The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is devoted to creating vibrant art communities across the state. To achieve this goal, NYSCA initiates funding partnerships with regional arts councils and cultural organizations, allowing them to reach all 62 counties. These local grant-making organizations are known as State Community Gift Partners (SCR).The digital resources program of NYSCA encourages new forms of research and collaboration, as well as new approaches to teaching and learning. This program provides support for the digitization of important visual resources, especially photographic art history archives, primary textual sources from European art history, online publication initiatives, and innovative experiments in the field of digital art history.
However, it does not usually support the digitization of museum object collections. The Brooklyn Arts Council offers an opportunity funded by the New York State Council's Decentralization of the Arts Program. As part of the New York State Initiative on Creative Aging, Lifetime Arts will host a full-day live training workshop for up to 25 Long Island teaching artists (independent teaching artists and teaching artists associated with community arts organizations). This workshop will teach participants how to create community partnerships that serve older adults; evaluate the learning interests of their potential students; and design and facilitate high-quality, skill-based sequential arts education programs for older adults. The Folk and Traditional Arts Professional Development Program supports the organization of specific workshops and meetings, such as the annual New York State Folk Arts Roundtable and an annual internship for graduate students in public folklore. Media scholarships are also available with a duration of 12 months.
Fellows are expected to convert their projects into their full time work during the term of the scholarship. The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program supports projects that provide an essential foundation for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. The DCLA, through its Capital Projects Unit, supports design and construction projects and the purchase of important equipment at the 33 city-owned cultural institutions and approximately 200 other cultural facilities in the five boroughs. Requests for assistance from nonprofit organizations in areas with special needs in and around the Lake George region, with an emphasis on programs for children, healthcare, and the arts are also accepted. International museums, art galleries, biennials, private galleries, small exhibitions and international curators who wish to exhibit contemporary Danish art can apply for funding. All funded applications must submit a final report for each project to the Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs within 60 days of the completion of the funded project. This program also offers 2 to 3 free four-day intensive trainings, networking events, and resource talks for artists and arts groups in New York State.
These events are organized by a local arts council or organization in collaboration with NYSCA. The Foundation is open to a wide range of projects from artistic education programs to museum exhibitions and outreach activities. Finally, The Mentoring and Professional Development Program offers free technical assistance and opportunities to organizations and individuals participating in or planning traditional and folk art programs in New York State.