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 access to professional development activities for participating teaching artists to grow as educators. To this end, State funding applicants may request an allocation of up to $200 in Creative Learning funds to attend 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 for Submittable. Your application will always be connected to your account. The main point of contact should manage and maintain access to your Submittable account. We will contact you via your Submittable account throughout the application review process. This is how you will receive emails with important follow up information as well as the official grant notification in February 2018. 

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. If you're inactive for 21 days, the draft will be lost. Please note: if you have this form open in multiple windows, Submittable will auto save the version that is last open. 

We recommend saving your responses in a document offline and copying and pasting them into the Online Application Form from there. Please note that this year's application form contains conditional logic. Certain fields will only appear after you have completed earlier sections of the application. 

For technical support, contact Submittable.
For general inquiries about the program, contact LMCC at 212-219-9401 x. 113 or

Applications should be completed and submitted online before 5PM on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. 
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