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. All artists and arts organizations are selected by local NeON stakeholder groups, which comprise people on probation, DOP staff, key members of the community, and local businesses.
As a leader in creating arts programming for justice settings and an ongoing partner of the DOP, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute facilitates the grant-making process, coordinates citywide NeON Arts events, and works with arts organizations and NeON stakeholders to ensure that the planning and implementation of each project are a collaboration that benefits the entire community.
The seven NeONs are in Brownsville, East New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Harlem, South Jamaica, Northern Staten Island, and the South Bronx.
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Starting in July, NeON Arts will initiate a citywide photography project that engages NYC Department of Probation clients and NeON community members in the process of identifying people and organizations in their neighborhoods that serve as a support or resource, interviewing community members, and documenting the process through photography. Individual photographers and organizations that facilitate photography projects with young people can apply to be a part of the asset-mapping project.
For more information, please e-mail NeON Arts at NeONArts@carnegiehall.org.