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NYSCA wants to hear from its FY2016 applicants!

The agency has developed a short survey to gather feedback from its FY2016 applicants on their experiences with this year’s application process, which closed April 10, 2015. The full survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete and will remain open until 7/3/15.

Click here to complete the survey

Your opinions and experiences are of tremendous value as NYSCA begins work on the FY2017 application cycle. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Regional Economic Development Council Program Now Accepting Applications

On May 1, Round V of the State’s Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) program launched. Applications will be accepted through the Consolidated Funding Application until July 31, 4pm.  This year NYSCA will provide up to $5 million for initiatives designed to enhance and transform the cultural and economic vitality of New York State communities. Support is available in three categories:

1)    Arts, Culture and Heritage New Initiatives – Planning

Planning is critical to successful development and implementation of any project and requires collaborative commitment and participation from cross-sector leaders and stakeholders. REDC planning support is intended to lay a foundation for future implementation of projects and programs. Click here for a recorded webinar outlining this program.

2)    Arts, Culture and Heritage New Initiatives – Implementation

Support is provided for new programming initiatives designed to have tangible economic and community development impact in a community or region. Click here for a recorded webinar outlining this program.

3)   Workforce Investment

Workforce Investment support is designed to expand the capacity of New York State’s arts, culture and heritage organizations with operating budgets under $500,000. Click here for a recorded webinar outlining this program.

For more information, please click here to review the CFA Resource Manual (NYSCA programs are featured on pages 26-34).

Application Workshops

NYSCA staff, along with staff from the other participating agencies, will present its programs to the public at application workshops across the state in May and June. Please click here for the complete schedule of upcoming workshops.


To download the information NYSCA will review at these application workshops, please click the links below:

(The file will open in Dropbox. If prompted to sign-in, simply close the pop-up window.)


NYSCA & NYCON Co-Hosted Webinars on Organizational Budgeting and Cash Flow Management

Are you confused by expenditure reports?

Not sure how to manage your cash flow when your primary funder(s) shift their funding periods?

Confounded by how to report on program activities when your fiscal year or project period doesn’t line up with your contract term?

Click below to view a recording of the two-part webinar co-hosted by NYSCA and NYCON on Organizational Budgeting and Cash Flow Management.

Part 1 - Budgeting Effectively: Tools and Tips
Part 2 - Budgeting and Planning for Cash Flow Management: Tools and Tips


Results of NYSCA’s 2014 Public Survey Now Available

Please click here to download the survey results. 

More than 3,750 participants shared their experiences with and opinions of arts, culture and heritage in New York State. The survey report highlights a number of findings speaking to the breadth of participation and the enthusiasm with which citizens participate in arts, culture and heritage activities statewide. The findings also show how participants affiliated with arts, culture and heritage organizations perceive NYSCA and how the state's support impacts their organizations. 

All organizations must be successfully prequalified in order to be considered for NYSCA funding. For more information, please visits GrantsReform.ny.gov.

To ensure e-mails from NYSCA are not marked as SPAM or Junk, please add   nysca-mail@arts.ny.gov and notifications@arts.ny.gov to your contacts or safe sender list.

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NYSCA's public meetings are available via webcast.



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