The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) works with individual artists through the Percent for Art permanent public art program and the newly launched 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 arts councils.

Affordable Real Estate for Artists (AREA) is a long term initiative, announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio in the 2015, to ensure that artists continue to thrive and work in New York City. AREA will grow the City’s supply of affordable housing and workspace for artists over the next ten years.

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

Artist grants and fellowships are provided by local arts councils. For more information on funding and opportunities for artists, visit the arts council in your borough:

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.

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

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
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.

Queens Council on the Arts
Fosters, develops, and promotes cultural organizations within Queens, and provides services to artists and arts organizations including re-grant funding.

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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