2017 GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR BRONX ORGANIZATIONS, INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS, & COLLECTIVES

Funds for Community Engagement Projects

Bronx-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations  are invited to apply for 2016 project funding through the Artists for Community Grant, Arts Fund, and Community Arts Grant.  Each grant program supports projects and activities between January 1st and December 31, 2016, that enable Bronx communities to experience and engage with the arts. Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Grants open Friday, July 1, 2016.

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

 

Funds for Artistic Excellence


Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) provides direct support to individual Bronx artists who create literary, media, visual, and performing works of art. 25 BRIO grants of $3,000 each are 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

Grants open Monday, October 3, 2016

For additional information contact Lydia@bronxarts.org | 718-931-9500 ex. 33

For grant guidelines, "How to Apply" workshop dates, and more visit Bronxarts.org/grants

Call for Artists

Noir: Defining the Melodrama

Submission Deadline: Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, 5pm


Noir: Defining the Melodrama
The Bronx Council on the Arts’ Longwood Arts Project is looking for original, thought-provoking submissions by NYC visual artists whose artworks are influenced or inspired by film noir for the upcoming exhibition Noir: Defining Melodrama.  


About “Noir”
The film noir genre generally refers to mystery and crime dramas produced from the early 1940s through the late 1950s. These movies were characteristically shot in black-and-white, high-contrast, neon lit spaces, and featured “femmes fatales”, doomed heroes or anti-heroes, and tough, cynical detectives. We will be reviewing submissions that incorporate any or all these elements.

Noir: Defining the Melodrama” is a group exhibition that features artworks by visual artists and writers whose works are influenced or inspired by film noir. The exhibition is scheduled to open February 1, 2017 and will close on May 3, 2017, at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College in the South Bronx. Artworks that incorporate formal and aesthetic elements of noir will be considered and selected artists must have works that are ready to exhibit. Artists working in the following media are encouraged to apply: artists’ books, comics/storyboards, drawings, illustrations, paintings, performance, photography and sculpture and video.


Who Can Apply:

  • Individual New York City visual artists, 18 and over, not enrolled in school (Undergrad or Grad) in 2017.
  • You must live within the 5 boroughs of New York City, though priority will be given to Bronx artists.
  • We encourage submissions by Bronx artists-of-color, women, LGBTQ artists and artists without gallery representation living and working in the Bronx.
  • Submissions should reflect a direct connection to elements of film noir.
  • All works must be ready to hang, install or display; this applies to drawing, illustration, graphic novels, installation, painting, photography, performance, sculpture and video.


Instructions for Application:

  • Artist CV, 1 page max.
  • 250-word limit biography.
  • 500-word limit artist statement.
  • 3-5 JPEG images (saved as: lastname_name_01).
  • Checklist including title of work, year completed, dimensions, medium.
  • For video applicants, you may submit up to 2  samples, each one no longer than 10 minutes. Please  upload  MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG files only!


If selected please have the following available/ready:
Artwork that is ready to hang (framed, mounted, stretched, etc)
Arists are resposible for delivering and picking up the artwork(s) to and from the art gallery
Dates for delivery and pick up of selected work are: week of Jan 9 and May 15, 2017 respectively

For questions technical questions about : longwood@bronxarts.org

*No phone calls please. Selected artists will be contacted by the exhibition staff. Please do not submit original art. Work will not be returned. This call is open to artists from all five boroughs. However, priority will be given to artists from the Bronx.
Ends on October 14, 2016

2017 Artist for Community (AFC) Grant

Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016 at 5:00 PM


Funding for this program is made possible by:

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

Bronx-based individual artists are invited to apply for commissioning support in the amount of $2500 for the creation of a new work in a community setting. 

An essential element of this funding is the inclusion of community involvement in the development and creative process of the artists’ project. The project must encompass a segment of the community through some form of feedback, response, interaction and/or social practice. 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. Projects that limit public participation to performances or exhibitions after the work has been executed are not eligible.

This regrant opportunity 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 artists interested in working within a community setting.

Applicants may submit one AFC application per year. This may be in addition to an Arts Fund, BRIO, and Community Arts Grant (CAG) application.

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


Ends on October 28, 2016

2017 Arts Fund

Deadline: Friday, October 28, 2016 at 5:00 PM


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

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Bronx-based professional and pre-professional artists, artist collectives and Bronx-based 501c3 arts organizations with an organizational budget below $100,000 are invited to apply for grants of up to $5,000 for high-quality arts projects that contribute to the cultural life of the borough. In 2015, Arts Fund distributed $70,000 to 31 artists and organizations.

The Arts Fund 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 501c3 arts organizations with organizational budgets below $100,000 and individual artists living in the Bronx may apply directly to this program.

Disciplines: dance; film/video/media; folk arts; interdisciplinary arts; literary arts; multi-disciplinary projects; music/opera; theater/drama/musical theater; visual arts/crafts.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS:

· Arts Fund applicants must reside in the Bronx, and apply as either an individual or 501c3 nonprofit arts organization with an organizational budget less than $100,000.

