Foundation / Corporation
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
09/14/21 5:00 PM
Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $9,000 and in-kind support to New York City arts nonprofit organizations, collectives, and individual artists in eligible locations for community enrichment and education projects. First-time applicants must attend a webinar prior to submitting an application. This program supports projects serving communities from Inwood to the Battery. Public in-person activities of the project must be located in Manhattan. In the case of distance learning projects, outreach and recruitment plans must demonstrate reach to Manhattan-based participants.
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 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.
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.
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. For Project Requirements, see page 5 of the Guidelines document in Supporting Documents below.
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. Applicants whose work is rooted in the lived experience of Manhattan’s Black, Indigenous, and immigrant communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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 $9,000.
- If awarded, no grants will be made for less than $1,000.
This program supports projects taking place between January 1 – December 31, 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online Application Form: https://lmcc.submittable.com/submit/194278/creative-learning-2022-application-form
If you have additional questions or technical issues please contact: Flannery Winchester, Program Associate, Grants & Services, 212-219-9401 ext. 119 or CreativeLearning@LMCC.net
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