Monthly Archives: January 2017

NYSCA in the News

nysca newsCelebrate Chinese New Year with our grantees and read about a new Teen Arts Council in this week’s NYSCA in the News:

Chinese New Year in NYC: Celebrate the Year of the Rooster at parades, feasts and more

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“There are lots of ways to celebrate the Year of the Rooster in NYC, which has the largest Chinese population of any city outside of Asia.” Among AMNY’s picks are the following NYSCA grantee activities: Lunar New Year celebration at the Bronx Museum of the Arts on Jan. 14; Lunar New Year celebration with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company on Jan. 22; Chinese New Year at the New York Philharmonic on Jan. 31; Chinese New Year Festival at the China Institute on Feb. 4; and Lunar New Year at Flushing Town Hall on Jan. 28 and Feb. 17.

RPO tops $500,000 in community challenge

Rochester Business Journal

“The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Inc. on Tuesday said it raised twice its goal in a recent call to the community. The $250,000 Community Challenge, which ran the month of December, raised $536,000 for the orchestra’s annual fund. The amount includes a dollar-for-dollar match that was gifted by an anonymous member of the RPO board of directors.” NYSCA supports the RPO through our Music and Arts Education Programs.

Guild Hall Taking Applications For Teen Arts Council

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“East Hampton arts and culture institution Guild Hall is offering paid opportunities to local youth through the newly formed Guild Hall Teens Arts Council. Ten local teenagers, from age 14 to 18, will be paid as content producers, curators and programmers from March 7 through June 6…’We, as an institution, can benefit from the energy, insights, and points of view of our local teens,” said Andrea Grover, the executive director of Guild Hall’…Members of the Guild Hall Teen Arts Council will work with fellow East End teens and the Guild Hall staff to craft programming that appeals to their generation. Among the programs they create could be play readings, fashion shows, battles of the bands and movie nights. Council members will also participate in established Guild Hall events, such as the Student Arts Festival, artXchange and Guild Gatherings.” NYSCA supports Guild Hall through our Museum Program.

The Vineyard Names Suzanne Appel as Managing Director

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“The Vineyard Theatre has announced that Suzanne Appel will take on the role of managing director beginning January 17; she will help run the Off-Broadway theatre alongside artistic directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern. The announcement follows the September 2016 departure of executive producer Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, who was with the company for 19 years. Appel joins the company after a year at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, where she served as the director of external affairs. Prior to her role at Hubbard Street, she served as managing director at Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco, where she nearly doubled the organization’s operating budget and built a two-plus month operating reserve in four years.” NYSCA supports the Vineyard Theatre through our Theatre Program.

Tony Winner Lena Hall, Oscar Winner Marisa Tomei & More Tapped for Sarah Ruhl’s How to Transcend a Happy Marriage

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Set for Sarah Ruhl’s new play at Lincoln Center Theater are Oscar winner Marisa Tomei, Tony winner Lena Hall, Tony nominee Omar Metwally, Brian Hutchison, David McElwee, Naian González Norvind, Austin Smith and Robin Weigert. “The new work takes place at a dinner party in the wilds of New Jersey where two married couples (played by Tomei, Metwally, Weigert and Hutchinson) discuss a younger acquaintance: a polyamorous woman who also hunts her own meat (Hall). Fascinated, they invite this mysterious woman and her two live-in boyfriends to a New Year’s Eve party, which alters the course of their lives.” Rebecca Taichman directs. Previews begin Feb. 23 and the show opens March 20. NYSCA supports Lincoln Center Theater through our Theatre and Arts Education Programs.

 

REGISTER NOW: Individual Artists Application Information Sessions

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NYFA will host a NYSCA Grant Information Session with NYSCA Arts Program Director Arian Blanco on Wednesday, January 25 at 6:30 PM. This session will specifically cover the application for the Individual Artists category, however, those applying to other categories are welcome to attend. Artists at various career stages are welcome to apply. Grant amounts range from $5,000 to $25,000. All applicants must have proof of New York State residency.

