The Downtown Brooklyn + Dumbo Art Fund provides grants for eligible public art, performance, and accessibility projects that serve to enhance public space, increase access to cultural programming, and connect the neighborhoods of Downtown Brooklyn.
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the Dumbo Improvement District have partnered with New York State to create the Downtown Brooklyn + Dumbo Art Fund. This new initiative supports significant public art, performance, and accessibility projects that will enhance vital public spaces, increase access to cultural programming, and connect the neighborhoods of Downtown Brooklyn. Funding for these transformative grants has been provided by New York State through its Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI).
Part of New York State’s approach to create vibrant neighborhoods and boost local economies, Downtown Revitalization Initiative investments are a crucial part of the State’s strategy to revitalize communities. DBP and Dumbo partnered with Borough President Eric L. Adams on the winning 2018 proposal, which awarded $10 million to a range of projects including the Downtown Brooklyn + Dumbo Art Fund. In the first four years of the DRI, the State has committed $400 million to invest in downtowns that are ripe for revitalization and have the potential to become magnets for redevelopment, business, job creation, greater economic and housing diversity, and opportunity.