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NeON Arts Grants

NeON℠ Arts, a program of the NYC Department of Probation (DOP) in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, integrates arts programming into seven Neighborhood Opportunity Networks (NeONs) across New York City.

NeON Arts is seeking artists and arts organizations to implement arts projects in seven neighborhoods across New York City. The program provides grants up to $15,000 to create projects that engage youth and community members in arts programming in their neighborhoods. Artists and participants collaborate on creative projects in a variety of disciplines, including dance, music, theater, visual arts, poetry, and digital media. In addition to creating meaningful arts projects that enrich their local communities, participants learn transferable skills and develop positive peer relationships. Grant winners are selected by the local NeON stakeholder groups that comprise DOP clients, DOP staff, community members, and local, organizational, business, and cultural leaders.

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Contact Us

For more information, email NeON Arts: NeONArts@carnegiehall.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

NeON Arts Communities

Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn)
Brownsville (Brooklyn)
East New York (Brooklyn)
Harlem (Manhattan)
South Jamaica (Queens)
South Bronx
Staten Island

Eligibility Requirements

An artist or organization is eligible to apply if:

  • All teaching artists and staff engaging with young people in-person are fully vaccinated.
  • They have not been awarded a NeON Arts grant in two consecutive NeON Arts rounds. An artist or organization can be granted a maximum of two NeON Arts grants per round at a maximum of two NeON locations.
  • They have waited at least one round after they have received two consecutive NeON Arts grants.
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NeON Arts is a program of the NYC Department of Probation in partnership with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute.

Lead support is provided through NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s Innovative Criminal Justice Programs Initiative with sponsorship by Council Members Keith Powers, Vanessa Gibson, and Jimmy Van Bramer.

Major support is provided by The Kresge Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of New York through Council Members Alicka Ampry-Samuel, Vanessa Gibson, Robert Holden, and Deborah Rose, the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Young Men's Initiative.

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