United Cultural Fund Grants

Applications for the 2024 United Cultural Fund grant cycle have closed. Accepted applicants will be notified in Late February 2024/Early March 2024.

For more information, call the Broome County Arts Council 607-723-4620 or e-mail Executive Assistant Beth Shumaker at executiveassistant@broomearts.org.

All grant applications will be rated on the following criteria:

QUALITY: Enhances the quality of the arts/cultural activities/arts appreciation.
VARIETY: Promotes variety and/or growth in the arts and cultural activities in Broome County.
IMPACT: Expands the public impact of the arts in Broome County.
SERVICE: Serves and/or benefits Broome County and its residents.
DIVERSE ACCESS: Enhances the accessibility of the arts and cultural activities to a broad and diverse audience.
PLANNING: Demonstrates sound financial management and appropriate oversight.
INNOVATION: Encourages innovation in the arts and cultural activities that are beneficial to Broome County.
SUSTAINABILITY: Pursues and develops broad-based financial support aside from the UCF.
COLLABORATION: Cooperates and collaborates with other arts organizations and/or individual artists to offer new arts opportunities in the community, and/or to minimize duplication.
RESPONSIBILITY: Good standing with all reporting requirements for any previously-funded UCF grants.

2024 UCF GOS Grants Information

General Operating Support (GOS) Grant Eligibility & Procedures
Applications for General Operating Support UCF grants are by INVITATION ONLY. ALL CURRENT recipients of UCF general operating support MUST consult with BCAC’s Executive Director BEFORE preparing an application for another round of funding. Call 607-723-4620 to schedule a consultation (via Zoom meeting) prior to January 5th, 2024. Applications are due by 5PM, Monday, January 15th, 2024.

Individual artists, community groups, and non-arts related non-profits are NOT eligible for UCF general operating support grants. Please continue below to review UCF Project Grant guidelines instead.

2024 UCF Project Grants Information

Project Grant Eligibility & Procedures
Applications are invited from eligible non-profit organizations or individual artists in need of financial assistance to provide high quality arts programming or an arts project. UCF Project Grants are intended to promote cultural development and expand the public impact of the arts in Broome County. The maximum grant request is $1,000.

ALL potential applicants ARE REQUIRED to attend one information session in order to submit an application to assure that the project is appropriate for consideration. Please schedule a Zoom meeting with the Executive Director before January 5th, 2024 by calling the BCAC office. Applicants for and recipients of UCF General Operating Support grants are NOT eligible for UCF project grants. Applications are due by 5PM, Monday, January 15th, 2024.

Please download complete 2024 UCF Project Grant Financial Information Form to submit with the 2024 UCF Project Grant Application linked to the left. You will be prompted to upload the Financial Report as a PDF.

2024 UCF Report Forms

2024 Project Grant Recipients are required to submit a final report 30 days after the completion of their project. Final Reports may be completed via the link below.

2024 General Operating Support Grant Recipients are required to submit an interim report by August 14th at 5PM. Interim reports must be in prior to the release of September grant checks. Interim reports may be completed at the link below.

2024 UCF GOS Interim Report Form

2024 UCF Project Grant Final Report Form

Other Funding Sources


Including NYSCA-NYFA Artist Fellowship Program; NYSCA supports artists in design fields in partnership with the Architectural League; and NYSCA Support for Artists.

The United Cultural Fund (UCF) is the annual fundraising effort of the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) which raises and distributes funding for unique, exciting, and necessary artistic endeavors, county-wide.