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Youth Arts Project Grants

Deadline: April 7, 2023 Extended to April 14, 2023
Project Dates: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

Contact: Contact: Allison Hawkins

Match will not be required for FY24 grant applications

Matching funds will be waived for Fiscal Year 2024 (July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024) however, we encourage applicants to include in-kind or cash match as part of their budget to increase the strength of their application, collaboration with community partners and enhance the funding of their project.

Youth Arts Project (YAP) Grants fund high-quality educational opportunities in the arts. Arts learning fosters positive social and emotional skills and bolsters creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. YAP grants broaden access to diverse forms of artistic and cultural practices and can engage youth in contributing to community goals. Grants fund programs in all arts disciplines including dance, theatre, media, music, visual arts, craft, and creative writing. Engaging teaching artists to lead the arts learning is a core element of this program.

  • Click here to download the grant guidelines in PDF format.
  • Click here to download the budget form in MS Excel format.
  • Click here to download the budget form in PDF format.
  • Click here to start the online application.

Please click here to download written instructions on how to fill out the online application.

Please watch the video tutorials below for more information.

Online Application System Instructional Video


Budget Form Instructional Video


We strongly recommend that you attend a workshop for more information on the grant program and online system. Please click here for a schedule.

For accessibility accommodation requests including alternate formats please contact Cassandra Mason at or 603-271-7926. 




Last updated: April 4, 2023

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