A Benefit Concertfor the Autism Community

How can I apply for a grant?

Each year funds raised from the Arts For Autism benefit concert will be distributed in the form of grants between $1,000 and $5,000.  We are passionate about the arts and how they can positively impact everyone.  For this reason we have established the Arts Access Grant to ensure that each year at least one of our grants will be used specifically to expand access to the arts for people impacted by autism. The Community Access Grant can be used more broadly for any project (including arts-related) that improves the lives of people impacted by autism and we will grant as many as possible until funds raised are exhausted.  Arts organizations may apply for both grants.  Grants are available for any U.S. based organization or individual and people on the autism spectrum are encouraged to apply.  Funds granted must be used within twelve months of being awarded.

Arts Access Grant

Community Access Grant

The Arts For Autism Arts Access Grant is offered annually. Individuals or organizations that serve or will serve people on the autism spectrum may apply. Funds granted need to have a direct and immediate effect on the lives of people impacted by autism and must be used to expand or increase access for individuals to participate in or enjoy the arts. The minimum request is $1,000 and the maximum award is $5,000.  People on the autism spectrum are encouraged to apply.



Application Deadline: October 1, 2022

Grant will be awarded by Dec 31, 2022

One grant will be awarded annually


The Arts for Autism Community Grants will be offered to applicants on a rolling basis and are available to individuals or organizations that will serve people on the autism spectrum. The grant may be used for a wide range of projects (including arts-related) and funds granted need to have a direct and immediate impact on improving the lives of people on the autism spectrum.  The minimum request is $1,000 and the maximum award is $5,000.  People on the autism spectrum are encouraged to apply.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Grants will be awarded in December and June

Grants will be awarded based on available funds


If you are unable to view or complete the application online, please email or call us for assistance.

info@artsforautism.net • ph: 917-475-4580

Benefit Advisory Board

Our newly established advisory board will oversee the granting of funds raised at the Arts For Autism benefit concert.  The board was formed in 2022 in response to community feedback about where money raised is being donated.  We are excited to see where they decide to make an impact to support the autism community this year and beyond!  Check our site later this summer for updates.

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS:

Christine Biernacki: Attorney and Mom of two autistic children 

Deborah Bonomo: Speech Language Pathologist 

Andrew Duff: Autistic actor from the new TV series; As We See It

Jill Frutkin: Actor and creator of theater curriculum for Stages on the Sound

Jayson Kerr: Broadway Actor

Andy Paris: Emmy nominated actor and writer known for The Laramie Project and Uncommon Sense

Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg: Pediatrician and mom of autistic son

Correy West: Broadway Actor 

Presented By

Educational Travel Adventures (ETA) and Believe NYC

Contact Us

info@artsforautism.net

917-475-4580

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