2019 GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR BRONX ORGANIZATIONS, INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS, & COLLECTIVES

 

Funds for Community Engagement Grants



 


New Work 


 

 

Bronx-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations  are invited to apply for 201 project funding through Arts Fund, Community Arts and New Work.  Each grant program supports projects and activities between January 1st and December 31, 2019, that enable Bronx communities to experience and engage with the arts. Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Grants open Friday, July 13, 2018

Deadline: Monday, October 15 2018

For additional information contact bryan@bronxarts.org | 718-931-9500 ex. 22  

 

Funds for Artistic Excellence


BRIO 


Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) provides direct support to individual Bronx artists who create literary, media, visual, and performing works of art. BRIO grants of $4,000  will be awarded to Bronx artists. BRIO award winners complete a one-time public service activity. The awards are based solely on artistic excellence. Winners are selected by a panel of arts professionals representing the award disciplines

Grant application cycle opens  October 2018


For additional information contact bryan@bronxarts.org | 718-931-9500 ex. 22

For grant guidelines, "How to Apply" session dates, and more information, visit www.bronxarts.org


Ends on October 15, 2018

2019 Arts Fund

Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM


Fudning for this program made possible by:

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

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Arts Fund (AF) aims to develop 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 are invited to 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. 

Organizations that are receiving direct funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in fiscal year 2019 cannot apply for Arts Fund, but can serve as fiscal sponsors, provided the proposed project is NOT in collaboration with the fiscal sponsor.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

ORGANIZATIONS: Eligible organizations MUST:

·Provide one of the following forms of proof of non-profit status:

-  Internal Revenue Service 501(c)3 letter.

-  Charter from Board of Regrants under Section 216 of the NY State Education Law.

- Current NY State Bureau of Charities (Office of the Attorney General) filing receipt.

-  Certificate of Incorporation under S. 402 of the NY State Not-For-Profit Law.

·Have a current Bronx street address.

·Have an active Board of Directors.

·Not be recipients of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs funding for Fiscal Year 2019.

INDIVIDUALS/COLLECTIVES: An individual artist or collective MUST

·Provide one of the following forms of proof of Bronx residency (with same address as that of the application):

- NYS Driver’s license 

- New York State or New York City ID

- Voter Registration Card 

- Mortgage, rent receipt or lease agreement  

- Utility bill (e.g., electricity, cable, gas, etc.)

- Credit card or bank statement (first page only; social security number/financial information blacked out) 

- NYS or Federal tax return

*One lead artist or administrator with Bronx residency must act as BCA’s primary contact throughout the grant process and accept the award, if funded. 

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Applicants may submit one Arts Fund application per year. This may be in addition to Community Arts (CA) and New Work (NW), if applicable. Eligible applicants CAN apply to Arts Fund and BRIO, but must choose one if awarded both, as both grants are funded through the same source.

   

Eligible applicants CAN apply to Arts Fund and Community Arts for the same project.

Eligible applicants CAN apply to Arts Fund and New Work for the same project.

Eligible applicants CANNOT apply to Community Arts and New Work for the same project


NOTE: PLEASE SEE FULL GUIDELINES AVAILABLE HERE 

http://bronxarts.org/documents/ArtsFundGuidelines.pdf

Ends on October 15, 2018

2019 New Work 

Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM


Funding for this program is made possible by:

The New York State Council on the Arts’ (NYSCA) Decentralization program (DEC) ____________________________________________________________________

New Work (NW) invites individual Bronx-based artists to apply for a commissioning grant in the amount of $2,500 for the creation of a new work in a community setting. 

An essential element of this funding is a community engagement component. The project must engage a segment of the community through a public program, such as an exhibition or performance that is open to the public, and/or the inclusion of community involvement in the development and creative process of the artist’s project. This inclusion can be in the form of feedback, response, interaction and/or social practice by or with community members. Some examples of this type of interaction are interviews with a segment of the community, creation of parallel work by a community group, or stories and anecdotes collected from a community group that relate to the concept or content of the project. 

New Work is designed to increase support for local artist-initiated activity and to highlight the role of artists as important members of the community. These grants are intended to support creative (not interpretive) professional artists interested in working within a community setting. 

With a maximum of only four (4) awards made each year, New Work is a highly competitive grant process for Bronx artists of all disciplines. Preference will be given to innovative projects that address the concept of community. Competitive proposals will identify the community the artist plans to work with and the methods they will use to reach and include that audience. 

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Applicants may submit up to three applications per year between New Work and the Community Arts. Total request of all applications submitted cannot exceed $5,000. One proposal per project accepted.

Eligible applicants applying to New Work and CAG CANNOT exceed a combined request total of $5,000.

Eligible applicants CANNOT apply to New Work and Community Arts for the same project.

Eligible applicants CAN apply to Community Arts and Arts Fund for the same project

 

NOTE: PLEASE SEE FULL GUIDELINES AVAILABLE HERE

http://bronxarts.org/documents/NEWWORKGUIDELINES.pdf


Are you a performer, visual artist, arts critic, historian, art adviser, music producer, curator?

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) seeks artists, arts professionals, and nonprofit and community based organization leaders to serve as panelists for our 2018 grant cycle. 

BCA hosts 4 grant programs a year totaling in more than $250,000 a year in funding to Bronx artists, collectives, and nonprofit organizations. A major part of the awards process is the grant panelists who are so integral to the process that these grant programs wouldn't be able to run without them.

Panelists to review applications, provide comments, and score applications in order to recommend recipients.

Interested? The basic eligibility requirement to be a BCA panelist is that you are an artist, arts professional or nonprofit and community based organization leader NOT applying for a 2018 BCA grant.

If this is you and you would like to help make a difference in the Bronx community, please apply to serve on one of our grants panel.

Potential panelists from all boroughs are welcome to apply. 

Special note: Panelists chosen to serve on the BRIO grant program MUST reside outside of the Bronx and have expertise in specific artistic disciplines. BCA  supports panel diversity in all forms: age, race, gender, disabilities, sexual orientation, artistic discipline, location, etc.

If you have any questions on BCA's grants, please visit HERE

All Panelists receive an honorarium.

Bronx Council on the Arts