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Livingston Arts administers several grant programs for local artists and community groups. Except for the Young Artist Grant program, all of these grants are funded by the New York State Council on the Arts. For information about any of these funding opportunities, please click on the links below, or call Program Coordinator Betsy Harris: 585.243.6785,

Please visit for updated information concerning the 2016 Decentralization grants!

Our 2015 Grant Recipients:

Individual Artist:

Ruth Henry from Conesus and Glenn McClure from Geneseo. Ruth will be writing a play and composing an original score titled “Wicket Ways” exploring the popularity of croquet in our area in set in the late 19th century. Glenn will be creating a song cycle for singing, piano and percussion based upon excerpts from Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Artists in Education:

Patricia Lewis-Browne, Keshequa Central School: Poetry in Motion. 8th graders will primarily focus on movement using poetry to better understand movement in everyday life, nature, and time and in space.Ted Canning, York Central School: Steel Band Residency. 5th graders explore Caribbean history & culture through Trinidadian music making.

Community Arts Grants:

Avon Community Theatre: Summer music theatre camp for kids
Avon Free Library: Every hero has a story, summer reading program for the whole family
Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation: Artist Lyndsay Clark will take her creative clay studio on wheels…again!
First Presbyterian Church of Caledonia: Celtic music through the years – Passing on the tradition
The Foundation for Dansville Education: Chalk Walk and Arts Fest, August 1, 2015
Geneseo Community Players: Summer Theatre Production at the Alice Austin Theatre
Town of Geneseo: The Fiddler’s Picnic, August 1, 2015 at Long Point Park
Town of Geneseo/Good Neighbor Committee: Keyboard Kamp and Eight to Eighty Concert
Growing Places, Inc: Storyteller Cris Riedel will be preforming Storytelling, Families and Libraries – A Power Trio at all eight Livingston Co. libraries
Village of Leicester: Gazebo Concert Series in the Village park in Leicester
Nunda Theatre Guild: Drama Camp 2015 for children at Keshequa high school
Nunda Historical Society: Three history programs offered to the public throughout the year
Wadsworth Library: Every Hero has a Story, Summer Reading Program
Young Authors and Storytellers: 24th Young Authors and Storytellers festival at SUNY Geneseo



Community Arts Grant (Decentralization)

Individual Artists Grant

Dick Smith Young Artists Grant

Artists in Education Grant



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