Let the Cash Flow

Does summer in the city make you languid and lazy, the heat and humidity pushing you down into your overstuffed couch? Or do long days and warm, breezy nights make you loose and limber, poised for creativity?

If the latter, then we’d like to support your effort with a little extra liquidity. Announcing the fourth annual Macktez Summer Stipend.

Now in its fourth year, the Macktez Summer Stipend is a $500 grant for creative development. Our goal is to encourage one of the many imaginative people we meet each day to finish their summer project.

Our stipend has helped fund Daniel Marr’s concept album about love and lunch in Chinatown; a documentary installation of a Williamsburg payphone by Christopher Allen and UnionDocs; and, last year, Andrew Sloat’s choreographed depiction of the preamble to the Constitution.

We have a simple set of criteria: originality, relevance, and conviction. We would prefer a project already underway that $500 would push across the finish line. And we will rely on the refined personal judgment of our great panelists: Martin Bone, Stefan Boubil, Andrew Capelli, Ann Harakawa, Mark Naden, Douglas Riccardi, and Judy Wert.

If our all-star panelists like what they see, you’ll take home the trophy* and $500 to help you finish your summer project in style.

Apply by July 25.

*Trophy is for illustrative purposes only. But the money’s for real.