Facilities Projects

From small towns to major metropolitan areas, New York’s arts venues are community lifelines and drivers of growth. Through the Facilities Program, NYSCA makes strategic investments that enable cultural facilities to become more physically accessible and sustainable, enhancing arts organizations’ abilities to connect with their communities and become essential destinations. Strong Facilities projects combine excellence in design with informed decisions that strengthen arts and cultural organizations across the State.

Image: Courtesy of the Strong Museum
Program Goals
Make strategic investments in current NYSCA grantees that own their facility or hold a long-term lease.
Support arts and cultural organizations in renovation, expansion and rehabilitation projects.
Support projects that improve, expand, or rehabilitate existing buildings to provide access for all.
Support projects that address known health and safety deficiencies.
Support projects that address issues of building stabilization.
Support projects from organizations that further cultural development in rural or minority communities.
Support projects that reduce an organization's operating costs.
Support projects that demonstrate environmental stewardship and/or sustainable building practices.
Support grantees in the purchase of major equipment that is necessary for the production and/or presentation of an art form.
Funding Categories
Capital Equipment
Capital Projects
Design Studies
Regrants and Partnerships

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