Create Change Fellowship



The Laundromat Project offers the Create Change Fellowship Program for up to 15 artists and makers of all disciplines including, cultural producers, and community organizers residing in New York City or near, who may not necessarily have experience doing socially-engaged creative projects. The Fellowship offers an intensive learning environment on how to do community-based work better and to deepen their creative practice. The fellowship takes place at our learning spaces in our three anchor neighborhoods: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Harlem, and Hunts Point / Longwood.*


The Fellowship runs from April to October. Participation in the program requires a significant time commitment of roughly 200 hours. Thanks to the generosity of the Andy Warhol Foundation and the Andrew Mellon Foundation the Create Change Fellowship is free of charge. However, upon acceptance into the program, participants will be required to put down a refundable deposit of $100 that will be returned upon successful completion of the program.





  • Access to an incredible range of information designed to deepen and expand one’s socially-engaged creative practice.


  • Access to a rich network of local and national peers, activists, arts professionals, curators, funders, and change agents.


  • Formation of a strong long-lasting peer network where one can share their creative vision, strategies for change, and ideas.


  • Access to a peer network of over 150 Create Change alumni living and working in New York’s five boroughs and nearby cities like Jersey City, Yonkers and Philadelphia.


  • As alumni, eligibility to receive grants from The Laundromat Project for future community-based projects.


  • As alumni, eligibility to become a Create Change Commission artist, including honoraria and production support to complete a community-based project.


  • Preference for ongoing professional opportunities, such as speaking engagements, press coverage, and commissions.




This program is ideal for creatives who:


  • Identify as artists, community organizers, media-makers or cultural producers.


  • Are already creating positive local impact with their artistic practice, or interested in doing so.


  • Want to develop their individual artistic practices by incorporating tools for social engagement.


  • Can commit the time and attention to participating in the program’s workshops, project planning meetings, potluck dinners, and other program related dates. Fellows should expect to spend at least 200 hours over 6 months participating in the program.


  • Be open to building knowledge about The LP’s anchor neighborhoods—Bed-Stuy, Harlem, and Hunts Point / Longwood.


  • Want to build community among artists working to create impact with their creative practice.


For more information on this program, click HERE for the application guidelines and FAQ.


For a list of past Create Change Fellows go HERE.