• 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 the City of New York through Council Member Vanessa Gibson and the Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity.

    NeON Arts logos (6-22-2017)

  • 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.

    Winter Application Deadline: September 8, 2017
    Winter Workshops: December 2017–April 2018

    Spring/Summer 2018 Application Open: October 2017
    Spring/Summer 2018 Application Deadline: January 22, 2018
    Spring/Summer 2018 Workshops: May–August, 2018

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    *All dates are subject to change. Check back regularly for updates.

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