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

Ends in 3 days, 12 hours

Application Deadline: EXTENDEDDecember 9th, 2016

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

SU-CASA is a community arts engagement program that places artists and organizations in residence at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. The program provides selected artists with a stipend in exchange for the creation and delivery of arts programming for seniors. The program has two components: 1) artists will engage participating seniors in an art project or series of cultural programs over the course of the residency, and 2) the residency will include a public program component – exhibits, readings, performances, open houses or other cultural interactions open to the surrounding community

Selected artists will work with the senior center where they are placed to further refine project goals and coordinate a schedule for residency activities and use of facilities.    

For FY17, individual artists will be eligible to participate. Individual artists may apply for SU-CASA through their local arts council; any organization that submitted an eligible FY16 Cultural Development Fund proposal may apply for SU-CASA through DCA. The program will support a total of 153 residencies for individuals and organizations at senior centers across the City’s 51 Council districts.

Bronx Council on the Arts is proud to be part of this program on behalf of the borough of the Bronx. BCA will accept applications from individual artists seeking residencies at participating senior centers in the Bronx only.

Individual artists-in-residence will receive a stipend in the amount of $4,500, an additional $ 1,000 materials/supplies budget, and access to materials and supplies from Materials for the Arts. Individual artists can apply directly to participate in the program without a fiscal sponsor. Artists may apply for up to two residencies. 

All components of the application must be received no later than 11:59 PM on December 9th .  Applicants will be notified of their application status and, if selected, which senior center they will work with, by the end of December 2016.  Residencies will take place between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017.  

 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.


BRIO awardees must complete a one-time public service activity to receive their complete cash award. Known as  ACE (Artists for Community Enrichment), this activity is an essential component for all BRIO recipients and must be performed within the one-year period of their award.  ACE provides artists with additional visibility and demonstrates to the community the wealth of artistic talent available in our borough.

Since its inception in 1989, BRIO has provided more than $1,080,000. to 360 artists. The selection of the awardees is based solely on the artistic excellence of the work submitted and judged anonymously by a panel of arts professionals (different panelists each year) from outside the Bronx and working in each respective field. Over its 25 years, BRIO has grown from ten annual awards of $1500 to 25 annual awards of $3,000. The Bronx has the unique distinction of being the only borough in New York City to have an ongoing fellowship award for artists.

ABOUT THE BRIO PROCESS

 SELECTION OF AWARDS

The selection of awards is based solely on artistic excellence – the quality of work submitted – and decided by a panel of arts professionals. A new panel is convened each year. All materials and information involved in the selection process are kept confidential and are viewed anonymously by the panelists. When the application is received, a code number is assigned to each application and its corresponding material. The applicant's coded submission is the only information available to the panelists for review. Materials not meeting the submission guidelines will render an application ineligible.


AWARD NOTIFICATION
Decisions will be e-mailed to all applicants approximately four months after the deadline date. The first payment of $2,500 will be made at an awards ceremony in June 2017. The balance payment of $500 is made when the awardee has completed a one-time public service activity. (Read about ACE). All BRIO awards are subject to verification of information submitted and proof of Bronx residency.

ABOUT ACE (ARTISTS FOR COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT)
An important and integral component of BRIO is ACE which requires each awardee to present a one-time public service activity within the one-year period of the award. This initiative was created to provide artists with additional visibility and also to provide Bronxites with the opportunity to experience the wealth of talent available in the community. If possible, recipients will be given an opportunity to take part in an exhibition, performance, or workshop through one of our BCA programs. When the ACE activity is completed, the awardee will receive the remaining $500 balance of the award.
 
Who can apply?
  • You must be 18 years old or older
  • You must be a resident of the Bronx. Applicants must provide 2 proofs of Bronx residency
  • You must have an e-mail address
  • You must have a Social Security number
 
Who is not Eligible to apply?
  • Full time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in any degree program.
  • Individuals who work for BCA or who are recipients of any of the Council’s awards in 2016-17 including BRIO and Arts Fund, are also ineligible.
 
General Submission Information
  • Work must have been created between 2011 and 2016.
  • Panelists are asked to evaluate work based on the materials they are viewing/hearing/reading. Be careful and selective of the work you submit. Poor quality submission materials will affect the panel's evaluation.
  • ONE application per artist.
  • Only submit materials necessary for the category in which you are applying.
  • Any required information missing at the time of panel review will render the application ineligible.
  • Application are available on-line at www.bronxarts.org/brio.asp

 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.

BRIO awardees must complete a one-time public service activity to receive their complete cash award. Known as  ACE (Artists for Community Enrichment), this activity is an essential component for all BRIO recipients and must be performed within the one-year period of their award.  ACE provides artists with additional visibility and demonstrates to the community the wealth of artistic talent available in our borough.

