Office of Arts & Special Projects

Arts Partnership Programs



Proposal deadline: Friday, June 9, 2017


This program helps schools build arts partnerships that enhance arts opportunities for diverse groups of students, with a focus on English Language Learners (ELLs) and Students with Disabilities (SWD). Schools may request between $3,000 and $15,000 to work with an experienced local arts organization to implement school-based arts residencies that boost student achievement in and through the arts, while developing and documenting best practices in arts education.


2017-18 Program Guidelines


2016-17 Award List





Proposal deadline: Friday, June 9, 2017


In this program, middle schools and their feeder elementary schools work together, in partnership with NYC arts organizations to bridge and advance students' arts learning as they transition from elementary to middle school. Each pair of ES/MS grantees shares a grant ranging from $6,000 to $24,000 to support the development of residency and curriculum plans to achieve these goals, along with the arts residencies that will help bring schools' curriculum plans to life.


2017-18 Program Guidelines


2016-17 Award List





Proposal deadline: Friday, June 9, 2017


Leveraging schools' existing arts partnerships, this program provides up to $5,000 (or up to $2,500 for current- and prior-year grantees) to support arts partner-coordinated workshops and other events that showcase students' school-based arts experiences, engage students and family in art-making or learning activities, and demonstrate the power of the arts in the school setting.


2017-18 Program Guidelines


2016-17 Award List





Tips for Writing Strong Grant Proposals


For helpful information on how to write strong grant proposals for the above Arts Partnership Programs, please click here.





For questions about any of our grants, please contact Ben Espinosa, Arts Partnership Manager.


Office of Arts & Special Projects