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Agency Web Site: http://www.arts.ny.gov/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 strives to achieve its mission largely through its core grant-making activity, through which the agency awards grants to approximately 2,400 arts organizations each year.

Organization and Staffing

The Council on the Arts is headed by a Chair and a Vice Chair and consists of 21 members nominated to 5-year terms by the Governor with confirmation by the Senate. The Council’s staff, located in New York City, has expertise in the major artistic disciplines (including dance, theater and music) and provides advisory services and financial assistance to New York’s arts community.

Budget Highlights

The FY 2020 Executive Budget recommends $46.9 million in total funding for NYSCA, reflecting a continuation of level support for NYSCA's core competitive grant-making activity and operations and a phase-out of one-time targeted grants. The Executive Budget also establishes an arts capital grants fund to support small-sized arts organizations.

The Executive Budget also recommends a workforce of 30 FTEs for NYSCA, the same level as the prior year.

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

Program Highlights

Approximately 90 percent of NYSCA's total funding supports grants to not-for-profit arts and cultural organizations. The remainder is used for the administration of the agency's grant program and the statewide promotion and development of artistic and cultural programs. NYSCA annually awards approximately 2,400 arts grants, largely used to subsidize operating costs of not-for-profit arts organizations, including but not limited to: symphony orchestras, museums, dance companies and theatres. Arts grants generally range from $2,500 to $135,000 based on the size and scope of the project.

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
FY 2019
Appropriations
Recommended
FY 2020
Change From
FY 2019
Reappropriations
Recommended
FY 2020
State Operations 4,419,000 4,419,000 0 500,000
Aid To Localities 42,624,000 42,464,000 (160,000) 47,940,000
Total 47,043,000 46,883,000 (160,000) 48,440,000

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program FY 2019
Estimated FTEs
03/31/19
FY 2020
Estimated FTEs
03/31/20
FTE Change
Administration
General Fund 30 30 0
Total 30 30 0

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
General Fund 4,319,000 4,319,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 100,000 100,000 0
Total 4,419,000 4,419,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
Administration
General Fund 4,319,000 4,319,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 100,000 100,000 0
Total 4,419,000 4,419,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service Regular
(Annual Salaried)
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 2,550,000 0 2,549,000 0
Total 2,550,000 0 2,549,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Temporary Service
(Nonannual Salaried)
Holiday/Overtime Pay
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 0 0 1,000 0
Total 0 0 1,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Supplies and Materials
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 1,769,000 0 53,000 0
Total 1,769,000 0 53,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Travel Contractual Services
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 189,000 0 1,473,000 0
Total 189,000 0 1,473,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Equipment
Amount Change
Administration 54,000 0
Total 54,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Nonpersonal Service
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 100,000 0 100,000 0
Total 100,000 0 100,000 0

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
General Fund 41,015,000 40,855,000 (160,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 1,413,000 1,413,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 196,000 196,000 0
Total 42,624,000 42,464,000 (160,000)

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
Council on the Arts Program
General Fund 40,795,000 40,635,000 (160,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 1,413,000 1,413,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 196,000 196,000 0
Empire State Performing Arts Center Corporation
General Fund 220,000 220,000 0
Total 42,624,000 42,464,000 (160,000)

Note: Most recent estimates as of 1/15/2019

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