Grants Range: $1,000 - $5,000

Supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Greater New York Arts Development Fund

Arts Fund (AF) develops Bronx artists and small arts organizations through its support of high-quality arts projects that engage Bronx audiences in a diverse array of artistic works in all disciplines, genres, and styles. Bronx-based individual artists, artist collectives and 501c3 arts organizations with an organizational budget below $100,000 may apply for grants of up to $5,000 that contribute to the cultural life of the borough. Individual Bronx residents and artist collectives do not need a fiscal sponsor; they may apply directly to this program.

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2019 AWARDEES

Boogie Down Boogaloo

Boogie Down Boogaloo! Show your Boogie Down Style. Learn about the roots of Latin Boogaloo, make your personal mark as… more

“More Than Just…” presented by Robleswrites Productions

  “If only I were (_______) I’d be beautiful!” This is the unsettling thought of many women of color struggling… more

MURAL TRIBUTE TO WOMEN AND DIVERSITY

Mural Tribute to Women and Diversity will involve leading a mural tribute to women, painted by a collaboration of 3… more

Mott Haven Soundwalks

Collaborating with long-time neighbors, we create participatory, immersive soundwalks through Mott Haven. In each walk two residents listen together to… more

Teaching Puerto Ricans and Latinos the Culture of Puerto Rico through Poetry and Music

This project will provide Puerto Rican and Latino youngsters, adults and seniors a total of 10 workshops on how to… more

Bardekova Ensemble Concerts

Bardekova Ensemble plans to bring 400 years of classical woodwind quintet music to all age groups and socioeconomic levels. New… more

Fishermen of the North East Bronx

    Fishermen of the North East Bronx is a series of photographic portraits by Ben Zucker. This work documents… more

AAA3A

It encourages the participants to use this exchange as an asset for their continued growth. Artist and presenters eligibility is… more

Bronx Hispanic Festival Inc.

The event, sponsored by the B H F Inc. will organize several art exhibitions during September/December 2019. Every 3 years… more

Revision the Kelly Street Garden Mural

Kelly Street Garden and its residents will be revising the mural located at the end of the garden. The mural… more

A Musical Offering, 2019

      A Musical Offering, 2019 presents a concert of exquisite music from eras gone by, with the spoken… more

di.vi.sion Concerts: Classical Music Series

di.vi.sion concerts is a series of four professional classical music concerts in the Bronx. Celebrating six years of presenting programs… more

Natural Woman: A Celebration of Aretha Franklin

Vocalist, Elissa Carmona will debut “Natural Woman”, a five-concert tour in spring 2019 that celebrates the life and music of… more

Silent Sellers

Emmit Thrower will be creating an interactive short film documentary and photo exhibit exploring the connection between Bronx community street… more

Hip hop meets House Vol. 2

This dance centered gathering will celebrate the similarities & differences of Hip hop and House- two NYC dance genres that… more

Personal Jewels: A Multidimensional, Experience-Collage Mural

Personal Jewels: An Experience-Collage Mural will be a highly personalized, original mural, designed and created by seniors during a series… more

Puerto Rican Folklore Dance and Costuming

Hilda Rivera-Pantojas plans to engage local artists and the Bronx community-at-large in highlighting the costuming and Puerto Rican folklore through… more

I’RAISE Dance Academy

I’RAISE Dance Academy offers free high-quality dance classes to young people in low-income neighborhoods. Young people with demonstrated passion and… more

COMIC CULTURE: DYNAMIC BRONX!

