Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Accepting Applications for Creative Learning Program

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is accepting applications for its Creative Learning program.

Grants of up to $8,000 will be awarded to teaching artists and small arts organizations to provide in-depth, community-based arts education and enrichment projects and programming to participants of all ages, including youth, adults, and seniors. The program aims to support effective and innovative approaches to artist-led age- and skills-appropriate instruction outside a school setting, as well as education-based approaches to participatory arts projects. Emphasis is placed on quality and depth of the creative process through which participants learn through and about the arts. Project activities must take place between January 1 and December 31, 2018.

Eligible nonprofit organizations must be based in Manhattan; have proof of nonprofit status; and have a core artistic mission and/or history of arts programming.

Eligible individual artists and collectives include teaching artists, as well as collectives, project-based collaborations, and unincorporated groups. Individual teaching artists must reside in Manhattan. Collectives must designate a lead artist (director, or equivalent) who meets all eligibility requirements for individual teaching artists to apply as an individual on its behalf.

Creative Learning supports arts education and enrichment projects for all ages. Activities must be promoted to and remain open for public registration.

For complete program guidelines, times and locations for information sessions, application instructions, and an FAQ, see the LMCC website

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