Regional & Statewide Grant Opportunities

The New York State Council on the Arts funds several statewide grant programs in many artistic disciplines, serving artists and arts and cultural organizations. Take a look!

Electronic Media & Film

Finishing Funds & Presentation Funds

These two programs provide grants to electronic media and film artists and organizations in NYS. They support artists for the completion of projects, and non-profit organizations in presenting new work and bringing these art forms to underserved communities and all regions of the state.  Administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. Click here for information.

Distribution for New York State Artists

This grant program support the distribution of recently completed work by independent media artists residing in New York State. Grants are awarded for audio/radio, film, video productions, computer-based work, and installations incorporating these media. Administered by Wave Farm. Click here for more information.

Folk Arts

Mentoring and Professional Development

Technical assistance program provides opportunities for organizations and individuals engaged in or planning folklife and traditional arts programs in New York State to work with consultants who offer expertise to solve a problem, to acquire a specific skill, or to visit a model program. Administered by the New York Folklore Society. Click here for more information.


Grants for Museum Advancement: Get Ready, Get Set, Go!

Three grant programs provide support for museums and historical societies, their staffs and volunteers in their efforts to strengthen and develop their institutions and work with their communities. Administered by The Museum Association of New York State.Click here for information.

Conservation Treatment Grants

This program provides support for professional conservation of works of art/artifacts in any cultural organization that cares for art/objects. Administered by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network. Click here for details.

Architecture + Design

Preserve New York

Provides support for Historic Structures Reports, Historic Landscape Reports or Cultural Resources Surveys.

Technical Assistance Grants

Provides modest grants for non-profit arts organizations owning/leasing a building or municipalities, managing an arts space for building conditions assessments, engineering studies, feasibility/building reuse studies and/or building conservation studies.

Both grant programs are managed by the Preservation League of New York State. Click here for information.


Reading and Workshops Program

This program supports writers who give readings and workshops at community venues in New York State. Administered by Poets & Writers. Click here for information.

NYS Small Publishers

Provides capacity building grants for NYS literary magazines and small presses statewide. Administered by Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. Click here for details.

Literary Presenters

Technical assistance grants for literary presenters statewide. Administered by Just BuffaloClick here for information.


Presenting Partnerships

This grant program provides support for presentation and residency by a professional NYS-based performing artist, group, company, ensemble that is inclusive of public performances community-based engagement and audience development components and is development by 2 or more presenting organizations working in partnership. Administered by the NYS Presenters Network. Click here for details.