The United Arts Appeal
of Chautauqua County

P. O. Box 754
Jamestown, NY 14702
(716) 222-1602
Grant Applications

The United Arts Appeal offers Projects Pool grants to Chautauqua County organizations and to individual artists.


Eligible organizations must have not-for-profit status and may include libraries, municipalities, churches, and other community groups. 


An artist who has been a Chautauqua County resident for at least one year and works in any artistic discipline, including but not limited to crafts, dance, film, fiction, poetry, printmaking, sculpture, painting, video, play writing, performance, music composition and photography, may apply.  Funding priority will be given to those applicants who demonstrate that a Projects Pool grant would have significant career impact or promote artistic development for the individual artist.  


The 2020 Projects Pool Grants Program awardees and their projects are: 


  • Audubon Community Nature Center: COVID-19 Creativity - Nature Inspired Art Kits for Kids
  • Citizens for a Better Cassadaga: Summer Concert Series on Cassadaga Lake
  • Great Lakes FX: Blossoms and Blooms
  • Jamestown Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department: 2020 Summer Bandshell Concert Series

Individual Artists:
  • Audrey Kay Dowling: Learning Woodcut Reductions
  • Daniel Gage: Conga and Bongo Drums
  • George Wiedenhofer: Shades of Yosemite
  • Nick Weiser: What is Jazz?: A Concert for Children and Families at the Fredonia Opera House


Deadline for applying for a Projects Pool grant in 2020 was April 30 (updated from April 15). Click on one of the links below for 2020 Guidelines and Applications and Report Forms.

2020 Projects Pool Individual Artists Grant Guidelines and Application

2020 Projects Pool Organizations Grant Guidelines and Application

2020 Projects Pool Individual Artists Grant Report Form

2020 Projects Pool Organizations Grant Report Form

For more information about applying for funding, contact