• NeON Arts

    NeON Arts is a new initiative that builds on the NYC Department of Probation’s successful efforts to advance public safety by engaging probation clients in the arts. Made possible through a collaboration between the private and public sectors, NeON Arts funds local arts projects in seven communities that are home to large numbers of people on probation. NeON Arts connects community-based artists and local arts organizations to probation clients who report to a Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) location. Artists and clients collaborate on projects in a variety of disciplines, including dance, music, theater, visual arts, poetry, and digital media.

    In addition to creating meaningful arts projects that benefit their local community, participants learn important skills and develop positive peer relationships. The partnering arts organizations are selected by the local NeON stakeholder groups, which comprise DOP clients, DOP staff, key members of the community, and local business and cultural leaders.

    The seven NeON communities are Brownsville (Brooklyn), East New York (Brooklyn), Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn—opening soon), Harlem (Manhattan), South Jamaica (Queens), the South Bronx, and Northern Staten Island. Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, an ongoing arts partner of the NYC Department of Probation, serves as the intermediary organization to provide support and facilitation for NeON Arts.
  • The New York City Department of Probation (DOP), in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, recently announced the names of eleven New York City organizations to be awarded grants supporting arts programming as part of DOP’s new citywide NeON Arts initiative. Read more ›
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    NeON Arts is a program of the NYC Department of Probation in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

    Funding provided by the Open Society Foundations through a grant to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City in support of the NYC Young Men's Initiative.


    Applications for Round 2 of NeON Arts are now closed. Applications for Round 3 will open June 1.


    For more information, please e-mail NeON Arts at NeONArts@carnegiehall.org.

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