DCTV Awarded by NYSCA


December 15, 2021

New York/NY – Downtown Community Television Center, Inc. (DCTV) announced today a grant award[s] totaling $49,500 per year for two years from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Following New York State’s $105 million investment in the arts for FY2022, NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June 2021.

"The arts have long been a critical sector in our economy, and as we continue to rebuild a stronger New York, it's essential we do all we can help this industry thrive once again," Governor Hochul said. "These awardees represent the best of what New York's vibrant communities have to offer and with this funding in hand, they will be able to not only continue their creative and inspiring work, but help spur revitalization in their own backyard as well."

“NYSCA applauds Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature for their responsive investment of $105 million for the nonprofit arts and culture sector. 2022 will continue to bring change and DCTV will play a vital role in the renewal of our state’s economy and creative ecosystem,” said Mara Manus, Executive Director, NYSCA. “On behalf of the entire NYSCA Team, we wish to extend our sincere congratulations on your award.”

“Council congratulates DCTV on their grant award! New York State arts and culture organizations inspire New Yorkers and cultivate community in every region,” said Katherine Nicholls, Chair, NYSCA. “Arts and culture are crucial to our state’s health, and Council recognizes the dynamic impact of NYSCA grantees on the well-being of all New Yorkers.”

You can read Governor Hochul’s press release here.

With a generous grant from NYSCA in 2022, DCTV will provide a regular calendar of free and low-cost workshops for youth and adult filmmakers, community events, and professional development opportunities designed to increase access to documentary filmmaking.

For more info on supporting DCTV, please reach out to DCTV Development Director, Stephanie Skaff, at stephanie@dctvny.org.