NYSCA Funding Opportunities February 10, 2006 About New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Mission: dedicated to preserving and expanding the rich and diverse cultural resources that are and will become the heritage of NY's citizens. Goal: to bring high-quality artistic programs to the citizens of the state by supporting the activities of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. Awards over 2700 grants each year About NYSCA Awards grants to nonprofit organizations, not individuals. Organizations limited to four applications. Encourages organizations to sponsor grant requests on behalf of artists. Organized into discipline programs. Disciplines Architecture, Planning and Design Arts and Education Dance Electronic Media and Film Folk Arts Individual Artists Disciplines Literature Museum Music Presenting Special Art Services Theatre Visual Arts How to Apply 3 Steps: Contact OSP by February 21 OSP registers your grant request by March 1 Submit electronic application. Deadlines are: April 3, May 1, July 3, and Sept 1. Architecture, Planning & Design Purpose: to stimulate and promote excellence in design and planning in communities. Aims: Increase awareness and appreciation of the designed environment Advance innovation in design and planning. Architecture, Planning & Design Increase awareness and appreciation Historic Preservation Documentation Projects For historic structure reports, historic landscape reports, and cultural resources surveys. Through the Preservation League of New York Advance innovation in design and planning Community Design and Planning Recognize diversity Engage residents in the design and planning process http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/architecture/index.htm Arts in Education Purpose: promote the arts in education Goal: help schools build and benefit from strong arts programs. Eligible partnerships will serve students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12. Project activities will occur during the regular school day. Arts in Education Programs offered: ESP Project-based Planning ESP Project-based Implementation ESP School-wide Arts Planning ESP School-wide Arts Implementation ESP Dissemination General Program Support Services to the Field http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/arts_in_education/index.htm Arts in Education ESP Project-based Planning Deadline: September 1 Supports Planning for a specific partnership project Identified school partner A maximum of $10,000 for 1 or 2 yrs http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/arts_in_educatio n/project_planning.htm Arts in Education ESP Project-based Implementation Deadline: September 1 Supports the implementation of planning project Serve one or more grades in a school through at least ten contact sessions between the artist and students Maximum of $20,000 May re-apply in the category in subsequent years for single or multi-year support of the same project. Dance Purpose: support quality dance programming. Aims: build audiences for the art form Organizations supported include: Ballet, traditional modern and avant-garde, ethnic, jazz, and historical dance companies, dance service organizations. administrative and technical consortia serving management needs, of individual choreographers. Operational support provided for http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/dance/index.htm Electronic Media & Film Purpose: artistic growth and public engagement in the media arts. Aims: diversity within the media arts Supports grassroots and volunteer operated programs, youth media, community communications centers, independent cinemas, museums and broadcasters In 2006: $6,000 - $130,000 (average $11,265) Electronic Media & Film Exhibition Application deadlines: May 1, July 3, Sept 1 Presentation of work by independent artists is strongly encouraged. Support for the public presentation of: Film Video Installation work, Sound art New media Electronic Media & Film Exhibition Funding for a variety of projects: Festivals Series Year-round programming Touring exhibitions circulate to three or more sites http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/electronic_media/exhibition. htm Electronic Media & Film Distribution Funding for organizations that distribute the work of more than one artist or production company in: Film Video new media youth media sound art http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/electronic_media/distributi on.htm Electronic Media & Film Workspace Deadlines: May 1, July 3, Sept 1 Emphasis on new thinking about the art and tools of new technologies. Projects should demonstrate an integrated view of technology, management and program design Funds Workshops, residencies, production facilities, workspace (virtual as well as physical), technical assistance at low cost, equipment purchase and software upgrades http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/electronic_media/workspace.htm Electronic Media & Film Preservation of Film and Electronic Media Supports activities involving systematic Cataloguing Archiving Preservation of film and electronic media Priority is given to projects that focus on the preservation of work of independent artists. http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/electronic_media/preservation.htm Electronic Media & Film Others Programs: General Operating Support General Program Support Services to the Field Regrants http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/electronic_media /index.htm Folk