· Individual Bronx residents and artist collectives* do not need a fiscal sponsor of any sort; they may apply directly to this program.

*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.

· Applicants who prefer to apply through a fiscal sponsor may do so. Fiscal sponsors must have IRS 501c3 nonprofit status and be incorporated within the five boroughs of New York City

· Organizations that are receiving direct funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) in fiscal year 2016 CANNOT apply for this program, but CAN serve as fiscal sponsors, provided the proposed project is NOT in collaboration with the fiscal sponsor.

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Proposals should include: appropriate work samples; a clear, realistic timeline that demonstrates the ability to complete the project within the calendar year 2016; engagement of experienced and appropriate personnel; and plans to promote the project. BCA strongly supports payment of artist fees.

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Applicants may submit one Arts Fund application per year. This may be in addition to a BRIO, Community Arts Grant (CAG)  and Artist for Community (AFC) application, if applicable.

Eligible Applicants CAN apply to Arts Fund and BRIO, but MUST choose only ONE if awarded both. An individual artist may NOT accept money from Arts Fund and BRIO because both grants are funded through the same source.

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

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

HOWEVER Eligible applicants CANNOT apply to CAG and AFC for the same project

Ends on November 18, 2016

2017 Community Arts Grant (CAG)

Deadline: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Funding for this program is made possible by:

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

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Bronx-based nonprofit arts and community organizations and individual artists working through a fiscal sponsor or in partnership with Bronx-based nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for grants of up to $5,000 for community-based arts projects. In 2015,  Community Arts Grant distributed $73,900 to 22  Bronx artists and organizations.

Community Arts Grants may include, but are not limited to: exhibitions, workshop series, performances (all disciplines), festivals, screenings or readings. All funded projects in this category must be community based and open to the general public.

CAG aims to contribute to the cultural life of the borough through its support of community based, high-quality arts projects in all disciplines, genres, and styles. Local nonprofit organizations may apply directly to this program; individual artists must apply with a community-based nonprofit partner.

Disciplines: dance; film/video/media; folk arts; interdisciplinary arts; literary arts; multi-disciplinary projects; music/opera; theater/drama/musical theater; visual arts/crafts.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS:

Eligible organizations :

- Are able to provide proof of one of the following forms of nonprofit status:

- Internal Revenue Service 501(c)3 letter.

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

- NYC Charities Registration (Article 7A).

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

- Has an active Board of Directors.

- Did not apply directly to NY State Council on the Arts for funding for the Fiscal Year 2016

An individual artist or collective MUST apply for funds through a fiscal sponsor or apply directly if working in partnership with a community-based non-profit organization in the Bronx. Fiscal sponsors and community partners must meet the same basic eligibility requirements as an applicant organization and provide the same required documents listed above. A community-based non-profit partner is required to provide a letter of commitment confirming the partnership with the applicant and outlining the scope of the partnership, i.e., venue/space, marketing support, community outreach, staff/admin support, etc.

NOTE: An individual artist cannot apply through a partnering organization that is applying directly  to NYSCA or CAG

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Applicants may submit up to three applications per year between the Artist for Community Grant (AFC) and the Community Arts Grant (CAG). Total request of all applications submitted cannot exceed $5,000. One proposal per project accepted.

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

Eligible applicants CANNOT apply to AFC and CAG for the same project.

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

 









Dear 2016 Grantee,

Congratulations on your award! BCA is excited to have you join the roster of artists and nonprofit organizations that have won our awards. To celebrate your achievements and hard work, BCA would like to dedicate a page of our website to you and your funded project.

Please fill out the below questionnaire to help BCA gather the info needed in order to complete the 2016 Grantee webpage!
Dear 2016 Grantee,

Congratulations on your award! BCA is excited to have you join the roster of artists and nonprofit organizations that have won our awards. To celebrate your achievements and hard work, BCA would like to dedicate a page of our website to you and your funded project.

Please fill out the below questionnaire to help BCA gather the info needed in order to complete the 2016 Grantee webpage!

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 2017 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.

For fiscal year 2017 4 grants will need panels: NYC DCA Arts Fund and BRIO* for…NYSCA grants...   BCA is seeking new panelists to view 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 2017 BCA grant.

If this is you and you would like to help make a difference in the Bronx community, please join our grants panel, and let's make 2017 all about the art!

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.

Ends on December 31, 2016
As part of your 2016 Artists For Community Grant agreement, all recipients must submit a final report to complete your funding requirements.

Please submit this final report no later than 30 days after the completion of your funded project.

Thank you and congratulations on completing your project! 
Ends on December 31, 2016
As part of your 2016 Arts Fund Grant agreement, all recipients must submit a final report to complete your funding requirements. 

Please submit this final report no later than 30 days after the completion of your funded project.

Thank you and congratulations on completing your project! 
Ends on December 31, 2016
As part of your 2016 Community Arts Grant agreement, all recipients must submit a final report to complete your funding requirements.

Please submit this final report no later than 30 days after the completion of your funded project.

Thank you and congratulations on completing your project!