The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has announced it has awarded $36 million in 1,899 grants to 1,242 New York State non-profit organizations to supports arts, culture and heritage organizations in New York State.
NYSCA awards grants in 16 program areas representing a cross-section of artistic disciplines and funding goals. Across the disciplines, grants support arts, culture and heritage programming; organizational operations; individual artists’ projects; additional granting opportunities, known as ‘regrants’ and services to the field. The agency also administers $674,000 in federal grant funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
This year, as part of the agency’s statewide portfolio:
- 60 organizations will present concerts, festivals and other programs to pass on their communities’ traditional arts, culture and heritage to future generations with support from NYSCA’s Folk Arts program.
- 467 music, dance and theatre organizations statewide will produce and present public performances with support from NYSCA’s Music, Dance and Theatre programs.
- 37 organizations will expand their operations to address a critical need within the organization. This pilot Workforce Investment support is a component of NYSCA’s Regional Economic Development Council efforts.
- Approximately 1,400 additional grants will be awarded through NYSCA’s Decentralization program. Administered by 29 partner organizations across the state, the Decentralization program regrants approximately $2.2M to local community organizations and artists that do not receive direct NYSCA support.
To review all the FY2015 grant awards across the state, along with a description of the supported program or project, visit NYSCA’s grant database: http://www.arts.ny.gov/grant_
About the New York State Council on the Arts
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), created by Governor Nelson Rockefeller and the NYS Legislature in 1960, is an agency of the Executive Branch of the New York State Government dedicated to preserving and expanding the rich and diverse cultural resources that are and will become the heritage of New York’s citizens. For more information on NYSCA, please visit: www.arts.ny.gov