Y2010 Arts Alive Project and Arts Alive Artist Grants

Ruth Hassell-Thompson

We are pleased to announce an open round of the Y2010 Arts Alive Project and Arts Alive Artist grants. We encourage you to apply to all the grants for which you are eligible. The guidelines (attached here) and the applications are available for download from our website www.artswestchester.org . The deadline to submit an application for either of these grants is Friday, September 18, 2009. support arts & cultural programs at the community level. This is the category in which first time applicants to ArtsWestchester (formerly Westchester Arts Council) are generally most competitive. Artists can apply, but must apply in tandem with a fiscal agent organization in order to be eligible for this grant. These grants provide awards between $1,000 and $5,000.


Arts Alive Artist grants

provide direct support to individual artists to create original new work that incorporates the community as context. Projects must be initiated by the artist and reflection of the community must be integral to the project and to the creative process. These grants provide at least two awards to artists, each of $2,500.


Changes have been made to the guidelines so we highly recommend potential applicants carefully read through them and attend an application seminar.

Several application seminars have been scheduled and are listed in each of the guidelines. The first seminar is being held Wednesday, July 24th at 5:30pm at the Arts Exchange, home of ArtsWestchester in White Plains. Additionally, one-on-one technical assistance is be available at anytime between now and one week prior to the deadline. Please contact staff to schedule a meeting.


For more information

please contact Judy Matson at 914-428-4220 ext. 238 or 

jmatson@artswestchester.org or Eric Siegel at ext. 273 or esiegel@artswestchester.org  for Arts Alive Project grants and Arts Alive Artist grants.