2023 Manhattan Arts Grants Guidelines and Application Forms Coming Soon!

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LMCC awards up to $9,000 for public-facing projects and presentations by artists and small organizations. Applicants must be based and presenting work in Manhattan.

2023 Manhattan Arts Grants Guidelines and Application Forms will be live in early July.

First-time applicants must attend an

DEADLINE: 9/13/22

Since 1983, LMCC’s Manhattan Arts Grants have supported Manhattan-based artists, arts groups and community-focused organizations in sharing rich arts activities with the public. These projects have been integral to the cultural vibrancy and arts-driven resiliency of Manhattan. In 2022 the arts will remain essential to the health and livelihoods of our neighborhoods, once again bringing communities together across the borough for collective re-imagining, cultural preservation, and energizing celebration. In this spirit, the 2022 Manhattan Arts Grants are designed to support Manhattan artists and organizations in accessing public funds for presentations that respond to the current needs of our local communities and amplify the cultural breadth and identity of our city.

With support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts, LMCC’s Creative Engagement and Creative Learning programs provide technical support to applicants and awards of up to $9,000 to enable hundreds of arts projects in all disciplines, serving communities from Inwood to The Battery.

With support from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation, LMCC's UMEZ Arts Engagement program provides technical support to applicants and awards of up to $10,000 to enhance the diversity and frequency of arts and cultural presentations in Upper Manhattan.

Our grants are often among the first awards an artist or group receives and can help recipients to leverage additional support from other sources. Recommendations for awards are made through a juried selection process comprising artists and arts leaders whose expertise reflects the cultural and creative diversity of Manhattan.

Not sure which program(s) you are eligible for? Take LMCC’s 1-minute Eligibility Quiz / Cuestionario de Elegibilidad / 申請資格小測驗.