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Arts Alive Grant

Grants to Westchester and Rockland, New York Nonprofits
and Artists for Arts Events Benefiting Local Communities

Agency Type:

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ArtsWestchester

Deadline Date:

10/02/19 11:59 PM for Westchester.

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Grants ranging between $1,000 and $2,500, grants ranging between $1,000 and $5,000, and grants of $2,500 to Westchester and Rockland, New York nonprofit organizations and artists for arts events to benefit local communities. Funding is intended to provide residents throughout Westchester and Rockland with access to the arts in their communities, particularly in areas where access is limited.

There are three distinct Arts Alive funding opportunities:

- The Arts Project Grant Constitutes the largest component of the Arts Alive funding category. These grants support community-based arts and cultural projects developed by cultural groups and organizations, individual artists and collectives. Other types of nonprofit organizations that offer arts activities as part of their on-going operations may also apply. Supported projects must be fully open to the public.

- The Arts Alive Artist Grant supports the creation and presentation of new work by professional artists. An essential element of this funding is the inclusion of community engagement component. The project must engage a segment of the community through a public program, such as an exhibition or performance that is open to the public or the inclusion of community involvement in the development and creative process of the artists’ project.

- The Arts Alive Education Grant supports lifelong learning in the arts. Funded activities may take place in classrooms, after-school programs or community sites including agencies serving people with disabilities, day-care and senior centers.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147740

Estimated Size of Grant:

Project Grant Award Amounts: $1,000 to $5,000
Artist Grant Award: $2,500
Arts-In-Education Grant Award: $1,000 to $2,500

Term of Contract:

All projects must take place between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations applying for Project and/or Education Grants must:
- Be designated as a New York State nonprofit, based in Westchester or Rockland and whose primary area of service is within Westchester or Rockland.
- A proposed project must take place in the same county where the applicant organization is legally based.
- Be governed by an active board of trustees that meets regularly or be able to demonstrate that is working towards establishing such a board.
- Conduct all activities in a way that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation.

If your organization is not yet incorporated as a nonprofit, you may apply through a fiscal sponsor or community partner that submits an app[lication on your behalf.

Eligible Artists may apply for any Arts Alive funding opportunities:
- Project grant (through a fiscal sponsor or community parter)
- Education grant in partnership with a Westchester or Rockland public school (K-12) or community-based organization.
- Artist grant. To be eligible you must reside in or rent/own a studio in Westchester or Rockland at the time of the application and for the duration of the project.

All individual applicants, artists, and organizational representatives must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the application.

Applications in any category must have a confirmed venue at the time of the application. Applications without a confirmed venue will not be eligible for funding.

For information areas that will not be funded, see: https://artswestchester.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Arts-Alive-Guidelines-2020-FINAL-071119-1.pdf#page=8

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants are encouraged to attend a pre-application workshop.

For the upcoming dates for workshops. please see the URL for Full Text (RFP). All workshop dates are open to Westchester and Rockland applicants. To register, contact Lauren Brady by email. If you can’t attend a workshop, you may schedule a one on one appointment.

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates:
- Westchester Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 11:59 PM
- Rockland Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 11:59 PM
- ArtsWestchester will notify all applicants by email regarding the status of their application in January 2020.

If you received an Arts Alive Project grant or an Arts Alive Education grant previously, you may not apply for 2020 funding. If you received an Individual Arts award you must wait two years before you apply again.

Cultural organizations, unincorporated arts groups, and artists may submit up to three requests in the Project or Education category totaling no more than $5,000. Fiscally sponsored requests are exempt from the 3-request limit and the $5,000 request cap. Individual artists applying for an Artist grant may each submit only one request per year.

View recording of webinar at: https://zoom.us/recording/play/fq40tFO3lWNOqrwZMgQEJqjY23yCl4RQwxxNClWvH7XV_Rmmllj2LL8-ccFcUWTa?continueMode=true

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

ArtsWestchester Grants Department
grants@artswestchester.org
914 428 4220

Lauren Brady, Programs Associate
lbrady@artswestchester.org

31 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601

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