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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,

Here are the 2014 Grant Recipients:

Individual Artist

Richard Shearer: “This Ground,” a series of oil paintings influenced by historical photographs of the building of the Mount Morris Dam. There will also be a lecture series to explore the history of this area at the Mount Morris Dam visitors center, the Dansville Public Library and the Groveland Correctional Facility.

Artists in Education

Patricia Lewis-Browne, Keshequa Central School: A Question of Race. 8th graders will explore the topic of race using theatre improvisation and will learn how to write, interpret and perform poetry.

Ted Canning, York Central School: Steel Band Residency. 5th graders explore Caribbean history & culture through Trinidadian music making.

Sharon Leary, Geneseo Central School: The History of Pottery in Upstate New York – From Native Americans to the Erie Canal. 4th graders study the evolution of technology and social structures through different pottery techniques.

 Community Arts Grants

Avon Community Theater: Summer theatre camp for kids and a production of The King and I

Avon Free Library: Summer reading and art at the library program.

Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation: Clay on Wheels with artist Lyndsay Clark.

First Presbyterian Church of Caledonia: Celtic concert series. Next two performances will be May 9th and December 5th.

Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway: Canyon Camera Club’s 12th Annual Photographer’s Dream Day, June 28th.

Friends of the Wadsworth Library: Traveling Around the World at the Library

Geneseo Community Players: Summer Production of Oliver! at SUNY Geneseo. July 24th, 25th, and 26th.

Town of Geneseo: Fiddler’s Picnic, August 2nd & Kid’s Keyboard Kamp with the Eight to Eighty Concert on August 12th

Growing Places, Inc.: Storytelling, Families and Libraries: a Power Trio with Cris Reidel

Village of Leicester: Concerts in the Gazebo, May-September.

Livonia Community Players: Summer performance of Les Miserables July 17th, 18th and 19th

Town of North Dansville: Chalk Walk, Saturday, July 19th

Nunda Historical Society: History Days September 24th and 25th to celebrate the village’s 175th anniversary.

The National Warplane Museum: Dolls at Home, Sentimental Journey on May 15th and Swing Dance at the Hanger on July 12th

Town of West Sparta: Old Fashioned Day, July 26th

Wadsworth Library: “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Summer Reading Program


Community Arts Grant (Decentralization)

Individual Artists Grant

Dick Smith Young Artists Grant

Artists in Education Grant



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