New York Grantmakers in the Arts

New York Grantmakers in the Arts (NYGIA) is a peer network of grantmakers who fund arts-related organizations and programming in the New York metro area. NYGIA is a member-driven group that aims to provide information, resources and networking opportunities for funders to invest strategically in growing and sustaining a strong, vibrant and equitable cultural sector in New York City. In order to do this, we support our members by providing:

  • Panel and roundtable discussions that explore special topics in the field and address timely and critical needs;
  • Group trips to nonprofit arts organizations to foster collective learning among funders; and
  • Other gatherings to encourage exchange, peer mentorship and collaboration

NYGIA also has a listserv for its members and invites its members to use it as a tool to better communicate within its own membership and with other working groups.

If you are interested in learning more about NYGIA, please contact NYGIA Co-Chairs:

Arts Sector Resources

November, 2017

This report scours research on activities that use arts to improve student achievement—an approach known as arts integration—and identifies those that qualify for federal education funding.

July, 2017

Despite fears that New York City is no longer welcoming to artists, there are more artists living here now than ever before, and the share of artists has increased in the majority of the city's neighborhoods.

July, 2017

CreateNYC is the first comprehensive cultural plan in New York City history. It provides a roadmap to lifting up the arts and culture across the city. This report outlines our strategy for achieving these goals.