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Create Change

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The Laundromat Project invites all NYC-based artists, activists, neighbors, designers, organizers, healers, storytellers, and cultural producers to apply for the 2022 Create Change program as we explore social practices through a community engagement lens. The program will consist of a series of hybrid (virtual and in-person) convenings to engage The LP’s community-based art pedagogy and practices, which center collaborative, cooperative, and co-created art projects.

The Create Change program is comprised of three learning blocks:

Make Art:
What role does art, culture, and creativity play in making meaning, shifting narratives, and creating change in the world?

Participants examine a range of artworks across the fields of social practice and creative placemaking that align with The LP’s approaches to cultural asset mapping and leadership development.

Build Community:
How can art and cultural practices build trust and accountability with communities?

Participants will explore approaches to fostering attunement with community rhythms, building reciprocal partnerships, and the art of meeting people where they are.

Create Change:
Understanding the power that exists within ourselves and our communities, how do we creatively leverage power for equity and positive societal change?

Participants will explore personal and collective relationships to race, power, and privilege in order to facilitate social transformation through their art and cultural practices.

Review the 2022 Create Change Program Guidelines before applying.

Learn more about the Create Change program and the selection process from LP staff and alumni artists.

Create Change
Fellowship Program

The Create Change Fellowship program is for artists and cultural producers who are interested in developing and deepening a collaborative, community-based, and socially-engaged creative practice. The Fellowship is philosophically grounded in peer-learning around art making, power analysis, and community building.

LP Field Day Bedsty 2016

Create Change Artist-in-Residence Program

The Create Change Residency program supports the development of participatory and community-attuned creative projects by artists of color working within their communities. Projects may take place anywhere in the five boroughs either in person or virtually, across various community sites, from laundromats and urban gardens to playgrounds and community centers. The residency is a year-long program that runs from January to December.


Meet the Artists

Incoming Fellows and Residents will join a network of 180+ alumni, including artists and cultural producers like Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Sara Abdullah, Taja Lindley, Katherine Toukhy, OlaRonke Akinmowo, Stephanie Dinkins, Salome Asega, The Black School, Storyline Media, Tattfoo Tan, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Chinatown Art Brigade, and more.

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