The Earlville Opera House (EOH) is pleased to announce funding from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for the 2023 Broome, Chenango & Otsego Statewide Community Regrants Program (SCR). Formerly known as the Decentralization or DEC Program, funding is available to non-profit organizations and artists for cultural initiatives in 2023. Funding is available for grants up to $5,000 each to support Community Arts, Arts Education, and Individual Artist grants in Broome, Chenango and Otsego counties. A record breaking $232,500 is available for projects taking place in 2023.

An informational webinar for Broome County first-time applicants to the program will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 1 pm. To register go to A Zoom link will be sent to you following registration. Attendance at this webinar is not required to apply, but is highly recommended. If registration numbers exceed the optimal amount for the webinar, additional dates will be added. If you have questions or are a previous applicant looking for assistance, please contact the SCR Coordinator at

The Broome, Chenango & Otsego SCR Program offers support in the following categories:

Community Arts grants provide support for arts and cultural projects to community-based organizations, groups, collectives, or individual artists. Arts Education grants offer two funding categories: Pre K-12 In-School Projects and

After-School & Community-Based Learning. These grants support nonprofit organizations, cultural groups and/or individual artists in providing in-depth, arts education projects to participants of all ages.

Individual Artist Grants offer commissioning support to individual professional artists for the creation of a new work in a community setting.

Visit for SCR Program guidelines, intent to apply form, and application link. Opportunities are for projects taking place between January 1 and December 31, 2023. The deadline for 2023 grant applications is Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

*The Earlville Opera House Broome, Chenango and Otsego Statewide Community Regrants (SCR) program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional support for the Broome SCR Program is graciously provided by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc.