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. 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 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.

Individual Artist grant opportunities represent 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.

Do you have someone you’d like to nominate to be a panelist on our Community Arts/Creative Learning or Individual Artist panels? Fill out the form here.

2024 Project Awardees

The Hancock Community Education Foundation will offer a 3-day workshop for 60 After School Program students in grades K-9 on Glass Mosaic Creation, taught by artist Emily Jablon.

Arts Inn Collective presents the 3rd Annual H&R Vaudeville Variety Show featuring world music, local bands, theater, spoken word and more on Sunday, May 26, 2:30-10:30pm at their address in Fleischmanns, NY.

Mountain Madness will present a free immersive theatrical event at Kirkside Park in Roxbury on Saturday, August 3 at 6pm and Sunday, August 4 at 2pm. The barn will be transformed into their version of the Hubble Space Telescope, a pop-up planetarium with constellations the solar system projected. A non-linear, immersive story will unfold before their eyes as they walk through Kirkside with the company as they perform when Jack Met Jill, a hilarious one-act play. 

The Colchester Historical Society will offer a Fun Family Event sponsored by the Colchester Historical Society featuring the creation of historical games and crafts on Saturday, September 21 from 1:00-4:00pm at the Shinhopple Memorial Center in Shinhopple, NY.

Pillow Fort Arts Center will offer a free series of meditational movement improvisations with NYC-based dance/performance collective BIRDHOUSE on Sunday, June 30 12-2pm at Bushel Collective, followed by daily open rehearsals throughout the week from 9-11am at and a Work-in-Progress showing on Saturday, July 6 at 1pm at Pillow Fort Arts Center.

Tritown Theatres will show a live musical performance of “Beauty and the Beast” featuring local non-professional adult and child actors with a full, professional orchestra.

Isabella Amstrup will lead a community Weaving Club at Bushel Collective. Workshops will be from 2pm to 5pm on: June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, Aug 10, Aug 24, Sept 14, and Sept 28 (this Saturday will be 10am-1pm). There will be a culminating final exhibition on display from September 27 through September 30 at Bushel Collective that will engage the community in the exploration of weaving as practice.

Ethan Fox will offer a series of free world drumming classes for the students of Roxbury Central Schools.

Anna Sea will be showing a large hand-built, hand-painted ceramics tile mural at the Stagecoach Run Art Festival July 6 & 7, 11-5 both days, at her studio in the Franklin Guest House.

Gloaming Project presents The Ballad Tree at Kirkside Park Pavilion in Roxbury August 16 & 17 at 6:30pm and August 18 at 4pm. Inspired by Appalachian ballads – old English, Scottish, and Irish folk songs carried over to early North America – the ballads are presented through live music, song, dance, and puppetry.

Catskills Old-time Music in the Mountains will be hosting a series of monthly open jams at Wayside Cider taproom in Andes, starting Sunday May 26th 3-4.30pm. They are open to any stringed instrument players of any level wanting to play with others in a fun, inclusive atmosphere. The jam will start with a 30 minute workshop followed by a 1 hour facilitated jam session.

Rianna Pauline Starheim and her grandmother, Ruth Rose Many, will co-create artwork centered on intergenerational healing and their caregiving of each other. In December 23, 2024 they will have an open house at their home showcase the photos and essays created, along with other pieces of art created by their family.

Peter Kleeman’s Space Age Museum project will present a free exhibition in the Galli Curci Theater on Main St. in Margaretville, a 3,200-sf gallery space. The exhibit will run May 31–July 9, open five weekends (noon to 4 pm) and by appointment on weekdays. See 30+ human-size robot sculptures built between the 1930s and 1990s, showcasing the cultural history of the Space Age.

The Hobart Rotary will present a free afternoon and evening of jazz, rock, and blues at the 2024 Sausage and Brew Festival.

The annual Open Studios Tour, hosted by AMR Artists, on July 26-28, 2024 opens the door for visitors to explore the personal spaces and processes of established and emerging artists through a self-driving tour of Delaware County, NY.

Emma Apicelli, in partnership with Land of Strangers, will offer three low-cost workshops on zine history and creation. A workshop for ages 10-17 will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 11am-3pm, and one for ages 18+ on will be held June 30 from 11am-3pm. An exhibition of the finished works will be held July 6 from 3-5pm. Workshops and the exhibition will be held at the Carriage House in Stamford, NY.

In two workshops, Tabitha Gilmore-Barnes will guide 24 attendees through the excitement of dyeing locally sourced wools, using toxic free Jacquard Acid Dyes and Indigo Dye Kit, at Birdsong Community Garden. The workshops will be held on September 13 and 20 from 9:30am to 2pm, with rain dates of September 15 and 22.

The Book of Awe Project by Kathleen Sweeney will entail a limited edition photo book, book launch and interdisciplinary arts exhibition at Diamond Hollow Books, Andes, NY in Spring 2024.

ArtUp will collaborate with artist Gary Mayer to create a mural of various locales and points of interest in Margaretville for Zada’s on Main Street (and publication online), including hosting a community input session on the design at the ArtUp Gallery on Saturday, May 4 from 12-4pm and an unveiling celebration at Zada’s on Memorial Day, May 27 at 3pm.

GG Stankiewicz will present Ecoscape, new paintings and works on artist-made paper inspired by the native plants and fungi living in the Delaware County landscape. It will be on view October 5-November 30 at the Sidney Memorial Public Library, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 5, 1-3pm and closing reception with an artist talk on Saturday, November 30, 1-3pm.

“Folk Art in Fiber,” Catskills Folk Connection’s biennial traditional arts exhibit, with demonstrations and a workshop series, offers a display of works by traditional Delaware County quilters, weavers, spinners, and needle workers, from October 18 through November 24 at the Delaware County Historical Association in Delhi, NY.

Maintenance of the Species (MotS) is a publication/zine that will explore life in Delaware County, NY through the lens of caretaking (broadly and creatively defined). The publication will be edited by Iris Cushing and Alexandra Egan and feature the work of Delaware County-based artists and writer. It will be available at Delhi’s Bushel Collective and other local retailers in the summer and late fall. A first publication celebration will take place on June 29th from 6-7:30pm at Bushel Collective.

Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower, sole proprietor of Plant Pioneers will be expediting four types of art methods that pick-up Plant frequencies as relatable impressions. Delaware County farmers will be able to experience this work on August 4th as there will be a special open. A one week exhibit will be screened at The Bushel Collective in Delhi, NY on November 9 to November 17, with a 3 hour workshop to learn the process on opening night, November 9, 6-9pm.

Amy Masters will be developing and creating a new body of painting work based on the concepts of HOUSE, HOME, SHELTER and COMMUNITY. This work will be shown in 1053 Gallery in Fleischmann’s NY, accompanied by an artist talk during the exhibit.

Amy Randall will present ‘Knot Hollow – Good choices make lousy stories’, a one-hour monologue about farming, friendship, and finding common ground, on August 10th at Birdsong Farms in Hamden, NY.