NEW WORK (Formerly Artist for Community Grant)

Upto Four (4) Individual Artists $2,500 each
Supported by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program

New Work (NW) invites individual Bronx-based artists to apply for a commissioning grant in the amount of $2,500 for the creation of a new work in a community setting. 

An essential element of this funding is a community engagement component. The project must engage a segment of the community through a public program, such as an exhibition or performance that is open to the public, and/or the inclusion of community involvement in the development and creative process of the artist’s project. This inclusion can be in the form of feedback, response, interaction and/or social practice by or with community members. Some examples of this type of interaction are interviews with a segment of the community, creation of parallel work by a community group, or stories and anecdotes collected from a community group that relate to the concept or content of the project.

New Work is designed to increase support for local artist-initiated activity and to highlight the role of artists as important members of the community. These grants are intended to support creative (not interpretive) professional artists interested in working within a community setting.

With a maximum of only four (4) awards made each year, New Work is a highly competitive grant process for Bronx artists of all disciplines. Preference will be given to innovative projects that address the concept of community. Competitive proposals will identify the community the artist plans to work with and the methods they will use to reach and include that audience.

2019 New Work Grant


Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM

Feel free to reach out to Bryan E. Glover to further discuss your project!

Past How-To-Apply Workshops


Cultural Funding Info Session - General Grant Tips | All Grants

Friday, July 27th | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Bronx Library Center

310, E Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx, NY 10458


How to Apply - General Grant Tips | All Grants

Saturday, August 11th | 02:00pm - 03:30pm

Morris Park Library

985, Morris Park Avenue

Bronx, NY 10462


How to Apply - General Grant Tips | All Grants

Tuesday, August 21st | 05:00pm - 06:30pm

Mott Haven Library

321 E. 140th Street

Bronx, NY 10454


How to Apply - General Grant Tips | All Grants

Tuesday, September 11th | 05:00pm - 06:30pm

Parkchester Library

1985 Westchester Avenue

Bronx, NY 10462


How to Apply - General Grant Tips | All Grants

Saturday, September 15th | 01:00pm - 03:00pm

Community Board 12

4104 White Plains Road

Bronx, NY 10466


How to Apply - General Grant Tips | All Grants

Monday, September 24th | 05:00pm - 06:00pm

Sedgwick Library

1701 University Avenue

Bronx, NY 10453


How to Apply - Webinar Session

Wednesday, October 10th | 11:00am - 01:00pm




Check out other Grant Opportunities!

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 Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


For additional information
about the Community Arts Grant guidelines,


Are you interested in making a difference in arts funding in the Bronx?  Do you want 2019 to be about support for Bronx Artists and Communities?

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) seeks artists, arts professionals, and nonprofit and community based organization leaders to serve as panelists for our 2017 grant cycle. 


Submit here!



This New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) decentralization grant provides direct support for arts and cultural projects developed and/or sponsored by Bronx arts organizations and community-based organizations. These activities may include workshops/classes, performances, arts exhibitions, special one-day events, multi-discipline collaborations, and public access programming whose central focus is the arts. Examples of the types of costs covered by this grant include but are not limited to: artist fees, supplies, equipment rental, marketing and publicity costs related to the specific activity. Individual artists can apply through an organizational conduit based in the County. All activities must serve County residents and be open to the general public. Matching funds are required.



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