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Funding Opportunities from ArtsWestchester

Open Grant Opportunity: Voices For Change

ArtsWestchester recently announced the launch of a major new competitive artist grant program, Voices for Change, in which three artists or arts collectives will each be awarded grants of $10,000 to propose and actualize new works. Mid-Hudson Valley artists working in all disciplines are invited to submit proposals for work that encourages deep thinking about complex issues such as social justice, civic equity and the public good. Proposals should also include a collaboration with a service or cultural community-based organization. Deadline: April 14.

Funding Opportunities for Yonkers and Mount Vernon Artists and Arts Groups

ArtsWestchester is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Mount Vernon & Yonkers Arts Initiative grant opportunities. These initiatives are designed to help local artists and nonprofit arts and culture organizations in Yonkers and Mount Vernon to create new work, build capacity and contribute to their city’s community-building and economic development efforts. Deadline: April 6. 

(photo by 2019 Art Alive grantee Sandra Wong Geroux, artwork courtesy of the artist)

Applications Now Open for Arts Alive Grants

The Arts Alive grant category is one of ArtsWestchester’s most effective means of supporting arts activity for Westchester and Rockland County’s geographically, economically and ethnically diverse population. This funding opportunity helps to ensure that residents throughout Westchester and Rockland have access to the arts, particularly in areas where access is limited.

There are three distinct Arts Alive funding opportunities:

ARTS ALIVE PROJECT GRANT: These grants support community-based arts and cultural projects developed by cultural groups and organizations, individual artists and collectives. 

ARTS ALIVE ARTIST GRANT: These grants support the creation and presentation of new work by professional artists. An essential element of this funding is the inclusion of a community engagement component.

2020 Arts Alive grantee Rebecca Thomas’s “A Palo Seco” (photo credit: Kent Miller Photography)

ARTS ALIVE ARTS EDUCATION GRANT: These grants support lifelong learning in the arts. Funded activities may take place in classrooms, after-school programs or community sites such as agencies that serve people with disabilities, or daycare and senior centers.

The 2021 cycle of Arts Alive support arts and culture projects happening between July 1 and December 31, 2021.  The deadline for application is April 21. 


A version of this article first appeared in the April issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.