PARA ARTS FOUNDATION awarded grant in Recovery Funding from the New York
State Council on the Arts to Mission impossible – unlimited year.
Para Arts Foundation has received a Regrowth and Capacity grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. This grant will support the organization’s Mission Impossible-
Unlimited Year, as they continue their ongoing recovery from pandemic challenges.
The responsive funding of NYSCA is providing nearly 1000 organizations with over $13 million
in recovery support in FY23, as part of their historic FY93 $90 million in grant making and $150
million in multi-year capital support.
“This unprecedented funding continues our investment into the vital role that the arts contribute
to the health of our economy, our communities and our citizens,” said Governor Kathy Hochul.
“As we continue our comeback, we applaud the strength and innovation of arts organizations
across the state and are all the better for their hard work and dedication.”
“NYSCA applauds Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature for their historic
investment of $240 million for the nonprofit arts and culture sector,” said Mara Manus,
Executive Director of NYSCA, “As we continue rebuilding the arts across our New York, Para
Arts Foundation will play a vital role in the renewal of our state’s economy and creative
ecosystem. Congratulations on your award from the entire NYSCA team.”
“Council congratulates Para Arts Foundation on their grant award! These grants are from the
people of New York State, for the future of New York State,” said Katherine Nicholls, Chair,
NYSCA. “Arts and culture are crucial to the health of our citizens and the economic vitality of
our communities, and we recognize the contributions of NYSCA grantees to the lives of all
About the New York State Council on the Arts
The Council on the Arts preserves and advances the arts and culture that make New York State
an exceptional place to live, work and visit. The Council upholds the right of all New Yorkers to
experience the vital contributions the arts make to our communities, education, economic
development, and quality of life. To support the ongoing recovery of the arts across New York
State, the Council on the Arts will award record funding in FY 2023, providing support across
the full breadth of the arts, including dedicated support for arts education and underrepresented
The Council on the Arts further advances New York’s creative culture by convening leaders in
the field and providing organizational and professional development opportunities and
informational resources. Created by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1960 and continued with
the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, the Council is an
agency that is part of the Executive Branch. For more information on NYSCA, please visit
http://www.arts.ny.gov, and follow NYSCA’s Facebook page, Twitter @NYSCArts and