Grants of up to $2,500 and grants of up to $5,000 to New York nonprofit organizations and individual artists for community arts projects and programs in eligible regions. Funding is intended to enhance the accessibility of the arts for all residents. Applicants must be located in Westchester or Rockland.
The Arts Alive grant category is one of ArtsWestchester’s most effective means of supporting arts activities for the region’s geographically, economically, and ethnically diverse population. This funding opportunity helps to ensure that residents throughout the region have access to the arts in their communities, particularly in areas where access is limited. There are three distinct Arts Alive funding opportunities: Arts Alive Project grants constitute the largest component of the Arts Alive funding category. These grants support community-based arts and cultural projects. Supported projects must be fully open to the public. Arts Alive Artist grants support the creation and presentation of new work by professional artists.  An essential element of this funding is the inclusion of community engagement component. The project must engage a segment of the community through a public program, such as an exhibition or performance that is open to the public and/or the inclusion of community involvement in the development and creative process of the artists’ project.Arts Alive Arts Education grant supports lifelong learning in the arts. Funded activities may take place in classrooms, after-school programs or community sites including agencies serving people with disabilities, day-care and senior centers.Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, online programming is eligible for consideration. Eligible expenses:Activities/projects of local arts organizationsArtist feesMarketing/publicity costsAdministrative expenses directly related to the projectSupplies and materials needed for the execution of the program/projectProject-related expendable equipment, software, project-related subscriptionsPlanning and preparation expenses for a proposed event.

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