Brewer Invites Cultural Tourism Grant 2017 Applications

December 16, 2016

gale BrewerManhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and the NYC & Company Foundation encourage Manhattan cultural institutions to apply for funds through the Manhattan Cultural Tourism Development Grant Program.

The grant program is designed to promote tourism in neighborhoods across the entire borough, and raise domestic and international travelers’ awareness of the wide range of cultural experiences and opportunities available in Manhattan. Grants fund program development and production of marketing materials to help organizations reach new audiences.

From the Lower East Side to Washington Heights, a whole new world is always just a few blocks away in Manhattan…

“From the Lower East Side to Washington Heights, a whole new world is always just a few blocks away in Manhattan,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “I encourage all our cultural institutions to take advantage of this program and through it, help bring tourists and visitors into our neighborhoods for the unique sights, sounds, and tastes they can only find here.”

In 2016, grant recipients included a diverse group of performing arts and cultural institutions throughout the borough, and supported a range of special events and marketing programs. Among these were the Chelsea Film Festival, the Lower East Side’s Clemente Soto Velez Center, Make Music New York, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, the Society of Illustrators’ MoCCA Arts Festival, and more. A full list of 2016 grant recipients is available here, on the Borough President’s web site.


Grants are funded privately by donations to the NYC & Company Foundation, and the program is administered by the Borough President’s Office. NYC & Company is New York City’s official tourism and destination marketing organization.

Applications for the program can be submitted through the Borough President’s online grant portal. For more information, see the Cultural Tourism Grants page on the Borough President’s web site.

Applicants must have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and all proposals must be received by Monday, January 16, 2017, at 5:00 pm EST. Online application available here: bit.ly/MBPOgrants


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