A C D F G I M N O P

Glossary

P
Peer Review Panel

A group of people with expertise in a particular art form or field that are asked to evaluate NYSCA grant requests and rate applications according to the Council's three primary criteria. Panelists are appointed by the Council Chair, with the approval of the Council.

Prequalification

To be eligible for a NYSCA grant, applicants must complete Prequalification with the State of New York through Grants Gateway.  The Prequalification application requests an upload of basic organizational documents and asks straightforward questions about a not-for-profit’s capacity and integrity. Organizations must be Prequalified at least 5 days before the NYSCA application deadline.

Professional artist

An artist who earns or attempts to earn his/her living through the practice and production of art is a professional.

Project

NYSCA grant requests, even those (such as General Operating Support) seeking funding for institutional support, are commonly referred to as "projects". We also use the term to describe any activity, program or event within a NYSCA proposal.

Project budget

A budget showing income and expenses of a discrete project. NYSCA project budgets are structured so that your request amount is the difference between project income and project expenses.

Public performance

An activity that is open to the general public and to which any person has access. It does not include activities for which attendance is not voluntary or for which institutional membership is a requirement for admission.