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State Grants to Fund the Arts

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 13:39

New York State announced last week that it has put aside $140 million in arts and culture grants for the new fiscal year that are now available through the New York State Council on the Arts.

The number includes $90 million in grants and $50 million in capital projects support. The intention is to "help strengthen nonprofits, spark the creative work of artists in all 62 counties, and revitalize the industry."

Organizations can apply for general operating and programming cost support. Artists can apply through a fiscal sponsor for creative commissions. There are opportunities for creative performance residencies, subsidized rehearsal spaces for all types of performing arts, and folk arts apprenticeships. 

There is also special funding related to the impacts of Covid-19 to pay artists, staff, program costs, health and safety expenses, and to promote audience development.

Full guidelines, applications, and an application manual are available on the NYSCA website.

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