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Mount Vernon Arts Initiative Grant

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Conf. Date:

03/10/22

Deadline Date:

04/07/22 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,500 and grants of up to $10,000 to New York nonprofit organizations and individual artists for arts events, activities, and projects in eligible regions. Funding is intended to enhance the cultural services and programs provided by local organizations and artists. Projects must take place in the City of Mount Vernon and be focused on the residents of Mount Vernon.

The Mount Vernon Arts Initiative is designed to help individual artists based in Westchester County and Mount Vernon-based nonprofit cultural organizations enhance the services they provide to Mount Vernon residents.

Organizations may apply for up to two open to the public arts/cultural activities that will take place in Mount Vernon.

Individual Artists may apply for one grant for the creation of a new Mount Vernon-based work of art or a community-engagement project that will take place in Mount Vernon.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143030

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Organizations may request between $1,000 – $10,000. If you are applying for more than one grant, total request cannot exceed $10,000.
- Artists may request between $1,000 – $2,500.

Term of Contract:

Projects must take place between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, organizations must:
- Demonstrate 501(c)(3) federal tax exempt status as a private, not for profit organization incorporated in New York State.
- Be headquartered in the City of Mount Vernon.
- Have a mission statement that clearly delineates the arts or local history/culture as primary, both in focus and in actual operations.
- If a past grant recipient, your organization must be in good standing regarding submission of required submission of required reports
- The organization must operate in a way that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability or sexual orientation.

To be eligible, artists must:
- Live in Westchester County, or own/rent space in Westchester County at the time of the application and for the duration of the planned project
- If a past grant recipient, must be in good standing regarding submission of required reports

For information about funding restrictions, see the following link: https://artswestchester.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Guidelines-Mount-Vernon-Arts-Initiative-22-23.pdf#page=4

Pre-proposal Conference:

To learn more about the Mount Vernon Arts Initiative and Yonkers Arts Initiative, please attend an upcoming info session. The sessions are identical, feel free to attend one. The sessions will run perhaps an hour and will be recorded and made available online after they are complete.

Session 1: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 1:00pm.
To register for this meeting click here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArcuitrTMiEtC567Yq5Ee_OvMTBZ9v0cdK

Session 2: Thursday, Mar 10, 2022 10:00am.
To register for this meeting click here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwufuCgqj0sHtGp72wzOiNeKtyZ3KmWbbFo

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 11:59 PM

To watch the video of the Yonkers and Mount Vernon grants info session click here: https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/VzmlhQ8WUTaInao9Cu5YCsojeQEudV2Mqi6lrbDidp6x488EM71bNeFc1T62Iowe.nMJAPkoRsynbv9Ae

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://artswestchester.submittable.com/submit

For more information contact Grants staff at grants@artswestchester.org

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USA: New York: Mount Vernon

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