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, and Individual Artist. Applicants to this grant can receive up to $5000 of funding.

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.

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.

Guidelines for FY2024 to be announced soon.

Information Sessions and Technical Assistance Programs

To be announced.

2023 Project Awardees

The third annual Mountain Madness performance that fuses dance, live music, poetry and scenes from Shakespeare to share an immersive, inter-disciplinary walk through the Catskill Mountains at Kirkside Park in Roxbury, paired with local, farm-to-table concessions.

Creating an abstract short film using dance, sculpture and video, Zaybra will explore the interconnectedness of all things, particularly how an individual’s life has impact on generations past and future, displaying how each one of us plays a vital role in the ecosystem of the universe.

Delaware County Pride will offer a personal essay writing workshop for LGBTQIA+ folks on Tuesday evenings at Bushel from May 2nd to June 6th 2023, 6:30 to 8:30pm and a public reading showcasing participants’ stories will be held on Saturday June 10th, 4 to 7pm.

NEON CAVIAR will offer a free performances of dance and monologue excerpts from the play “Lemons” at the Ouleout Graveyard in Franklin, NY on Saturday, May 27th at 6pm.

Dr. Deborah L. Fox will offer a free interactive workshop series during the Winter and Spring of 2023 for participants to make their own train marker discover the popular board game Mexican Train Dominoes.

Microcosm is a new, original, immersive “micro-theatre” walk at the Mutual Aid Society in Stamford. Attendees will experience a guided, outdoor walk, encountering several unique pieces of performance art along the way that work together to build a small world and tell a common story.

The newly formed Fenimore Chamber Orchestra, based in Cooperstown, will give a Sunday afternoon 25 musician classical concert in Rexmere Park in Stamford on August 20, 2023.

The Hobart Festival of Women Writers, a project of the Hobart Community Foundation, will occur in the Book Village of the Catskills on June 17, 18, 19, 2023.

Marisa Caruso working with the Stamford Village Library will lead eight sessions where students between the ages of 7 and 16 will learn theater performance and production skills to present a series of original scenes for the public.

Arts Inn in Fleischmanns will host the 2nd Annual H & R Vaudeville Variety Show, an international, multidisciplinary Festival of the Arts on Memorial Weekend.

The Monthly Mulch, an illustrated monthly zine by Hannah Deen, explores how the climate crisis affects life in Delaware County.

Rachel Condry, a local Deep Listening practitioner, presents the documentary film Deep Listening followed by a Q&A with film maker, live streaming at Bushel Arts Collective and a series of workshops.

AMR Artists will host the celebrated Open Studios Tour and Annual Exhibition to connect established and emerging artists with area art lovers and Eastern Delaware County visitors.

In May 2023, the William B. Ogden Free Library will offer a 4-part multidisciplinary art project for seniors in collaboration with teaching artist, Caryn Davies and area historical societies to be held at the library, Tuesdays from 10-2.

The Walton Theatre Parlor Gallery presents Patchwork Landscape by GG Stankiwiewicz, paintings inspired by the local nature of Delaware County, on Saturday, October 7 through Sunday, November 5, 2023, opening reception and artist talk on Saturday, October 7, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Anne Elizabeth Moore presents My Inevitable Murder, a spoof of true-crime podcasts that, through interviews and research, will share online audio stories monthly in 2023 about what constitutes a life, how communities are formed, and what brings diverse people together in moments of joy.

Kaat’s Cradle Theater Series will produce a series of four theater workshop performances in the carriage house theater space located at 76 Main Street in Stamford between May and October 2023.

Page to Stage Productions will host a theater festival consisting of 12 local writers and their short plays, performed by  18 local actors in a beautiful outdoor stage on the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve.

Jeremiah Pottery will offers complimentary ceramic classes in 6-week cycles for hand-building and wheel-throwing for all ages in Walton and vicinity.

The Hancock Community Education Foundation will offer 3 Day Workshop on Digital Book Creation with Film and Animation for After School Students at Hancock School on March 22, 23 and 24th.

More information about these events can be found at, under the Opportunities tab and the Delaware County Arts Grant page.

As part of Roxbury Arts Groups duty to its grantees the Roxbury Arts Group hosts a number of technical assistance workshops for its grantees and other interested artists or organizations. These classes and workshops can be anything from direct grant assistance such as grant writing and budgeting to career development and training such as confidence building or becoming an LLC/Non Profit. Please consider taking the short survey below so we can better understand what sort of technical assistance we can provide to you.

2022 Project Awardees

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.