This session is free but space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship staff will also be available to answer questions about the application process for sponsored applicants.

Not sure if you qualify for NYSCA funding? Read more about last year’s grant categories by visiting NYSCA’s website.Space is limited. Reserve your spot by clicking here.

If you have questions about this event, please email sponsorship@nyfa.org.

Details:

At New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) from 6:30-8:30pm on January 25th. 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Pre-registration is required as seating is limited to 75. Link to the registration form: https://docs.google.com/a/nyfa.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7EQPm_NB7lfiKB8tGn_iZWBYAA-SUXefIJ6Rv2YuwmbOheQ/viewform

 

DATES ADDED: NYSCA FY2018 Guideline Information Seminars

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NYSCA will be holding FY2018 Grant Guideline Information Seminars prior to the opening of our FY2018 application. Each event will include overviews of the agency and our grants, and will provide attendees with the opportunity to meet NYSCA’s new Executive Director Mara Manus. In addition, Program staff will be available for small group meetings to review grant guidelines specific to each program. These seminars will focus on a broad overview of the FY18 NYSCA Funding Programs and Guidelines. NYSCA staff will also be available to discuss Prequalification and the grant application process. Newly added dates are underlined below:

January 18 – Proctors Theatre, 432 State St., #2, Schenectady

January 25 – Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester

January 26 – Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., Buffalo

January 30 – United Palace Theatre, 4140 Broadway, New York

February 1 – Old Forge Library, 200 Crosby Blvd., Old Forge

February 7 – Spark Media Project/Mill Street Loft, Poughkeespie Underwear Factory, 8 N. Cherry St., Poughkeepsie

All seminars will take place from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The following Programs will be represented at each seminar:

Schenectady: Arts Education, Dance, Electronic Media & Film, Facilities, State & Local Partnerships, Theatre, Visual Arts

Rochester: Arts Education, Dance, Electronic Media & Film, Folk Arts, Literature, Music, Special Arts Services, State & Local Partnerships, Theatre, Visual Arts

Buffalo: Arts Education, Dance, Folk Arts, Literature, Music, Special Arts Services, State & Local Partnerships, Theatre

NYC:  Architecture + Design, Arts Education, Dance, Electronic Media & Film, Facilities, Folk Arts, Individual Artist, Literature, Museum, Music, Presenting, Special Arts Services, State & Local Partnerships, Theatre, Visual Arts

Old Forge: Literature, Presenting, Special Arts Services, Theatre

Poughkeepsie:Arts Education, Dance, Electronic Media & Film, Facilities, Folk Arts, Individual Artist, Literature, Museum, Music, Presenting, Special Arts Services, Theatre, Visual Arts

If you will be attending a seminar, please send your name, title, organization, and which seminar you will attend to public.affairs@arts.ny.gov.

NYSCA Museum Program Professional Development Grants: Application opens TOMORROW

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The New York State Council on the Arts Museum Program will again offer Professional Development Grants to eligible museums across New York State in 2017. This year’s process is similar to the past.  The program will offer awards of up to $750 per museum for relevant professional development on a first-come, first-served basis. The opportunity will be available as of 11:00 am (EST) on January 10, 2017. It will remain open until all funds have been awarded.

Full details, a list of some examples of professional development opportunities, a fillable PDF application form, and FAQ are all available here: http://tinyurl.com/jjdv9pj. This link will take you to Dropbox. You do not have to log in to Dropbox to access the materials. There are three PDFs. 1) NYSCA Museum Program Professional Development Grants Information, 2) Professional Development Opportunities 2017, 3) Professional Development Application Fillable PDF.  Please note: It is recommended that you download PDF #2 so that hotlinks are accessible.  Additionally PDF #3 will not show as a fillable form unless you download it.

