Grant Range: Up to $500

Supported by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program

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. A limited number of small grants of up to $500 are available through this initiative. Funds are specifically earmarked for arts activities open to all block party and single block festival participants, and can only be used for artist fees. (Examples include DJ’s, spoken word artists, musicians, singers, dancers, etc., or other artists whose activities will enhance block party attendance.) The initiative is especially focused on supporting the work of organizations that are new to BCA and could become future grantees for arts programs. Therefore, preference will be given to smaller organizations and those who have not applied for a grant from BCA in the past.

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2019 AWARDEES

“STOMP” THE VIOLENCE

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BxArts Factory Block Party!

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Clay Ave Block Party

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Kelly Street Block Festival

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Mighty Manida – Back to School Celebration

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RFT Family Day

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Soap making at the Friends Giving fest

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The Bronx Defenders Annual Block Party

The Bronx Defenders Annual Block Party builds community in the South Bronx with food, beverages, games, music, performances, face painting,… 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.