The 2022 Art$WChallenge Runs Now through December 15th!


Help us raise money and awareness for Westchester arts organizations this season. Take the Art$WChallenge and donate to any of the eligible organizations listed on this page. Your donation will provide much needed funds to support cultural programs and services in the County. Every new dollar donated (up to a maximum amount set forth in our guidelines per organization) August 15, 2022 through December 15, 2022, is eligible to be matched by ArtsWestchester with the support of Westchester County Government.

Please Note: Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, until all available funds have been allocated. Submitting by the deadline does not guarantee funding.

Fundraising Deadline: The final day to raise funds is December 15, 2022.

Submission Deadline: Participating organizations must submit all required supporting documentation via email no later than Monday, December 19, 2022 at 5:00PM to be eligible for the match. Hard copies are not required this year. Please review guidelines below for submission instructions. 

Click here to download the 2022 Challenge Guidelines

Click here to download the 2022 Challenge Donor Form

Who is eligible to participate? Westchester-based organizations that received grant funding in one of the following categories within the last three years (2020-2022): Basic Program Support, Project Support, Yonkers Arts Initiative or Mount Vernon Arts Initiative.

OR Arts Alive grantees (Westchester County only) that received a grant within the past five years, (2017-2022) are eligible to participate.

There are two ways to donate. Choose the way that is most convenient for you:

  1. Select your favorite arts organization from the list below and click the logo to go through to their website to make your donation directly to them.
  2. Download and print a donor certification donation form here and mail with your check to the arts organization of choice.

For more information or assistance, please contact [email protected]

Click here to view the 2021 information session.

Art$WChallenge Grant 2021

In 2021, 107 organizations participated and raised $652,631 in private donations of which $429,064 was matched by Westchester County funding.  This totals nearly $1.1 million in private support that went to the arts and culture community.

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<br /> 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<br /> 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<br /> Cultural Center

Westchester Philharmonic

Westchester Public Private Partnership

White Plains<br /> 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.