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  • NeON Arts offers young people in seven New York City communities the chance to explore the arts through a variety of creative projects at local community-based probation offices called Neighborhood Opportunity Networks (NeONs). The Weill Music Institute facilitates the program’s grant-making process, coordinates citywide NeON Arts events, and works with arts organizations and NeON stakeholders to ensure that each project, including planning and implementation, is a collaboration that benefits the entire community.

  • Grant Information

    NeON Arts funds and supports New York City artists and organizations who partner with NeON communities to deliver arts projects that help young people develop creative, social, and emotional skills, and build positive peer relationships. Click below to learn more about the grant opportunity, previous grantees, and how to apply.

    Important Grant Application Dates

    The next grant application deadline is May 16 at 6 PM.
    How to Apply Conference Call: April 11 at 1:30 PM
    Grants Announcement: June 10

    Summer 2016 Project Theme: The citywide project theme is “Telling My Story,” using digital media to help participants creatively tell their story.

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  • NeON Arts Spring 2016 Events

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 4:30 PM
    The Animation Project

    The Animation Project (TAP), an organization dedicated to using digital art technology as a therapeutic medium and a workforce development tool with at-risk youth, presents an original animated video created by participants using professional digital art computer programs. The film takes a creative look at how to make productive decisions.

    South Bronx NeON
    3198 East 161st Street | Bronx 

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 7 PM
    Rogério Boccato and Gabriel Globus-Hoenich

    Rogério Boccato and Gabriel Globus-Hoenich use rhythm, percussion, musical fundamentals, and ensemble playing to foster community development skills and spur social change. In this culminating NeON Arts performance, Harlem youth sing, dance, and play as part of the PlasticBand Percussion Group, joined by the G.R.I.O.T. brass and percussion group. The show also features Grammy Award–winning guitarist Lionel Loueke from Benin as a special guest.

    Drew Hamilton Comunity Center
    220 West 143rd Street | Manhattan 

    Friday, May 27, 2016 | 6:30 PM
    Renaissance Youth Center

    Renaissance Youth Center presents Bronxside Story, an original musical showcasing songs written about the South Bronx that address issues of homelessness, violence, and other community struggles while highlighting youth searching for a better life in a community that can come together to create a place of love, peace, and joy.

    An additional event at the NeON featuring a screening of Bronxside Story will be announced in the future.

    Taft High SchoolSchool
    240 East 172nd Street | Bronx 

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    NeON Arts is a program of the NYC Department of Probation in partnership with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute.

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    Summer 2016 Project Theme: The citywide project theme is “Telling My Story,” using digital media to help participants creatively tell their story.

    For more information, please read the Frequently Asked Questions or email NeON Arts at NeONArts@carnegiehall.org.

  • Partner Organizations
    NeON Arts Partners
    Learn more about our partner organizations.
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    Citywide Asset-Mapping Project
    Asset-Mapping Project
    This summer, NeON Arts partnered with independent photographers and arts organizations to work on a citywide asset-mapping project.
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    Frequently Asked Questions
    NeON Arts: FAQs
    Common questions about the program, including more information for applicants and current grantees.
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