Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Open Call for advocates!

Open Call for advocates!

Calling all advocates and organizers!

CUP is looking for community and advocacy organizations working to address policy issues that would benefit from a visual explanation, and where the lack of understanding of the issue is leading to social injustice. Together, we’ll collaborate with art and design professionals to take on complex problems and break them down into an accessible, culturally appropriate visual tool that you can distribute to your constituents.

There are two ways to work with CUP through this open call:

Public Access Design projects are short collaborations that result in a visual tool that meets an NYC-based advocate’s organizing needs as they arise. Public Access Design projects are narrow in scope, cover more concise topics, and take around 4-6 months to create. Click here to see past examples and learn more!

Making Policy Public is CUP’s series of fold-out posters that explain larger, more complex systems. These projects are wider in scope and are open to out-of-state issues (although we look for partners that can attend meetings in NYC). These projects take around 8-10 months to finish. Click here to see past examples and to learn more!

For both programs, we’re looking for groups who work directly with the constituency impacted by the issue and who can distribute the completed tool to that audience. Applicants should be interested in engaging in a collaborative design process and, most of all, interested in explaining an aspect of public policy! We define public policy broadly. Topics can address policies (like rent stabilization laws), systems (how the juvenile justice system works, for example), or processes (like how to apply for asylum). Advocates will receive 1000 free copies of the completed tool.

While a proposal about rights for undocumented immigrants in New York would make a better fit for Making Policy Publica guide to applying for a Family-Based Immigrant Petition would work best as a Public Access Design project.

Not sure which program is right for you? We’re hosting a webinar on June 26th at noon EDT that covers all you need to know about collaborating with CUP. We strongly encourage prospective applicants to attend – register here!

Public Access Design applications are due by July 222019 at noon EDT ­– click here to apply!

Making Policy Public applications are due by August 12, 2019 at noon EDT – click here to apply!

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Let's Hang Out

Urban Investigations

Let's Hang Out

Is Suspension The Solution?

City Studies

Is Suspension The Solution?

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help