IABD is proud to partner with Dance/NYC to promote the City Artists Corps Grants and share this grant opportunity with you!
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. The program is administered by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in partnership with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and in partnership with re-grant and arts service organizations including Dance/NYC.
This initiative will distribute one-time $5,000 grants to more than 3,000 artists who will engage the public with arts activities across New York City's five boroughs beginning this July. The grants, which will be distributed over three award cycles, are intended to support NYC-based working artists who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Artists working in any discipline are eligible to apply.
The third cycle of the application will open on July 27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. E.S.T. and close on August 10, 2021 at 10:00 am E.S.T. for creative public engagement activities hosted from September 3 to October 31, 2021. For all cycles, artists will be screened for eligibility by NYFA and grant recipients will be selected by lottery.
Types of eligible projects might include such activities as a live music, dance, theatre, literary reading performance; an in-person art making workshop with community members; and a public screening of a film or other media work. Artists can use the grant to create new work or phase of a work, or restage preexisting creative activities across any discipline. It is strongly recommended that a portion of the grant be used to support artist fees, both for the applying artist and any other artists that are engaged to support the project.
Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, and have maintained residency in New York City since January 2020. Public creative engagements must have an arts or creative focus and be staged in front of a live audience in New York City free of charge. 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. For all cycles, artists will be screened for eligibility and grant recipients will be selected by lottery.