United Cultural Fund Grants

What is UCF?

The United Cultural Fund (UCF) is an annual campaign, spearheaded by the Broome County Arts Council, to raise and distribute funds to artistic endeavors, county-wide. Broome County is one of only 5 communities in the State of New York, and 44 nationwide, with an active combined campaign for the arts. Now in its 32nd year, the UCF is a unique community resource whose recipients last year returned more than $4 million to Broome County’s economy, generated significant income for other businesses, and supported about 1,500 full, part-time and contracted jobs. For more information, call the Broome County Arts Council 607-723-4620 or e-mail information@broomearts.org.

2020 UCF Report Forms

2020 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.

2020 General Operating Support Grant Recipients are required to submit an interim report by August 15th at 5PM. Interim reports must be in prior to the release of September grant checks. Interim reports may be completed at the link below.

2020 UCF Project Grant Final Report Form

Please download complete either the 2020 UCF Project Grant Financial Report PDF or the 2020 UCF Project Grant Financial Report XLSX  form to submit with the above linked Final Report. You will be prompted to up upload the Financial Report as a PDF.

2020 UCF GOS Interim Report Form

Please download complete the 2020 Interim Financials Report  form to submit with the above linked Interim Report. You will be prompted to up upload the Financial Report as a PDF.

2020 UCF Grants

The 2020 United Cultural Fund Grant proces opens Tues., Nov. 12th, 2019

General Operating Support (GOS) Grant Eligibility & Procedure
ALL NEW applicants for UCF general operating support MUST be invited to submit a proposal at the discretion of the BCAC Board of Directors. A consultation with BCAC’s Executive Director and approval by the Board of Directors is required to determine whether an invitation will be issued. Call 607-723-4620 to schedule a consultation prior to January 10th. Applications are due by 5PM, Wednesday, January 15th.

ALL CURRENT recipients of UCF general operating support MUST consult with BCAC’s Executive Director BEFORE preparing an application for another round of funding. Attendance at one of the seminars does not constitute a consultation.

Individual artists, community groups, and non-arts related non-profits are NOT eligible for UCF general operating support grants.

2020 UCF
GOS Application

Please download complete 2020 UCF Application Financial Information Form to submit with the 2020 UCF GOS Application linked to the left. You will be prompted to up upload the Financial Report as a PDF.

Project Grant Eligibility & Procedure
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 consult with the BCAC Executive Director PRIOR TO PREPARING an application to assure that the project is appropriate for consideration. Please schedule a meeting with the Executive Director before January 10th. Attending a seminar does not constitute a consultation. Applicants for and recipients of UCF general operating support grants are NOT eligible for UCF project grants. Applications are due by 5PM, Wednesday, January 15th.

2020 UCF
Project Grant Application

Please download complete 2020 UCF Project Grant Financial Information  form to submit with the 2020 UCF Project Grant Application linked to the left. You will be prompted to up upload the Financial Report as a PDF.

UCF Grant Information Sessions:

TUES., NOV. 12th | 5:00 to 5:45PM with Nancy Barno Reynolds | Broome County Arts Council’s Conference Space, 95 Court Street Level 1M

THURS., DEC. 5th | 5:00 to 5:45PM with Nancy Barno Reynolds | Broome County Arts Council’s Conference Space, 95 Court Street Level 1M

Other Funding Sources

New York State Decentralization Grant Program
Administered by Chenango Arts Council for Broome, Chenango and Otsego Counties.
Notification of intent to apply is required.
More Details

DEC Grant Information Sessions:

THURS., Sept. 5th | 4:30 to 6:00PM with Eric Rigg | Broome County Arts Council’s Conference Space, 95 Court Street Level 1M

NYFA Fellowship
Administered by the New York on Foundation for the Arts, this fellowship covers $7000 in unrestricted funds and is open to NYS residents over the age of 25. Deadline to apply is Jan. 22, 2020.
More Details

NYFA Fellowship Information Session:

FRI., NOV. 8th | 1PM to 2PM | Broome County Arts Council’s Artisan Gallery, 95 Court Street Level 1M
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