The Neighborhood Cultural Vitality (NCV) grant program grew out of a desire to support projects that celebrate, recognize, and bring together the city's diverse neighborhood cultures. The program was also designed to elevate and honor the extraordinary work of the creative community, opening opportunities for greater community engagement and growth through creative programming.
The grant provides support to arts and cultural programming and services within the city of New Haven. Under-served populations, mental health programs & facilities; youth & senior programs and centers; hospitals and mixed or lower income housing are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should also consider use of New Haven’s public parks and spaces.
Priorities More than ever, this work must be grounded with accountability and commitment to equitable systems change. NCV projects are at the core of our city's wellbeing. To that end, a remarkable group of artists, arts activists, leaders, organizers, consultants, and community members who believe in the power of the arts and culture in New Haven came together to develop the Cultural Equity Plan. NCV projects are meant to not only reflect the values of this plan, but also to activate the possibilities and recommendations within it.
- Influence our economy
- Drive social innovation
- Serve as conduits to propel us toward diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice
How to Apply - Online Application
Visit https://newhaven.smapply.io/ to set up your account.
Once the account has been verified the application can be completed. Applications will be accepted through the online portal. (please contact email@example.com if computer access is unavailable)