FY 2023 Funding Opportunities (Closed)

All FY23 Opportunities are now closed

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Capital Projects Fund

New York State Council on the Arts’ (NYSCA) Capital Projects Fund is Closed.  Awards will be announced in April 2023.

NYSCA’s Capital Projects Fund will focus on supporting cultural institutions seeking state funding for investments in capital improvements that allow the organizations to sustain and expand cultural programming for diverse audiences, promote accessibility and environmental sustainability, preserve and create jobs, and ultimately contribute to the growth of New York’s arts and tourism sectors.

All New York State nonprofit arts and culture organizations with eligible capital projects are encouraged to apply for NYSCA’s Capital Projects Fund.

NYSCA will be hosting multiple virtual office hour sessions for applicants to receive one-on-one assistance before the Jan. 12, 2023, deadline.  A recording of the webinar will be posted here.

Organizations may apply to one of the following opportunities:


  • Large Capital Improvement Grants for Arts and Culture: These grants will advance New York’s goals around placemaking and supporting the cultural sector as a key driver of economic growth. This opportunity will support arts and cultural institutions undertaking impactful, large-scale capital improvements with grants of $2-10 million for projects with a total cost of $4 million or more and allow organizations to sustain and expand cultural programming, reach new and diverse audiences, and promote accessibility and sustainability features.

Our FY2023 application period for Support for Organizations, Support for Artists, Support for Special Opportunities, Support for Partnerships, and Regrowth and Capacity Enhancement concluded on July 12, 2022 at 4PM



Opportunity Guidelines are posted below with a short description. The FY2023 Application Manual supplements the information provided in each of the FY2023 Funding Opportunity Guidelines and is a guide to Prequalification, key dates, eligibility questions, and more.

Grant Opportunities:

Support for Organizations: Provides flexible general operating and programming funding for non-profit organizations.

Support for Artists: Funds creative commissions to individual artists across the state. Applicants must apply through a non-profit fiscal sponsor. NYSCA embraces the rich diversity of artmaking across New York, and applicants from all artistic practices and disciplines are encouraged to apply. 

Support for Special Opportunities:  The opportunities provide funding for creative performance residencies, subsidized rehearsal spaces for all performing art forms, and folk arts apprenticeships.  

Regrowth and Capacity Enhancement: Provides organizations with flexible funds to redevelop their ability to serve their audiences with consideration to the impacts of COVID-19. Funds may support a wide breadth of needs, such as: provide payment to artists; support for staffing, support programmatic costs; advance audience development and assist with necessary health and safety expenses. 

Support for Partnerships: Supports regrant and partner organizations across all 62 counties while identifying new opportunities to ensure the greater reach of NYSCA funding and greater access for new applicants. Partnerships cover a range of services.