Grantee Toolkit

Below are helpful resources for our grantees

Remember to mention CCA

Grant recipients are required to acknowledge the CCA in all advertising and published material related to the funded activity. Examples include seasonal brochures, newsletters, announcements, websites, blogs, social media, exhibition signage, educational materials and print advertising. Credit includes CCA logo (available for download below) and the line “funded in part by Cornell Council for the Arts.”

Explore campus exhibition and event spaces

(Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all available on-campus spaces)

AAP Gallery Spaces
  • John Hartell Gallery
  • Milstein Hall Gallery
  • The Bibliowicz Family Gallery
  • Sibley Dome
  • Olive Tjaden Gallery
  • Experimental Studio
Human Ecology Spaces
  • Jill Stuart Gallery (HumEc. Projects Only)
  • Human Ecology Building Atrium and Lobby (Public Space)
  • MVR 166N, Gallery and Reception Space (Public Space)

Grantee Checklist

Congratulations! Now that you’ve been awarded a CCA grant, here are a few things you’ll need to remember —

01. Contract

Please sign and return your CCA contract (electronic (preferred) or hard copy) prior to the deadline given. Your signature indicates acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant. Failure to fulfill any of the requirements will result in forfeiture of the grant. For information on obtaining your funding, see ‘Receiving Grant Funds’ below.

Haven't received your contract yet?

Grant program applicants will receive email notification from with funding decisions (typically mid-May). If you haven’t seen correspondence regarding your application, contact the CCA via the link below.

Contact CCA
02. Pre-Event

Prior to the date indicated on your contract, you must provide the CCA with the following:

  • Confirmed title/date/location
  • One-paragraph description
  • 2-5 promotional images (JPG, 300 dpi, landscape orientation, largest possible size)
  • Related links (organizations, funders, co-presenters, event-related social media)

Note: we ask for the largest possible size at a minimum 300 dpi as there are many needs and uses for your promotional images, which include both print and digital media, as well as an individual project page on the CCA website (see sample to the right).

Project sample
03. Promotion / Publicity

Let’s get the word out! While the CCA will assist with promotion your grant project via our established vehicles — including the Cornell Chronicle, CCA website and listserv — we also recommend…

  • Post your event(s) to the Cornell Events Calendar
  • Create a Facebook event (add CCA as co-host or provide event link to be shared on the CCA Facebook page)
  • Properly tag for social media (@cornellarts, #ccagrant, #cornell)

Note: don’t forget to give proper credit to the CCA in your publicity. Credit includes the CCA logo and the line “funded in part by the Cornell Council for the Arts.”

Tell the world!

Share your project information far and wide for the best possible outcome — word of mouth, print materials, as well as digital & social media. Don’t forget to share these with the CCA!

Send project update to CCA
04. Post-Event

Following your event, you must provide the CCA with the following:

  • Collateral material (poster, flyer, program, link to downloadable media)
  • 2-5 project images documenting the event (completed work, community participation, audience, presenters, etc.)
Send final documentation
CCA Archives

The CCA supports numerous arts-related events and projects each year. Documentation from grant-supported or CCA-initiated projects are archived, including exhibitions, performances, lectures, individual artist and department-generated projects, concerts, installations, and publications.

Past Projects

Receiving Grant Funds

Faculty/Department/Program Applicants

Faculty, Department and Program grant recipients can have their funds transferred directly to their university account. Please include your account number in the space provided on your contract.

Student Organization Applicants

Student organizations registered with SAFC or GPSAFC can have their funds transferred directly to their university account. Please have your account representative email the CCA with the appropriate account number to ensure receipt of your grant funds.

Student Applicants

Funds for individual students and un-registered student organizations are taxable (the university will mail documents for your tax returns) and are disbursed via direct deposit. Grantees will be contacted by an accounts payable representative to collect all necessary forms, W-9 or W-8BEN and ACH (paper form available by request through Payroll or online via Workday), prior to fund disbursement.

We encourage anyone considering applying for a CCA grant to contact the CCA office to inquire about the feasibility of a project proposal or to seek guidance about how to best prepare your application. The CCA office can be reached at (607) 255-7274 or