NY gets $82 M in grants to enhance arts and culture

Governor Kathy Hochul announced $82 million in New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grants for nonprofit arts and culture organizations and individual artists across New York State. The launch of these grants will provide flexible funding to support a wide range of organizations and artistic pursuits, including helping individual artists create new works, sustaining new and existing programming at community organizations, increasing access to affordable rehearsal and studio space, and expanding opportunities for performing arts residencies. Application guidelines are available now at arts.ny.gov. 

“Arts and culture have long been a key part of New York’s identity, and a critical component of our state’s success as a rich and vibrant place to live, work, and visit,” Governor Hochul said. “These vital funding opportunities will strengthen our creative sector by supporting a wide range of diverse and innovative projects, and will allow our arts and cultural organizations to further develop and grow, while making it more accessible for New Yorkers and visitors alike.” 

The application portal will open on Thursday, June 1. The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 13, at 4 p.m.  

New York State Council on the Arts Executive Director Mara Manus said, “During this critical juncture of recovery and revitalization, it is with immense gratitude to the Governor and the Legislature that we celebrate this continued support of the arts and culture sector. As the arts deliver an incredible return on investment, we know we know this critical support of the arts will further increase the personal wellness, community health and economic prosperity of New York and all who visit here.” 

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