Art$WChallenge Grant 2020


“We are delighted and thankful to be of service and to bring our love of music to the Westchester community and for all who have given us the financial and moral support necessary to continue our mission.” ~ Westchester Symphony Orchestra

The 2020 Art$WChallenge broke several records, with the greatest number of groups participating, with 126 eligible, and the most private funding ever raised in a single year at $757,993.  This will be matched with $353,573 in County funding, totaling just over $1 million dollars in combined support for the arts and culture community.

The number of new gifts outpaced the number of increased gifts by two-to-one, which means that the participating groups were most successful in cultivating new donors for the 2020 Challenge.

Actors Conservatory

Afrikan Healing
Circle, Inc.

Arc Stages

Axial Theatre

Ballet des Amériques

Bethany Arts Community

Blue Door Art Center

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

Career Visions

Chappaqua Orchestra

Clay Art Center

Clocktower Players

Copland House

Downtown Music at Grace

Emelin Theatre

Friends of Mt. Vernon Rec

Friends of Music Concerts

Hamm & Clov Stage Co.

Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden

Harrigan Edu & Cultural Ctr

Historic Hudson Valley

Hoff BarthelsonMusic School

Hudson Stage Company

Hudson Valley MOCA

The Hudson Valley
Writers Center

India Center of Westchester

Jacob Burns Film Center

Jazz Forum Arts

Katonah Museum of Art

Lagond Music School


Mamaroneck Artists Guild

Mount Vernon Arts & Culture

Mt. Vernon Public Library

Music Conservatory of Westchester

Neuberger Museum of Art

New Rochelle Council
on the Arts

New Rochelle Opera

Nowodworski Foundation

Pelham Art Center

Performing Arts Center

The Picture House

PJS Jazz Society

The Play Group Theater

Rehabilitation Through the Arts

The Revelators

Rivertowns Arts Council

The Rye Arts Center

The Schoolhouse Theater and Foundation


Steffi Nossen School of Dance

The Symphony of Westchester

Taconic Opera

Tarrytown Music Hall

Untermyer Performing Arts Council

Urban Studion Unbound

Westchester Children's Museum

Westchester Collaborative Theatre

Westchester Italian
Cultural Center

Westchester Philharmonic

White Plains
Performing Arts Center

YoFi Fest

Yonkers Arts

Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra

Yonkers Riverfront Library

Youth Theatre Interactions

ArtsWestchester is pleased to announce the addition of these cultural organizations to the 2020 Art$Challenge Grant

New Rochelle Council on the Arts

New Rochelle Opera, Inc. 

New Westchester Symphony Orchestra

Ossining Documentary & Discussion Series

Ossining Public Library

Paramount Hudson Valley

Peekskill Arts Alliance, Inc.

Pelham Art Center

Performing Arts Center at Purchase College

Picture House Regional Film Center 

PJS Jazz Society

The Play Group Theatre

Rehabilitation Through the Arts

The Revelators

Rivertowns Arts Council, Inc. 

Ruth Keeler Public Library

The Rye Arts Center

St. Pauls’ UMC Concert Series

St. Thomas Orchestra

Schoolhouse Theater

Sidre Bell Dance

Sleepy Hollow Performing Arts Center


Sound Shore Chorale of New Rochelle

Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation

STEM Alliance of Larchmont-Mamaroneck

The Friends of North Castle Library

The Neighborhood House

The Scarsdale Arts Council

The Symphony of Westchester

The Westchester Chordsmen

The Y Dance Academy at Family YMCA Tarrytown

Taconic Opera, Inc. 

Tarrytown Music Hall

Thomas H. Slater Center

Tribes Hill

Tutti Brava Productions

Untermyer Performing Arts Council

Urban Studios Unbound

Warner Library


Westchester Children’s Chorus, Inc.

Westchester Italian Cultural Center 

Westchester Children’s Museum

Westchester Collaborative Theatre

Westchester Philharmonic 

Westchester Public Private Partbership for Aging Services

White Plains Performing Arts Center 

White Plains Public Library

YoFi Fest

YOHO Artist Collective

Yonkers Arts

Yonkers Downtown BID

Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra

Youth Theatre Interactions, Inc.

About ArtsWestchester Grants
ArtsWestchester grants reach every part of the County and make possible an extraordinary array of cultural activities. Our grants help Westchester’s cultural organizations grow and support individual artists in the creation of new work. The 2020 Challenge Grant Program is a funding opportunity open to cultural organizations that received a Basic Program Support, Project Support, Yonkers Arts Initiative or Mount Vernon Arts Initiative grant in the past three years OR an Arts Alive (Westchester County only) grant in the past five years to help boost their operating income by attracting new contributions. This grant is made possible with support from Westchester County government.