NYSCA Regrant Programs


Arts in Corrections NYS

Wave Farm is pleased to announce Arts in Corrections NYS, a regrant program with the New York State Council on the Arts in 2023 and 2024. Arts in Corrections NYS facilitates and supports arts programming inside approximately 10 NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYS DOCCS) and participating Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) facilities across New York State. In partnership with visiting artists, non-profit organizations design and facilitate a series of 12-week, in-person workshops, providing system-impacted individuals with once-a-week programming in a variety of disciplines including the visual arts, electronic media/film, music, and literature. Each workshop series culminates in a celebratory event inside the facility granting participants the opportunity to share their work. Additionally, with permissions secured, there will be opportunities to share work externally through an Arts in Corrections NYS website and or exhibition/public program.

  • Eligible Applicants: New York State Non-Profit Arts Organizations
  • Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Grant Amount: $8,000 for each 12-week workshop series
  • Successful grantees have the opportunity to renew for subsequent series.
  • When and where openings for new programs occur, applicants with pending proposals will be contacted and given the opportunity to update their proposals prior to review.

Applications Must Be Submitted Online

Wave Farm uses the online platform Airtable for the Arts in Corrections NYS application submission process. IMPORTANT NOTE: The application form must be completed in a single session. As such, it is highly recommended that you prepare your application offline in-advance. Click here for a PDF Preview of the Application. Please contact Wave Farm at info@wavefarm.org with questions.

2024 Application


Participating Facilities

This map identifies currently participating NYS DOCCS Facilities: Bare Hill Correctional Facility (Malone, NY); Coxsackie Correctional Facility (Coxsackie, NY); Franklin Correctional Facility (Malone, NY); Mohawk Correctional Facility (Rome, NY); Greene Correctional Facility (Coxsackie, NY); Green Haven Correctional Facility (Stormville, NY); Groveland Correctional Facility (Sonyea, NY); Otisville Correctional Facility (Ottisville, NY); Shawangunk Correctional Facility (Wallkill, NY); Sullivan Correctional Facility (Fallsburg, NY). In addition in 2023, programs were offered at Ulster Correctional Facility (Napanoch, NY).

Arts in Corrections NYS is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.