Bronx Cultural Visions Fund

Up to $10k for Concept Development or $20k for Production

Supported by the Howard Gilman Foundation

New Work

The Bronx Cultural Visions Fund (BCVF) seeks to support the development of new ideas and the production of new work in the performing arts, including but not limited to dance, music, theater, performance art, and multi-disciplinary performance work. Open to Bronx-based emerging and mid-career individual artists and organizations with budgets up to $250,000, BCVF awards are intended to have a meaningful impact on an artist’s career or an organization’s development.

The BCVF represents a significant investment in The Bronx’s performing arts scene, and the Bronx Council of the Arts (BCA) will be developing long-term relationships with each grantee. We will remain actively engaged with applicants and grantees throughout the process, from the letter of intent through the realization of funded projects.

BCVF APPLICATION PROCESS

The BCVF application process consists of two stages: submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI), and then if invited, submitting a full proposal. You can submit your LOI in written or video format. You will submit your application through Submittable at https://bronxcouncilonthearts.submittable.com/submit/64fc0349-a3f7-493d-93c9-fd6e81015443/2025-bronx-cultural-visions-fund-bcvf-letter-of-intent-loi.

If invited to submit a full proposal, the second step of the review process is for each proposal to be read by a specially convened BCVF panel of 3-5 performing arts professionals who live in NYC. They will determine the strongest proposals and choose at least 5 awards in each category (Concept Development and Production).

GRANT TIMELINE

  • LOI Deadline: Monday, August 19, 2024
  • Full Proposal Deadline: Monday, October 28, 2024

HOW WILL APPLICATIONS BE EVALUATED?

After BCA staff screens submissions for eligibility, they will be reviewed by BCA staff and an invited panel of performing arts professionals. Decisions will be made according to the 5 criteria below – submissions that meet at least 3 will be considered strong. 

BCA is committed to creating a fair, transparent, and impartial panel process. We ensure our panels represent a range of ethnicities, genders, ages, and artistic styles. Want to know more about our grant panel processes and ethics? Please call or email us at bcvf@bronxarts.org. 

EVALUATION CRITERIA: 

  • Is the project stewarding cultural heritage, innovating, sharing a new perspective, or probing/pushing boundaries? Is there a compelling vision or original voice? 
  • Is technical expertise and/or proficiency evident in the work samples? 
  • Are the outcomes achievable? Are the plans realistic?  
  • Does the project represent a new direction or growth for the applicant? 

Applications are now open! The Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline is Monday, August 19, 2024, at 11:59 PM.

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Bronx Cultural Visions Fund (BCVF) Info Session
The Bronx Cultural Visions Fund (BCVF) grant seeks to support the development of new ideas and the production of new work in the performing arts, including but not limited to dance, music, theater, performance art, and multi-disciplinary performance work. Open to Bronx-based emerging and mid-career…
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Bronx Cultural Visions Fund (BCVF) Info Session

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Bronx Cultural Visions Fund (BCVF) Info Session
The Bronx Cultural Visions Fund (BCVF) grant seeks to support the development of new ideas and the production of new work in the performing arts, including but not limited to dance, music, theater, performance art, and multi-disciplinary performance work. Open to Bronx-based emerging and mid-career…
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Bronx Cultural Visions Fund (BCVF) Info Session

Bronx Cultural Visions Fund (BCVF) Info Session

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Bronx Cultural Visions Fund (BCVF) Info Session
The Bronx Cultural Visions Fund (BCVF) grant seeks to support the development of new ideas and the production of new work in the performing arts, including but not limited to dance, music, theater, performance art, and multi-disciplinary performance work. Open to Bronx-based emerging and mid-career…
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