• NeON Arts, a free program of the NYC Department of Probation that is open to the entire city, offers young people the chance to explore the arts through a variety of creative projects at seven community-based probation offices called Neighborhood Opportunity Networks (NeONs). The Weill Music Institute manages 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.

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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 for NeON Arts is provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and The Pinkerton Foundation, through grants to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. Public support is provided by Council Member Rafael Salamanca and the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity.

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  • 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, build positive peer relationships, and make positive contributions to their neighborhoods. Click below to learn more about grant opportunities.

    Summer 2017: Going Public

    Contributing my voice and our art to the spaces around us.

    This summer, artists and NeON Arts participants across New York City contribute their painting skills, songs, poetry, films, beats, and more to Going Public, the citywide summer 2017 theme for NeON Arts. Individual talents, skills, and voices will come together in events and public art projects taking place in neighborhoods throughout New York City.

    Important Grant Application Dates

    "How to Apply" Webinar: March 20 at 3:30 PM
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    Summer Applications Due: April 21 at 11:59 PM

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