The Fund For Creative Communities 2015

The Fund for Creative Communities (The Fund) is a local arts funding program that provides seed grants to nonprofit organizations and artist-nonprofit partnerships for projects and activities that enable Manhattan communities to experience and engage with the performing, literary, media, and visual arts. Each year, the program supports over 80 arts projects in Manhattan, including concerts, performances, public art, exhibitions, screenings, festivals, workshops, readings and more. Through The Fund, LMCC awards close to $230,000 each year to enable projects in neighborhoods from Inwood to the Battery.

The Fund is part of the New York State Council on the Arts’ (NYSCA) Decentralization program (DEC), which was established in 1977 by the New York State Legislature as a statewide, community arts regrant program to support projects that are not able to access state arts funding directly. LMCC administers The Fund for the borough of Manhattan.