2016 Grant Opportunities for


Individual Artists | Artist Collectives| Bronx-based Organizations



Individual Artists


Below are current and recent grants, fellowships, and residencies offered directly by the Bronx Council on the Arts. The BRIO Award (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) serves as The Bronx Council on the Art's flagship grant, honoring many talented people in the Bronx community. Please also visit the 'Other Grants and Opportunities' page to find other opportunities, financial resources, and support to realize your creative vision. Many of BCA's application processes are now online; please contact staff if you need assistance.


Artists for Community (AFC); Bronx-based individual artists are invited to apply for commissioning support in the amount of $2500 for the creation of a new work in a community setting. more...

Arts Fund grants up to $5,000 for Bronx-based arts organizations and artists with new public projects that have not taken place due to lack of funding or projects already scheduled for which additional funds would have a significant impact. more...

Application opens: August 3


Thursday, October 15, 2015  | 5:00 PM

Application opens: August 3


Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 5:00 PM

Community Arts Grants is a local arts funding program supporting projects and activities that enable Bronx communities to experience and engage with the performing, literary, media, and visual arts. more...

Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) provides direct support to individual Bronx artists who create literary, media, visual, and performing works of art. 25 BRIO grants of $3,000 each are awarded to Bronx artists. more...

Application opens: August 3


Thursday, October 29, 2015 | 5:00 PM

Application opens: October 2


December 2, 2015 | 11:59 PM

Other Opportunities

SPARC - With support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA), the Bronx Council on the Arts completed the selection of artists for the 2015 Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide (SPARC). more...


Seeing It Through is a professional development workshop series offering assistance to creative people, organizations, and those seeking cultural grants.

Not sure which grant is right for you?

Come to one of our information "How to apply" workshops!

Wed | August 19, 2015 | 6-8 PM
Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road Bronx, NY, 10458


Wed | September 16, 2015 | 6-8PM
Parkchester Library
1985 Westchester Avenue Bronx, NY, 10462


**Sat | October 3, 2015 | 2-4 PM
Morris Park Library
985 Morris Park Avenue Bronx, NY, 10462

** This workshop will also include information on the individual artist grant, Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO)


Wed | October 7, 2015 | 6-8 PM
Lehman College Art Gallery Lobby
250 Bedford Park Blvd W Bronx, NY 10468


BCA grants are made possible through the generous support of the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) in partnership with the New York City Council; and the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cumo and the New York State Legislature.


Are you a performer, visual artist, arts critic, historian, art advisor, music producer, curator?

Submit here!


Applications Available:
Friday, October 2, 2015

Arts Fund
Applications Available:
Monday, August 3, 2015
Community Arts Grant
Applications Available:
Monday, August 3, 2015
Artist for Community Grant
Applications Available:
Monday, August 3, 2015


BCA proudly honored the recipients of our 2015 Arts Fund Grant, Community Arts Grant and Artists for Community Grant at an awards presentation on April 8th at the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. The event was well-attended and gave our grantees a wonderful opportunity to rub elbows with the BCA staff and Board Members as well as networkring with each other. Kudos to all of our 2015 grantees!
2014 Community Arts Grant Awardees
Forty Arts Organizations/Artists were recognized as BCA/NYSCA 2014 Community Arts Grant (CAG) recipients for their hard work and dedication to Bronx arts. CAG is a local arts funding program supporting projects and activities that enable Bronx communities to experience and engage with the literary, media, performing and visual arts. The 2014 grantees demonstrated continuous artistic and cultural strength within their operations, programming, and mission.


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