Call for Submissions for Independent Projects Grants to Designers

The Architecture + Design Independent Projects grant program is a partnership between the New York State Council on the Arts and The Architectural League of New York, awarding grants for New York State-based individuals and teams to explore a design topic through creation or research.

For the 2022 cycle, this program will award 18 grants of $10,000 to proposals in design fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, community-centered design, fashion, graphic, industrial, and interior design. The League and NYSCA are pleased to enter into this pilot partnership and to work in concert to administer the Independent Projects program for interested applicants.

In prior years, NYSCA’s Independent Projects program required applicants to submit requests through an intermediary sponsoring organization. Through this partnership, the League will receive all proposals using our Award Force platform and evaluate them together with NYSCA to select projects for funding. You can find an overview of the program and requirements Here, and download the complete 2022 Program Guidelines for full information on general requirements, eligibility, and the application process.

2022 Independent Projects Grants FAQ