ArtsWave is excited to announce the return of the Neighborhood Arts and Festival Grant Program for a second year.

The Neighborhood Arts and Festival Grant Program provides grants up to $5,000 to support recurring neighborhood-based arts and cultural events that increase the variety and frequency of arts and cultural experiences in neighborhoods throughout the region, and create an environment where all members of the neighborhood feel welcome.

Proposed arts and cultural festivals should be held on a regular or semi-regular basis and be free and open to the public. Organizations providing programming in economically-disadvantaged communities are encouraged to apply.

Grant applications are due by 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Applications must be submitted through ArtsWave’s online grantmaking system.

ArtsWave will host a workshop for interested applicants on Monday, October 23, from 3:30 - 5 p.m. at ArtsWave. Click here to register for the workshop

To learn more about ArtsWave's Neighborhood Arts and Festivals Grant Program and begin an application, visit