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Dick Smith Young Artists Grant

The Dick Smith Young Artists Grant program is for high school juniors and seniors who are serious about developing their artistic talents. Any junior or senior who resides in Livingston County is eligible to apply for up to $500 to pursue a special extra-curricular opportunity in his or her artistic discipline. A panel of artists and art teachers selects the awardees. Livingston Arts awards grants once a year for opportunities in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, or visual arts (including film, video and computer art).

Selection criteria are:

a) artistic excellence of the student’s work,

b) artistic quality of the opportunity,

c) student’s preparation in the discipline, and

d) good academic standing. There are no need based awards.

Applications are due the second Thursday in May, by 4:00 pm.

2016 Dick Smith Young Artist Grant Application

Since June 1998, the arts council has awarded grants to young artists from all over Livingston County. These grants have enabled them to take advantage of artistic opportunities at SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Fredonia, Eastman School of Music, Hochstein Music School, New York State Summer School of the Arts, Writers & Books, Visual Studies Workshop, Alfred University, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Syracuse University, RIT, Nazareth College, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and private lessons with professional artists.

If you are looking for an artist for your child to work with or questions please contact the Program Coordinator at lin@livingstonarts.org and we can provide a list of qualified artists in all disciplines.

If awarded a Dick Smith Young Artist Grant, the grantee must submit a final report. This will be posted later in the year.To complete this report, please print it OR save the file to your computer. The Word version may be completed on your computer. All final reports require a signature by the grantee. Once signed, the final report, along with any required attachments, should be submitted to Livingston Arts by mail or hand-delivery only (4 Murray Hill Drive, Mount Morris NY 14510) OR via email to lin@livingstonarts.org. Keep a copy for your records.

Don’t Forget! We also have a raffle to support the Dick Smith Young Artist Grant! Please consider supporting Livingston County Students with your donation and receive a ticket to be placed into the drawings for your choice of the following:

◊ 3 bottles of Deer Run Wine

◊ Original photograph by local artist Nigel P. Kent

◊ Pottery plate by local artist Kevin Raymond

◊ 1930’s Gift Box featuring the “The New Deal Gallery” book

A 25th Anniversary Celebration

Tickets are $3 for one (1) ticket and $5 for two (2) tickets.

Please click on the link to download and fill out a donation form.

Dick Smith Young Artist Grant Donation Form

Once completed please mail it to: Livingston Arts Center, 4 Murray Hill Drive, Mt Morris NY 14510

The drawings for these gifts will be held in October 2016. Thank you for your support!