Arts in Corrections NYS

NYSCA in Partnership with Wave Farm

Wave Farm is pleased to announce Arts in Corrections NYS, a new regrant partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts. Arts in Corrections NYS will facilitate and support 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 will 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 will culminate 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.

Program Timeline

  • Application Opens: December 20, 2022
  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2023
  • Notification: February 2023
  • Project Period: April - June 2023*
  • Anticipated Grantees: 10
  • Average Grant Amount: $8,000 for each 12-week workshop series
*Successful grantees will have the opportunity to renew for two subsequent series in 2023 (July - September, and October - December).

Applications Must Be Submitted Online

Wave Farm uses the online platform Submittable for the MAAF Artists application submission process. Applicants are strongly encouraged to carefully and comprehensively read the information on this page before submitting an application. Please contact Wave Farm at with questions.

2023 Application


Once you have registered with Submittable, you will have access to the online submission form.

Participating Facilities

This map identifies anticipated participating NYS DOCCS Facilities: Adirondack Correctional Facility (Saranac Lake, NY); Bare Hill Correctional Facility (Malone, NY); Clinton Correctional Facility (Dannemora, NY); Franklin Correctional Facility (Malone, NY); Mohawk Correctional Facility (Rome, NY); Green Haven Correctional Facility (Stormville, NY); Otisville Correctional Facility (Ottisville, NY); Shawangunk Correctional Facility (Wallkill, NY); Sullivan Correctional Facility (Fallsburg, NY); Ulster Correctional Facility (Napanoch, NY); as well as an OCFS facility in Tompkins County. Please note: Brookwood Secure Center - OCFS has been removed from the list of possible facilities for the April - June 2023 program.

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.