Learn + Connect


Find educational resources across a variety of arts disciplines.

Long Island Traditions' TravelStorys tours

Discover interactive app-based cell phone tours of cultural sites across New York State. Multiple self-guided tours are available. 

Citizen’s Guide

If you are interested in learning more about New York’s budget process, the Division of the Budget has a “Citizen’s Guide” available on their website. 

NYSCA Memory Archive

The NYSCA Memory Archive is a collection of film and media arts materials from New York State arts organizations and individual artists, representing over fifty years of funding by the New York State Council on the Arts.

Creative Economy in NYS: US Bureau of Economic Analysis and NEA Report

Learn more about New York State's powerful creative economy with this joint report from the NEA and BEA, published March 2022.

NYSCA Virtual Public Engagement Webinar

A webinar with Chris Walters, Grants Manager & Gallery Curator at The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. Please explore the presentation here.

The Guide: what cultural institutions need to know about investing for values and mission

Upstart Co-Lab and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors have created The Guide: what cultural institutions need to know about investing for values and mission is the first primer on impact investing specifically for leaders of museums and other cultural institutions.

Economic Impact of COVID on the Arts and Cultural Sector- Americans for the Arts Report

Learn more about the economic impact of COVID-19 on the arts and cultural sector of NYS. This report from Americans for the Arts was published December 14, 2020. 

Americans for the Arts Resource and Response Center

Find federal relief information, relief funds, webinars, impact surveys, data dashboards, articles providing context, and equity and mental health resources.

The Actors Fund Workshops

All day Monday-Friday, join workshops on career and finance essentials such as job searching and resume review, health insurance, budgeting and managing cash flow, and finding affordable housing.

American Alliance of Museums: COVID-19 Resources and Information for the Museum Field

AAM's resources include information about financial relief, staff policies, and using digital platforms.

NYSCA/NYCON Technical Assistance Program

All NYSCA direct grantees have access to the NYSCA/NYCON Technical Assistance Program. Please reach NYCON directly for more information.

NYSED Museum Deaccessioning Guidance

This New York State Department of Education resource page provides guidance regarding museum deaccessioning regulations and best practices. 

Center for an Urban Future COVID Impact on the Arts in NYS

Testimony from the Center for an Urban Future regarding the economic impact of COVID-19 on the NYS arts and cultural sector. Provided at the NYS Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, and Parks and Recreation Arts Roundtable on October 21, 2020.