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NYSCA Encore Grant

Grants to Staten Island, New York Nonprofits and
Artists for Public Arts and Cultural Programming

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New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) - Staten Island Arts

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Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to Staten Island, New York nonprofit organizations and individual artists partnering with a nonprofit for the presentation of arts and cultural programming. Upcoming seminars are scheduled for October 3 and October 16. First-time applicants must attend a seminar to apply.

The Encore Grant is for individual artists and nonprofit organizations that present programming of artistic and cultural significance in all art and artistic cultural disciplines – music, dance, digital/new media, film/video/animation, folk arts, humanities and cultural studies, interdisciplinary events/festivals, literature, public art, theatre, performing and visual arts.

Projects must be open to the public and take place on Staten Island.

Preference will be given to underserved disciplines. Underserved disciplines for 2018 include: Literature, Public Art, Classical Music/Opera, Sculpture, and New Media.

New Media refers to artworks created with new media technologies, including digital art, computer graphics, computer animation, virtual art, Internet art, and 3D printing.

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GrantWatch ID#: 162184

Estimated Size of Grant:

Requests range from $500 – $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must have a 501(c)3 or conduit.

These grants are not for fellowships, subsidies, or entitlements.

What is not eligible:
a) Organizations seeking funds directly from NYSCA in the 2018 fiscal year regardless of their application’s status
b) Organizations with operating income budgets over $300,000 for two of the last three fiscal years
c) Programs that are essentially religious, recreational, rehabilitative, or therapeutic
d) Universities, colleges, primary and secondary schools and districts, school affiliates or components, in-school activities or programs/activities that exclusively serve a student audience with no public component
e) Past grant recipients who have not filed their final reports
f) Programs serving only the applicant organization’s members
g) Operating expenses of privately-owned facilities
h) Deficit budgets, capital improvements, equipment purchases, fundraising events, scholarships, juror fees, prizes, lobbying expenses, entertainment, reception or food expenses
i) Applicants or conduits who cannot present a valid tax-exempt Federal ID number.

Pre-proposal Conference:

All first-time applicants must attend a seminar. Applicants who have not received a grant in 2 years are strongly encouraged to attend. These informational seminars are a public service to explain the application process. RSVP is recommended but not required.

Application Seminars:

Tuesday, October 3, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Stapleton Library
132 Canal Street
By Public Transport: S51, S76, S78

Monday, October 16, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pride Center of Staten Island
25 Victory Blvd.
By Public Transport: Ferry Bound Buses to Victory & Bay Street

The application seminar schedule can be found on the Grants Overview page:

Pre-Application Information:

During grants season (August – October) Grants Administrator Gena Mimozo will be offering “doctors hours” Monday through Friday, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM for prospective applicants who already have a proposal in mind or who have multiple proposals in mind and need guidance/feedback.

Grant Applications will become available on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

The deadline for submission will be Friday, October 27, 2017.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

RSVP to the October 3 seminar here:

RSVP to the October 16 seminar here:

To sign up for a consultation with the Grants Administrator, please fill out this form:

Gena Mimozo, Grants Administrator
718.447.3329 x1003

Staten Island Arts
PO Box 50197
Staten Island, NY 10305

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USA: New York City: Staten Island;   New York