The Neighborhood Cultural Vitality Grant provides support to arts and cultural programming and services within the city of New Haven. Communities include under-served populations, mental health programs & facilities; youth & senior programs and centers; hospitals and mixed or lower income housing are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should also consider the use of New Haven’s public parks and spaces.
|2020 Letter of Intent Form (Word)|
|2020 Letter of Intent Form (PDF)|
|2020 Grant Application Packet (Word)|
|2020 Grant Application Packet (PDF)|
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.
Individuals who are presenting, teaching or practicing artists and non-profit arts or cultural organizations working with undeserved 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.
Grant guidelines are now available. Letters of Intent deadline is November 20.
Application packet deadline is December 18.
The Cultural Affairs Commission will host a series of Grant Information Sessions at the New Haven library branches. All new applicants are strongly encouraged to attend at least one (1) of the offered information sessions. Additionally, first time applicants are encouraged to take advantage of the free grant writing workshop series at Stetson Branch Library scheduled for November 6, 13, 20 or November 23, 2019.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the grant program contact:
Kim Futrell, Community Outreach Coordinator