Manhattan Arts Grants

Since 1983, LMCC’s Manhattan Arts Grants have supported Manhattan-based artists, arts groups and community-focused organizations in sharing rich arts activities with the public.


INFO SESSION Thursday, July 28, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Hosted in partnership with the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA)
Esta sesión será en ingles y español/This session presented in English and Spanish


These projects have been integral to the cultural vibrancy and arts-driven resiliency of Manhattan. In this spirit, the 2023 Manhattan Arts Grants are designed to support Manhattan artists and organizations in accessing public funds for presentations that respond to the current needs of our local communities and amplify the cultural breadth and identity of our city.

With support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts and the Howard Gilman Foundation, LMCC’s Creative Engagement and Creative Learning programs provide technical support to applicants and awards of up to $10,000 to enable hundreds of arts projects in all disciplines, serving communities from Inwood to The Battery.

With support from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation, LMCC’s UMEZ Arts Engagement program provides technical support to applicants and awards of up to $10,000 to enhance the diversity and frequency of arts and cultural presentations in Upper Manhattan.

Our grants are often among the first awards an artist or group receives and can help recipients to leverage additional support from other sources. Recommendations for awards are made through a juried selection process comprising artists and arts leaders whose expertise reflects the cultural and creative diversity of Manhattan.

Not sure which program(s) you are eligible for? Take LMCC’s 1-minute Eligibility Quiz / Cuestionario de Elegibilidad / 申請資格小測驗.

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Creative Engagement

Creative Engagement provides grants for arts events and programming in any discipline anywhere in the borough of Manhattan.
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Creative Learning

Creative Learning provides grants for community arts education and participatory art-making projects in any discipline anywhere in the borough of Manhattan.
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UMEZ Arts Engagement

UMEZ Arts Engagement provides grants for arts presentations and programming in any discipline anywhere in Upper Manhattan.
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Marta Blair, UMEZ Arts Engagement 2022


Listing expiration: September 13, 2022.