Brings New York State Council on the Arts’ Grantmaking to Over $80 Million in Fiscal Year 2024

Funding Will Support Over 1000 Organizations and 500 Individual Artists Across New York State

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced over $46 million in grant awards through the New York State Council on the Arts. Supporting over 1,000 nonprofit organizations and 500 individual artists, these grants support New York’s vibrant creative economy by building community, boosting tourism and local economies, and strengthening personal and collective health. With more than $34 million already awarded as multi-year grants to 729 organizations, this funding round brings this fiscal year’s totals to $80 million in grants for New York State arts and culture.

“Research confirms what we’ve always known here in New York: arts and culture are a powerhouse, with a staggering return on investment for our economy and our communities,” Governor Hochul said. “Nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences generated $151.7 billion in economic activity nationwide in 2022 and New York’s unparalleled arts and culture sector is leading the way to benefit our residents, our students and our visitors every day. I commend these grantees on their achievements and look forward to their contributions in the coming year.”

In this funding cycle, four different awards categories were announced:

  • Support for Organizations grants will provide $31,887,411 to 1,021 arts groups including museums, visual arts programs, arts education organizations, and music, dance, and theater companies.
  • Support for Artists grants will provide $5,040,000 to 504 artists of all disciplines.
  • Targeted Opportunities grants will provide $ $2,997,034 to support folk art apprentices for individual artists, rehearsal and studio spaces for the performing arts and performing arts residencies.
  • Regrants and Services grants will provide $6,619,516 to 25 regional arts and culture organizations across the state to extend the impact of NYSCA’s grantmaking.

Additional FY2024 funding will be provided to 729 multi-year grantee organizations, across all disciplines, for a total of $34,445,805.

In 2021, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) overhauled its funding strategies to allow greater access to art funding across the state and recommitted its support to artists. As a result, NYSCA awarded grants to 84 percent of first-time applicants and more individual artists than ever before. In this round, 70% of funding went to organizations with budgets under $1 million; and 53% of funding went to organizations with budgets under $500,000.

A full list of the artists and organizations who have been awarded grants is here.

NYSCA is still accepting applications for $37 Million in grants for the Capital Projects Fund through Jan. 11, 2024. NYSCA’s Capital Projects Fund supports arts and cultural nonprofits seeking State funding for investments in capital improvements to allow organizations to sustain and expand cultural programming for diverse audiences, promote accessibility and environmental sustainability, preserve and create jobs, and ultimately contribute to the growth of New York’s dynamic arts and tourism sectors. Visit the NYSCA website for details.

About the New York State Council on the Arts
The mission of the New York State Council on the Arts is to foster and advance the full breadth of New York State’s arts, culture, and creativity for all. To support the ongoing recovery of the arts across New York State, the Council on the Arts will award $127 million in FY 2024. The Council on the Arts further advances New York’s creative culture by convening leaders in the field and providing organizational and professional development opportunities and informational resources. Created by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1960 and continued with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, the Council is an agency that is part of the Executive Branch. For more information on NYSCA, please visit, and follow NYSCA’s Facebook page, Twitter @NYSCArts and Instagram @NYSCouncilontheArts.

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