State & Local Partnerships

As communities and regions across New York State look to grow and develop through arts and culture, NYSCA provides support to Local Arts Councils, Multi-Arts Centers, and Multi-Arts Service Organizations operating at the regional, county, and local levels. These organizations advance arts and cultural initiatives across artistic disciplines and offer comprehensive arts services that are essential to the State’s continued cultural development.

NYSCA also manages Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) partnerships, the Council’s statewide regrant program that provides arts and cultural funds in each of the state’s 62 counties. Through a network of local arts organizations, SCR partners provide support for community-based arts activities through a local decision-making grant process.

Image: Bronx Council on the Arts’ Garifuna dance performance at the opening reception of Feelings of Home: FolkCulture and Memory Exhibition at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. Photo by Adi Talwar.