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.
|2021 Letter of Intent Form|
2021 Grant Application Packet (PDF) - FOR REFERENCE ONLY
Performances, productions, festivals, film, 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), arts-focused apprenticeships, arts-focused workshops or training.
** Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions virtual programs and projects will be considered.
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 . Letter of Intent deadline is March 1, 2021. Letters of intent can completed online at this link. If you do not have access to a computer to complete the form online contact, 203-946-7172 , or firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice: Application deadline is April 1, 2021.
Virtual Grant Information Sessions will be hosted on Thursday, February 11 at 11:00am; Tuesday, February 16 at 3:00pm; and Thursday, February 18 at 5:00pm. All new applicants are strongly encouraged to attend at least one (1) of the offered information sessions. Please email email@example.com to reserve a spot and receive meeting link.
Contact the Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism to request an appointment by calling (203) 946-7172 or visit: https://calendly.com/futrellartsculture/grant-proposal-review.
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