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NeON Arts

NeON Arts—a free program of the Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) that is open to the entire city—offers young people in seven New York City communities the chance to explore the arts through a variety of creative projects that help them establish positive peer relationships and develop important social and career skills. NeON Arts provides funding to New York City artists and arts organizations to produce programs in partnership with the NeONs, which connect local residents to opportunities, resources, and services in their neighborhoods.

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NeON Arts Workshops

Local artists and organizations lead workshops across New York City. Check out what’s going on in your neighborhood.

NeON Arts Grants

NeON Arts—a free program of the Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON)—is seeking artists and arts organizations to implement arts projects in seven neighborhoods across New York City.

NeON Arts Research

Independent evaluators, Westat and Metis Associates, conducted an implementation and outcomes study of NeON Arts, assessing the implementation of the program and the effects on young people, the communities served, and the government and other agencies involved.

NeON Arts Fall 2018 Final Event
The NeON Arts fall 2018 final event at Carnegie Hall featured hip-hop, dance, filmmaking, and more!

NeON Arts in Action


For more audio recordings, visit Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute on SoundCloud.

NeON Arts Asset Mapping Project


NYC Department of Probation, Carnegie Hall, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Pinkerton Foundation, NYC Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity

NeON Arts is a program of the NYC Department of Probation in partnership with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

Funding for NeON Arts is provided by The Pinkerton Foundation and The Staten Island Foundation through grants to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of New York through the Department of Cultural Affairs, Council Members Vanessa Gibson and Alicka Ampry-Samuel, the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity, and the NYC Young Men's Initiative.

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