Manhattan Arts Grants Information Sessions

LMCC welcomes Manhattan-based artists, collectives, and organizations across artistic disciplines, practices, and backgrounds to apply to the 2021 Manhattan Arts Grants.

Follow the steps below to join us at a virtual information session this summer.

1. Determine which program(s) you would like to apply to

Creative Engagement for arts events and programming in any discipline anywhere in the borough of Manhattan.

Creative Learning for community arts education and participatory art-making projects in any discipline anywhere in the borough of Manhattan.  

UMEZ Arts Engagement for arts presentations and programming in any discipline anywhere in Upper Manhattan.


Not sure which program(s) you are eligible for? Take LMCC’s 1-minute Eligibility Quiz/ Cuestionario de Elegibilidad / 申请资格小测验.

2. Register for an information session webinar

In support of the health and safety of our communities, LMCC is offering all grant information sessions and staff office hours virtually this summer. Scroll down for the full schedule of online events.

Attendance and participation over the phone is also available.

First-time applicants are required to attend an interactive information session webinar.

Returning applicants who have previously attended an information session may participate in an information session webinar OR access a pre-recorded session.

All sessions cover two grant programs. Make sure to attend a session relevant to the program you are interested in.


Looking to strengthen your fundraising skills? Attend LMCC’s free FUNDRAISING FUNDAMENTALS workshops this summer.

Information Session Webinars Schedule



Wednesday, August 12, 6:30PM

Hosted in partnership with Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NOMAA)

Esta sesión será en inglés y español.

This session presented in English and Spanish.



Monday, August 24, 4:00PM

Hosted in partnership with Harlem Arts Alliance




Wednesday, July 22, 4:00PM



Monday, August 3, 3:00PM

Hosted in partnership with Chinese American Arts Council


This session presented in Mandarin Chinese.



Tuesday, September 1, 4:00PM



Tuesday, September 15, 6:30PM


Virtual Office Hours Schedule

Whether you are a new or returning applicant, Office Hours are a great way to speak directly with LMCC staff, learn more about the Manhattan Arts Grants, and seek application and project related guidance through a group Q&A or one-on-one consultation. Drop ins welcome!


Monday, July 27, 5:00 - 7:00PM

Hosted in partnership with Asian American Arts Alliance



Thursday, August 6, 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Hosted in partnership with Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI)

Asistencia disponible en español



Monday, August 10, 5:00 - 7:00PM

Hosted in partnership with Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA)

Asistencia disponible en español



Tuesday, August 18, 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Hosted in partnership with The Loisaida Center


Asistencia disponible en español



Thursday, August 20, 4:00 - 6:00PM

Hosted in partnership with New York African Chorus Ensemble


For more information about each grant program, including Program Guidelines, visit Creative Engagement , Creative Learning and UMEZ Arts Engagement.

Para comunicarse en español, contacte a Lina Alfonso, Mánager del Programa, Subvenciones y Servicios: | (212) 219-9401 ext. 129

如果需要中文服務,請發電子郵件至 或致電項目助理 Emerson Chang(張小姐)212-219-9401 分機 107