Information Sessions Scheduled for NYSCA Electronic Media and Film Grants

Oct 07, 2011 12:43 pm
October 7, 2011
The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes has announced Information Sessions for two state-wide regrant programs in Electronic Media and Film.  Presentation Funds and Finishing Funds provide support to New York State-based non-profit organizations and artists for work in film, video, sound, new media and Web-based art.  Both programs are funded by the New York State Council on the Arts.

Presentation Funds offers partial support to non-profit organizations located in New York State for in-person appearances by independent artists working in film, video, sound, new media and Web-based art. The mission of the program is to encourage opportunities for conversations between artists and audiences, support the creative programming of independent media-makers, and help increase appreciation for electronic media and film as an art form throughout New York State.  Deadlines are four times a year, with the first deadline on December 1, 2011.

Finishing Funds provides support to New York State artists for the completion of film, video, sound, new media and Web-based art. Awards are made annually and range from $500 to $2,500. The postmark deadline for applications is March 15, 2012.

Information Sessions for artists and non-profit organizations will be held as follows:

Buffalo: Saturday October 22, 11am, Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue
Capital Region: Saturday November 5, 11am, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy
New York City: Wednesday October 19, 12pm, American Documentary POV, 20 Jay Street Suite 940, Brooklyn
Southern Tier: Saturday October 15, 10am, 171 Cedar Arts Center, 171 Cedar Street, Corning
Syracuse: Thursday October 27, 5:30pm, Everson Musem of Art, 401 Harrison Street
Rochester: Tuesday October 25, 6pm, Rochester Contemporary Art Center,  137 East Avenue
Please RSVP to and visit for detailed information on both grant programs.

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The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (The ARTS) is a regional arts services organization located in the Southern Tier of New York State. Founded in 1972 as the Chemung Valley Arts Council, The ARTS now serves artists of all disciplines, organizations and the public in Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Allegany and Tioga counties and beyond.  Further information is available at


Ginnie Lupi
The ARTS Council of the
Southern Finger Lakes
607-962-5871 x225