It is the inescapable reality of Brooklyn life that the cost of living here is on a steep incline, with no signs of slowing down any time soon.
The median household income for Kings County is $46,085 with 62.4% of the population over the age of 16 actively participating in the labor force. The average rent in Brooklyn increased to $2,714.14, up 0.48% from $2,711.22 in March 2015. Over the past 12 months, Brooklyn rents are up 2.26%, from $2,663.93 in April 2014.
I’m about to make a few assumptions.
Prepare yourself accordingly, and let’s dive in.
- You are an artist or representative of an arts organization, based in Brooklyn or the surrounding New York Area.
- You have a creative idea or mission you would like to see come to fruition.
- You need money.
Being an artist or arts organization in today’s day and age is hard. It just is.
The money is gone and the industry is constantly shifting in a way that makes the already insanely difficult and vulnerable process of creating, even more stressful and uncertain.