Dancers at Brooklyn Academy of Music
Dancers at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Mark Morris Dance Group's "L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato" at BAM 2022

Photo by Stephanie Berger

A Record $140 million for the Arts

Historic NYSCA Budget Fuels the Cultural Recovery of New York State

The creative capital of the world is powered by thousands of arts workers

and organizations across all 62 counties leading a multi-year recovery

and revitalization through this unparalleled investment.

News and Featured Resources

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. 

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 1,500 Organizations are supported by NYSCA grants

In 2022, NYSCA awarded more than 3,000 direct grants

More than $100 million

NYSCA awarded more than $100 million in FY2022 to support the visual, performing, literary and media arts, arts education and more!

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

What We Fund

Metropolitan Museum photo

Spark Media ProjectClassical Theatre of Harlem


Calpulli Mexican Dance

Nai Ni Chen Dance


Mind-Builders Kid Plays SaxophoneChildren's Museum of the Arts