Destination Downtown

Supporting community arts organizations, including collectives, that embody artistic excellence and foster cultural participation in order to build vibrant communities, amplify the voice of underrepresented communities, and celebrate the diversity of Suffolk County. 

Destination Downtown is the Creative Placemaking Initiative of Suffolk County that complements the County Executive’s Transit-Oriented Development agenda. Transit-oriented development (TOD), is a type of community development that includes a mixture of housing, office, retail and/or other amenities integrated into a walkable neighborhood and located within a half-mile of quality public transportation. 

Through Destination Downtown, Suffolk County will provide two grants of $25,000 each for creative placemaking projects in downtown communities that contribute toward their livability and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core.

Destination Downtown 2018 Guidelines


Please supply your recently completed audit OR your current year organizational budget.

Destination Downtown 2018 Application

FileZilla Instructions

2018 Workshop Presentation



Diana J. Cherryholmes
Film & Cultural Affairs
Erin Miller
Film & Cultural Affairs

H. Lee Dennison Building, 2nd Floor
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-853-4800
Fax: 631-853-4767