- 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