Regional Economic Development Council Initiative

Katherine Nicholls Designated Chair of NYSCA
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Funding opportunities are available through the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Initiative for projects designed to enhance and transform the cultural and economic vitality of New York State communities.

Arts and culture activities enrich and strengthen community, civic and social life in New York State. Successful proposals will demonstrate significant economic and community development impact that positions arts, culture and heritage at the core of local economic development and revitalization efforts.


Program Goals
Develop and strengthen New York State’s arts and cultural workforce.
Drive and support tourism by engaging existing and new audiences alike.
Generate collaborative projects that revitalize neighborhoods and improve quality of life.
Enhance cultural resources and assets for underserved communities.
Funding Categories
Arts and Cultural Impact Programming
Workforce Development
Workforce Readiness
NYSCA/Empire State Development Arts & Cultural Facilities Improvement Program

Ready to Apply?

Are you ready to apply for NYSCA-REDC funding? Learn more about the Regional Economic Development Councils and the application process on the Regional Councils site.

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