$45 million grants to artists in New York City as Announced by Governor Hochul

Governor Kathy Hochul announced nearly $45 million in grant awards through the New York State Council on the Arts. 426 artists and more than 1,200 arts organizations will get grants to help them reach their pre-pandemic levels of productivity.

1,214 artistic organizations have received totaled grants of  $38,452,500 from the New York State Council on Contemporary Art. Support for Artists prizes totaling $4,260,000 will be given to 426 artists grants (Boyle, 2022).

In 2021, NYSCA increased its funding of artists by 400 percent. A full list of the artists and organizations who have been awarded grants is hereThrough January 12, 2023, NYSCA is still currently accepting submissions for the Capital Projects Fund. The FY 2023 budget includes a $100 million expansion of the New York City Musical Theater Tax Credit.

The New York State Council on the Arts has announced that there are 1,200 statewide grants for the arts. The amount of financing is significant, and attempts to widen access to the arts have resulted in a record number of recipients. Governor Hochul stated that arts groups are crucial to our development and prosperity.

Senator Jose Serrano stated that artists bring energy and inspiration to our communities. He applauded NYSCA’s efforts to support more of these essential workers as well as a record number of our arts organizations across the state.

NYSCA is awarding record funding for the arts in Fiscal Year 2023, providing support across the full breadth of the arts. The Council supports everyone in New York’s right to take advantage of the immense contribution that the arts provide to society as a whole as well as to education, the economy, and quality of life.