NYSCA FY2018 Program Guidelines Are Now Available

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NYSCA FY2018 Program Guidelines are now available

The NYSCA FY2018 Grant Application will open February 14.

NYSCA is now accepting nominations for panelists to review FY2018 applications. For more information, click here.

NYSCA recommends that applicants begin Prequalification as soon as possible. For more information on Prequalification, click here. Please also review the Non-Profit Revitalization Act here.

NYSCA will be holding FY2018 Guideline Information Seminars throughout January and early February. More information is available here.

 

NYSCA in the News

This week, NYSCA grantees are in the news with big announcements for the New Year — including the additions of a new Executive Artistic Director, a new arts news outlet, and the return of a principal dancer. Also: new film and media in Queens, new funds for the George Eastman Museum, and arts events that are not for the squeamish.

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WBFO launches arts desk with funding from local groups

Buffalo News

“The reporting ranks of WBFO, Buffalo’s NPR affiliate, will grow in 2017 with the addition of an arts and culture news desk headed by longtime broadcast journalist Scott Sackett. The new desk, funded by the local arts advocacy group Arts Services Initiative and the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, will begin producing stories on Western New York’s diverse cultural ecosystem this month…The new desk will produce about 50 pieces a year on local arts and culture for the station as well as wbfo.org.” NYSCA supports ASI through our State & Local Partnership, Regional Economic Development Council, and Presenting Programs, and the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site through our Museum Program.

PS122 Appoints Jenny Schlenzka as Executive Artistic Director

Playbill

“Performance Space 122 (PS122), which is preparing to return to its permanent East Village home after extensive renovations, has appointed Jenny Schlenzka as its next executive artistic director. Her appointment marks the organization’s first female artistic leader. Schlenzka, a curator of performance at MoMA PS1, brings over a decade of curating experience, primarily in live performance and media art. She will be PS122’s third artistic leader and will build on the foundations of earlier directors Mark Russell (1985–2005) and Vallejo Gantner (2005–2016). Her appointment commences February 1, and her programming will begin in 2018.” NYSCA supports PS122 through our Presenting and Individual Artists Programs.

At Last, David Hallberg Is Back at ABT

Dance Magazine

American Ballet Theatre announced yesterday that David Hallberg will return to the company during its spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House. Hallberg, 34, hasn’t performed with ABT since June 2014. “For two and a half years, an injured deltoid ligament in his ankle has kept him off stage both at ABT and the Bolshoi Ballet (where he holds the distinction of being the company’s first American principal)… He’s spent the past year in Melbourne, following an intense physical therapy program designed by the Australian Ballet’s dance medicine specialist Sue Mayes and her team (who are considered some of the best in the world at what they do)… a quick look at [ABT’s] casting lineup shows “TBA”s for the male lead in performances of Alexei Ratmansky’s new Whipped Cream, plus Giselle and Onegin.” NYSCA supports ABT through our Dance and Arts Education Programs.

Eastman museum lands $487K grant for restoration

Rochester Business Journal

“The windows at the George Eastman Museum are getting a major upgrade through a $486,881 grant announced Wednesday. The funding from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council will be used to restore 68 original windows that were installed between 1903 and 1905. The total cost of the window restoration is estimated to be $700,000, with the balance after the newly announced grant covered largely by private donors, museum officials said.” NYSCA supports the George Eastman Museum through our Museum and Electronic Media & Film Programs.

Singing bloody murder! ‘Anatomy Theater’ opera looks at the heart of a killer

Brooklyn Daily

“A gruesome opera inspired by 17th and 18th-century medical textbooks will make its bloody Brooklyn debut this weekend. The show “Anatomy Theater,” opening at Bric Arts Media on Jan. 7 as part of the city-wide Prototype Festival, follows Victorian murderess Sarah Osborn, who killed her husband and two children, from her trial to her public dissection, giving a voice to Osborn, her executioner, and to the man who literally took her apart. The creators of the opera, Pulitzer-winning composer David Lang and conceptual artist Mark Dion, drew on variety of historic texts, including the confessions of prisoners on death row, biographies of anatomists, and old biology studies…’It is both pretty bloody and pretty metaphoric…,’ said Lang.” NYSCA supports Prototype Festival co-presenters HERE Arts Center and Beth Morrison Projects through our Theatre, Presenting and Music Programs. David Lang received an Individual Artist composer commission for 2017 for a New York City Ballet score.

