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 2016, Community Arts Grant distributed $85,715 to 20 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.

**2017 Grantee Notifications will be sent during late February of 2017.**

2017 Community Arts Grant

The 2017 Community Arts Grant deadline has passed.

Please see 2017 Community Arts Grant Guidelines for reference.

Stay tuned for 2018 Application and deadline dates!

Application Opens: July 2017

Deadline: TBA

Feel free to reach out to Dalaeja Foreman to further discuss your project!

2017 How to Apply Workshops / Professional Development Workshops will be posted during spring.

These workshops will be happening during June and July!

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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 interested in making a difference in arts funding in the Bronx?  Do you want 2017 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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