Bed-Stuy Create and Connect Fund
The Laundromat Project
1476 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
ABOUT THE CREATE & CONNECT FUND
The Bed-Stuy Create and Connect Fund is a community micro-grant fund that the LP launched in 2020. The Fund seeds and supports the creative ideas and civic actions of artists, cultural practitioners, community builders, organizers, and makers in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. During the 2022 cycle, we will provide $1000 grants towards each funded project, for a total of up to 25 proposals. We are looking for creative initiatives and projects that are rooted in community, foster connections, and ignite conversations and/or collaborations.
ABOUT THE LAUNDROMAT PROJECT
The Laundromat Project (The LP) is a Black-rooted and People of Color-centered, New York City arts organization dedicated to advancing artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities. In 2020, we marked our 15th anniversary with a new home at 1476 Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
Applications Open: June 1, 2022
Applications Close on Sep 1, 2022
Self-organized groups or collectives (i.e. sewing club, writers group); formal organizations (i.e. block associations, tenant associations); and individuals (at least 18 years of age) living, working, or otherwise committed to and invested in Bed-Stuy are eligible to apply. Please note the legacy of place is a core value of this Fund, so proposals must be responsive to or centered within the Bed-Stuy neighborhood and communities. We also see the allocation of this Fund as a way to help counter structural, systemic injustices in Bed-Stuy. Therefore, we will prioritize:
- Proposals from residents born and/or raised in Bed-Stuy, generational Bed-Stuy residents, and residents who have lived in Bed-Stuy for more than 10 years
- Proposals from individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, Native and/or People of Color
- Proposals from individuals in the disability community, including immunocompromised individuals
- Proposals from individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+
Check out the C&C 2022_Info Presentation to learn more.
At The Laundromat Project, we define art as visual, media, literary, and performing arts as well as curation, scholarship, education, healing, community organizing, and other cultural traditions, productions, and practices. You do not have to consider yourself an artist to apply.
Consider the following list of types of art (categories and language adapted from Leeway Foundation’s Art and Change Grant).