- Must be a resident of New Haven or an organization based in or serving New Haven
- Must not be employed by the City of New Haven departments, agencies, commissions, or be a member of the board of education.
- Youth groups are eligible to apply. Groups must have an adult advisor.
- 501(c)3 status is not required to apply to the NCV program. Individuals and unincorporated groups may apply for support.
The NCV Program Focuses on Five Categories of Applicants:
- Artists, arts collaborators, creators, & producers: This includes any individual, group, or organization with the talent and skills to conceptualize and produce creative arts output.
- Artisans and crafts people: This includes any individual, group, or organization that uses traditional methods to create distinctive products by hand.
- Culture Bearers: Culture Bearers are individuals who consciously embody culture and act to share it with others. This includes individuals who carry a group's culture, and diffuse cultural values and traits between neighborhoods and disparate groups of people.
- Arts Educators: Arts Educators facilitate learning in and through the arts. This can be to other disciplines, or to complement existing education models, or in leading communities in the discovery and understanding of how we behave, what we think, and the possibilities that live within us.
- Arts Supporters: Individuals in this group may be businesses or venues that offer space for artists, or organizations who value arts and culture as integral to their programmatic offerings and thus collaborate with artists and creators.
NCV Award recipients of the 2020 and 2021 program are eligible to apply to the 2022 program.
- No part of the grant may be used for reimbursement of expenses prior to the applicant notification date.
NCV Grants are not available for the following:
- Programs, projects or events not accessible to the public.
- Benefits, fundraisers, or awards programs.
- Programs that are part of a religious service
- No part of the grant may be used to directly or indirectly to participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office, or to support or promote, directly or indirectly terrorism or violent acts.
- Construction, purchase, or renovation of facilities (design fees, preparing space for an exhibit, installation or deinstallation of art, and community planning are eligible)
- Cash reserves or endowments.
- Deficit or debt reduction efforts.
- Tuition assistance.