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Creatives Rebuild New York names artists selected to work with nonprofits across New York State

Jul 01, 2022
Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY) has announced the names of 300 artists selected to partner with 98 New York State community-based organizations, tribal governments, and municipalities.

They’ll work to confront violence through theater with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in New York City, to shine a light on overdoses in a more rural part of the state, to highlight the contributions of Indigenous women through avenues as disparate as foodways and comedy, and much more.

Browse the full list of artists and organizations.

The artists taking part will receive a $65,000 annual salary, benefits, and dedicated time to pursue their own artistic practice, while collaborating with organizations ranging from established institutions to small grassroots groups.

CRNY is a major new three-year initiative from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and the Ford Foundation that seeks to help kick-start a renaissance in New York’s creative sector, following a catastrophic period under the pandemic during which the field shed half its jobs. In addition to the Artist Employment Program, CRNY’s Guaranteed Income for Artists program will offer $1,000 in no-strings-attached monthly income to 2,400 New York State artists over 18 months.

Support for individual artists to pursue their calling and grow in their practice, through the SNF ARTWORKS Fellowship for instance, is an important part of SNF’s work to open up access in the arts. SNF grants recognize the role the arts can play in connecting, healing, and inspiring communities, like through the Porch Light program from Philadelphia Mural Arts or in the Greek mountain village of Vamvakou.