Foundation / Corporation
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
09/10/19 5:00 PM
Grants starting at $1,000 to New York City individual artists, artist collectives, and nonprofit organizations for community arts education and enrichment programs in Manhattan. First-time applicants are required to attend an information session prior to applying. The grant program designed to support and develop the capacity of Manhattan’s teaching artists and small arts organizations to provide in-depth, community-based arts education and enrichment projects and programming for youth, adults, and/or seniors. The program is accompanied by technical assistance to applicants, and networking and promotional opportunities for funded projects.
The program aims to support effective and innovative approaches to artist-led, age and skills appropriate instruction outside of the school setting, as well as education-based approaches to participatory arts projects. Emphasis is placed on quality and depth of the creative process through which participants learn through and about the arts. Creative Learning strongly supports the payment of artist fees.
How Creative Learning Works
Creative Learning supports projects that draw on arts education practices to engage participants in the creation and interpretation of artistic works. Funding is provided for sequential, skill-based arts study and participatory arts projects that take place in accessible community-based settings such as afterschool programs, senior centers and community centers, in neighborhoods from Inwood to the Battery. Competitive projects will demonstrate an in-depth artistic learning experience, thoughtful project planning, and appropriate learning goals and activities for the age ranges served.
The program encourages individual teaching artists to collaborate with community-based partners to develop arts programming to reach shared goals. Partnership projects should be conceived, planned, and implemented by teaching artists and administrators working together to utilize resources. Competitive projects will demonstrate the Partner Organization’s strong commitment to the arts through cash and other means of project support.
Projects may, but are not required to, culminate in a public event or finished product such as an exhibition, performance, or presentation. LMCC encourages projects that feature opportunities for familial and community involvement.
For a detailed list of project requirements, see page 4 of the Guidelines document in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 174473
- Applicants eligible for City funds may apply for up to $5,000.
- Applicants eligible for State funds may apply for up to $5,000.
- Applicants eligible for City and State funds may apply for up to $9,000.
- If awarded, no grants will be made for less than $1,000.
State funding applicants may request an allocation of up to $200 (as part of the total funding request) to attend professional development workshops, training seminars and/or conferences focusing on best practices in arts education (curriculum development, classroom management and evaluation, etc.).
This program supports projects taking place between January 1 – December 31, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online: https://lmcc.submittable.com/submit/9b8f335f-cb7f-4b99-9ac5-dad79b40bb7c/creative-learning-2020-application-form
For questions or technical issues, contact:
Flannery Winchester, Program Assistant, Grants & Services
212-219-9401 ext. 119
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
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