After-School Arts Partnerships Awards

Posted on: September 29, 2009

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) are pleased to announce program guidelines for the After-School Arts Partnerships (ASAP) awards.  The awards are for nonprofit New York City cultural organizations to provide services for elementary and middle school students participating in out-of-school activities near schools in need of improving their programs in arts education throughout the City. In Fiscal Year 2010, one-time funding is available for cultural initiatives to be delivered in collaboration with specially designated after-school program sites. Awards will be made at the level of $5,000 per site.

For more information on the program and application instructions, visit the DCA’s website at If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the Department of Cultural Affairs by email at

ASAP is a program of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City with generous support provided by a one-time grant from the JCPenney Afterschool Fund.