State & Local Partnerships

As communities and regions across New York State look to grow and develop through arts and culture, NYSCA’s State and Local Partnerships (SLP) Program provides support to Local Arts Councils, Multi-Arts Centers, and Multi-Arts Service Organizations operating at the regional, county, and local levels. These organizations advance arts and cultural initiatives across artistic disciplines and offer comprehensive arts services that are essential to the State’s continued cultural development.

SLP also manages Decentralization (DEC), the Council’s statewide regrant program that provides arts and cultural funds in each of the state’s 62 counties. Through a network of local arts organizations, DEC provides support for community-based arts activities through a local decision-making grant process.

Image: Running to Places Theatre Company, Ithaca, a regrantee of the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County through NYSCA’s Decentralization Program. Courtesy of Running to Places.
Program Goals
Strengthen the leadership role of arts organizations within their respective communities and their efforts to encourage cultural development and increase resources available for the arts.
Encourage greater public participation in the arts by all segments of the state’s population through support for a wide range of local, regional, and statewide programs and services responding to community cultural needs that reach the full diversity of each community served.
Enhance the professional capability of multi-arts organizations operating on the local level and of arts service organizations promoting arts development services regionally and/or statewide.
Funding Categories
General Operating Support
Organizational Capacity Building
Regrants and Partnerships
Services to the Field

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