The Laundromat Project offers its Create Change Fellowship program for artists and creative individuals who may or may not have experience with community-based projects and are interested in developing or deepening collaborative and socially-engaged creative practice. Fellows need to be from one of the five boroughs to attend all program activities between April and October.
The Fellowship is a six-month series of workshops and programs that are meant to be an effective, affordable, and intensive training for artists interested in local, community centered, civic actions.
Throughout the program, Fellows meet with a diverse roster of artists, activists, arts professionals, curators, funders, and change agents offering strategies for creating and sustaining work at the intersection of the arts and social change sectors. As the Create Change Fellowship champions a practice-base model, the program culminates in site-specific team projects by Fellows through partnerships established across select anchor neighborhoods. This opportunity is open to artists, activists, and neighbors at all stages of their creative practices and disciplines.
THE ACTIVATION OF CULTURAL ABUNDANCE
Up to 12 Create Change Fellows from across New York City’s five boroughs, will be selected to participate in the 2019 program. This year’s Fellowship will center its activities within one neighborhood - the Hunts Point / Longwood area of the South Bronx. Through the theme of abundance, Fellows will work on proposals for local cultural resources that center the voices and histories of long term residents, small business owners, youth, activists, cultural institutions, and artists throughout the neighborhood.
Working in small groups, fellows will engage models of cultural asset mapping. Addressing where and how does culture take shape in 2019? How are aesthetics produced and in what ways do they evolve? What role does the commons play amidst rapid urban change and how are neighbors reshaping what it means to belong to a city, a neighborhood, or a block?
Together, we hope to learn and contribute to the complex makings of cultural art production and civic engagement in the South Bronx. At the culmination of the program, fellows will activate local cultural resources through community exchange, cooperation, and zeroing in on our commitment towards valuing place.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEBER
Application Launch | February 1, 2019
Webinar Info Session | February 11, 2019
Bronx Info Session | February 13, 2019 | 920 Kelly Street
Application Closes | February 24, 2019 at 11:59pm EST (EXTENDED)
In-person interview date for shortlisted applicants | March 16, 2019. (HOLD THIS DATE PLEASE)
For more program and eligibility guidelines, please visit our site.