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The New York State Council on the Arts is dedicated to preserving and expanding the rich and diverse cultural resources that are and will become the heritage of New York’s citizens. 

Young People's Chorus of New York City

The Young People's Chorus of New York City, a NYSCA grantee through our Arts Education Program in performance at the 92nd St. Y. Photo by Stephanie Berger.

2,400 Organizations

For 2018, NYSCA awarded 1,100 direct grants and 1,300 regrants, serving all 62 state counties

$41 Million

NYSCA awarded $41M for FY2018 to support the visual, performing, literary and media arts and arts education

Rioult Dance

Rioult Dance performs Pascal Rioult’s Views of the Fleeting World. In 2018, NYSCA awarded Rioult general operating support through our Dance Program, funding for public school residencies through our Arts Education Program, and support for new theater seating through our Facilities Program. Photo by Basil Childers.

$45.5 Billion

New York State’s arts sector generated $45.5 Billion of income in 2014, the most recent year recorded, playing a vital role in both quality of life and economic development

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Metropolitan Museum photo

Spark Media ProjectClassical Theatre of Harlem


Calpulli Mexican Dance

Nai Ni Chen Dance


Mind-Builders Kid Plays SaxophoneChildren's Museum of the Arts