Foundation / Corporation
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
09/10/19 5:00 PM
Grants starting at $1,000 to New York City nonprofit organizations, individual artists, collectives, project-based collaborations, and unincorporated groups for community arts projects benefiting Manhattan residents. First-time applicants are required to attend an information session prior to submission of the application. Funding is intended to support programs in the literary, performing, visual, and media arts that range from folk/traditional to socially-engaged, contemporary art forms and practices.
Creative Engagement is an arts funding program that provides seed grants for projects and activities that offer Manhattan communities diverse artistic experiences. The grant program operates under the guiding principle that support for artists of diverse disciplines, practices, cultural backgrounds, and career stages contributes to the vibrancy and sustainability of communities.
Creative Engagement aims to support effective and innovative approaches to engaging audiences through projects and programming of strong artistry. The program awards funding to implement arts projects in neighborhoods from Inwood to the Battery. Supported activities include concerts, performances, public art, exhibitions, screenings, festivals, workshops, readings, and more The program encourages projects that connect audiences to rich arts experiences as demonstrated by opportunities to attend and/or participate in arts events and programming. Funding priority will be given to projects that bring new arts activities to communities where the need exists, rather than replicate existing offerings.
Project must include a public component - an opportunity to access and engage with the arts that is promoted and available to the general public. In the case of workshops and participatory programs, participant recruitment must be open to the general public and reflected accordingly in outreach and promotional plans.
Creative Engagement strongly supports the payment of artist fees.
For a detailed list of project requirements, see page 4 of the Guidelines document in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 175088
- 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.
Project activities must take place between January 1 and 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/7d13d34c-8aa2-4344-a3c1-4daa25ab3d85/creative-engagement-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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