Arts Alive Grants Available for Artists and Emerging Arts Groups in Westchester

ArtsWestchester works hard to ensure access to the arts for all Westchester residents, especially in areas that are underserved. Arts Alive grants are the most effective means for making this mission a reality. The organization is now accepting applications from nonprofit arts organizations, and individual and teaching artists, for the 2018 grants program. Supported programs incorporate the community and help to bring vibrant arts and cultural activities to a wide audience. Past grants have helped to fund murals, theatrical performances, cultural heritage festivals and more. The deadline for applications is October 4.

Funds are available in three categories: Arts Alive Project Grants provide financial support for a range of projects that demonstrate a strong community benefit. Arts Alive Artist Grants provide direct support to artists for the creation of new work related to the community. Arts Alive Arts Education Grants provide support for partnerships between individual artists or organizations and Westchester public schools (K-12), after-school programming or lifelong learning programs.

A series of pre-application workshops to assist potential applicants are scheduled throughout September.

  • September 5: New Rochelle Library (New Rochelle)
  • September 6: Ossining Public Library (Ossining)
  • September 7: Lincoln Depot Museum (Peekskill)
  • September 11: Tarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown)
  • September 12: PC4 Purchase College Center for Community and Culture (Yonkers)

For guidelines and applications, visit:

Arts Alive Project Grants are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program (DEC) – a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature – and administered by ArtsWestchester.

Image above: Outdoor sculpture project from Arts Alive grantee Gooseberry Sudios

A version of this article first appeared in the September 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at

About Mary Alice Franklin

Mary Alice Franklin is ArtsWestchester’s Communications Manager and Editor of ArtsNews. She has a Bachelors in English and Masters in Publishing, and has been published in Paste Magazine, HuffPost, Art Zealous, Art Times, and more.