2013 Guidelines & application
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GENERAL APPLICATION INFORMATIOn
Who can apply
- You must be 18 years old.
- You must be a resident of the Bronx. (2 proofs of residency must be supplied upon award notification. See Award Notification below).
- You must have a valid e-mail address.
- You must possess a valid social security number.
Who cannot apply
- A full-time graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in any degree program.
- A recipient of any 2011 Bronx Council on the Arts Awards - BRIO, Bronx Writers Center Fellowship, Digital Matrix Commissions Program or Bronx Community Arts Fund.
ABOUT THE BRIO PROCESS
Selection of Awards
The selection of awards is based solely on artistic excellence – the quality of work submitted – and decided by a panel of arts professionals. A new panel is convened each year. All materials and information involved in the selection process are kept confidential and are viewed anonymously by the panelists. When the application package is received, a code number is assigned to each application and its corresponding material. The applicant’s coded submission is the only information available to the panelists for review. Materials not meeting the submission guidelines will render the application ineligible.
All applicants will be notified by e-mail of panel decisions approximately four months after the deadline date. The first payment of $2,500 is made at an awards ceremony in June 2013. The balance payment of $500 is made when the awardee has completed a one-time public service activity. (Read about ACE). All BRIO awardees are subject to verification and proof of Bronx residency at time of award notification.
To be furnished upon award notification:
Social security number, one-page resume citing your artistic, professional,
and educational background and proof of Bronx residency.
Two of any of the following are considered acceptable:
- Photocopy of a recent Drivers License or State Issued ID.
- Utility Bill (Phone, Gas, Electricity).
- Copy of recent rent receipt or lease agreement.
- Copy of NYS or Federal tax return.
- Bursar’s receipt (required for part-time students).
Return of Materials
Due to the amount and bulk of literary manuscripts sent to panelists, all manuscripts will be recycled. However, all other submissions will be kept at BCA’s main office for pick up (by the applicant and by appointment only) until Friday, September 20, 2013. We will keep the support material for the winning submissions for archival and marketing purposes.
No materials will be returned by mail.
About ACE (Artists for Community Enrichment)
An important and integral component of BRIO is ACE which requires each awardee to present a one-time public service activity within the one-year period of the award. This initiative was created to provide artists with additional visibility and also to provide Bronxites with the opportunity to experience the wealth of talent available in the community. If possible, recipients will be given an opportunity to take part in an exhibition, performance, or workshop through one of our BCA programs. When the ACE activity is completed, the awardee will receive the remaining $500 balance of the award. The ACE portion of the BRIO award must be coordinated through and approved by the Bronx Council on the Arts BRIO Manager.
general application guidelines
The "What" and "How" of Submitting BRIO
- Work must have been created between 2008 and 2013.
- Panelists are asked to evaluate work based on the materials they are viewing/hearing/reading. Be careful and selective of the work you submit. Poor quality submission materials will affect the panel’s evaluation.
- Submit only copies of your work, never the original.
- ONE application per artist.
- Only submit materials necessary for the category in which you are applying.
- Any required information missing at the time of panel review will render the application ineligible.
- Do not send reviews, books, magazines, brochures, or catalogues, etc. as they will not be reviewed.
Download the Guidelines
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2013 BRIO applications
Fiction, Illustrated Text, Non-Fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, and Screenwriting.
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Digital Arts, Narrative/Documentary/Experimental Film or Video, Film Animation.
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Acting, Choreography, Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music Performance, Music Composition, Performance Poetry, Spoken Word, and Storytelling.
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Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media
Installation Art, Mixed Media, Performance Art, Sculpture
Architecture, Crafts, Environmental Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design
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Into its 23nd year, Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) continues to provide 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 at the BRIO Awards ceremony in June 2012. 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. Only artists living in the Bronx are eligible to apply.
The Bronx Council on the Arts, a private non-profit membership organization, is the officially designated cultural agency of the Bronx. For 50 years, BCA has been providing quality cultural services and arts programs to a multi-cultural constituency of our borough. The mission of the Bronx Council on the Arts is to encourage and increase the public’s awareness and participation in the arts and nurture the development of artists and arts organizations.
Funding for BRIO is provided by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs-Greater New York Arts Development Fund. Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies. Additional funding is provided by the NYS Council on the Arts, the Scherman Foundation and BCA’s membership program.