FY2024 Funding Opportunities!




All FY24 Capital Project applicants who are not already prequalified or have an expired vault must submit prequalification materials to Grants Gateway BEFORE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2023 at 4 PM. New York State will be merging Grants Gateway with the State Financial System effective January 2024 and Grants Gateway will be retired. Capital Project Fund applicants: please submit all prequalification materials before December 15th.

This deadline only applies to FY24 Capital Project Fund applicants. More information about the State Financial System will be forthcoming in 2024 for all other applicants and grantees.

Click here to get started with the Prequalification process.


Our FY2024 Capital Project Opportunities are closed. 

Current Grant Opportunities:

Capital Projects Fund 

Up to $37 million in capital funding is available to nonprofit arts and culture organizations through the New York State Council on the Arts' Capital Projects Fund. The Fund has two grant categories: Small and Midsized Capital Improvement Grants and Large Capital Improvement Grants.

Deadline is January 11, 2024 at 4 pm EST. No extensions will be granted.

You can watch Capital Opportunity webinars and register for office hours here.

  • Small and Midsized Capital Improvement Grants for Arts and Culture: This opportunity funds projects and nonprofit arts and culture organizations of any size, with grants of up to $2 million that prioritize accessibility, artistry, cultural development, sustainability, health and safety, and structural and historical improvements. $10,000, $25,000, and $50,000 no-match grants are available for organizations with operating budgets under $2 million. 
  • Large Capital Improvement Grants for Arts and Culture: This multiyear opportunity will support arts and cultural nonprofits across the state that are undertaking impactful, large-scale capital improvements. Grants will range from $2 million to $10 million for projects that have a total cost of $4 million or more. 


The FY2024 Application Manual is available for separate download here. 



The following opportunities are now closed.  FY2025 Opportunities for Organizations, Artists, Targeted Opportunities and Regrants and Services will open in Spring 2024. 

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

All Support for Organizations applicants will use the Support for Organizations application. However, for greater clarity, we have created 2 sets of guidelines: Support for Organizations and Support for Sponsored 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. Grant awards are $10,000; fiscal sponsors may retain a maximum of $500 for administrative costs.


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


Support for Regrants and Services: (Formerly 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.