NYSCA Regrants and Services

Statewide Community Regrant Partners

At the core of our mission to create vibrant arts communities is our work with our Statewide Community Regrant Partners (SCR). NYSCA initiates funding partnerships with regional arts councils and cultural organizations, enabling us to reach all 10 regions across the state. The local grant making organizations providing support in a wide range of arts disciplines are referred to as Statewide Community Regrant Partners. Please refer to the list below to find the partner serving your area.

Application deadlines are set by each SCR partner, so check your local partner for details. Organizations may not apply for NYSCA support and for SCR support in the same year.

Adirondack Lakes Center for Arts

Serves Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties

Arts Council for Wyoming County

Serves Alleghany and Wyoming County

Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

Serves Cattaraugus, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Tioga Counties

Arts Mid-Hudson

Serves Dutchess, Ulster and Orange Counties

Bronx Council on the Arts

Serves Bronx County

Brooklyn Arts Council

Serves Kings County

Community Arts Partnership

Serves Tompkins County

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance

Serves Sullivan County

Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council

Serves Genesee and Orleans Counties


Serves Columbia, Greene, and Schoharie Counties

Huntington Arts Council

Serves Nassau and Suffolk Counties

Genesee Valley Council on the Arts

Serves Livingston and Monroe Counties

Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council

Serves Warren and Washington Counties

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Serves New York County 

Putnam Arts Council

Serves Putnam County

Flushing Town Hall

Serves Queens County

Roxbury Arts Group

Serves Delaware County

Saratoga County Arts Council

Serves Saratoga, Fulton, and Montgomery Counties

St. Lawrence County Arts Council

Serves Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties

Council on the Arts for Staten Island

Serves Richmond County


To provide more opportunities for artists and arts organizations, NYSCA partners with select grantees to administer NYSCA funding in the form of regrants. These grants serve individual artists, media arts practitioners, small theatres, museum collections, literary organizations, historic sites and museums and represent a variety of goals, including professional development, historic preservation, and the creation of new work.

NYSCA/American Dance Asylum: NYS Choreographers Initiative

Provides creative multi-week and process-oriented residency opportunities for 12-13 dance artists across 55 upstate counties (north of Rockland County).

NYSCA/Arts Council for Wyoming County: Rural & Traditional Arts Fellowships

Provides support to 10 artists living and working within their rural communities and developing place-based work that demonstrates the connection between arts and land.

NYSCA/Architectural League of NY: Independent Projects Grants

Supports individual artists in architecture and design for projects that advance work in their field.

NYSCA/A.R.T. NY: Creative Opportunity Fund

Supports organizational growth or the development of new work for theatres with budgets of $500,000 or less, and organizations that have limited administrative capacity.


Serves as an interim step toward applying to NYSCA for organizations with budgets large enough to be eligible but without the capacity to apply, and for those publishers with budgets too small to be eligible to apply to NYSCA directly. All projects must focus on capacity building, not the routine costs of publishing. Examples of projects include software upgrades, design projects, accessibility initiatives, special marketing efforts, and development/fundraising efforts.

NYSCA/CNY Arts: Museums Professional Development Grant

Supports opportunities for museums and museum service organizations to attend conferences, workshops, conduct research, or learn from other museums within New York State.

NYSCA/GHHN: Conservation Treatment

Supports the conservation needs related to artifacts typically found in art and history museums and historical societies throughout New York State.

NYSCA/Just Buffalo: LitNYS Literary Advancement Regrants

Supports program development and capacity building opportunities for nonprofit literary publishers, presenters and service organizations.

NYSCA/New York Council on Nonprofits (NYCON)

A NYSCA grant includes full NYCON membership and free access to NYCON’s trainings, organizational development tools and templates, reduced-cost group purchasing programs, employee benefits, and liability insurance along with direct hands-on technical assistance in the areas of legal services, capacity building, board development, and marketing.

NYSCA/NY Folklore: Professional Development

Folklife and traditional arts programming requires professional knowledge and technical skills in many areas. The Mentoring and Professional Development Program provides free technical assistance and opportunities for organizations and individuals engaged in or planning folklife and traditional arts programs in New York State.

The Professional Development Program for Folk and Traditional Arts supports targeted workshops and convenings, including the annual New York State Folk Arts Roundtable and an annual graduate student internship in public folklore.  

NYSCA/NYFA: Artist Fellowship

First launched in 1985, the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship has provided more than $30 million in unrestricted cash grants to artists in 15 disciplines at critical stages in their creative development. Funds are unrestricted, and can be used in any manner the artists deem necessary to further their careers.

The extensive list of past awardees includes the winners of five Academy Awards, five Tony Awards, eight Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and 15 MacArthur ''Genius'' Fellowships.

NYSCA/NYFA: Professional Development Partnership Program

This program offers free 2-3 four-day intensive trainings, networking events, and resource talks to New York State artists and arts groups in partnership with and hosted by a locally-based arts council or organization. The Program rotates annually across all NYS regions.

NYSCA/NYS DanceForce (DF)

DanceForce is a member consortium of 19 dance professionals across New York State committed to increasing the quantity and quality of dance activity statewide. DF annually develops and presents dance and movement-based projects, presentations, and residencies in their communities, connecting dancemakers and audiences.

NYSCA/Poets & Writers: Readings & Workshops

Organizations that sponsor readings and workshops in New York State may apply for grants to be used for writers' fees.

NYSCA/Preservation League of NYS: Preserve New York

Supports grants for historic structure reports, building condition reports, cultural landscape reports, and cultural resource surveys.

NYSCA/Preservation League of NYS: Technical Assistance Grants

Support short-term projects that advance the preservation of historic sites, museums, arts facilities including opera houses and theaters, and other culturally important institutions that are located in historic buildings and structures that are open to the public.

NYSCA/Wave Farm: Arts in Corrections NYS

Supports arts programming inside approximately 10 Department of Corrections and Supervision (DOCCS) and participating Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) facilities across New York State. In partnership with teaching artists, non-profit organizations design and facilitate a series of 12-week, in-person workshops, providing system-impacted individuals with programming in a variety of disciplines including the visual arts, electronic media/film, music, and literature.

NYSCA/Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF)

Supports electronic media and film organizations, as well as individual artists, in all regions of New York State. For organizations, MAAF provides funds to support technical strategies for online development as well as to hire outside consultants to support organizational and professional development. For individual artists, MAAF provides support for the completion and/or public presentation of new works in all genres of sound and moving image art, including emergent technology.