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New grant available for budding artists

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JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. --If you're a budding artist looking for someone to invest in your next big project you may want to look into a new grant being provided by the Community Foundation for South Central New York.

Foundation Reps joined the executive director of the Broome County Arts Council Thursday to announce the new two-year pilot program.

The grant is for individual artists and awards range from $250 to $750.

Organizers say it's an effort to support the development of Individual artists who use their work to engage with their community.

"These kinds of grants are very rare. These are grants that will allow the artist to develop professionally. That is something that is an okay element in whatever project, or whatever purpose they have for their grant application," said Broome County Arts Council Executive Director Sharon Ball.

Applications for the grant must be submitted by May 9th. Prior to applying, artists are required to Call the Broome County Arts Council.

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