The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) offers funding to support community-centered arts and culture projects and to recognize outstanding local artists. Applications are accepted from individual artists, artist collectives, and nonprofit arts and community organizations for projects in a wide variety of disciplines, including dance, film/video/media, folk arts, interdisciplinary arts, literary arts, multi-disciplinary projects, music, opera, theater, visual arts/crafts, and others. Emerging and pre-professional artists, women, the disabled, artists of color, members of the LGBTQ community and other under-represented individuals or organizations are encouraged to apply.
Below are BCA’s grant opportunities. BCA’s investments not only allow for the development of community-centered arts and culture projects but also provide opportunities for the community at large to engage with the arts at a local level.
Community Engagement Grants (New Work, Arts Fund, Community Arts, and Arts on the Block)
New Work (NW) supports individual Bronx-based artists.
Applications For New Work Are Now Closed
Arts Fund (AF) supports Bronx-based individual artists, artist collectives and 501c3 arts organizations with an organizational budget below $100,000.
Applications For Arts Fund Are Now Closed
For Community Arts (CA) local nonprofit organizations may apply directly; individual artists or collectives must apply either through a Bronx-based fiscal sponsor or in partnership with a community-based nonprofit organization based in The Bronx.
Applications For Community Arts Are Now Closed
Arts on the Block (AB) is a grassroots initiative designed to support small local organizations and block associations to increase attendance to their neighborhood block parties and/or single block festivals.
Applications For Arts On The Block Are Now Closed
Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) provides direct support to individual Bronx artists who create works in the literary, media, visual, and performing arts.
Applications For Bronx Recognizes Its Own Are Now Open
Grant Panelists Wanted
Apply to serve as a panelist for the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) and help make a difference in arts funding in the borough.
The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) seeks artists, arts professionals, and community-based organization leaders to serve as panelists for our 2019 grant cycle.
Panelists are an essential component of BCA’s grant-making process, selecting projects and deciding on the distribution of grant funds to Bronx based artists, art collectives, art organizations, and other community-based groups. Panelists help foster equitable, transparent and inclusive grantmaking practices, in accordance with BCA’s mission and values.
Panelists commit to reviewing and scoring applications, and to participating in an in-person meeting to discuss selected projects. First-time panelists are required to participate in an in-person training. Panelists receive an honorarium for their service. All activities take place in the Bronx.
If you are interested, please apply here