About BRIO: 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. BRIO award winners complete a one-time public service activity.
The awards are based solely on artistic excellence. Winners are selected by a panel of arts professionals representing the award disciplines.
BRIO awardees must complete a one-time public service activity to receive their complete cash award. Known as the ACE (Artists for Community Enrichment), this activity is an essential component for all BRIO recipients and must be performed within the one-year period of their award. The ACE provides artists with additional visibility and demonstrates to the community the wealth of artistic talent available in our borough.
Since its inception in 1989, BRIO has provided more than $875,000 to 310 artists. The selection of the awardees is based solely on the artistic excellence of the work submitted and judged anonymously by a panel of arts professionals (different panelists each year) from outside the Bronx and working in each respective field. Over its 25 years, BRIO has grown from ten annual awards of $1500 to 25 annual awards of $3,000. The Bronx has the unique distinction of being the only borough in New York City to have an ongoing fellowship award for artists.
Bronx Recognizes Its Own
2014 BRIO Winners
25 winners of BCA's prestigious BRIO Award were recognized at the June
4th award presentation atBCA's Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos.
Bronx Council on the Arts Congratulates the
2014 Winners of Bronx Recognizes Its Own.
Literary Arts (8)
Nahshon Anderson / Non-fiction
Mercedes Augusta / Fiction
Judith Baumel / Poetry
Paul Bulman / Poetry
Gina Clark / Fiction
Orlando Ferrand / Poetry
Bruce Tallerman / Fiction
Matthew Thorburn / Poetry
Media Arts (2)
Nigel Ho Sang / Narrative Film/Video
Macdara (Uibh Aille) Vallely / Narrative Film/Video
Performing Arts (8)
Davalois Fearon / Dance
Larissa Gelman / Instrumental Music Performance
Diana Henry / Acting
Laura Kaminsky / Music Composition
Marlyn Matias / Acting
Sheila Reinhold / Instrumental Music Performance
Peggy Robles-Alvarado / Performance Poetry
Erik Maldonado / Spoken Word
Visual Arts (7):
Sean Paul Gallegos / Installation
Borinquen Gallo / Mixed Media
Lisa Lebofsky / Painting
Agnes Murray / Printmaking
Ignacio Soltero / Photography
Yarisa Colón Torres / Crafts
Tammy Wofsey / Printmaking
Click here for extended information about this years winners.
from previous years
PANELISTS WANTED FOR 2015 BRIO AWARDS
Are you a performer, visual artist, arts critic, historian, art advisor, music producer, curator?
If so, please apply to be on one of our panels.
The Bronx Council on the Arts seeks nominations of arts professionals in all media (Literary, Media, Performing and Visual Arts) to serve on the Bronx
Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) Awards panels.
Panelist Requirements: The ideal panelist in each category would be a
generalist in the sub-categories listed below in that category or have a
competency in two or three of the subcategories.
Panelists cannot live in the Bronx. All Panelists receive an honorarium.
New panels are convened each year. Individuals selected to serve on a panel will receive an information packet, a letter of confirmation with the date,
location and time of the panel meeting.
Please complete application form below and upload your Resume or CV to:
Grants Panelist Application Form