The New York State Council on the Arts is dedicated to preserving and expanding the rich and diverse cultural resources that are and will become the heritage of New York’s citizens.
Ballet Hispánico in Sombrerísimo
Photo by Justin Chao
The Future of the Arts in New York is Bright!
The arts play a pivotal role in the lives of New Yorkers and fuel our social and economic engines — NYSCA invites you to explore the extraordinary, diverse universe of artists and arts organizations across the State as we embrace the challenges and create new cultural horizons!
Our FY2022 Application Portal is now open!
News and Featured Resources
In 2020, NYSCA awarded 1,200 direct grants and 1,300 regrants, serving all 62 state counties
NYSCA awarded $40M for FY2021 to support the visual, performing, literary and media arts and arts education
New York State’s arts sector generated $120 billion in 2017, the most recent year recorded, playing a vital role in both quality of life and economic development