Fair Games New York


The FairGame Arts Grants provide support to arts and culture organizations for projects in the three regions represented by FairGame and determined by the New York State Gaming Commission (Capital, Southern Tier, and Catskills).

The goals of the grant program are to:

  1. Support organizations that produce or present arts programming.
  2. Expand opportunities for residents and visitors of these regions to experience the arts.


Eligible Applicants:

Non-profits with a 501 (c) 3 or a New York State Charities Registration Letter. Organizations with a primary purpose to create or present arts or cultural programs including libraries. Projects in all arts disciplines are eligible including music, theater, dance, film/video, literary and visual arts.

Ineligible applicants:

Individuals, colleges and universities, municipal departments, schools, non-arts organizations.

Geographic Restriction:

Organizations must be based in one of the following counties of the Fair Game regions:

Capital Region: Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Washington.

Catskill Region: Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster.

Southern Tier Region: Broome, Chemung, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Yates.

Creative projects must take place in the same region in which the organization is based.

Ineligible Projects:

Capital projects and fundraising events.

Funding Period:

Projects should take place between April and March 2020.

Grant Amounts: $1,000 to $5,000

Grant deadline: March 15, 2019

Funding Priorities:

Review Criteria:

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