Manhattan Arts Grants

Courtesy of MICHIYAYA Dance Company, Inc., 2019 Creative Engagement Grantee. Photo Credit: Sam Hershberger
Courtesy of MICHIYAYA Dance Company, Inc., 2019 Creative Engagement Grantee. Photo Credit: Sam Hershberger

2020 Guidelines and Applications for Creative Engagement, Creative Learning, and UMEZ Engagement NOW LIVE!

A trusted regrantor of public funds for the arts within New York City, LMCC offers over a million dollars per year to Manhattan-based artists, arts groups and community-focused organizations to engage local communities through rich artistic experiences – on stages, in exhibitions, classrooms, recreation rooms, and public spaces.

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 launched UMEZ Arts Engagement 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 you are eligible for? Take LMCC's 1-minute Eligibility Quiz.

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