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Nysca overview presentation dec

  1. 1. 2011 Decentralization Retreat
  2. 2. NYSCA Founded in 1960 by Governor Nelson Rockefeller, NYSCA is an agency of the Executive Branch of the New York State Government.
  3. 3. NYSCA NYSCA was the first of its kind; by the mid-1960s, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) had been established, and more than two dozen other states had established arts councils of their own.
  4. 4. <ul><li>NYSCA’s grantmaking budget for the 2011 fiscal year totaled $35.15 million , and more than 2,100 grants were awarded. </li></ul>NYSCA Each year, NYSCA supports more than 1,400 nonprofit cultural organizations.
  5. 5. <ul><li>In addition to funding, NYSCA also provides: </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development advice </li></ul><ul><li>Arts information services </li></ul><ul><li>Networking opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Special projects addressing the needs of the cultural community </li></ul>NYSCA
  6. 6. ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING & DESIGN Supports design, planning, contemporary architecture, historic preservation projects, and Capital Funding to improve, expand & rehabilitate arts facilities. The High Line, New York City
  7. 7. ARTS EDUCATION Funds school based partnerships between arts groups and schools, and community based arts learning programs for all ages. Young Audiences of Western New York
  8. 8. DANCE Supports ballet and contemporary dance companies of various genres, choreographer commissions, residencies and rehearsal spaces. New York City Ballet
  9. 9. ELECTRONIC MEDIA & FILM Funds exhibition and residencies in film, electronic media and sound as an art form, as well as workspace for media production and preservation of film and electronic media. “ Immaculate Telegraphy” at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, New York City
  10. 10. FOLK ARTS Programs sustaining living traditions in source communities and performances, and supports exhibitions and lecture/demonstrations for general audiences. In addition, apprenticeships taught by master folk artists are funded. Celebrating the Lunar New Year
  11. 11. INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS Supports the creation of new work by composers and theatre artists, and artist-initiated projects in electronic media and film production. In 2009 , funded 109 artists at various stages of their careers. Henry Threadgill, NYSCA Grantee
  12. 12. LITERATURE Supports contemporary literary writing in fiction, poetry, drama and creative nonfiction through publication of books and literary magazines, translation and public programs of readings. .J. Clark and Michael Ondaatje discuss the work of Andrey Platonov as part of the 2009 PEN World Voices Festival.
  13. 13. MUSEUM Provides funding for art, history, science and children’s museums. In addition, cataloguing and research projects, exhibitions and education programs are supported. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
  14. 14. MUSIC The production and performance of a wide range of genres is supported by the Music program. Through the musical instrument revolving loan fund, high quality instruments are loaned at low interest rates to musicians and music groups. Bang On A Can Marathon, 2007
  15. 15. PRESENTING ORGANIZATIONS Support is provided to presenters of live performing arts, emphasizing innovative and culturally diverse programs for audiences of all ages. Celebrate Brooklyn!
  16. 16. SPECIAL ARTS SERVICES Funds arts activities within communities of color and other culturally specific communities, including performances and exhibitions. Instructional programs aimed towards professional careers or perpetuating traditional arts are also supported. SAS funds a wide range of artistic activity.
  17. 17. STATE & LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS Community cultural development is supported through the funding of local arts councils and multi-arts centers. In addition, a decentralization program provides re-grant funds for country and regional funding administered and decided locally. Volunteers from the community become workers who collectively make 10,000 unique leaves out of translucent acetate paper and gel color paints.
