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    Mayors Community Arts Grant Program

    The Mayors Community Arts Grants Program supports the community by providing financial, marketing and technical assistance for arts and cultural related programs, projects and events which occur in New Haven neighborhoods. The goals of the program are (note the program goals have changed from previous years):

    1. To foster the creation of arts (visual art, music, dance, theater, etc.);
    2. To strengthen social cohesion by creating opportunities for people of any age to connect and celebrate, both within and across cultures;
    3. To Provide rigorous, professional-caliber arts training opportunities for young people;
    4. To contribute to the development of equitable sustainable partnerships and collaborations across the community. To learn more about the program and program eligibility attend an upcoming information session.

    Individuals who are presenting, teaching or practicing artists and non-profit arts or cultural organizations working with neighborhood-based community and/or youth or senior groups in the City of New Haven are eligible to apply. Eligible activities include: festivals, parades, exhibitions, murals/public art, children's activities, inter-generational programs, arts education, film, public performances, neighborhood collaborations and apprenticeships.

    Individuals or organizations that have already received 4 consecutive years of funding, will not be eligible to submit an application for a 5th year. However may reapply to the program again in the 6th year.

    Guidelines and Application
    The Guidelines and Application for the 2015-2016 are now available. Letters of Intent are due May 29, 2015. The application is deadline Friday, June 15, 2015. Completed forms should be delivered to Department, Arts, Culture & Tourism, Attn: Community Outreach Coordinator, 165 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510.

    2015-2016 Guideline and Application Packet deadline: 5pm June 15, 2015
    2015-2016 Letter of Intent Form deadline: 5pm May 29, 2015

    *Available in PDF format only. For a MS Word version, please call (203) 946-7172.

    Information Sessions
    Interested individuals/groups are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming informational sessions. The 2015 schedule is as follows:

    May 18, 2015 at 4pm
    Mitchell Library Program Room
    37 Harrison Street

    May 19, 2015 at 5pm
    Fair Haven Library, Program Rom
    182 Grand Avenue

    May 21, 2015 at 5:30pm
    Downtown (Ives) Library
    Board Room
    133 Elm Street

    June 2, 2015 at 5:30pm
    Wilson (Hill) Library
    303 Washington Ave.

    June 3, 2014 at 5:00pm
    Stetson Library Program Room
    200 Dixwell Avenue

    Become A Grants Program Panelist
    The Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism seeks individuals to serve on the grants review panel. Panelists are responsible for reviwing and evaluating qualifying proposals. The Grants Panel includes representatives from the Cultural Affairs Commission, artists and/or individuals with knowledge or interest in community arts. Interested individuals should complete the Panelist Nomination Form and submit to kfutrell@newhavenct.net.

    2014-2015 Awards
    List of Award Recipients

    For more information about the grant program contact Kim Futrell, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 203.946.7172 or kfutrell@newhavenct.net.

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