Student curator installing art work at the Art Effect
Student curator installing art work at the Art Effect

A Member of The Art Effect's Youth Curatorial Team installing “As Quiet As Its Kept." Poughkeepsie.

Photo by The Art Effect


FY2025 GUIDELINES NOW AVAILABLE  for Support for Organizations, Support for Artists, Targeted Opportunities and Regrants and Services


Download the Guidelines here. 

Please note: the Application Portal for these opportunities will open Wednesday, June 5.  The deadline for these opportunities is Wednesday, July 17 at 4 PM.  There will be no exceptions.  The FY2025 Capital Project opportunity will open in fall 2024.

NEW PREQUALIFYING PROCEDURES FOR FY2025: Please read the instructions on prequalification with the Statewide Financial System here.

The mission of the New York State Council on the Arts is to foster and advance the full breadth of New York State’s arts, culture, and creativity for all.

Young People's Chorus of New York City

The Young People's Chorus of New York City, a NYSCA grantee through our Arts Education Program in performance at the 92nd St. Y. Photo by Stephanie Berger.

Over 1,600 Organizations are supported by NYSCA grants

In FY2023, NYSCA awarded more than 3,600 direct grants

$222.5 Million in Grants Awarded

NYSCA awarded more than $90 million in FY2023 to support artists and arts and cultural organizations! Our FY2023 Capital Projects Fund awarded $132.5 million in support for arts and cultural capital projects.

Rioult Dance

Rioult Dance performs Pascal Rioult’s Views of the Fleeting World. In 2018, NYSCA awarded Rioult general operating support through our Dance Program, funding for public school residencies through our Arts Education Program, and support for new theater seating through our Facilities Program. Photo by Basil Childers.

$126 Billion

New York State’s arts sector generated $126 billion in 2020, the most recent year recorded, playing a vital role in both quality of life and economic development