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Nora's Guide to Kicking Ass & Applying for Grants: July 2021

Equity in the Arts
Screenshot from the new Sex and the City reboot with Nora photoshopped in

And just like that, we're back with another installment of Nora's Guide to Kicking Ass and Applying for Grants! The Lark's Director of Development, Nora Brigid Monahan (and the fabulous Development Team at The Lark) is back, bringing you this monthly series to help you find opportunities for funding and to encourage you to keep kicking ass! Each month, we'll highlight grant, fellowship, and aid opportunities with upcoming application deadlines (p.s. if you're looking for playwriting specific opportunities, head over to The Chirp).

If you have any questions about applying to grants, please contact The Lark's Director of Development, Nora Brigid Monahan ( And if you have any ideas of what we should photoshop Nora into next, let us know in the comments!

City Artist Corps Grant

Deadline: July 20, 2021

City Artist Corps Grants are intended to support NYC-based working artists who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The program will distribute one-time $5,000 grants to over 3000 artists to help sustain their practice and engage the public across New York City’s five boroughs this summer beginning July. Artists working in any discipline are eligible to apply. READ MORE>

Creative Futures Grant

Deadline: July 26, 2021

Through the Creative Futures Grant, Black Artists and Designers Guild is providing opportunities to four selected Black undergraduate and graduate students in Architecture, Design and Fine Art to receive the $5000 award, a chance to join the canon of Black Art & Design and bring their art and design dreams closer to becoming reality. The Creative Futures Grant is intended to support the kinds of projects that Black students in the arts may want to do but are not necessarily supported to create at their educational institutions. The grant seeks to activate young professionals toward actualizing all the phases of a professional project: from ideation to research to working through the steps of what the final project might look like in the world. READ MORE>

The Next Generation Project Micro-grant

Deadline: August 1st, 2021

The Next Generation Project is giving away eleven micro-grants to Black and Brown Trans Artists and Activists who are doing the work! The micro-grants will be $1,000 each, and will be announced on August 15th, 2021 via our Instagram @wearetngproject! Please create a piece of art based on this statement: The Next Generation of Black and Brown Trans folk looks like…. This should be a creative project such as a song, a story, a poem, an art piece, a dance, a short film, a speech, or anything you can think of. We want to see your creativity shine and what inspires you! READ MORE>

The Laundromat Project's Create Change Program

Deadline: August 1st, 2021

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. READ MORE>

International Theatermakers Award

Deadline: August 15, 2021

The International Theatermakers Program is designed to recognize and provide assistance to international theatermakers making a crucial contribution to American Theater and to expand the participation of international theatermakers from demographic groups that are underrepresented in the American theater industry. Winners are awarded no-cost legal assistance in connection with an O-1(b) petition for a temporary Visa to the US which is granted to recognized international artists who wish to work in the US in connection with one or more engagements in their field.  READ MORE>

Ruby Artists Grants

Deadline: August 15, 2021

The Rubys were established in 2013 to provide project-based support for individual artists. The goal of the program is to provide meaningful support to individual artists to allow for the creation of new work. The Rubys supports the notion of risk-taking (in practice, content, process, and/or outcome) and equally values artistic integrity, strong ideas, feasibility, and communal meaning. The program is open to artists at any stage of their career and favors projects that have significant creative work left to accomplish. Artists may apply for grants of up to $15,000 to be applied to a project over a 12-month period. READ MORE>