Arts Initiative Targeted Grants

• Yonkers Cultural Arts Initiative Grant
• Mount Vernon Arts Initiative Grant
• Arts for people with Special Needs


MOUNT VERNON ARTS INITIATIVE GRANT

 

A second-round of the 2019-20 Mount Vernon Arts Initiative grant cycle is now available.

Application Deadline: Monday, September 9, 2019 at 11:59pm

Click Here To Apply

Be sure to select the form titled “Mount Vernon Arts Initiative 2019-20 Application (2nd Round)”

Please review the application guidelines before applying. Click here for Mount Vernon Arts Initiative 2019-20 Guidelines.

The Mount Vernon Arts Initiative is designed to help individual artists based in Westchester County and Mount Vernon-based nonprofit cultural organizations enhance the services they provide to Mount Vernon residents. These funds, which ArtsWestchester will distribute through a competitive process, are over and above the funding your organization received from us in Basic Program Support, Project Support or Arts Alive categories.

Organizations may apply for up to two open to the public project-specific activities that will take place in Mount Vernon. Organizations may request between $1,000 – $5,000. If you are applying for more than one grant, organizations may request up to $5,000 per application.

Individual Artists may apply for one grant for the creation of a new Mount Vernon-based work of art or a community-engagement project that will take place in Mount Vernon. Artists may request between $1,000 – $2,500. Please note: Artists must live in Westchester County, or own/rent space in Westchester County at the time of the application and for the duration of the planned project.

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • If you were awarded at the maximum award amount during the first-round of the 2019-20 Mount Vernon Arts Initiative grant, you are not eligible to apply in this round.
  • If you were awarded less than the maximum award amount during the first-round of the 2019-20 Mount Vernon Arts Initiative grant, your second-round request may not exceed the difference between your first-round award and the maximum request amount for the category in which you are applying.
  • New This Round: Applications must have a confirmed venue at the time of application. Projects without a confirmed venue will not be eligible for funding.

For more information please contact Lauren Brady at [email protected]

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Report Deadlines for 2018-19 Mount Vernon Arts Initiative grantees:

Reports are available online here.

Interim Report Due: February 12, 2019

Final Report Due: August 12, 2019

Please Note: Failure to submit reports could jeopardize future funding.

Mount Vernon Arts Initiative awards are made possible with support from The County Executive and Westchester County Board of Legislators.

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YONKERS ARTS INITIATIVE GRANTS

The 2019-2020 Yonkers Arts Initiative grant cycle is now closed.

The Yonkers Arts Initiative is designed to help Yonkers’ artists and nonprofit cultural organizations enhance the services they provide to Yonkers residents. These funds, which ArtsWestchester will distribute through a competitive process, are over and above the funding your organization received from us in Basic Program Support, Project Support or Arts Alive categories.

Organizations may apply for up to two open to the public project-specific activities that will take place in Yonkers. Organizations may request between $1,000 – $15,000. If you are applying for more than one grant, total request cannot exceed $15,000.

Individual Artists may apply for one grant for the creation of a new Yonkers-based work of art or a community-engagement project that will take place in Yonkers. Artists may request between $1,000 – $2,500. Please note: Artists must live in Yonkers, or own/rent space in Yonkers at the time of the application and for the duration of the planned project.

Please review the application guidelines before applying. Click here for Yonkers Arts Initiative 2019-20 Guidelines.

For more information contact Lauren Brady, [email protected] or call: 914-428-4220, ext. 316

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Report Deadlines for 2018-19 Yonkers Arts Initiative grantees:

Reports are available online here.

Interim Report Due: February 12, 2019

Final Report Due: August 12, 2019

Please Note: Failure to submit reports could jeopardize future funding.

Yonkers Arts Initiative awards are made possible with support from The County Executive and Westchester County Board of Legislators.

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ARTS FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

ArtsWestchester is pleased to continue its initiative to increase accessibility of the arts to people with special needs. This opportunity, Arts for People with Special Needs, is open to organizations that offer programs for individuals with special needs and human services agencies who apply to partner with artists on ArtsWestchester’s Directory of Teaching Artists for an artist residency.

For Cultural Organizations:
This funding opportunity supports cultural organizations serving people with disabilities such as cognitive, developmental, neurological, physical or psychological impairment. In addition to supporting cultural organizations, human service agencies may apply for artists residencies if they serve clients with mental health issues due to conditions such as, incarceration, abuse, homelessness, as well low income families or individuals.

There is currently no open grant cycle for organizational Special Needs grants at this time. Please contact [email protected] or check back here for updates. 

For Community Residencies:
The Arts for People with Special Needs funding opportunity is designed to enable human service agencies to engage their clients in arts-making activities. This funding opportunity is designed to assist human service agencies in bringing artists on-site to conduct residencies. To be eligible for support, you must partner with a Teaching Artists on Roster.

The next deadline for the Arts for People with Special Needs 2019 is Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 11:59 p.m.  To review the guidelines and complete the application, please visit the Submittable Portal here. You must  sign up for Submittable in order to gain access to this funding opportunity.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Jessy Mendez at [email protected]

The Arts for People with Special Needs awards are made possible with support from The County Executive and Westchester County Board of Legislators.

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Note: Failure to submit reports could jeopardize future funding.

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