ArtsWestchester announces Arts Alive 2023 grant opportunity


ArtsWestchester, Westchester county’s designated arts agency, announced that applications are open for their 2023 Arts Alive grant. The program, which funds community, individual and arts education projects, helps to ensure that residents in Westchester and Rockland counties have access to the arts in their community, especially in areas where access is limited.

Alice Mizrachi. 2021 Arts Alive Recipient (Rockland County)

Arts Alive is a program of the New York State Council of the Arts and is one of ArtsWestchester’s most effective means of supporting arts activities for the region’s geographically, economically and ethnically diverse population. The program offers three distinct funding opportunities: community projects; individual artists and arts education. Community projects make up the largest share of Arts Alive funding. Supported projects must be open to the public. Individual grants support the creation and presentation of new work by professional artists. These projects are required to engage a segment of the community through a public program. Arts education grants support activities taking place in classrooms, after-school programs, daycares or senior centers.

Rivers Edge Theatre Company, 2021 Arts Alive Recipient

Past recipients of Arts Alive funding include the Town of Greenburgh’s Arts & Culture Committee, the Ossining Public Library, Westchester Children’s Chorus and Asbury Crestwood United Methodist Church.

ArtsWestchester was first established in 1965 as the Westchester Arts Council, and is now the largest private, not-for-profit arts council in New York State. The organization works to ensure accessibility and diversity of the arts for all Westchester county residents.

Applications for the 2023 Arts Alive program are due Tuesday, October 18 by 11:59 p.m. Click here for application guidelines.

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