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    Mayors Community Arts Grant Program

    Mayor's 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:

    1. to encourage the education of emerging artists;
    2. to strengthen neighborhood cohesiveness through collaborative programs particularly aimed at families and youth;
    3. to promote and celebrate cultural awareness and diversity.

    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 2014-2015 are now available. Application deadline is 5:00pm Friday, June 6, 2014. Completed forms should be delivered to Department, Arts, Culture & Tourism, Attn: Community Outreach Coordinator, 165 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510.

    2014-2015 Guideline and Application Packet
    2014-2015 Letter of Intent Form deadline: 5pm May 23, 2014
    2014-2015 Application deadline: 5pm June 6, 2014

    *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 2014 schedule is as follows:

    May 8, 2014 at 5pm
    Fair Haven Library, Program Rm.
    182 Grand Avenue

    May 13, 2014 at 5:00pm
    Stetson Library Program Room
    200 Dixwell Avenue

    May 14, 2014 at 5pm
    Mitchell Library Program Room
    37 Harrison Street

    May 15, 2014 at 5:30pm
    Downtown (Ives) Library
    Performing Arts Program Room
    133 Elm Street

    May 20, 2014 at 5:30pm
    Wilson (Hill) Library
    303 Washington Ave.

    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.

    2013-2014 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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