The LES Young Artists of Color Fellowship

Deadline: February 15th
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis


FABnyc and Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) are launching a new fellowship program for young artists of color, ages 18-25, who are residents of the Lower East Side.  

As the Lower East Side continues to fight displacement, marginalization, and racial inequities, our organizations recognize that sustaining a sense of community requires efforts beyond successfully preventing evictions.  People also need to feel that they have a community, a place, in the LES. Arts-based placemaking efforts, like the LES Young Artists of Color fellowship, can strengthen a sense of belonging across generations.

Besides their importance as creative voices in the LES, young artists of color are underrepresented in the arts sector as a whole.  Peer circles of support combined with opportunities to share work and learn from others can be a critical factor in moving their professional development forward.

Fellows will each receive a $500 stipend, meetings and exchange with established arts professionals of color, and a supportive circle for sharing artistic works-in-progress and career challenges.  Fellows will have the opportunity to share their work publicly through a culminating group event.

The program will meet for 16 weeks by Zoom, Monday evenings in spring 2021, March 1 – June 14. Attendance to all sessions is required. We will accept 10 fellows into the program this spring.

Artists creating original work in any discipline may apply.

If you have questions about the application, please contact Imani Vieira –

All proposals must be received before midnight on February 15th.