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Hochel Announces $140 Million In Arts and Culture Grants


Governor Kathy Hochel announced yesterday (May 11) grant funding will now be available through the New York State Council on the Arts. The agency’s first five grant opportunities of Fiscal Year 2023 are now open for artists and arts and culture organizations within New York.

The 2023 State Budget appropriation includes $50 million in recovery funds and $50 million in capital projects support, in addition to the agency’s base grant-making budget of $40 million.

“New York’s arts sector is integral to our state’s identity, character and economic well-being,” Governor Hochul said. “These historic NYSCA grants will help strengthen nonprofits, spark the creative work of artists in all 62 counties, and revitalize the industry. As we welcome a new era for New York, we must continue to invest in the artists and cultural institutions across New York that make our state the art capital of the world.”

This investment marks the largest single year commitment of capital funding for the arts in NYSCA’s history. Guidelines and the application portal for NYSCA’s Capital grants will be available this fall.

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