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June 10, 2021
NYC Authors Can Apply for $5,000 Grants in Support of Public Readings or Other Book-Related Events Held in New York City July 10-Oct 31, 2021
Apply before August 10 to be eligible to receive one of 3,000 grants to working artists.
City Artists Corp, a new $25 million recovery initiative of the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, is distributing one-time $5,000 grants to 3,000 NYC-based artists, including writers, who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
Authors who have scheduled or can schedule one or more free public-facing events such as book readings, lectures, or creative writing workshops at venues anywhere in New York City’s five boroughs are eligible. Each live public event must be held on-site between July 10-October 31. The deadline to apply for the first round of funding is June 22, with second and third round applications due July 20 and August 10, respectively. Apply here!
City Artist Corps Grants will roll out in three cycles over the summer to help sustain artists and engage with the city’s diverse cultural communities. For all cycles, artists will be screened for eligibility, and grant recipients will be selected by lottery.
Interested authors and other artists must meet the following criteria:
Applications are already being accepted, so interested authors need to move fast. Visit the application page for full details on demonstrating eligibility and the application process.