2021-2022 Funding Opportunities

The Arts Alive Recovery NY Regrant is a new, one-time opportunity to assist artists and arts groups with re-engaging their audiences through live performances and in-person arts programming.  Funding is available for organizations and artists planning live public events including performances, exhibitions, festivals, showings, etc. Performing arts are a priority, but other events with a public component are eligible for consideration.  New, first-time applicants are encouraged to apply.

The Arts Alive Recovery Regrant is now closed, submission deadline was Tuesday, September 28 @ 11:59pm.   Please check back for updates on the next grant opportunity in Fall 2021.


Grant Amounts: $1,000 – $3,000 (no match requirement)

Arts Alive Recovery NY Regrants fund projects occurring between September 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.

Priorities for the Arts Alive Recovery NY Regrants: 

  • Projects that have a live public performance component
  • Projects that have an in-person public element, such as exhibitions, gallery tours, museum event, etc.
  • New applicants

For more information, please review the grant guidelines available here.

Information Session:

Arts Alive Recovery NY Regrant

We encourage you to view our virtual information session, hosted by ArtsWestchester staff, to learn about eligibility, how to apply and if this opportunity is the right fit for you.

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The 2022 cycle of Arts Alive will open in Fall 2021

The 2022 cycle of Arts Alive can support arts and culture projects happening between January 1 – December 31, 2022. Information from the 2021 cycle is available as a reference below.

Pre-Application Workshop:

Arts Alive

 Learn about eligibility, how to apply and if this opportunity is the right fit for you.

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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.

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.

There are three distinct Arts Alive funding opportunities, click here for 2021 guidelines.

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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: $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 $2,500

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.