New York State Council on the Arts announces FY2022 funding will be offered in 4 rounds. FY2022 Application Manual supplements the information provided in each of the FY2022 Funding Opportunity Guidelines.
- Round 1: Restart NY: Rapid Live Performance Grants
- Round 2: Expanded Access to Funding
- Round 3: Organizational and Individual Artist Recovery
- Round 4: NYSCA Capital Funding
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NYSCA Prequalification Tips: To be eligible for FY2022 funding from NYSCA, you must be Prequalified in the Grants Gateway at the relevant application deadline.**
Round 1: Restart NY: Rapid Live Performance Grants– deadline July 1
Grants to eligible performing arts organizations for planned performance programming in 2021.
- $10,000 for organizations with FY2019 total expenses of $100,000 or more
- $5,000 for organizations with FY2019 total expenses of less than $100,000
- Primary mission is performance
- Have received direct funding from NYSCA within the past five years.
- Organizations with FY19 expenses of less than $10 million.
- Currently be offering, or have confirmed plans to offer, live, in-person performing arts programming in NYS between July 1- December 31, 2021.
- At least 60% of each award must support compensation for artistic/creative professionals.
Live Performance Regrant Funds
This opportunity will focus on reviving performance on a local level through regrant support provided to current Statewide Community Regrant partners. This funding will provide immediate support to promote near term in-person arts experiences that will fuel the reopening and recovery of performance organizations and groups.
Tri-County Arts Council administers NYSCA regrant funding for Chautauqua county.
*An organization cannot receive NYSCA and a Regrant award in the same year.
Funding for Multi-year awards will be committed to current NYSCA grantees in this round. There is no application for this opportunity.
Round 2: Expanded Access to Funding – opens July 19/deadline August 2
Funding will be distributed through NYSCA Partnerships and Statewide Community Regrants. This support will focus on new applicants. Increased support at the local level will ensure more communities, organizations, and individuals will have access to NYSCA funding.
Applicants are invited based on an identified, unmet need as well as their service capacity. Partnerships cover a range of services from the administration of regrant and technical assistance funds to grants for targeted support with a focus on creativity and public engagement.
Four Criteria areas: creativity, access, relevance, and managerial & financial.
Full guidelines NYSCA Partnerships
Round 3: Organizational and Individual Artist Recovery– opens July 19/deadline Sept 1
Grants offered in this round will greatly expand eligibility and encourage new applicants across a wide spectrum of artistic and cultural practices. Priority will be given to applicants that serve historically underrepresented communities. Funding opportunities include: Support for Organizations, Support for Artists, Special Opportunities, and the NYSCA Recovery Fund. This round will include competitive applications with full panel review. Four simplified opportunities:
- Support for Organizations– deadline Sept 1
Reconfigured, streamlined and flexible grant application process for applicants, allowing organizations to request support where it is most needed.
- Grant awards between $10,000- $49,500
- One request per organization and may be awarded as a multi-year grant
- Criteria and Scoring: Creativity, Access, Relevant, and Managerial & Financial
2. Support for Artists– deadline Sept 1
- NYSCA-NYFA Artist Fellowship Program
- NYSCA Support for Artists- artists may apply for a creative grant, via a sponsoring organization, by selecting from one of the eight artistic areas. Funding awards will be $10,000.
3. Special Opportunities– deadline Sept 1
- Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeships
- Rehearsal and Studio Space for Performing Arts
- Performing Arts Residencies
4. Recovery Grants– deadline Sept 1
Recovery grants support arts and culture organizations negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Streamlined grant program to get funds into the hands of organizations quickly, with the intention that all eligible organizations who apply will receive funding. If there are more requests than the budget can fund, priority will be given to organizations that align with listed program priorities.
- Organizations with total FY2019 between $100,000- $10,000,000
- Grant awards at a minimum of $10,000
- Organizations with total FY2019 less than $100,000
- Grant awards at a minimum of $5,000
- Organization has a significant track record of publicly available arts and cultural programming, and will be providing publicly available arts and cultural programming in the next 12-months.
- Have not received $150,000 or more from the SVOG program.
- Demonstrate a decrease in annual revenue of at least $10,000 since 2019.
- Use of funds: funding is meant to be flexible, to be spent where organizations need it most (except for ineligible activities listed).
Recovery Grant Priorities:
- Based in regions with lower concentrations of arts organizations
- Annual expenses under $5 million (based on 2019 financial data)
- Primary public activities take place in economically distressed business areas, as defined by the most recent census data.
- Within, and serve, historically underrepresented communities.
- Have a significant track record of producing/presenting live, in-person
- performing arts (including but not limited to theatre, dance, and music), and who have
- confirmed plans to offer, live, in-person performing arts programming in New York State between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.
Round 4: NYSCA Capital Funding– to be posted September 2021
Support in this round will assist organizations facing health and safety issues in their spaces and venues, among other needs. Facilities program and capital support will be available in this round.