Support for Free Performances in NYC Neighborhood Parks, Plazas and Gardens


We congratulate the 2021 grantees on the successful completion of their events.


Thanks to generous support from the New York Community Trust and Con Edison’s Arts Alfresco Series, the new GREEN / ARTS LIVE NYC program was able to provide microgrants and production support to 45 grantees to ensure that our city’s most under-resourced communities have the opportunity to benefit from free performing arts and workshops in their neighborhood parks, plazas and community gardens this summer and fall.


GREEN / ARTS LIVE NYC was designed to equitably provide financial, consulting and production support to NYC artists, arts groups, cultural, and community-based organizations, and volunteer stewardship groups throughout the five boroughs. Grants provided support and infrastructure needed to present, perform, and produce cultural programs outdoors, in local parks, plazas, and community gardens.


Past applicants can access your applications by clicking the button below.


Read our full press release here.


Applicant Portal Access



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Program Partners

  • City Parks Foundation (CPF)

    City Parks Foundation is dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community development, and education programs for all New Yorkers. Its annual SummerStage Festival brings free performances to parks around the city.

  • Horticultural Society of New York (The Hort)

    The mission of The Hort is to sustain the vital connection between people and plants. The Hort’s social service and public programs educate and inspire, growing a broad community that values horticulture for the many benefits it brings to our environment, our neighborhoods, and our lives.

  • New Yorkers for Culture & Arts (NY4CA)

    New Yorkers for Culture & Arts (NY4CA) envisions a future where every New Yorker is embraced by the power of culture and the arts to enrich and transform their lives and express their shared humanity. Through broad coalition-based advocacy, public messaging, research, and education, NY4CA’s mission is to ensure a vibrant future for culture and arts that will benefit all New Yorkers.

  • NYC Department of Transportation (NYCDOT)

    The DOT’s Plaza Program works with selected organizations to create neighborhood plazas throughout the City to transform underused streets into vibrant, social public spaces.

  • OpenCultureWORKS (OCW)

    OpenCultureWORKS (OCW) partners with artists and arts groups throughout the city’s five boroughs to plan and produce their programs and events. OpenCultureWORKS exists to support and nurture the creative process of artists. Their work is grounded in the belief that the arts are a vital and integral part of a healthy society.

  • Street Lab

    Street Lab is a nonprofit that creates and shares programs for public space across New York City—pop-up reading rooms, open-air drawing studios, and more. They do this work in order to improve the urban environment, strengthen neighborhoods, and bring New Yorkers together.


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