Give a helping hand to CNY artists during COVID-19

Why did we create this fund? 
Due to COVID-19, many local artists and small arts organizations are suffering from financial losses of canceled events, exhibits, gigs, and programs. To help provide emergency support to these individuals and small arts groups, CNY Arts has created the Arts Impact Fund.

Where are these funds going?
These funds will go directly to artists and small arts and culture groups within our 7 county territory to help them survive this difficult time.  These include the urban, suburban, and rural communities we serve in Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego counties. 

Who can apply?
- Individual artists who provide cultural,  arts education, or arts services who have experienced financial loss due to COVID-19

- Small arts organizations who have suffered financial losses who are too small to compete for government COVID-19 relief funds. 

To Apply for Funds: 
Visit the COVID19 Arts Relief Fund Application 

More information about CNY Arts, Inc.:
CNY Arts is a Regional Arts Council based in Syracuse, New York. We provide support and assistance to individual artists and arts and cultural organizations through access to grants, capacity-building assistance, education and training, and promotional services. We serve the counties of Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego (and Cayuga through certain government grants). Our goal is to enhance a greater appreciation for the arts and cultural vibrancy of the region.

If you have any feedback about this fund, we encourage you to email


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Stephen Butler 
Syracuse, NY
CNY Arts, Inc. 
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