About UMEZ Arts Engagement

APPLICATIONS FOR 2022 ARE NOW CLOSED.                                                                                                                                                            FUNDING NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE SENT IN FEBRUARY.

UMEZ Arts Engagement is a grant program designed to enhance the diversity and frequency of arts and cultural presentations in Upper Manhattan. The program provides direct support for these activities to Upper Manhattan’s artists and nonprofit arts organizations under the guiding principle that support for artists of diverse disciplines, practices, cultural backgrounds, and career stages contributes to the vibrancy and sustainability of the communities in which they live and work. UMEZ Arts Engagement invites proposals from artists and arts organizations that are 1) based in Upper Manhattan and 2) presenting arts projects or programming serving Upper Manhattan between January 1–December 31, 2022.

Program funding is provided by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ). The UMEZ Arts Engagement program is administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC).

Not sure if you are eligible for UMEZ Arts Engagement? Take LMCC’s 1-minute Eligibility Quiz / Cuestionario de Elegibilidad.