WSPC Community Arts Grants

Community Arts Grants Applications are now open for the 2024 season!

Deadline extended to March 11th, 2024!

The Washington Square Park Conservancy (WSPC) Community Arts Grants program financially assists community organizations in carrying out arts programming activities in Washington Square Park. The WSPC Arts Grant program is now in its ninth year. Past awards have ranged from $500-$2,000 per program. Grant funds will be distributed beginning June of 2024. 

Who Can Apply: 

  • Local community-based organizations or individuals that provide arts programming.
  • Applicants must have 501c3 non-profit status or a 501c3 fiscal sponsor. 
  • Past grantees and first-time applicants are welcome to apply. 

The grant encourages both community-based events with a history in Washington Square Park, as well as organizations looking to host new programs that encourage diversity in arts practices to the Park to apply.

Grants Timeline

January 29th, 2024 Grant program announced

February 26th, 2024 Questions will be answered when submitted by this date

March 11th, 2024 Applications due by midnight

First week of April Recipients announced

June 2024 Funds start being distributed

Full guidelines can be found here. Applicants must fill out this form in order to be considered.