Art$WChallenge Grant 2021

The Challenge fundraising period ended on December 15.  At final tally, a record 106 organizations participated, including 20 first-time groups, and raised $652,631 in private donations of which $429,064 will be matched by Westchester County funding.  This totals nearly $1.1 million in private support going to the arts and culture community, at a time when many are still working on pandemic recovery.

Click on images below to learn more about each of the participating culture organizations.

Rebecca Tomas
A Palo Seco

Flamenco Co

Actors Conservatory

Afrikan Healing
Circle, Inc.

Antonia Arts

Arc Stages

Arch for Kids

Axial Theatre

Ballet des Amériques

Bethany Arts Community

Blue Door Art Center

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

Career Visions

Clay Art Center

CLC Foundation

Clocktower Players

Concordia Conservatory

Copland House

Cross Cultural Connections

D.J. Mentorship Fdtn.

Downtown Music at Grace

Emelin Theatre

Enslaved African Rain Garden

Folklore Urbano NYC

Friends of Mt. Vernon Rec

Friends of Music Concerts

Friends of North Castle Library

Gojo Clan Productions

Greenburgh Public Library

Groundwork Hudson Valley

Hamm & Clov Stage Co.

Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden

Harrigan Edu & Cultural Ctr

Harrison Public Library

Historic Hudson Valley

Hoff BarthelsonMusic School

Hudson Chorale

Hudson Stage Company

Hudson Valley MOCA

The Hudson Valley
Writers Center

India Center of Westchester

Irvington Shakespeare Company

Jacob Burns Film Center

Jazz Forum Arts

Katonah Museum of Art

Lagond Music School

LMC Media


Mamaroneck Artists Guild

Mount Kisco Arts Council

Mt. Vernon Public Library

Music Conservatory of Westchester

Neighborhood House

Neuberger Museum of Art

New Choral Society

New Era Creative Space

New Rochelle Council
on the Arts

New Rochelle Opera

New Westchester Symphony Orchestra

Northern Star Quilters' Guild

Nowodworski Foundation

OBey Foundation

OCA of Westchester/Hudson Valley

Orchestra 914

Ossining Arts Council

Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series

Ossining Public Library

Paramont Center for the Arts

Peekskill Arts Alliance

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

Rivertowns Arts Council

Rivertowns Village Green

The Rye Arts Center

St. Paul's Methodist Church

St. Thomas Orchestra

Scarsdale Arts Council

The Schoolhouse Theater and Foundation

Sing Sing Prison Museum


Sound Shore Chorale

Steffi Nossen School of Dance

STEM Alliance

The Symphony of Westchester

Taconic Opera

Tarrytown Music Hall

Thomas H. Slater Community Center

Tutti Brava

Untermyer Gardens Conservancy

Untermyer Performing Arts Council

Urban Studion Unbound

Warner Library


Westchester Children's Chorus

Westchester Children's Museum

Westchester Chorale

The Westchester Chordsman

Westchester Collaborative Theatre

Westchester Dance Artists

Westchester Italian
Cultural Center

Westchester Philharmonic

Westchester Public Private Partnership

White Plains
Performing Arts Center

White Plains Library Foundation

YoFi Fest

Yonkers African American Heritage Committee

Yonkers Arts

Yonkers BID

Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra

Yonkers Riverfront Library

Young at Arts

Youth Theatre Interactions

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 2021 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.