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 Department of Corrections and Supervision (DOCCS) and participating Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) facilities across New York State. In partnership with teaching artists, non-profit organizations will design and facilitate a series of 12-week, in-person workshops, providing justice-impacted individuals with programming in a variety of disciplines including the visual arts, electronic media/film, music, and literature.

Detailed Guidelines: will be available in early December 2022
Application Opens: January 1, 2023
Application Deadline: January 31, 2023
Anticipated Grantees: 10
Average Grant Amount: $24,500 (for three 12-week workshops)

Artist Candidates

Wave Farm is organizing a directory of artists who are experienced in and/or equipped to facilitate workshops with justice-impacted individuals in order to match teaching artists with applicant non-profit arts organizations. REGISTER HERE

Non-profit Arts Organization Applicants

Arts and culture New York State 501(c)3 organizations will be eligible to apply for funding to facilitate up to three 12-week sessions of arts programming in 2023. Sessions will take place spring, summer, and fall 2023. Non-profit organizations will work with a teaching artist to design and propose the curriculum and location of the session(s). Non-profit organizations may partner with a teaching artist of their choosing or select from the forthcoming Wave Farm Arts in Corrections NYS Visiting Artist Directory, to be shared with interested organizations in early December. We encourage organizations interested in applying to express their interest now, so to stay informed about this opportunity. REGISTER HERE

Participating Facilities

Over the next several weeks Wave Farm will meet with DOCCS and OCFS Facilities to confirm participation and program details. This map identifies anticipated DOCCS teaching locations: 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 additional facilities in Tompkins, Columbia, and Ulster counties.

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.