Accessibility Grants

Helping You Add To Your Audience.
Need help increasing attendance by people with hearing loss? That's where 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). 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 TAP Plus grant deadline will be November 17, 2016.  

Applications to apply will be sent out in September 2016 to eligible arts organizations, funded by NYSCA.

View the 2016 application (pdf). The 2017 application will be online in September 2016

For more information, email TDF with your questions.