New York State Literary Technical Assistance Program

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LitTAP – the Literary Technical Assistance Program of New York State – invites current Literature grantees of New York State Council on the Arts to apply for Advancement Regrants of up to $10,000 to support thoughtful development and expanded capacity within their organizations. Advancement Regrants will be awarded to organizations that produce excellent work and need help to increase and sustain their capacity as institutions.

As social unrest, climate change, and economic disparity escalate, we seek the empathy and revelation engendered by writing. Building on an organization’s strengths, projects may expand their capacity to promote equity and inclusion in their communities. Particular attention will be given to programs that address issues of social, economic, and climate justice. Eligible requests also include, but are not limited to, consultancies; strategic plan creation and implementation; staff and board development; software and hardware purchases or upgrades; and website development.

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As NYS-based Literary organizations, we have collectively embraced the goal of proactively positioning New York State’s non-profit literary arts organizations as a priority for public, private & philanthropic investment and engagement. We know that historically Literature has been the least funded arts discipline and we are committed to working for advancement. Our ultimate goal is long- term: increased funding; increased visibility; parity with other arts disciplines; and increased capacity to support the work of writers and bring the best literary arts programs and services possible to all of our communities.

Each year, LitTAP provides essential support to more than 50 NYS literary presenters–strengthening their capacity to foster, promote, and present literature. This support includes technical assistance, networking, information sharing, regrants, mentoring and hosting the annual FACING PAGES Statewide Literary Arts Convening. LitTAP is committed to strengthening New York State’s literary arts field by building the individual capacity of its presenters and working collectively to elevate visibility of and support for the field of Literature as a whole.

About Us

LitTAP is a statewide initiative managed by Just Buffalo Literary Center which provides NY state nonprofit literary arts organizations with access to annual Convenings, mentoring, advancement regrants and other resources needed to self-sustain and thrive. It is supported with lead funding from New York State Council on the Arts.


Debora Ott
LitTAP Founding Director
Laurie Dean Torrell
LitTAP Project Administrator