COMIC CULTURE: DYNAMIC BRONX! teaches cultural awareness, tolerance, and critical thinking. Cartooning, graphics software and writing skill-sets are built into… more

Drawing: A Public Gathering

This is a public gathering which explores the possibilities of drawing as a group. Exercises will be worked on that… more

Artists After Maria

Artists After Maria is an exhibition of photography and narrative writing presenting the effects of Hurricane Maria on the lives… more

The Bronx Loiza Community Festival

The Bronx Loiza Community Festival will engage community members in celebrating Afro-Puerto Rican cultural traditions. Five main activities encompass this… more

MazArte & Folclor

MazArte Dance Company: MazArte & Folclor is a Mexican Folkloric dance program where children ages 6-11 and teens ages 12-17… more

The Bronx CommuniTea Hat Fund

The Bronx CommuniTea Hat Fund is a social “happening.” This event focuses on the building of community relationships and bridging… more

tHe GEM.iN.I

tHe GEM. iN. I features a dancer and three instrumentalists, playing R&B, reggae, gospel, experimental music and spoken word with… more

Act with Art

    Act with Art is an enriching art program that will encourage youth to use various visual-art forms to… more

See Yourself / Be Yourself: A Journey to Self-Awareness

Some view the Bronx as the neglected borough. Yet it has produced a Supreme Court Justice, award-winning entertainers, and recently… more

A Tribute to My Ancestors

This project will consist of 2 musical performances. One performance will be for the Divine Light Church while the second… more

Project X Bronx Poetry and Art Festival

Project X has had the privilege of creating & building with the community of Mott Haven for the past two seasons.… more

El Son Y Su Esencia

Raíces Cultural Arts Association presents “El Son Y Su Esencia.”  In this interactive cultural presentation, dancers, musicians, historians, and the… more

Engineering Drawing Tools from Nature

With the project “Engineering Drawing Tools from Nature”, Rosemarie Fiore will partner with Wave Hill to combine engineering, art, and… more

South Bronx Open Studio Tour

South Bronx Artists will open their studios to the public for one afternoon. Artists will be present to meet their… more

Queer Eyes Queer Spirits

Queer Eyes Queer Spirits is an opportunity to share stories on how spirituality makes us stronger.  How people use indigenous… more

Molding Our Community

Molding Our Community is an initiative by and for the Bronx Community that engages multi-generations in an open-air ceramic workshop.

Hot Cabinet Presents Cosmic Freedom

Hot Cabinet Presents Cosmic Freedom is a two-day collaborative workshop and show at the Bronx Social Center. After facilitating a… more

UBUNTU: I AM BECAUSE WE ARE

Ubuntu, meaning humanity towards others, serves as the cornerstone for Tijay’s project. It focuses attention on seniors’ connection to migration,… more

The Solid Ground Project

The Solid Ground Project includes: “Solid Ground: A Play about Landing on your Feet” for teens and young adults, “Power… more

Millennium Dance Company 25th Anniversary Recital

Since 1994, in June of every year, all the students of Millennium Dance Company (MDC) have the opportunity to share… more

Spring and Winter Concerts 2019

This project includes the Annual Spring and Winter concerts in 2019. The performances will occur in May and December at… more

The Garinagu Percussion Project

This project will be a musical presentation by an American/Garifuna musical director in collaboration with prominent jazz artists and Honduran,… more

Poetic Affair

Poetic Affair seeks to draw in artists and art lovers from the community. Art Defined Productions, Inc. produces this showcase… more

The Pohela Boishakh Festival

The Pohela Boishakh Festival is the perfect cocktail of education & entertainment. It is a pleasure to host a full… more

1. The Neighbors 2. Women Who’ve Made a Difference

“The Neighbors” is a dark comedy about a group of 8 people of varying ages and backgrounds who live on… more

Bronx Concert Singers 38th Season

The Bronx Concert Singers, Inc.: Bronx Concert Singers 38th Season BCS, professional singers and instrumentalists rehearse & perform two concerts.… more

Art in the Air Presents Poetry in the Air

Art in the Air Presents Poetry in the Air is a community art program that creates temporary site-specific art installations… more

The Superhero Project

People love comics. We love making comics with homeless young adults. Young people experiencing trauma and disruption find artistic, social,… more

A Concert Series for Seniors

A Concert Series for Seniors will present Barbara Purdy & her Cabaret Experience Jazz Combo in eight weekday afternoon free… 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 Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.