The Staten Island Arts has launched an open call for 2022 NYSCA Encore Grants to support returning Staten Island based 501(c)3 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, and performing and visual arts.
Donor Name: Staten Island Arts
State: New York
City: New York City
Boroughs: Staten Island
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/31/2022
Grant Size: $500 to $5000
The Encore grant is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency Statewide Community Regrant Program with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
- Under-resourced disciplines for 2022 are: Public Art, Folks Arts, New Media, and Humanities.
- Under-resourced disciplines have received limited or low funding in the past. Projects that fall under these disciplines will be prioritized in the panel process.
Grant Request Range: $500 to $5000
To be eligible for a NYSCA Encore Grant, the applicant must meet ALL of the following criteria:
- Artistic merit and cultural significance.
- Clearly stated objectives.
- Clear and realistic plan for implementation.
- Appropriate request level and realistic budget for stated proposal.
- Need and impact on the artistic discipline, geographic area, or local population: projects that address under-resourced communities or artistic disciplines will receive foremost attention.
- Demonstrated community interest or support of project.
- Applicant’s artistic experience, skill, and exhibition/performance history.
- The project should be accessible to any member of the community who wishes to partake in the experience. Venues should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Virtual programs should provide captioning, subtitles, or ASL interpretation.
- Work Sample: Does it show that the artist/organization can successfully create the project they propose from the work shown in the sample? Is the quality of the work sample sufficient? Does it have artistic merit/cultural significance?
- Community Outreach (Public Component): How will their project be available to the public? Is it accessible to everyone? Which communities does it serve? Projects which address communities or artistic disciplines which are under-resourced will receive foremost attention.
- Narrative: Is their project description, artist statement, and artist bio clear (does the narrative leave you asking a lot of questions)? Does it show that the applicant has experience creating this kind of work, or that they can successfully do what they propose? Take into consideration their past work. Does the project have meaning, and does it have a positive impact on the community?
- Budget: Are their numbers realistic? Money can never be used for food/refreshments/purchasing equipment. Do they have a realistic artist fee, materials fee, etc? Artist fees, marketing and publicity expenses, direct administrative expenses, supplies and materials expenses are given priority.
For more information, visit Staten Island Arts.