Event Submission Criteria

Want to have your event listed on the NYSCA and I LOVE NY calendars? Check the criteria below before submitting.

Please note: We are now accepting in-person and digital events for our calendar. If you would like your event to be shared on NYSCA's social media or have any questions, please email [email protected].

In partnership with I LOVE NY, NYSCA’s new calendar is promoting cultural tourism across New York State. We encourage submission of events that serve both the local community and communities from other NYS regions. Please note that event approvals can take up to 10 business days. Submissions meeting the I LOVE NY criteria will feed directly into the I LOVE NY Events page, enabling events to be featured on both calendars with a single submission. Please be aware that digital events will only appear on NYSCA's events calendar.

I LOVE NY Events Page Criteria:

  • A site/location that visitors can access and expect to have a safe, fun, interesting, and/or educational experience
  • Must be legally operated according to NYS tax, health and local city codes, laws and regulations 
  • The event should be able to draw visitors on its own merit from outside of a 50 mile radius of its location (exclusion applied for 50 mile radius for NYC properties) 
  • Non-visitor events including the following will not be listed: fundraisers for community or charity organizations; primarily academic events such as conferences/symposiums, award ceremonies, galas; and individual events within an already listed event
  • NYS Division of Tourism has the right to deny any event they deem inappropriate. Priority will be given to events with high visitor appeal and those that best present a compelling reason to travel in New York State

Event Categories:

Exhibition      Types: Art and cultural exhibitions in museums, galleries, public art spaces or other venues

Performance  Types: Music, theater, dance, festivals, interdisciplinary and other live performing arts

Media              Types: Film, video and media arts screenings and events

For Families   Types: Exhibition, Performance, Media as described above appropriate for children and families

Click here to submit your event