Local artists and arts groups with creative ideas for new art projects in Westchester and Rockland Counties are encouraged to apply for a 2020 Arts Alive grant. Imagine being transported to Asia by attending a festival of traditional music and dance, getting a front-row seat to the premiere of a new independent film, or reliving your favorite play at a nearby theater. Funding from New York State Council on the Arts’ Decentralization Program enables ArtsWestchester to make these types of arts activities easily accessible to all Westchester and Rockland residents, especially in areas where access is limited. Grants are awarded in three categories: Project Grants provide financial support for projects that demonstrate a strong community benefit; Artist Grants provide direct support for the creation of new work related to the community; and Education Grants support in-school and after-school learning projects.
This summer, paired with the lush grounds of Westchester County’s largest park, visitors will find artwork that breathes the same life as its green meadows and picturesque hiking trails. The WPA Gallery at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation will display the nature-inspired works of two local artists as part of its Art in the Park program.