NYSCA Decentralization
Community Arts Grant (CAG)




BCA Community Arts Grant Final Report for Funding Period 2012-2013 is due February 24, 2014.

Your eligibility for continued consideration for funds from the Community Arts Fund depends upon your satisfactory completion of all contracts and reports.


2013-14 BCA/Nysca Community arts grant


Read below for details about the 2013-2014 Community Arts Grant

Please Note: CAG application & guidelines are totally new and the process has changed! Hard copies will not be available. . All applications and support materials must be submitted electronically to no later than 4:00pm. Friday, October 18, 2013.


The Bronx Council on the Arts 2013-2014 Community Arts Grant application deadline is Friday, October 18, 2013.


The purpose of the Community Arts Grant is to provide funds to support art projects in Bronx neighborhoods, support teaching artists doing short residencies at Bronx public schools as well as providing individual artists with funds to create new works of art.


Applications must be submitted via email. It is the responsibility of each applicant to make sure that application and support materials are free of any malicious viruses and/or not corrupt in anyway. BCA reserves the right to deem corrupt, late or incomplete application packages not eligible – no exceptions.


Eligible organizations and artists must be Bronx-based.  Private or parochial schools are not eligible for the arts education category The total monetary amount for all requests combined cannot exceed $5,000. All nonprofits must have 50% of the project expenses matched by a minumum of 35% of the match in real cash and 15% of the match in in-kind support.


Average grants range from $1,000 to $1,400, but can be higher depending on the quality of the applications and its support materials.


BCA awards these funds to artists, arts and community-based organizations based and operating in the Bronx. Projects funded range from short term school residencies, after-school arts workshops and programs to production expenses for performances and exhibitions. All applications are welcome. However, the program only awards funds directly to not-for-profit, Bronx-based organizations and individual artists applying for the Individual Artist Tier, but the individual artist must form a partnership with a Bronx not-for-profit organization. Interested nonprofits and artists should e-mail Projects must be completed by no later than December 31st.

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All first-time applicants are required to attend one of the following seminars below in order to be updated on the new procedures and the online application.  

Dates and Locations for the 2013-14 CAG Seminar/Workshops

Tuesday  |  July 16, 2013  |  5:00pm

BCA’s Main Office

1738 Hone Avenue

Bronx, NY 10461

RSVP: 718-931-9500 x19

Tuesday  |  August 27, 2013  |  1:30pm

The Poe Visitor Center

2640 Grand Concourse

Bronx, NY 10458

RSVP: 718-931-9500 x19

Tuesday  |  July 23, 2013  |  6:00pm

BCA @ 2700 (in Westchester Square)

2700 East Tremont Avenue

Bronx, NY 10461

RSVP: 718-931-9500 x19

Thursday  |  September 12, 2013  |  3:00pm

The Poe Visitor Center

2640 Grand Concourse

Bronx, NY 10458

RSVP: 718-931-9500 x19

Wednesday  |  August 14, 2013  |  4:00pm

New York Public Library - Mott Haven Branch

321 East 140th Street (at Alexander Ave.)

Bronx, NY 1045

RSVP: 718-931-9500 x19

Saturday | September 21, 2013 | 1:00pm
Hostos Community College

450 Grand Concourse, Room C-391
Bronx, NY 10451
RSVP: 718-931-9500 x19

Tuesday  |  August 20, 2013  |  3:00pm

Saint Stephens UMC

146 West 228th Street (at Mable Hill Ave)

Bronx, NY 10463

RSVP: 718-931-9500 x19

Tuesday  |  September 24, 2013  |  6:00pm

Soundview Park Field House

Lafayette Avenue (between Bolton & Colgate Avenues)

Bronx, NY 10458

RSVP: 718-931-9500 ext. 19718-931-9500 x19

Saturday  |  September 28, 2013  |  1:00pm
Baychester Youth Council, Inc.

1930 Schieffelin Avenue
Bronx, NY 10466
RSVP: 718-931-9500 x19

Wednesday  |  September 25, 2013  |  6:00pm

Bronx Library Center

310 East Kingsbridge Road

Bronx, NY 10458

RSVP: 718-931-9500 x19


Deadline for submission is Friday, October 18, 2013. The application must be submitted online no later than 4:00pm on that date. Email all required documents (proof of nonprofit staus, list of Board of Directors, financial statement, resumes, project budgets) and all support materials to no later than 4:00pm, Friday, October 18, 2013. Visit BCA’s website for updated information on these grants as well as other events, activities, and offerings of the Bronx Council on the Arts.


The Community Arts Grant is made possible by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ State and Local Partnership Program through its Decentralization initiative.

Click here to meet the 2012-13 CAG Winners!

For additional information
about the Community Arts Grant guidelines,




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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