Ballet Hispanico
Ballet Hispanico

Ballet Hispánico in Sombrerísimo

Photo by Justin Chao

Re-Launch, Re-Start

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!  




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.

2,500 Organizations

In 2020, NYSCA awarded 1,200 direct grants and 1,300 regrants, serving all 62 state counties

$40 Million

NYSCA awarded $40M for FY2021 to support the visual, performing, literary and media arts and arts education

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.

$120 Billion

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

Our Programs

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