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    Mayors Neighborhood Cultural Vitality Grant Program

    MAYORS NEIGHBORHOOD CULTURAL VITALITY GRANT
    DEADLINE: TBA Fall 2017

    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.

    Projects Considered
    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.

    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.

    The Neighborhood Cultural Vitality Grants Program provides support to arts and cultural programming and services within the City of New Haven. Communities include under-served populations, mental health programs and facilities; youth and senior programs and centers; hospitals and mixed or lower income housing are especially encouraged to apply. The goals of the program 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.

    Guidelines and Application
    The Guidelines and Application deadline will be announced Fall 2017.

    Become A Grants Program Panelist
    The Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism seeks individuals to serve on the grants review panel. Panelists are responsible for reviewing 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.

    2017 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.gov.




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