  18. 18. THEATRE Classical, contemporary and musical theatre is supported, along with experimental productions crossing disciplinary boundaries. La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, New York City
  19. 19. VISUAL ARTS The creation and presentation of contemporary visual arts is supported through funding exhibitions, installations, workspace facilities, publications and critical writing. CAPTION Chad Hunt, at Center for Photography Woodstock
  20. 20. FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011 NYSCA’s enacted grantmaking budget for FY11 represents a 15.5% decrease from FY10. Grantmaking Budget (Local Assistance): $35,150,000 Administration (State Operations): $4,838,000 National Endowment for the Arts: $995,100
  21. 21. NYSCA’S FUNDING HISTORY – SELECTED YEARS FISCAL YEAR GRANTMAKING BUDGET 1960-61 $50,000 1970-71 $18,000,000 1980-81 $30,370,800 1988-90 (Peak) $54,300,000 1990-91 $48,870,000 1992-93 (Largest Cut) $23,294,700 1995-96 $28,950,002 2000-01 $47,400,000 2005-06 $37,400,000 2009-10 $41,602,800 2010-11 $35,150,000
  22. 23. ARTS ADVOCACY As an Executive agency, NYSCA is generally not permitted to lobby (“lobbying” refers to advocacy efforts that attempt to influence legislation). NYSCA does work to maintain good relationships with the Governor’s office and both houses of the Legislature by providing information about NYSCA and the impact of the Arts on the citizens of New York.
  23. 24. HOW DOES NYSCA COMPARE? PUBLIC FUNDING NYSCA has the largest overall budget of any statewide arts agency or commission. In 2010 the following allocations (including grantmaking and administration) were enacted … New York State Council on the Arts $46,884,800 New Jersey Council on the Arts $14,847,000 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts $11,992,000 Texas Commission on the Arts $7,745,294 California Council on the Arts $4,300,000 Florida Division of Cultural Affairs $2,500,000
  25. 26. A FOUR-STEP REVIEW PROCESS <ul><li>Staff Review of application and support materials </li></ul><ul><li>Application review and rating by a Peer Panel </li></ul><ul><li>Council Committee review of funding recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Vote to approve funding by the Full Council </li></ul>
  26. 27. STAFF REVIEW NYSCA program staff verifies applicant eligibility and conducts a review of application materials in relation to the Council's three primary criteria and program-specific guidelines. Staff may meet with representatives of the organization, visit facilities, and attend programs to become familiar with the organization and its work. Staff review may be supplemented by reports from program auditors and field representatives who have expertise in a particular area.
  27. 28. PEER REVIEW PANELS Panels rate grant applications according to a nine (9) point scale. Each of the three primary criteria is rated independently. Those ratings are then averaged to produce a final rating. If an organization scores a three (3) or below on any single criteria, that application is removed from consideration.
  28. 29. EVALUATIVE FUNDING CRITERIA <ul><li>Artistic & Programmatic Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Managerial & Fiscal Competence </li></ul><ul><li>Service to the Public </li></ul>
  29. 30. COUNCIL COMMITTEE There are two committees composed of Council Members: Visual Arts , Multi-Disciplinary Arts , and Performing , Literary and Visual Arts . Funding recommendations and panel ratings are presented to the appropriate Committee for review and discussion. The Committees make funding recommendations to the full Council. Council Committee meetings are open to the public and are webcast .
  30. 31. FULL COUNCIL The full Council reviews funding recommendations and votes to approve grants. Upon Council approval of a grant, Cultural Service Contracts are issued to the organizations approved for funding. Council meetings are open to the public and are webcast .
  31. 32. GRANT AWARDS <ul><li>The Council does not make grants less than $2,500 </li></ul><ul><li>The maximum amount for any grant is $150,000. </li></ul><ul><li>An organization may not receive more than $200,000 in support in a single fiscal year. </li></ul><ul><li>The Council rarely funds: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The full amount of any request; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 50% of any project's budget; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 25% of any organization's budget in the case of requests for General Operating Support or General Program Support. </li></ul></ul>
  32. 33. CURRENT INITIATIVES <ul><li>Launching the Cultural Data Project (CDP) </li></ul><ul><li>Arts Education refocus </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Development </li></ul><ul><li>Re-organizing NYSCA’s operations around a committee-based program structure </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring new ways to support Individual Artists </li></ul><ul><li>Quebec-New York Cultural Exchange partnership </li></ul>
  33. 34. 2011 Decentralization Retreat