Regional Economic Development Council Initiative

The Regional Economic Development Council initiative (REDC) is a key component of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's transformative approach to State investment and economic development. NYSCA is one of 11 agencies participating in 30 programs to build New York State through strategic, competitive grantmaking. 

NYSCA Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Initiative funding is available for projects designed to enhance and transform the cultural and economic vitality of New York State communities through the arts and culture, addressing REDC initiative priorities including placemaking and workforce development.

Arts and culture activities enrich and strengthen community, civic and social life in New York State. Successful proposals will demonstrate significant economic and community development impact that positions arts and culture at the core of local economic development and revitalization efforts.

Image: Plasticiens Volants’ inflatables soar over the city at the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, photo by Erich Camping
Program Goals
Develop and strengthen New York State’s arts and cultural workforce.
Drive and support tourism by engaging existing and new audiences alike.
Generate collaborative projects that revitalize neighborhoods and improve quality of life.
Enhance cultural resources and assets for underserved communities.
Funding Categories
NY State Arts Impact Awards
Workforce Investment
NYSCA REDC Arts Workforce Fellowships
Arts & Cultural Facilities Improvement Program - Mid-Size Capital Project Fund

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