Creative Engagement awards approximately $500,000 each year to enable arts projects in neighborhoods from Inwood to the Battery. Supported activities include concerts, performances, public art, exhibitions, screenings, festivals, readings, and more. The program encourages projects that connect audiences to rich arts experiences as demonstrated by opportunities to attend and/or participate in arts events and programming. Funding priority will be given to projects that bring new arts activities to communities where the need exists, rather than replicate existing offerings.

Competitive projects will demonstrate strong artistic merit, thoughtful project planning, and clear plans to reach the public.

Creative Engagement offers the opportunity to access City, State, or both sources of funds by completing a single application. Please note:

  • Applicants eligible for City funds may apply for up to $5,000.
  • Applicants eligible for State funds may apply for up to $5,000.
  • Applicants eligible for City and State funds may apply for up to $8,000.
  • If awarded, no grants will be made for less than $750.
Please refer to the Creative Engagement program page for all information about:
  • Applicant Eligibility
  • Project Eligibility
  • Funding Restrictions
  • Review Process and Criteria
  • Application Instructions
  • Required Document Instructions
  • Work Sample Instructions
Create an Account
Below, create an account and login for Submittable. Your application will always be connected to your account. 

Saving Your Work
Once you have set up your account, you can begin filling out the Online Application Form. The form periodically saves to your account. However, we highly encourage you to use the "Save Draft" button at the bottom of the form before exiting. Each time you save, the latest draft will be kept for 21 days. 

We recommend keeping your responses in a document offline and plugging them into the Online Application Form from there.

For technical support, contact Submittable.
For general inquiries about the program, contact LMCC at 212-219-9401 or CreativeEngagement@LMCC.net.

Applications should be completed and submitted online before 5PM on Friday, September 30, 2016. 

Creative Learning supports projects that draw on arts education practices to engage participants in the creation and interpretation of artistic works. Funding is provided for sequential, skill-based arts study and participatory arts projects that take place in accessible community-based settings such as afterschool programs, senior centers and community centers, in neighborhoods from Inwood to the Battery.

Competitive projects will demonstrate an in-depth artistic learning experience, thoughtful project planning, and appropriate learning goals and activities for the age ranges served.

Creative Learning offers the opportunity to access City, State, or both sources of funds by completing a single application. Please note:

  • Applicants eligible for City funds may apply for up to $5,000.
  • Applicants eligible for State funds may apply for up to $5,000.
  • Applicants eligible for City and State funds may apply for up to $8,000.
  • If awarded, no grants will be made for less than $750.

In addition, LMCC encourages proposals that include professional development activities that will help teaching artists grow as educators. To this end, State-funding applicants may request an allocation of up to $200 in Creative Learning funds to support participation in workshops, seminars and/or conferences focusing on best practices in arts education, such as curriculum development, classroom management, and evaluation

Please refer to the Creative Learning program page for all information about:

  • Applicant Eligibility
  • Project Eligibility
  • Funding Restrictions
  • Review Process and Criteria
  • Application Instructions
  • Required Document Instructions
  • Work Sample Instructions

Create an Account
Below, create an account and login for Submittable. Your application will always be connected to your account. 

Saving Your Work
Once you have set up your account, you can begin filling out the Online Application Form. The form periodically saves to your account. However, we highly encourage you to use the "Save Draft" button at the bottom of the form before exiting. Each time you save, the latest draft will be kept for 21 days. 

We recommend keeping your responses in a document offline and plugging them into the Online Application Form from there.

For technical support, contact Submittable.
For general inquiries about the program, contact LMCC at 212-219-9401 or CreativeEngagement@LMCC.net.

Applications should be completed and submitted online before 5PM on Friday, September 30, 2016.