FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2023
ARPA Arts & Culture Internship Grant Program – Deadline Extended!
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the deadline for the City of Kingston’s ARPA Arts & Culture Internship Grant Program has been extended to April 28, 2023. The program will support both nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses that contribute to the creative economy that experienced losses due to the pandemic.
The ARPA Arts & Culture Internship Grant Program, which is made possible with funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, is intended to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency by focusing on youth arts and culture workforce development. Per the City of Kingston’s Economic Recovery Plan, the Arts & Culture Internship Grant Program will use ARPA funding to aid the creative economy by encouraging young people to develop an interest in, and the skills needed, to participate in the arts industry.
Creative industries can include advertising, architecture, arts and crafts, fine arts, design, fashion, film/video, photography, music, performing arts, publishing, computer games, TV/radio, and more. The creative economy, as defined by this program, can include trade, labor, and production aspects of the arts.
Eligible institutions may apply for cash assistance to hire interns at their business or organization for one semester: Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Summer 2024. Interns must be a high school, undergraduate, or graduate student or individual who graduated from high school, college, or graduate school in 2023 or 2024.
To be eligible for an award, an entity must:
- Be a nonprofit or for-profit business contributing to the creative economy based in Kingston
- Have been operating in the City of Kingston prior to October 1, 2021
The deadline for application submission is now Friday, April 28, 2023. More program information and the application can be found at www.engagekingston.com/arpa-arts-culture-internship-program.