Foundation / Corporation
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
09/13/22 5:00 PM
Grants of up to $10,000 and in-kind support to New York City nonprofit arts organizations, collectives, and individual artists for community enrichment and education projects in eligible locations. First-time applicants must attend a webinar prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for projects that benefit communities from Inwood to the Battery. Applicants whose work is rooted in the lived experience of Manhattan’s Black, Indigenous, and immigrant communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Creative Learning is a 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 to participants of all ages including youth, adults, and/or seniors. The program aims to support 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.
Emphasis is placed on the 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. 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.
Funding is intended for artists and organizations that are not able to apply directly to the City and/or State for arts funding. Creative Learning offers the opportunity to access City, State, or both sources of funds by completing a single application. Creative Learning often provides the first grant that an applicant receives, which can help leverage additional support.
The program is accompanied by technical assistance to applicants, and networking and promotional opportunities for funded projects.
For Project Requirements, see page 4 of the Guidelines document in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 174473
- Applicants eligible for City funds may request up to $5,000.
- Applicants eligible for State funds may request up to $5,000.
- Applicants eligible for City and State funds may request up to $10,000.
- If awarded, no grants will be made for less than $1,000.
This program supports projects taking place between January 1 – December 31, 2023.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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