Amount(s) rewarded. $1000–$10,000
Who's eligible. The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's (LMCC) UMEZ Arts Engagement grant program is "designed to support Upper Manhattan artists and arts organizations in accessing Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ) funds for presentations that enhance the diversity and frequency of cultural presentations in Upper Manhattan."
Funding is available for projects in the performing, literary, media, and visual arts, ranging from folk/traditional forms to contemporary and socially - engaged artistic practices. Supported activities include concerts, performances, public art, exhibitions, screenings, festivals, readings, and more.
Applicants whose work is rooted in the lived experience of Upper Manhattan’s Black, Latinx , Indigenous and immigrant communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
For this grant, Upper Manhattan is defined as north of 98th Street on the east side of Fifth Avenue; and north of 110th Street on the west side.