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POC Creatives in NYC, apply to these grants today

7 grants to apply for now.

words by: Natasha Marsh
Jul 28, 2020

If you haven’t heard of @pickuptheflownyc, allow us to introduce you. Pick up the flow is a phenomenal resource that promotes “congregation and exchange between peers.” Based in NYC, they operate on Instagram, Twitter and in newsletter form. The company hosts workshops, radio broadcasts and activities throughout the year for the music, art and culture industries. Below are a few of our favorite grants they’re advocating for. And remember, they update daily so make sure you check back in on their accounts for the latest! Lastly, take a look at our list of POC organizations and communities in media.


$1M Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund

Requirements: open to all countries, must be visual creator

Deadline: August 1st, September 1st, October 1st

Apply: Adobe website


Greenwood Artist-In-Residence 2021 ($7500 + Private Studio Space)

Requirements: must reside in NYC and be a visual or performance artist

Deadline: September 2nd

Apply: Greenwood website


$500 Gifts for Journalists

Requirements: if you’ve been furloughed, laid off, or had your hours cut, you can apply now for assistance

Deadline: Ongoing

Apply: Microloans website


2020 Brooklyn Public Library Poet-in-Residence

Requirements: must be a poet

Deadline: July 31st

Apply: Brooklyn Public Library website


Monthly $1000 Grants to Black Brooklyn-Based 

Requirements: must be artist or movement worker

Deadline: End of August

Apply: Silent Partners website


$10K for Black Trans Women Visual Artists

Requirements: must identify as Black trans women or trans femmes and work in the visual art sector

Deadline: August 30th 

Apply: Queer Art website


$3K The Black Creative Endeavor Grant

Requirements: Black-led creative endeavor

Deadline: July 31st

Apply: email: [email protected]