The Arts Matter

ArtsNYS is a network of cultural organizations that work collaboratively to advance the growth and development of the arts and cultural sector throughout New York State.  

ArtsNYS provides a support network and source of information for the field, fosters relationships between arts/cultural leaders and those in other sectors,  promotes inclusiveness, diversity, and accessibility, and leads state-wide advocacy efforts.  

Our members include local arts agencies, art centers and presenting organizations, many of which partner with New York State Council on the Arts to administer its Decentralization Grant Program.