BRONX RECOGNIZES ITS OWN
SUPPORTING BRONX ARTISTS SINCE 1989
Grant Amount: $3,000
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 $950,000 to 335 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.
Application Starts: Friday, October 2, 2015 | 5PM
DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 | 5PM
How to Apply Workshops
Sat | October 3, 2015 | 2-4 PM
Morris Park Library
985 Morris Park Avenue Bronx, NY, 10462
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Bronx Recognizes Its Own
2015 BRIO Winners
25 winners of BCA's prestigious BRIO Award were recognized at the
award presentation at BCA's Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos.
Bronx Council on the Arts Congratulates the
2015 Winners of Bronx Recognizes Its Own.
Rachel Ansong / poetry
Derrick Michael Charles / illustrated text
Jon Lewis Katz / fiction
Antoinette Mullins / playwriting
José Olivarez / poetry
Chiseche Salome Mibenge / non-fiction
A. A. Weiss / non-fiction
Nelson Pena / narrative film/video
Philip Bell / documentary film/video
April Armstrong / story telling
Jose Batista-Ayala / spoken word
Igor Begelman / instrumental music performance
Tyrone Birkett / instrumental music performance
Tamara Cashour / music composition
Ilana Davidson / vocal music performance
Steven Lubin / instrumental music performance
Penny Prince / music composition
Abdul Rasheed / choreography
Donald Vega / instrumental music performance
Heidi Johnson / painting
Ruth Marshall / craft
Arnaldo Morales / sculpture
Amy Pryor / mixed media
Christy Speakman / photography
Edwin Torres / photography
Click here for extended information about this years winners.
from previous years