Our dream is to foster and nurture a community of cultural leadership in an environment where every voice is regarded with mutual respect.
We believe that the exchange of ideas between people from all areas of creative life in our Down State host community, and the visiting residents with “A Little Creative Class” forms the soul of our mission. In this spirit we are actively building an innovative and inclusive network of creative visionaries who we can forge new creative paths with.
THE SPIRIT OF INVOLVEMENT
We invite artists, thinkers, scientists, makers and doers of all kinds to welcome us into your studio, have a conversation about our common passions, prepare a formal 12 week workshop, take us on a tour of a hidden gem in your neighborhood, tell us about your music show, zine opening, bake something with us, and let us help you put on a fashion show of your latest designs, Open up a store that lasts a day. Come with us to The Whitney or The Tenement Museum, or bird watching in Central Park. We want to build boats out of found things and sail to forbidden islands, write an opera about our grandparents, make a film that is only sound, become scent art connoisseurs who sing with whales, dissolve boundaries we didn’t know existed, and really make a different world.
We seek mentors to orient our artists in residence to the vast landscape of possibility offered in creative life. We invite all who are dedicated to nurturing the unique voices of a population from which there are significant challenges in the access to creative culture, to contact us with ideas you would like to share.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A RESIDENCY
To be eligible to apply for a twelve week residency the applicant must
- Live outside the five boroughs of New York City
- Be 18-21 years old at the time they begin their residency
- Provide proof of family or individual income to determine eligibility
*** no more than 25% above current poverty level based on wages and family size
- Demonstrate a strong desire to complete the residency
ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES CAN START THE APPLICATION PROCESSIN ONE OF TWO WAYS
- Young People Who Interested in a Twelve- Week Residency May Email or Call Us directly
- We invite teachers, parents, and community partners to nominate young creatives to begin a relationship with a little cc and to be considered for a residency.
If you know a young person you want to nominate
If you have a creative passion you want to share
If you want to make a tax deductible charitable contribution to support our operating costs and artist stipends
JOIN OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY