Support for Artists

Support for Artists showcases the power of the individual by enabling them to successfully realize their visions.

NYSCA supports the creation of new work by New York State artists through artist-initiated projects across a wide range of areas. Artists at any career stage are welcome to apply.

Our Support for Artists grant opportunity offers creative grants in the following artistic areas:

  • Choreography Commissions
  • Composer Compositions
  • Film, Media, and New Technology
  • Folk and Traditional Arts
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Literature
  • Theater Commissions
  • Visual Arts

It is important to note that each application by an individual artist must be sponsored by an eligible New York State nonprofit organization. Grants are awarded to the sponsoring organization. The sponsor then directs the funds to the individual artist.

In addition, NYSCA supports artist fellowships in a variety of arts disciplines through the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships.

Image: NYSCA Individual Artist grant recipient Mariam Ghani, courtesy of CEPA Gallery