MAYORS COMMUNITY ARTS GRANT - NEIGHBORHOOD CULTURAL VITALITY
DEADLINE: January 29, 2016
The Neighborhood Cultural Vitality Grant a short-term initiative of the Mayors Community Arts Grant Program focuses on support of arts and culture within New Haven's underserved populations. Target communities: mental health programs and facilities; youth & senior programs and centers; shelters; hospitals; and mixed or lower income housing.
The goals of the grant are 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.
Performances, festivals, public art projects (proposed mural or other public art projects must be reviewed and discussed with Arts, Culture & Tourism staff prior to submission of an application), film, apprenticeships, workshops or training.
Who Can Apply
Individuals who are presenting, teaching or practicing artists and non-profit arts or cultural organizations working with underserved neighborhood-based communities in the City of New Haven are eligible to apply. Applicants can apply for a minimum of $2,500 and a maximum of $5,000 in financial support.
Individual/organization (s) who received a grant award via the Mayors Community Arts Grant Program in July 2015 ARE NOT ELIGIBLE to apply. City of New Haven Departments, Agencies, Commissions or the Board of Education are not eligible to apply. The proposed activities must take place in New Haven. Note: Youth groups submitting proposals must have an adult adviser.
Guidelines and Application
The Guidelines and Application are now available. Letters of Intent are due Tuesday, January 19, 2016. The application is deadline Friday, January, 29, 2016. Completed forms should be delivered to Department, Arts, Culture & Tourism, Attn: Community Outreach Coordinator, 165 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510.
2016 Guideline and Application Packet (due January 29, 2016) MS Word Version | PDF
2016 Letter of Intent Form (due January 19, 2016)
Interested individuals/groups are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming informational sessions. The schedule is as follows:
January 11 at 4:30pm
Mitchell Library Program Room
37 Harrison Street
January 19 at 5:30pm
Fair Haven Library, Program Rom
182 Grand Avenue
January 20 at 5:30pm
Wilson (Hill) Library
303 Washington Ave.
January 21 at 6:00pm
Downtown (Ives) Library
Think Tank Room, Lower Level
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the grant program contact Kim Futrell, Community Outreach Coordinator, at 203.946.7172 or email@example.com.