We amplify the creativity that already exists within communities by using arts and culture to build community networks, solve problems, and enhance our sense of ownership in the places where we live, work, and grow.
We envision a world in which artists are understood as valuable assets in every community and everyday people know the power of their own creative capacity to transform their lives, their relationships, and their surroundings.
Our flagship program is 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.
The program recognizes that artists and the roles they play within their own communities ultimately improve the holistic quality of life in New York City’s diverse communities, particularly those of color and modest income. 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.
This opportunity is exclusively available to alumni from the Create Change Fellowship program.
The Create Change Commissions program is designed to resource and invest in the artists with whom we work. With few funding outlets in the field for this kind of art making, The LP is committed to creating a rich eco-system for art practitioners to learn, build and grow. Selected artists will be given an honorarium, production budget, and other resources to present an existing or new community-based, socially-engaged and relevant project in one of New York’s five boroughs.
Before completing this application, please review the guidelines, eligibility, and selection criteria for this opportunity.