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.

Create Change

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.

Ends on December 1, 2016

Create Change Residency

The Laundromat Project offers a six-month residency program for artists interested in developing and mounting a socially-engaged, socially-relevant, and participatory public art project in their local laundromat, community gathering and/or other everyday public spaces. The residency is open to artists of color living and/or deeply invested in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Harlem, and Hunts Point / Longwood.

As our flagship program, the Residency runs from April to October and requires a significant time commitment. Residents should expect to spend as much time building relationships with their neighbors and local community organizations to realize their project. 3 artists are selected per year, one per our anchor neighborhoods: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Harlem, and Hunts Point / Longwood.

Artists will receive a $5,000 honorarium as well as a production budget of up to $1,500 to complete their project.

Before completing this application, please review the guidelines, eligibility, and selection criteria.

Ends on December 1, 2016

Create Change Commissions

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.