Arts, Council on the

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Agency Web Site: http://www.nysca.org/Link to External Website

Mission

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is an Executive agency with a primary mission of preserving the State's cultural resources and expanding access to the performing and fine arts. NYSCA annually awards approximately 2,000 arts grants. The grants are largely used to subsidize operating costs of not-for-profit arts organizations, including symphony orchestras, museums, dance companies and theatres. Arts grants generally range from $2,500 to $130,000 based on the size and scope of the project.

Budget Highlights

The 2014-15 Executive Budget recommends $41.7 million in total funding for NYSCA, equal to 2013-14.

The Executive Budget also recommends a workforce of 28 FTEs for NYSCA, the same level as the prior year.

Major budget actions include:

  • Maintaining $35.6 million in General Fund Local Assistance support for arts grants, equal to the amount provided in 2013-14. This reflects New York's continued commitment to encouraging access to high-quality artistic programs for the citizens of the State.
  • Providing $4.1 million for the direct support of NYSCA' s operations, equal to the amount provided in 2013-14.

For more information on this agency's budget recommendations located in the Executive Budget Briefing Book, click on the following link:

Briefing Book – Education and Arts (PDF)

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
2013-14
Appropriations
Recommended
2014-15
Change From
2013-14
Reappropriations
Recommended
2014-15
State Operations 4,219,000 4,219,000 0 500,000
Aid To Localities 37,464,000 37,464,000 0 44,615,000
Total 41,683,000 41,683,000 0 45,115,000

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program 2013-14
Estimated FTEs
03/31/14
2014-15
Estimated FTEs
03/31/15
FTE Change
Administration
General Fund 28 28 0
Total 28 28 0

Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/20/2014

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