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. 

2018 Recipients

  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • JCC in Manhattan
  • New York Live Arts
  • New York Shakespeare Festival (The Public Theatre)
  • New York Theatre Workshop
  • Playwrights Horizons
  • Second Stage Theatre
  • Signature Theatre Company
  • Spainsh Theatre Repertory Company
  • Theatre Breaking Through Barriers

  • Bristol Valley Theater, Ontario County
  • East Meadow Public Library, Nassau County
  • Geva Theatre Center, Monroe County
  • JCC of Greater Rochester, Monroe County 
  • Margaret Wood Strong Museum, Monroe County
  • Rochester Museum & Science Center, Monroe County
  • Syracuse Stage, Onondaga County
  • University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Monroe County

How To Apply

The 2019 NYSCA/TDF Accessibility Grants for New York Cultural Organizations grant application is now CLOSED.

Thank you to all of this years applicants!

GRANT AWARD NOTIFICATION: On or before March 25, 2019

Download PDF application

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.