ABOUT THE LAUNDROMAT PROJECT

The Laundromat Project advances artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities.

We envision a world in which artists and neighbors in communities of color work together to unleash the power of creativity to transform lives.

We make sustained investments in growing a community of multiracial, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary artists and neighbors committed to societal change by supporting their artmaking, community building, and leadership development. 


ABOUT THE BED-STUY CREATE & CONNECT FUND

The Bed-Stuy Create and Connect Fund seeds the creative ideas and civic actions of artists, cultural practitioners, community builders, organizers, and makers in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. We will provide $1,000 grants towards each funded project, for a total of 10 to 11 projects. We are looking for creative initiatives and projects that are rooted in community, foster connections, and ignite conversations and/or collaborations. Learn more about the Create & Connect Fund here.


ABOUT CREATE CHANGE

Create Change is The Laundromat Project’s artist development program, designed to connect communities and artists in meaningful ways. We envision building a corps of artists inspired and equipped to work alongside everyday folks in creative endeavors right where they live. Over the long-term, we intend to foster and support artist-leaders who are empowered by, committed to, and fully conversant in community-attuned art practices. Learn more about Create Change here


ABOUT THE CREATIVE ACTION FUND

The Creative Action Fund is a micro-grant initiative to seed the ideas and civic actions of our Create Change alumni network. This fund is a critical part of our vision to make sustained investments in our growing artist network through supporting their artmaking, leadership, and professional growth. Share your project ideas and interventions that engage the digital space and analog modes of art making. Learn more about the Creative Action Fund here.



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CREATE CHANGE 2022

The Laundromat Project invites all NYC-based artists, activists, neighbors, designers, organizers, healers, storytellers, and cultural producers to apply for the 2022 Create Change program as we explore social practices through a community engagement lens. The program will consist of a series of hybrid (virtual and in-person) convenings to engage The LP’s community-based art pedagogy and practices, which center collaborative, cooperative, and co-created art projects.

The Create Change program is shaped around three learning blocks:

Make Art

What role does art, culture, and creativity play in making meaning, shifting narratives, and creating change in the world? Participants examine a range of artworks across the fields of social practice and creative placemaking that align with The LP’s approaches to cultural asset mapping and leadership development.

Build Community

How can art and cultural practices build trust and accountability with communities? Participants will explore approaches to fostering attunement with community rhythms, building reciprocal partnerships, and the art of meeting people where they are.

Create Change

Understanding the power that exists within ourselves and our communities, how do we creatively leverage power for equity and positive societal change? Participants will explore personal and collective relationships to race, power, and privilege in order to facilitate social transformation through their art and cultural practices.


FELLOWSHIP OVERVIEW

The Create Change Fellowship program is for artists and cultural producers who are interested in developing and deepening a collaborative, community-based, and socially-engaged creative practice. The Fellowship is philosophically grounded in peer-learning around art making, power analysis, and community building.

The 2022 Create Change Fellowship is a six-month incubator that gives participants the tools to develop, workshop, and generate project ideas incorporating The LP’s values and community-based methodology. The program requires a significant time commitment as Fellows will design community-engaged programs within The LP’s storefront in Bed-Stuy. The program offers a $500 honorarium and a production budget for programming. Up to 10 Fellows will be selected to participate in the 2022 program. We value applications with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and expertise, while encouraging age diversity, multilingual folks, and practitioners without formal instruction to apply.
 

 OPEN CALL | TIMELINE 

  • Application Opens | July 1
  • Info Session | July 14 at 5:00pm EST
  • Application Closes | August 1 at 11:59pm EST
  • Residency Virtual Interviews | October 1 
  • Fellows Virtual Group Interview | October 2
  • Decision Notification | October

Review the Guidelines and FAQs before applying!

CREATE CHANGE 2022

The Laundromat Project invites all NYC-based artists, activists, neighbors, designers, organizers, healers, storytellers, and cultural producers to apply for the 2022 Create Change program as we explore social practices through a community engagement lens. The program will consist of a series of hybrid (virtual and in-person) convenings to engage The LP’s community-based art pedagogy and practices, which center collaborative, cooperative, and co-created art projects.

