Funding Opportunity for Arts Organizations
in Westchester and Rockland Counties
Applications are now open!
Submission deadline: Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 11:59PM
Thanks to the support of the New York State Legislature’s Westchester and Rockland delegations, ArtsWestchester is pleased to offer the new ReStart the Arts initiative. This funding opportunity is designed to help arts and cultural organizations bring back to their organizations artists and creative workers, who fuel the cultural economy.
The Opportunity: ReStart the Arts is a new opportunity for eligible organizations to apply for funding for a discrete project that requires engaging an artist or creative professional. Providing employment to artists and creative professionals is a central priority of the intiative.
To view guidelines click here. Deadline for applications is Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 11:59pm. Proposals must be submitted on line.
For applicants interested in application feedback from ArtsWestchester Grants Staff, please submit your application by or before Thursday, December 9, 2021. If you submit by this date, ArtsWestchester staff will review and may re-open your application for edits as needed.
Organizations must meet all of the following criteria:
- Operating budget revenue of at least $50,000 in FY2021.
- In operation and offering public programs since at least 2019, with a primary focus on arts and culture programming.
- Previously funded in at least two of the last three years (2019, 2020, 2021) by ArtsWestchester in any one of the following categories (Basic Program Support, Project Support, Yonkers Arts Initiative, Mount Vernon Arts Initiative, and Arts Alive) or by Rockland County government (Tourism or County Executive’s office)
Applicants are encouraged to apply early to reduce risk of technical difficulties. Incomplete, late, hand-delivered, mailed or emailed submissions will NOT be accepted for any reason.
For questions contact: [email protected]
Grants staff will be available for office hours to discuss the application prior to the deadline. Please request an appointment via the calendar below.
Please contact at [email protected] for assistance.