Live Tattooing Featured in Exhibit Tracing 300 Years of Big Apple Body Art

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“From the invention of the electric tattoo machine on the Bowery in 1891 to the professionalization of the art form, a new exhibit at the New-York Historical Society traces body art’s 300-year history in the Big Apple…More than 250 images and objects, including designs from the 1930s and an original electric pen, help tell New York City’s role in tattoo history…On weekends, live tattoo demonstrations will take place. The lineup can be found on the museum’s website.” NYSCA supports the New-York Historical Society through our Museum and Regional Economic Development Council Programs.

First Look 2017 to feature array of Moving-image art

Queens Ledger

“The sixth annual First Look Festival, featuring art across various mediums, will take place between Friday, January 6 and Monday, January 16 at the Museum of the Moving Image. The showcase will feature global moving-image art from 20 countries, such as films, virtual reality experiences and a video game. Nearly all of the works will be New York premieres…Emerging themes for First Look 2017 include works that use audio as a central element. On the other hand, works such as ‘Between Fences,’ ‘UFE (Unfilmevenemente),’ ‘Helmut Berger,Actor’ and ‘Silencio,’ explore the experimentation of theatricality and performance.” Artists featured include Charlie Lyne, Ognjen Glavonic, Takehiro Ito, Eleanor McDowall, Kazik Radwanski, and Christopher LaMarca. NYSCA supports MoMI through our Museum and Electronic Media & Film Programs.

NYSCA FY2018 Guideline Information Seminars

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NYSCA will be holding FY2018 Grant Guideline Information Seminars prior to the opening of our FY2018 application. Each event will include overviews of the agency and our grants, and will provide attendees with the opportunity to meet NYSCA’s new Executive Director Mara Manus. In addition, Program staff will be available for small group meetings to review grant guidelines specific to each program. These seminars will focus on a broad overview of the FY18 NYSCA Funding Programs and Guidelines. NYSCA staff will also be available to discuss Prequalification and the grant application process.

The seminars will conclude with a reception and networking mixer. Dates and locations are as follows:

January 18 – Proctors Theatre, 432 State St., #2, Schenectady

January 25 – Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester

January 26 – Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St., Buffalo

February 7 – Spark Media Project/Mill Street Loft, Poughkeespie Underwear Factory, 8 N. Cherry St., Poughkeepsie

All seminars will take place from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  An additional date will be scheduled in New York City; more information will be sent shortly. If you will be attending a seminar, please send your name, title, organization, and which seminar you will attend to public.affairs@arts.ny.gov.

 

NYSCA’s Best Nine of 2016

Happy New Year from all of us at NYSCA!

As we look back on 2016, we celebrate the vision and achievements of artists and arts organizations in New York State. While there are far too many accomplishments to catalogue here, our most-liked Instagram posts of the year, featuring our staff and grantees, give a fun snapshot.

From left: Brooklyn Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” NYSCA staff sampling 3-D printed fashions, conservation of Hudson River School paintings at the Adirondack Museum, HERE Arts Center’s street art inspiration, #bookfacefriday at the New York Public Library, the Museum at Eldridge Street, Monica Banks’ porcelain cake at the Parrish Art Museum, American Ballet Theater dancers getting ready for opening night, and Disturbing the Peace at the Hamptons Film Festival.

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To see photos of the arts in New York State every day, follow us @nyscouncilonthearts. We look forward to a creative and fruitful 2017!