Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs)

The REDCs are another source of funding for arts and cultural organizations that may apply for competitive grants through New York State Council on the Arts or other state agencies including the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, NYSERDA, and Empire State Development.

The strategic plans are intended to serve as “road maps,” guiding each region’s efforts to stimulate economic growth. Strategic plans, implementation agenda, and progress reports are available online at

Regional councils consist of local experts and stakeholders from business, academia, local government, and non-governmental agencies.

Currently, the arts are represented on some, but not all, of the councils.

Source: REDC Guidebook
Source: REDC Guidebook