NYFA: New York Foundation for the Arts
Address 175 Varick Street
New York,NY 10014
Phone Number (212)627-4455
Fax Number (212)620-5911
TTY Number (800)895-9838
Email [email protected]
Website http://www.nysca.org
Executive Director Ms. Heather Hitchens
Founding Year 1960
Incorporating Year 0
Mission Statement The New York State Council on the Arts is dedicated to preserving and expanding the rich and diverse cultural resources that are and will become the heritage of New York's citizens. The Council believes in supporting the following.
Program Name Theatre Artist Commissions
Program Contact Ms. Helen Cash Jackson, Senior Program Officer
Program Phone (212) 741-7014
Program Email [email protected]
Year Program Founded 0
Description of Program The category offers support of up to $10,000 for companies to commission playwrights, directors, designers, and solo theatre or performance artists to create new work. Individual artists may initiate a request for the development of special ensemble works and collaborations. The project must culminate in either a production or workshop; however, a full-scale production is not required.
Conditions/Public Service Requirements
Award Website http://www.nysca.org/public/guidelines/individual_artists/comissions.htm
Where does the program take place?
Does this program primarily support the creation of new work? No
Support or Services Provided as part of the Program
    Description of Support or Services Funding is directed toward the commissioned artist's creative fee, exclusive of production expenses or other costs related to the project.
    Amount Awarded by this Program (if an award) 10000.00
    Related Arts
    TheaterTheater, All
    New YorkAnyAnyAny
    Gender No Requirement
    Age 18 and older
    Can Previous Awardees Re-apply? Yes W/ Restrictions
    • No Requirement
    Career Point
    • No Requirement
    Special Population
    • No Requirement
    Other Restrictions Applications may be made by theatre companies or presenting organizations. Unaffiliated artists and unincorporated ensembles must apply under the sponsorship of an eligible New York State nonprofit organization. Organizations may request support for one Theatre Commission, and/or one Composer Commission per year. Artists who have received support for commissions may not apply for a new project in the following year. In addition, producing, presenting, or performing organizations that received commissioning support for their own organizational activity may not apply in that discipline in the following year.
    Total Number of Applicants (annually) 0
    Total Number of Recipients (annually) 0
    Total Number of Awards (annually) 0
    Total Amount Awarded by this Program (annually) $0
    Procedure Application only through 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor/conduit
    Contact Requirements New applicants are encouraged to contact NYSCA staff before the registration deadline. IMPORTANT NOTE: Refer to the Instructions for Work Samples and Support Materials prior to submission.
    Material/Process Registration deadline: February 22, 2011. Application forms can be found online. Applicants are also required to submit: online Organizational Budget for the current fiscal year, Project Budget (please use the Budget Notes section to detail income and expense items), Cultural Data Project Report and support materials. NYSCA encourages the submission of Web-based Work Samples and Support Material whenever possible.
    Application Fee $0
    Exact Deadline 6/20/2012
    Approximate Deadline
    Rolling Deadline No
    Ideal Contact Month for New Application and Guidelines
    Selection Process/Criteria Funding Priorities: Significance of the project to the artistic development of the artist and the artistic merit of the project as demonstrated by the proposal and the submitted samples of the artist's work. # Viability of the project's prospects for completion. # Sponsoring organization's ability to carry out the project, including capacity to ensure a workshop or performance in the near future, if applicable. # Relationship and suitability of the project to the artistic goals and philosophy of the sponsoring organization/commissioning company, including the suitability of the work to the performing group. # Appropriateness of the proposed artist fee and track record of completing projects as demonstrated by required support materials.
    Notification Process
    Are awardees required to submit a Final Report? False
    Awardee's Public Service Requirement?