2011 New York State Council on the Arts Grants Sponsorship

2011 New York State Council on the Arts Grants Sponsorship
Independent Projects Category

League project sponsorship deadline
February 14, 2011

The Architecture, Planning and Design Program of the New York State Council on the Arts awards project grants for professionals in the design, planning, and historic preservation fields through its Independent Projects Category. Individuals must apply through a nonprofit sponsor. The Architectural League welcomes anyone interested to apply through the League.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be available for architects, landscape architects, planners, designers, historic preservationists, and scholars to realize specific projects that advance the field and contribute to the public’s understanding of the designed environment. The development of design prototypes, historical studies of building types, theoretical design studies or texts, or explorations of new technology in the design fields are all welcome. The program is particularly interested in innovative ideas being explored outside of traditional practice. Individuals whose work is not broadly known are encouraged to apply.

Projects may relate to any of the disciplines the program covers, including: architecture; architectural history; landscape architecture; urban and rural planning; urban design; historic preservation; graphic design; and industrial design.

Only New York State residents are eligible to apply. Tuition or projects being done in pursuit of an academic degree will not be funded. NYSCA funds cannot be used for out-of-state travel expenses. Applicants may only submit a project through a nonprofit sponsoring organization.

For more information on League sponsorship of NYSCA Independent Projects Grants, email Anne Rieselbach at rieselbach@archleague.org. If you would like to be sponsored by the Architectural League you must email Anne Rieselbach by midnight February 14, 2011. For more information click here. Additional written and visual material will be due on April 1st, 2011. A panel of design and planning professionals will evaluate the proposals, and final decisions will be made by late spring.

For further information about this funding opportunity and application instructions, see the Architecture, Planning and Design Program’s guidelines for the Independent Projects Category on the New York State Council on the Arts’ website, www.nysca.org.