Community Arts Grant (CAG)


Grants Range: $1,000 - $5,000
Supported by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program

Bronx-based nonprofit organizations and individual artists working through a fiscal sponsor or in partnership with Bronx-based nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for grants of up to $5,000 for community-based arts projects. In 2015, Community Arts Grant distributed $73,900 to 22 Bronx artists and organizations.

Community Arts Grants may include, but are not limited to: exhibitions, workshop series, performances (all disciplines), festivals, screenings or readings. All funded projects in this category must be community based and open to the general public.

CAG aims to contribute to the cultural life of the borough through its support of community based, high-quality arts projects in all disciplines, genres, and styles. Local nonprofit organizations may apply directly to this program; individual artists must apply with a community-based nonprofit partner.

2016 Community Arts Grant

Application Starts: Monday, August 3, 2015 | 5PM

DEADLINE: Thursday, October 29, 2015 | 5PM

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


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

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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.


May 2015 Grants News


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