Arts Purpose: to support the living cultural heritage of folk arts within communities. Definition: folk arts are traditional cultural expressions through which a group maintains and passes on its shared way of life. Supports presentations grounded in the traditional modes of practicing folk arts. Folk Arts Funding includes: performing traditions in music, dance, and drama; traditional storytelling and other verbal arts; festivals; traditional crafts, visual arts, architecture, the adornment and transformation of the built environment, and other kinds of material folk culture. http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/folk_arts/index.htm Individual Artists Eligibility: Must be NYS resident and sponsored by NYS nonprofit organization Artists at various career stages (not students) Aim: Support for the creation of new work artist-initiated projects in: electronic media film production the commissioning of new work by composers and theatre artists. Individual Artists Theatre Artist Commissions Deadline: September 1 Support to companies who commission theatre artists to create new work Project must culminate in either a production or workshop Support of up to $10,000 http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/individual_artists /comissions.htm Individual Artists Composer Commissions Deadline: July 3 Supports creation of new works in a variety of genres. up to $10,000 Funding is directed toward the composer's fee http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/individual_artists/comissi ons.htm Individual Artists Film, Media and New Technology Production Deadline: April 3 Annual support for artist project for film and video radio sound art computer-generated art amounts range from $5,000 to $25,000 http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/individual_artists/film_media.htm Literature Goal: to support organizations that promote contemporary literary writing. Aims: committed to support of literary activity for underserved areas and audiences. Offers support for: public readings and workshops, small press and literary magazine publications literary translations special projects of unique importance http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/literature/index.htm Museum Education and Interpretation Goal: the advancement of museums and museum service organizations. Supports projects that make the arts and culture relevant to contemporary life Support is available for planning and implementation projects. Museum Education and Interpretation Funds: interpretive plans docent/interpreter recruitment and training programs lecture series pre- and post-visit materials educational kits museum theatre educational components of a website an educational CD-ROM formative and summative evaluation of programs and initiatives for underserved audiences http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/museums/index.htm Presenting Purpose: to strengthen live professional performing arts. Goals, encourage: Culturally diverse performances. New presenters in regions with a scarcity of performing arts. Appreciation by diverse audiences of all ages. Advance the presenting field in areas of: Planning, Programming, Marketing, Management through dialogues, technical assistance, and use of new technologies. http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/presenting/index.htm Special Arts Services Goal: to support professional arts activities within and serving communities: African/Caribbean Latino/Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander Native American/Indian communities Other distinct ethnic traditions The disabled community Special Arts Services Welcomes projects from new immigrant communities. Encourages collaborations and innovative projects. Funding for: performing arts visual arts media organizations multi-arts centers. http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/special_arts_services/index. htm Theatre Purpose: supports professional theatre companies Supports: Full range of theatrical expression, and Service organizations that: Build administrative and institutional skills, Provide resources and information Support the professional development of artists Enhance education Enhance access to theatre for audiences. Theatre Encourages: work that reaches underserved audiences and constituencies provide opportunities for diverse artists and administrators imaginative approaches to theatre for young audiences. proposals that are creative and experimental in their use of new technology http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/theatre/index.htm Visual Arts Purpose: supports a wide range of contemporary art activity Goals: Assist artists in their efforts to create new work Interpret and present the work of contemporary visual artists to the public Encourage dialogue and critical commentary about the visual arts In 2005: $12,000 - $62,000 (median grant: $12,250) Visual Arts Encourages: High-quality contemporary work that expands traditional parameters Reflects the diverse ethnic and cultural profile of the state. Projects that take risks or stress process over product or incorporate new technologies are encouraged. http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/visual_arts/index.htm Recap: Applying to NYSCA Contact OSP by February 21 firstname.lastname@example.org OSP registers applications by March 1 OSP submits your application electronically by appropriate deadline: April 3, May 1, July 3, and Sept 1.
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