Grant Opportunities

City Artist Corps Grants (United States)

City Artist Corps Grants (United States)

Deadline: 10-Aug-21

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to partner with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre, to launch City Artist Corps Grants.

City Artist Corps Grants is part of City Artist Corps, a new $25 million recovery initiative designed to help artists who were both hard hit by the pandemic and who may have been left out of other local and federal funding opportunities.

City Artist Corps Grants are intended to support NYC-based working artists who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

Asian American Arts Alliance, A.R.T./New York, Black Public Media, Brooklyn Arts Council, Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx Documentary Center, Dance/NYC, Firelight Media , Flushing Town Hall, Indie Theater Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), Maker Space NYC, New Music USA, Poets & Writers, Queens Theatre and Staten Island Arts.

Funding Information

Funds will be distributed in 2 installments:

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Installment 1 $4,000 – on selection.
Installment 2 $1,000 – on successful completion of the final report.
The program will distribute one-time $5,000 grants to over 3000 artists to help sustain their practice and engage the public across New York City’s five boroughs this summer beginning July. Artists working in any discipline are eligible to apply.

Eligibility Criteria

Must have an arts or creative focus.
Must be presented live and in person.
Artists with a disability and/or who are immunosuppressed for whom it is unsafe to engage in live in-person performance are welcome to apply for live digital creative engagement activities.
Must occur in NYC (any of the five boroughs).
Must be free to the public. Ticketed programs are eligible, but all tickets must be free.
Can occur indoors or outdoors
Applicants must be current residents of New York City (5 boroughs) and have maintained residency since January 2020.
Applicants must be artists with a demonstrated sustained, ongoing creative practice in any creative discipline
Applicants must provide documentation of their creative practice from anytime in the past 2 years (2019 and/or 2020).
Applicants must apply with a creative public engagement activity that meets the above criteria.
Applicants can apply with an activity that is yet to be confirmed (in terms of presentation date and location).
Artists can only apply once in each Cycle and can only receive one (1) grant through the City Artist Corps Grants program.
Applicants can be past recipients of any of NYFA’s grant programs, including 2020/2021 COVID-19 Emergency Grants
Applicants must be able to provide a W-9 with a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or EIN .
Applicants must be 21 years or older on of before June 8, 2021.
A family member, friend or a support person may apply on behalf of an artist who is unable to complete the application on their own.
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