The Create Change program is shaped around three learning blocks:

Make Art

What role does art, culture, and creativity play in making meaning, shifting narratives, and creating change in the world? Participants examine a range of artworks across the fields of social practice and creative placemaking that align with The LP’s approaches to cultural asset mapping and leadership development.

Build Community

How can art and cultural practices build trust and accountability with communities? Participants will explore approaches to fostering attunement with community rhythms, building reciprocal partnerships, and the art of meeting people where they are.

Create Change

Understanding the power that exists within ourselves and our communities, how do we creatively leverage power for equity and positive societal change? Participants will explore personal and collective relationships to race, power, and privilege in order to facilitate social transformation through their art and cultural practices.


ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE OVERVIEW

The Create Change Residency program supports the development of participatory and community-attuned creative projects by artists of color working within their communities. Projects may take place anywhere in the five boroughs either in person or virtually, across various community sites, from laundromats and urban gardens to playgrounds and community centers. The residency is a year-long program that runs from January to December.

The program requires a significant time commitment as Artists-in-Residence are expected to develop collaborative projects in-community through partnerships and engagement with neighbors, local stakeholders, and community organizations. The Residency offers a $15,000 honorarium and up to $5,000 in project production, a series of workshop sessions taken alongside the Create Change Fellows, monthly cohort coaching sessions, and professional development mentorship.


OPEN CALL TIMELINE

  • Application Opens | July 1
  • Info Session | July 14 at 5:00pm EST
  • Application Closes | August 1 at 11:59pm EST
  • Residency Virtual Interviews | October 1
  • Fellows Virtual Group Interview | October 2
  • Decision Notification | October


Review the Guidelines and FAQs before applying!

CREATE CHANGE 2022 

The Laundromat Project invites all NYC-based artists, activists, neighbors, designers, organizers, healers, storytellers, and cultural producers to apply for the 2022 Create Change program as we explore social practices through a community engagement lens. The program will consist of a series of hybrid (virtual and in-person) convenings to engage The LP’s community-based art pedagogy and practices, which center collaborative, cooperative, and co-created art projects.

The Create Change program is shaped around three learning blocks:

Make Art

What role does art, culture, and creativity play in making meaning, shifting narratives, and creating change in the world? Participants examine a range of artworks across the fields of social practice and creative placemaking that align with The LP’s approaches to cultural asset mapping and leadership development.

Build Community

How can art and cultural practices build trust and accountability with communities? Participants will explore approaches to fostering attunement with community rhythms, building reciprocal partnerships, and the art of meeting people where they are.

Create Change

Understanding the power that exists within ourselves and our communities, how do we creatively leverage power for equity and positive societal change? Participants will explore personal and collective relationships to race, power, and privilege in order to facilitate social transformation through their art and cultural practices.


CREATE CHANGE BED-STUY RESIDENCY

The Create Change Bed-Stuy Residency program supports the development of participatory and community-attuned creative projects by artists of color who live, work, or are otherwise invested in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Projects may take place anywhere in Bed-Stuy, either in person or virtually, across various community sites, from laundromats and urban gardens to playgrounds and community centers. The residency is a year-long program that runs from January to December.

The program requires a significant time commitment as Artists-in-Residence are expected to develop collaborative projects in-community through partnerships and engagement with neighbors, local stakeholders, and community organizations. The Residency offers a $15,000 honorarium and up to $5,000 in project production, a series of workshop sessions taken alongside the Create Change Fellows, monthly cohort coaching sessions, and professional development mentorship. One Bed-Stuy artist-in-residence will be selected to participate in the 2022 Create Change program. 


OPEN CALL | TIMELINE

  • Application Opens | July 1
  • Info Session | July 14 at 5:00pm EST
  • Application Closes | August 1 at 11:59pm EST
  • Residency Virtual Interviews | October 1
  • Fellows Virtual Group Interview | October 2
  • Decision Notification | October


Review the Guidelines and FAQs before applying! 

The Laundromat Project