NYS Council on the arts -
discipline based arts grants


The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is a grant making agency dedicated to preserving and expanding the rich and diverse cultural resources of New York State. Throughout its 50 years of grant making, NYSCA has supported thousands of artists and cultural organizations from every corner of the State, which in turn serve as stabilizing lynchpins, tourist attractions, and centers of education.

NYSCA awards an average of more than 2,400 grants each year through one of 14 discipline-based funding programs: Architecture, Planning and Design (which includes Capital Projects); Arts Education; Dance; Electronic Media and Film; Folk Arts; Individual Artists; Literature; Museum; Music; Presenting; Special Arts Services; State and Local Partnerships; Theatre; and Visual Arts.

The average award size is $16,700.


Nonprofit organizations incorporated in New York State, Indian tribes, and units of local government. New applicants (except municipalities and Indian tribes) must submit proof that they are one of these types of organizations. Returning applicants who have applied in the past three years must certify that their nonprofit status remains valid.


New York State Council on the Arts
175 Varick Street

New York
, New York 10014-4604
(212) 627-4455

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