The Create Change Fellowship & Residency deadline is extended! The Deadline to Apply is August 21st. Apply today.
Our Create Change programs are for artists and cultural producers who are interested in developing and deepening a collaborative, community-based, and socially-engaged creative practice.
Learn more about our program.
What is Create Change?
Established in 2006, Create Change is our flagship program. Through Residencies and Fellowships, we support artists and cultural producers interested in developing and deepening a collaborative, community-based, and socially-engaged creative practice. We also support the development of participatory and community-attuned creative projects by artists of color working within their communities.
“For someone who wants to work WITH communities and co-create art, specifically in New York City, this Create Change program provided essential concepts, conversations, and tools to take forward into our work.”
— 2022 Create Change Fellow
The Laundromat Project advances artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities.
Since our beginning, The LP has centered the voices, cultures, imaginations, knowledge, and leadership of people of color (POC). We do this to push against complex systemic injustices in pursuit of a world in which all people—across race, ethnicity, class, age, gender, sexuality, religion, nationality, disability status, and migration status—are free to be their whole selves.
2023 Create Change Projects
directly invested since 2005.
Since 2005, we have invested in more than 230+ multiracial, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary artists; 89 innovative public art projects; and a creative community hub in Bed-Stuy, while engaging over 48,000 New Yorkers across the city and beyond.