- The Arts Alive Project Grants provide financial support and technical assistance for projects. Priority is given to emerging arts organizations and art projects that express the culture of Westchester's many ethnic groups or make cultural programs accessible to those who are under-served. Previous Project Grant recipients include Attie-Tude Dance Company's inaugural performance of Plantando Banderas (Planting Flags) and Cafe a la Siete, programs highlighting the music, literature and art of Latin America, presented by Greenburgh Library.
- Arts Alive Artist Grants provide direct support to artists in the creation of an original, new work that incorporates the community as context. Previous Artist Grants have resulted in the creation of landscape paintings of Westchester, a sculpture of a resident jazz musician, and musical performances celebrating the lives of past musicians. The variety of projects that receive Arts Alive Grants each year illustrates Westchester's artistic and cultural diversity.
- Tuesday, July 10 at 12 noon at Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers
- Wednesday, July 25 at 6 pmat the Mother Irene Gill Memorial Library, College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle. Hosted by Castle Gallery and New Rochelle Council on the Arts.
- Wednesday, August 8 at 5 pm at Ossining Arts Council, 117 Main Street, Ossining
- Wednesday, August 15 at 6 pm at the Mount Vernon Library, 28 South First Avenue, Mount Vernon
- August 29 at 5:30 pm at ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, 9th Floor, White Plains
###For images, please click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/artswestchester/sets/72157629160592467/detail/ (To download an image, click on the photo to expand it, right click on the full-screen photo to determine the size you need, and then download the photo to your computer.) About ArtsWestchester ArtsWestchester is your connection to the arts. Founded in 1965, it is the largest, private, not-for-profit arts council in New York State; its mission is to provide leadership, vision, and support, to ensure the availability, accessibility, and diversity of the arts. ArtsWestchester provides programs and services that enrich Westchester: our grants help fund concerts, exhibitions and plays; we bring artists into schools and community centers, and build audiences through our marketing initiatives. In 1998, ArtsWestchester purchased the nine-story neo-classical bank building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue which has since been transformed into the Arts Exchange, a multi-use resource for artists, cultural organizations, and the community. Contact: Mary Alice Franklin (914) 428-4220 x318 firstname.lastname@example.org