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Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY) and ArtTable Applications

By: Elaina Arrechea

March 2022

Creatives Rebuild New York Grant Program

Self-employed artists, or artists in need of funds to remain engaged in their creative careers, may apply to the new Creatives Rebuild New York program (CRNY), a $125M investment fund under the auspices of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 2,700 artists living in New York State who may be struggling financially or are in search of new jobs can look to benefit from monthly stipends and paid positions. Advisors of the project include researchers, artists, policymakers, and nonprofit leaders. The application for the program went live on February 14, 2022.

For CRNY Program Apply HERE.

The program aims to provide grants to those who put forth efforts in creating an environment where arts and humanities can thrive. Higher learning, arts, culture, and public knowledge are all a part of the common mission of support. The payments will be made in monthly increments for 2,400 artists. In addition to these efforts, 300 other artists will become employed for two years by partnering with community-based organizations in New York. Those participating will “receive a salary commensurate with New York State median income data, plus benefits, with dedicated time to focus on their practice. Participating organizations will receive overhead funds to support artists’ employment.”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the art sector in New York was immensely damaged. Artists and others who work in the entertainment and recreational industry lost jobs rapidly as the pandemic grew. Immigrant artists were hit even harder as minimal aid and support were at reach for them. Overall, art is not a pastime; it is a career in which those who create deserve a fair and equal income. This program will enhance artist creation and career drive as you will act as partners to the project as a whole, rather than subjects. Artists will work alongside researchers and leaders of local arts organizations.

The project will go hand in hand with the City Artists Corps Program, a $25M project that employed 1,500 artists in New York City. Together, this will open many doors to those struggling to get back on their feet so they can get back to doing what they do best. It is time to stop looking at art as a product and to start valuing the individual who created it instead.

ArtTable Fellowship Program

For women or those identifying as women, The ArtTable Fellowship Program gives female students and emerging professionals who are underrepresented in the visual arts field a new opportunity. The program will aid their transition from academic students to professional careers in the visual arts during a compensated five to eight-week course. One-on-one mentoring and exposure to accomplished professionals in the art field will generate insight when individuals witness an array of professional occupations in the industry. Applicants may select their placement out of 18 nationwide Host Organizations and if selected to the fellowship program, will receive a $4,000 stipend. You must be enrolled in a graduate or pre/post-doc program to apply. Recent graduates may apply if they have graduated within 6 months. ArtTable is looking for women who come from a challenged cultural, racial, ethnic, and/or socio-economic background who may be overlooked in the field. Applications will run until March 27th, 2022 11:59 pm. The final selections for ArtTable Fellowship Program will be decided in April. The program will begin on June 1st, 2022, and run until August 31st, 2022.

To Apply click HERE.

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