CRNY’s Guaranteed Income for Artists program will provide regular, no-strings-attached cash payments for 2,400 artists who have financial need. Each artist will receive $1,000 per month for 18 consecutive months.
Eligible participants must meet the following requirements:
18 years of age or older as of January 1, 2022
Primary residence in New York State at the time of application
Have financial need (as determined by the Self-Sufficiency Standard) – For this program, an applicant qualifies if their household income falls under the Self-Sufficiency Standard.
Identify as an artist, culture bearer, or culture maker – An artist, culture bearer, or culture maker (‘artist’) is someone who regularly engages in artistic or cultural practice to: express themselves with the intention of communicating richly to or sharing with others; pass on traditional knowledge and cultural practices; offer cultural resources to their communities; and/or co-organize and co-create within communities toward social impacts.
Artists aspire to sustain themselves through their practice and maintain a commitment to continuing their practice.
Artists can work both individually and collaboratively, or as educators within their field of practice.
Not a staff member or related to a staff member (e.g., an immediate family member) of Tides or Creatives Rebuild New York
Artistic and cultural practice includes: Craft, Dance, Design, Film, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Music, Oral Traditions, Social Practice, Theater, Performance Art, Traditional Arts, Visual Arts, and Interdisciplinary Arts.