Arts Alive 2023 Grant Opportunity

Applications for the 2022 cycle of Arts Alive are closed.

Applications for the 2023 cycle will open on Monday, August 15, 2022 and will be available on the Submittable portal here

The application deadline for Arts Alive 2023 is Tuesday, October 18, 11:59pm.

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 in their communities, particularly in areas where access is limited. Funds are available to support projects happening between January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023.  Guidelines for the 2023 cycle are under revision, please refer to the 2022 guidelines for information on funding parameters.

Click Here for 2022 Guidelines

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Information Sessions.  Please join us for an upcoming session to learn more about this opportunity.  The sessions will be identical, feel free to choose one.  Each session will be recorded and made available online after the session is complete.

Session 1:  Tuesday, August 9 @ 1pm.  To register click here.

Session 2:  Wednesday, August 24 @ 9:30am.  To register click here.

Session 3:  Wednesday, September 14 @ 1pm.  To register click here.

Office Hours

ArtsWestchester staff are available for technical assistance in the form of virtual “office hours” via Zoom or by phone. All applicants will be able to schedule a 30-minute session, during which we will be happy to discuss the guidelines, and your application and answer any questions you may have.

To schedule a time to speak with our grants staff one-on-one, click here to see our availability.

Arts Alive 2023 Grant Categories

ARTS ALIVE PROJECT GRANT Constitutes the largest component of the Arts Alive funding category. These grants support community-based arts and cultural projects developed by cultural groups and organizations, individual artists and collectives. Other types of nonprofit organizations that offer arts activities as part of their on-going operations may also apply. Supported projects must be fully open to the public. Artists and Unincorporated arts organizations may apply for project grants in tandem with a fiscal agent organization.

If you are applying via fiscal agent or with a community partner, click here to download a sample letter of agreement.

Project Grant Award Amounts: $1,000 to $5,000

Rivers Edge Theatre Company, 2021 Arts Alive Recipient

ARTS ALIVE ARTIST GRANT supports 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.

Artist Grant Award: $1,000 – $2,500

Alice Mizrachi. 2021 Arts Alive Recipient (Rockland County)

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.

Arts-In-Education Grant Award: $1,000 to $5,000

Zafiro Acevedo, 2021 Arts Alive Recipient

Arts Alive Grant Resources

A complete list of 2021 Arts Alive recipients is available here.

FINAL REPORTS FOR 2021 are due no later than 30 days after the completion of your project, or December 31, 2021, whichever comes first. Final report forms must be completed online via Submittable.

A complete list of the 2021-22 Arts Alive Recovery NY Regrant recipients is available here.

Arts Alive Grants are made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.