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 62 state counties. 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.
Serves Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties
Serves Albany, Renssalaer, and Schenectady Counties
Serves Alleghany and Wyoming County
Serves Cattaraugus, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Tioga Counties
Serves Dutchess, Ulster and Orange Counties
Serves Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara Counties
Serves Westchester and Rockland Counties
Serves Cayuga, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties
Serves Bronx County
Serves Kings County
Serves Broome, Chenango, and Otsego Counties
Serves Tompkins County
Serves Cortland, Onondaga, Oswego, Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison Counties
Serves Sullivan County
Serves Genesee and Orleans Counties
Serves Columbia, Greene, and Schoharie Counties
Serves Nassau and Suffolk Counties
Serves Livingston and Monroe Counties
Serves Warren and Washington Counties
Serves New York County
Serves Putnam County
Serves Queens County
Serves Delaware County
Serves Saratoga, Fulton, and Montgomery Counties
Serves Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties
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.
Provides creative multi-week and process-oriented residency opportunities for 12-13 dance artists across 55 upstate counties (north of Rockland County).
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.
Supports individual artists in architecture and design for projects that advance work in their field.
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.
Supports opportunities for museums and museum service organizations to attend conferences, workshops, conduct research, or learn from other museums within New York State.
Supports the conservation needs related to artifacts typically found in art and history museums and historical societies throughout New York State.
Supports presenting organizations, university presenters, concert venues, and theatres in building and regrowing their audiences during the 2023-2024 presenting season.
Supports program development and capacity building opportunities for nonprofit literary publishers, presenters and service organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Organizations that sponsor readings and workshops in New York State may apply for grants to be used for writers' fees.
Supports grants for historic structure reports, building condition reports, cultural landscape reports, and cultural resource surveys.
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.
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.
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.