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


Our February 2023 COVID impact survey received a significant response rate of 80% (1,293) of NYSCA’s 1,614 FY2023 grantees, providing tremendous insights into the state of New York’s non-profit arts and culture sector recovery.

While signs of improvement are indicated, the sector is still in active recovery mode and experiencing operational and programmatic paradigm shifts. Key data points include:

- Continued reductions in workforce.

- Decreases in audiences as a result of 1) decreased tourism and 2) shift towards more hybrid arts experiences.

- Decreased revenue (both earned and contributed).

- Dramatically increased operating costs.

Please click here to read the survey. 

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 1,600 Organizations are supported by NYSCA grants

In 2023, NYSCA awarded more than 3,600 direct grants

More than $90 million so far

NYSCA has already awarded more than $90 million in FY2023 to support the visual, performing, literary and media arts, arts education and more! More grantees to be announced Spring 2023.

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