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									NYSCA Funding Opportunities
February 10, 2006

About New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)
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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.

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Architecture, Planning and Design Arts and Education Dance Electronic Media and Film Folk Arts Individual Artists

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Literature Museum Music Presenting Special Art Services Theatre Visual Arts

How to Apply
3 Steps:
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Deadline: September 1 Supports the implementation of planning project Serve one or more grades in a school through
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at least ten contact sessions between the artist and students

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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:
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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.

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Operational support provided for
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http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/dance/index.htm

Electronic Media & Film
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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:
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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
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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
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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:
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General Operating Support General Program Support Services to the Field Regrants

http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/electronic_media /index.htm

Folk Arts
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Purpose: to support the living cultural

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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
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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:
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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
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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
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film and video radio sound art computer-generated art

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amounts range from $5,000 to $25,000

http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/individual_artists/film_media.htm

Literature
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Goal: to support organizations that promote contemporary literary writing. Aims: committed to support of literary activity for underserved areas and audiences. Offers support for:
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public readings and workshops, small press and literary magazine publications literary translations
special projects of unique importance

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http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/literature/index.htm

Museum Education and Interpretation
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Goal: the advancement of museums and museum service organizations.

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Supports projects that make the arts and culture relevant to contemporary life
Support is available for planning and implementation projects.

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Museum Education and Interpretation
Funds:
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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:
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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
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Welcomes projects from new immigrant communities. Encourages collaborations and innovative projects. Funding for:
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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
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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
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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
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Contact OSP by February 21
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ospoff@syr.edu

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OSP registers applications by March 1 OSP submits your application electronically by appropriate deadline:
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April 3, May 1, July 3, and Sept 1.


								
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