The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) works with individual artists through the Percent for Art permanent public art program and the Public Artists in Residence program. In addition, DCLA supports New York City artists directly and indirectly through various ongoing efforts as well as through local partners in each borough.

Affordable Real Estate for Artists (AREA) is a long term initiative, announced in 2015, to ensure that artists continue to thrive and work in New York City. AREA aims to grow the City’s supply of affordable workspace for artists available in the city.

SU-CASA places artists and arts organizations in residence at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City.

Artist grants and fellowships supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs are provided by local partners who administer the funds for each of the five boroughs:


The Bronx Council on the Arts serves Bronx artists and arts organizations by providing financial support, re-grant funding, information services, technical assistance, professional development, and community programming.


The Brooklyn Arts Council offers service and support to Brooklyn artists and arts organizations, including re-grant funding.


The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is a leading arts presenter, advocate, and service provider to artists and arts groups throughout Lower Manhattan. Also provides services and re-grant programs through neighborhood-based organizations across Manhattan.


The New York Foundation for the Arts currently administers the Queens Arts Fund, providing grants to artists and arts organizations within Queens. 

Staten Island

Staten Island Arts develops, fosters, and promotes arts, cultural, and humanities activities on Staten Island, and provides re-grant funding within the borough.

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