Accessibility Grants

Helping You Grow Your Audience
Need help increasing attendance by people with hearing loss? That's where NYSCA/TDF TAP Plus Program comes in, with grants designed to add open captioning 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) for TAP Plus. Any institution that currently receives NYSCA funding is eligible for the program. Since the program began in 2000, TDF has received the majority of applications from organizations in New York County (Manhattan). NYSCA/TDF TAP Plus strongly encourages applications from other regions of the state.

2016 TAP Plus Recipients

  • New York Live Arts, Inc.
  • Playwrights Horizons
  • Second Stage Theatre
  • Signature Theatre
  • Spanish Theatre Repertory Company
  • The Public Theater
  • Theatre Breaking Through Barriers
  • Transport Group Theatre Company

  • Bristol Valley Theater, Ontario County
  • JCC of Greater Rochester, Monroe County 
  • Syracuse Stage, Onondaga County
  • The Open Eye Theatre, Delaware County
  • WMHT Educational Telecommunications, Rensselaer County

How To Apply

The next NYSCA/TDF TAP Plus grant deadline will be November 28, 2016 at 6 pm.  Applicants should be eligible arts organizations funded by NYSCA in 2015-2016.

The 2017 application can be filled out online below or downloaded HERE and faxed or emailed in by the deadline.

For more information, email TDF with your questions.

TDF's TAP Plus 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.