Grants Range: $1000-$5000

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

Community Arts (CA) supports local arts projects and activities that enable Bronx communities to experience and engage with the performing, literary, media, and visual arts. All projects must be community-based and open to the general public. Local non-profit organizations may apply directly to this program; individual artists or collectives must apply either through a Bronx-based fiscal sponsor or in partnership with a community-based non-profit organization based in the Bronx. Grants range from $1000 t0 $5000.



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2019 Awardees

The Bronx Book Fair

The Bronx Book Fair, in partnership with the New York Public Library, is the premiere Bronx literary event. The Bronx… 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

MazArte Para el Bronx

MazArte Para el Bronx “More art for the Bronx” is MazArte’s showcase across the borough of its vibrant, energetic, and engaging… more

Mekong Arts and Music

As the only Southeast Asian organization in New York City, Mekong NYC proposes to enhance the rich cultural assets in… 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

Project V.I.P. (Voice, Identity, Power) & Next Level Dancers

PROJECT V.I.P. combines acting training with the development of original creative work based on themes encountered in literature and life.… more

Community Dance Workshops – Mambo

“Community Dance Workshops – Mambo  – Open to All Ages! One World Arts invite City Island residents to come join… more

Paso Negro: Neo Afro Diasporic Festival 2019

Neo Afro Diasporic Festival 2019 is a multidisciplinary artistic project designed to impact the community of Mott Haven by offering… 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

Bronx Artist Spotlight 2019

Pepatian’s Bronx Artist Spotlight 2019 features four projects (Hip-Hop Academy, Dance Your Future residency, Bronx Artists Now APAP Showcase, and… 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

Boogaloo in the Bronx!

Come on down & Boogaloo… in the Bronx!  Take in a screening of the documentary “We Like It Like That”,… 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

Connecting People, Strengthening Communities: The Harlem River Bridges

There are over 2,000 bridges across New York City but how many of us know the ones right in our… more

“WE ARE MELROSE” / “Melrose Holiday Parranda”

“We Are Melrose” is a diverse, outdoor community folk art, performance celebration. “Melrose Holiday Parranda” is an age-old, musically-based Puerto… more

Jazz Appreciation Month at Woodlawn

In April, (Jazz Appreciation Month) the Woodlawn Conservancy will host a series of Trolley Tours for student and adult groups… 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

KHCC Poetry and Music Enhancement

Through KHCC’s Poetry and Music Enhancement program, community artists provide disadvantaged youth, grades 6-12, with opportunities to explore the arts… more


MR PAPO PRESENTS takes popular art-forms, i.e. cartooning and manga to teach cultural awareness, and enable dynamic art infused with… more

Poetry Workshop Series

The workshop will provide older adults with the opportunity to study a wide variety of traditional and contemporary poetry with… more

The Bronx Native American Festival

The 11th Annual Bronx Native American Festival will feature singers, dancers, musicians, and storytellers from cultures throughout the Americas. These… more

Act4Change Violence Prevention Project

Act4Change projects equip and engage youth, adults, and seniors in meaningful dialogue on social justice issues.   We use participatory theater… more

Children and Teens DANCE Project

DANCE artists will provide immersive and participatory dance classes accompanied, at times, by live music to 50 participants between the… more

Precious Metals: #IamEnough Storytelling Workshop

Precious Metals: #IamEnough Storytelling Workshop is an 8-week long project to inspire, equip, and train young women to write and… more

The Gathering

Members of BronxWorks senior centers will create three plays around the theme of “gathering.” Jurukan Productions will act as a… 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

Bombazo FREE Drum & Dance Classes

Free dance and drum community classes in the Bronx in Afro Puerto Rican Bomba for children and adults.

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.