Bed-Stuy Create & Connect Fund

Laundromat Project

P.O. Box 472917
Brooklyn, NY 11247


Sep 19, 2021


Aug 26, 2021

Applications Open: $1K in Funding for
Initiatives and Projects in Bed-Stuy
Deadline: September 19, 11:59PM EST
Are you an artist or community member with an ongoing creative initiative or community building project in Bed-Stuy?

The Bed-Stuy Create and Connect Fund seeds the creative ideas and civic actions of artists, cultural practitioners, community builders, organizers, and makers in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. We will provide $1,000 grants towards each funded proposal, for a total of up to 12 proposals. We are looking for creative initiatives and projects that are rooted in community, foster connections, and ignite conversations and/or collaborations. In other words, we support community building amongst neighbors.

We encourage you to apply if you have a new creative project or an ongoing/long-term initiative that positively impacts and engages a group, audience, or community in Bed-Stuy. We are particularly interested in proposals that nurture creativity and uplift collective recovery, and/or community wellness. Proposals can be virtual, in-person (with appropriate COVID-19 safety precautions in place), or some combination of both.


Tuesday, August 31, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm EST

Learn more about the Bed-Stuy Create & Connect Fund from LP staff through this info session. The session will take place virtually on August 31, 2021 via Zoom. Live closed captioning will be available. A recording of the session will be available on The Laundromat Project’s YouTube channel.


Thursday, September 9, 2021 | 5:30-7:30pm EST

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 5:30-7:30pm EST

Thursday, September 16, 2021 | 6:00-7:30pm EST

Need support with your application? LP staff will be available for 30-minute individualized application support. The sessions will take place virtually on September 9th, 15th, and 16th in 30-minute blocks. Registration is required 24 hours before the event. You will receive an email confirmation with a personalized time slot for you and/or your group.


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+