All Applicants

  • Project must include a public, live performance that can be attended in person and be open to the general public.
  • A minimum of 60% of the grant must be dedicated to the project’s artist fees.
  • Project must occur between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.
  • Projects must demonstrate the need for funding in application budget form.
  • Projects must not exclude persons with disabilities (see 1991 Americans with Disabilities Act). Events open to the public must occur in handicap accessible location(s).
  • Lead applicants must be 18 years of age at time of submission and cannot be enrolled in a full-time degree program.
  • Direct NYSCA or RED-C applicants may not apply. Community Regrant applicants may apply.


  • Projects must occur in the same county as the organization. Project activity outside of that county cannot be funded.
  • 501(c)(3) or NYS non-profit organization incorporated or registered to a location in Fulton, Montgomery or Saratoga County.
  • Government entities in Fulton, Montgomery or Saratoga County.
  • Tribal Organizations in Fulton, Montgomery or Saratoga County.
  • Chapters of national organizations must have their own non-profit status in  and may not use the non-profit status of group ruling-parent organization.


  • Projects must occur in the same county as individuals residence (Fulton, Montgomery or Saratoga County). Project activity outside of that county cannot be funded.
  • Student projects cannot be funded.

Ineligible applicants, projects, programs and expenses:

  • Costs not directly associated with the project
  • Capital expenditures
  • Start-up or seed funding for new organizations
  • Requests for funding that would result in financial surplus
  • General operating expenses not specific to the proposed project
  • Projects that are recreational, therapeutic, rehabilitative, or religious in nature.
  • Entertainment costs including receptions, food, and fundraising events.
  • Non-arts related events
  • Activities not open to the general public
  • Creation of classroom materials
  • Payments to children under 18 as professional artists
  • Regrants by applicant to other activities
  • Cash prizes, juried shows, scholarships or other awards
  • Operating expenses of privately owned facilities (studios, homes, etc.)
  • Space rental of direct NYSCA applicant (this includes Saratoga Arts)
  • New York State Agencies
  • Public universities, colleges
  • Public, private or parochial schools


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Saratoga Arts

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Saratoga Arts' programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.  

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