Below are annual grant opportunities offered directly by the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) to support and develop the capacity of individual artists and small to mid-sized arts organizations to provide community-centered arts and culture projects, and contribute to artists realizing thier creative vision. Our aim is to develop Bronx communities by providing opportunities for the public to experience and engage with the arts. BCA utilizes an online platform for its application processes. For information, contact Bryan E. Glover at


Individual Artists | Artist Collectives| Bronx-based Organizations

Application Cycle Opens Friday, July 13, 2018

Proposal Deadline Monday, October 15, 2018


New Work (formerly Artists for Community): Bronx-based individual artists are invited to apply for commissioning support in the amount of $2,500 for the creation of a new work in a community setting. An essential element of this funding is a community engagement component. The project must engage a segment More...


Arts Fund: Bronx-based professional and pre-professional artists, artist collectives and Bronx-based 501c3 organizations with an organizational budget below $100,000 are invited to apply for grants of up to $5,000 for high-quality arts projects that contribute to the cultural life of the borough More...

Community Arts: 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 projectsMore...



Individual Artists

Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO): provides direct support to individual

Bronx artists who create works in the literary, media, visual, and performing arts, based solely on artistic excellence. More...



Individual Artists


SU-CASA connects artists with seniors at local community centers and positively impacts the well-being of older adults through arts activities. More...

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 Cumo and the New York State Legislature.


Are you interested in making a difference in arts funding in the Bronx?  Do you want 2018 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!



BCA has awarded $169,715 for our 2016 Community Arts Grant, Artists for

Community Grant and Arts Fund Grant awardees. On April 20th we were ecstatic

to celebrate with our Grantees at the ]Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. The

evening began with a light reception with

tea and laughter, followed by an award ceremony and ended with an inspirational storytelling ACE performance by 2015

BCA BRIO winner, April Armstrong!

Special thanks to Serengeti Teas &

Spices. Photos by Antonio Rodrigez

BCA proudly honored the recipients of our 2015 Arts Fund Grant, Community Arts Grant and Artists for Community Grant at an awards presentation on April 8th at the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. The event was well-attended and gave our grantees a wonderful opportunity to rub elbows with the BCA staff and Board Members as well as networkring with each other. Kudos to all of our 2015 grantees!
2014 Community Arts Grant Awardees
Forty Arts Organizations/Artists were recognized as BCA/NYSCA 2014 Community Arts Grant (CAG) recipients for their hard work and dedication to Bronx arts. CAG is a local arts funding program supporting projects and activities that enable Bronx communities to experience and engage with the literary, media, performing and visual arts. The 2014 grantees demonstrated continuous artistic and cultural strength within their operations, programming, and mission.


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