintet, and including readings from Tolstoy’s controversial book inspired by the music of the original sonata.

Patrice Lorenz will work with artists from several disciplines to create a site specific environment composed of paintings, sculpture, live performance and video based on essays by renowned Catskills naturalist John Burroughs.

Andrew Azzinaro will compose two new pieces and two collaborative pieces with a total of six new original music compositions to be performed for the public in Stamford at two concerts. Each concert will feature a new piece and one new collaborative piece, both featuring the beautiful mountain scenery of the area as a backdrop.

Ethan Fox will present a concert series that will highlight drumming cultures from around the world. Each concert will be based on the three main drumming traditions that he has been studying; North Indian, Middle Eastern and West African drumming traditions.

Richard Walling researching and create pre-production steps for a documentary about the Mondore Family that are descended from Joel Mondore, a slave emancipated in 1790 and who relocated from Amenia, NY to Delaware County in the 1840’s. Living atop what came to be known as Negro Hill.

Jennifer Kabat will write and research three chapters of a book-length lyric essay on floods in and around Margaretville from the Devonian Sea 380 million years ago to the 1950 Rainmakers Flood and flooding for the Pepacton Reservoir in 1955, through the 2006 flood and Hurricane Irene, looking at questions of climate and responsibility now.

Marisa Caruso with the support of Stamford Village Library will teach students between the ages of 8 and 18 the basic techniques of voice and movement for stage performance. They will practice theater games for group building and teamwork, as well as writing exercises to develop their own performance material. 

Linda O’Brien with the support of the Hancock Community Education Foundation will provide K-9 After School Program’s, where students from Hancock central school will be provided with hands on experiences and the opportunity of interpreting the story of “Bawshou and the Water Dragon” with teaching artists through dance, movement, dramatic roles, singing, hand made props, and the playing of musical instruments. 

Community Arts grants constitute the majority of DEC re-grant activity. These grants provide support for arts and cultural projects to community-based organizations, groups, collectives or artists. Community Arts Grant support enables emerging artists and organizations to grow professionally and to enhance the cultural climate in communities and neighborhoods where they live and operate.

Creative Learning grants support the role that local cultural organizations and/or individual artists play in engaging K-12 public school students, students in After-School programs, and students of all ages in Community-based Centers in rich artistic learning experiences. Arts Education funds are directed to cultural organizations and/or artists working in partnership with public schools or organizations. Projects must take place in schools and center on the development and implementation of sequential, skills-based study that incorporates one or more art forms and includes a minimum of 3 hands-on learning sessions with students. After-school and community-based learning place the emphasis on the depth and quality of the creative process through which participants learn through or about the arts. Projects must focus on the exploration of art and the artistic process.

Individual Artist grant opportunity represents a “live & work” investment in local artists. An essential element of this funding is the inclusion of the community artist’s project and a reflection of community life, culture, and/or engage local communities. Grants awarded to applicants in the Individual Artist Category are viewed as a partnership between the applicant artist, the Roxbury Arts Group, and the benefiting community members. Due to this fact, all applicants to the Individual Artist Category must contact the Roxbury Arts Group directly at 607.326.7908.