Accessibility Grants

Helping you grow your audience

We're here to say;
it's for all of us.

Need help increasing attendance by people with hearing loss? TDF Accessibility Grants for New York Cultural Organizations, in conjunction with New York State Council for the Arts, provides grants designed to add captioning and/or ASL interpreting services to events that are being made available to the public in New York State.

TDF has partnered with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to provide a limited number of grants per year to organizations that show a need for caption and/or ASL interpreting services.

Any institution that currently receives NYSCA funding is eligible for the program. 

How To Apply:

The 2020 NYSCA/TDF Accessibility Grants for New York Cultural Organizations grant application is now CLOSED.

Thank you to all organizations that submitted applications!

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by March 13, 2020. 

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Recipients:

  • Playwrights Horizons
  • The New Group
  • New York Shakespeare Festival (The Public Theatre)
  • JCC in Manhattan
  • Brooklyn Arts Council
  • Second Stage Theater
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Gibney Dance
  • Signature Theatre Company
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Margaret Wood Strong Museum, Monroe County
  • JCC of Greater Rochester, Monroe County 
  • Syracuse Stage, Onondaga County
  • Geva Theatre Center, Monroe County
  • Bristol Valley Playhouse , Ontario County
  • East Meadow Public Library, Nassau County

For more information, email TDF with your questions.

TDF's Accessibility Grants for New York Cultural Organizations program is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.