Create Change is our artist development program, designed to connect communities and artists in meaningful ways. We envision building a corps of artists inspired and equipped to work alongside everyday folks in creative endeavors right where they live. Over the long-term, we intend to foster and support artist-leaders who are empowered by, committed to, and fully conversant in community-attuned art practices.
This year, we are building our Create Change artist development program around the theme: Abundance.
Author, social activist, philosopher, and feminist Grace Lee Boggs asks: With People of Color becoming the new American majority in many parts of the country, how are we going to create a new vision for this country? This year at The LP, we are delving into abundance as a pathway to imagine more for ourselves and our communities. Our creative visions, ideas, and actions can fuel new ways of making positive change in the world. Through abundance, we know that we are many, we are more than enough, and that our communities encompass everything we need to work towards an equitable future. The Create Change program is an invitation to learn within a diverse, talented, passionate, and knowledgeable LP community striving to build collective spaces which invite new possibilities.
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.
Create Change Artist-in-Residence Program
The Residency is for artists of color with a demonstrated record of developing community-based public art projects who are comfortable engaging their neighbors in participatory, socially-engaged work. Residents should live in the neighborhood where they plan to work: Bed-Stuy, Harlem, or Hunts Point / Longwood.