Event | Meet the Funder: New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)

Event | Meet the Funder: New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)

Grant information session with NYSCA on Thursday, January 18 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Each year, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) accepts grant proposals in support of arts programming and projects across disciplines. Many of these funding programs are open to artists, organizations, and groups operating with a fiscal sponsor.

NYFA will host a special NYSCA grant information session with NYSCA Arts Program Director Arian Blanco on Thursday, January 18 at 6:30 PM. Join us to learn more about how NYSCA can support your work and the application process. NYSCA grant amounts range from $5,000 to $25,000, and are open to New York State artists at various career stages. This session will specifically cover the application for the Individual Artists category; however, those applying for other categories are welcome to attend. NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship staff will also be available to answer questions about the application process for fiscally sponsored applicants.

Not sure if you qualify for NYSCA funding? Review the guidelines for Fiscal Year 2018 on NYSCA’s website. The FY2019 guidelines have not yet been released.

Program Title: Meet the Funder: NYSCA
Program Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Location: New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: Free
Register: Please register here.

If you have questions about this event, please email [email protected].

Since NYSCA grants require a fiscal sponsor in order to apply, consider an Out of Cycle NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship application to support your project. As an arts fiscal sponsor, NYFA’s program allows individual artists, art collectives, and emerging organizations to utilize NYFA’s 501c3 tax status to further the fundraising efforts of their own projects. Fiscally Sponsored projects and organizations also gain access to experienced staff for fundraising and project management consultations, as well as review of letters of inquiry and grant proposals, amongst other benefits. If you’re interested, please email [email protected] to request an Out of Cycle application form. Learn more about NYFA’s Fiscal Sponsorship program here.


This program is made possible in partnership with New York State Council on the Arts, State & Local Partnerships, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

This program is being presented by NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship, which offers artists and emerging arts organizations greater fundraising options. NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship’s next quarterly no-fee application deadline is March 30, 2018, and you can learn more about NYFA’s Fiscal Sponsorship program here. NYFA also regularly offers professional development programs and workshops through NYFA Learning. Sign up for our free bi-weekly newsletter, NYFA News, to receive updates on upcoming events. 

Image: AFK – NYFA Workshop: The Relationship between Communities and Arts Funding Impact, Influence, and Inclusiveness, September 2016. 

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