Since its inception in 1989, BRIO has provided more than $1,080,000. to 360 artists. The selection of the awardees is based solely on the artistic excellence of the work submitted and judged anonymously by a panel of arts professionals (different panelists each year) from outside the Bronx and working in each respective field. Over its 25 years, BRIO has grown from ten annual awards of $1500 to 25 annual awards of $3,000. The Bronx has the unique distinction of being the only borough in New York City to have an ongoing fellowship award for artists.

ABOUT THE BRIO PROCESS

 SELECTION OF AWARDS

The selection of awards is based solely on artistic excellence – the quality of work submitted – and decided by a panel of arts professionals. A new panel is convened each year. All materials and information involved in the selection process are kept confidential and are viewed anonymously by the panelists. When the application is received, a code number is assigned to each application and its corresponding material. The applicant's coded submission is the only information available to the panelists for review. Materials not meeting the submission guidelines will render an application ineligible.
AWARD NOTIFICATION
Decisions will be e-mailed to all applicants approximately four months after the deadline date. The first payment of $2,500 will be made at an awards ceremony in June 2017. The balance payment of $500 is made when the awardee has completed a one-time public service activity. (Read about ACE). All BRIO awards are subject to verification of information submitted and proof of Bronx residency.

RETURN OF MATERIALS
Submit only copies of your work, never the original! We will keep the support material for the winning submissions for archival and marketing purposes. No materials will be returned.
 
ABOUT ACE (ARTISTS FOR COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT)
An important and integral component of BRIO is ACE which requires each awardee to present a one-time public service activity within the one-year period of the award. This initiative was created to provide artists with additional visibility and also to provide Bronxites with the opportunity to experience the wealth of talent available in the community. If possible, recipients will be given an opportunity to take part in an exhibition, performance, or workshop through one of our BCA programs. When the ACE activity is completed, the awardee will receive the remaining $500 balance of the award.
 
Who can apply?
  • You must be 18 years old or older
  • You must be a resident of the Bronx. Winners must provide 2 proofs of residency
  • You must have an e-mail address
  • You must have a Social Security number
 
Who is not Eligible to apply?
  • Full time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in any degree program.
  • Individuals who work for BCA or who are recipients of any of the Council’s awards in 2016-17 including BRIO and Arts Fund are also ineligible.
 
General Submission Information
  • Work must have been created between 2011 and 2016.
  • Panelists are asked to evaluate work based on the materials they are viewing/hearing/reading. Be careful and selective of the work you submit. Poor quality submission materials will affect the panel's evaluation.
  • ONE application per artist.
  • Only submit materials necessary for the category in which you are applying.
  • Any required information missing at the time of panel review will render the application ineligible.
  • Application are available on-line at www.bronxarts.org/brio.asp
 

 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.

BRIO awardees must complete a one-time public service activity to receive their complete cash award. Known as  ACE (Artists for Community Enrichment), this activity is an essential component for all BRIO recipients and must be performed within the one-year period of their award.  ACE provides artists with additional visibility and demonstrates to the community the wealth of artistic talent available in our borough.

Since its inception in 1989, BRIO has provided more than $1,080,000. to 360 artists. The selection of the awardees is based solely on the artistic excellence of the work submitted and judged anonymously by a panel of arts professionals (different panelists each year) from outside the Bronx and working in each respective field. Over its 25 years, BRIO has grown from ten annual awards of $1500 to 25 annual awards of $3,000. The Bronx has the unique distinction of being the only borough in New York City to have an ongoing fellowship award for artists.

ABOUT THE BRIO PROCESS

 SELECTION OF AWARDS

The selection of awards is based solely on artistic excellence – the quality of work submitted – and decided by a panel of arts professionals. A new panel is convened each year. All materials and information involved in the selection process are kept confidential and are viewed anonymously by the panelists. When the application is received, a code number is assigned to each application and its corresponding material. The applicant's coded submission is the only information available to the panelists for review. Materials not meeting the submission guidelines will render an application ineligible.
AWARD NOTIFICATION
Decisions will be e-mailed to all applicants approximately four months after the deadline date. The first payment of $2,500 will be made at an awards ceremony in June 2017. The balance payment of $500 is made when the awardee has completed a one-time public service activity. (Read about ACE). All BRIO awards are subject to verification of information submitted and proof of Bronx residency.

RETURN OF MATERIALS
Submit only copies of your work, never the original! We will keep the support material for the winning submissions for archival and marketing purposes. No materials will be returned.
 
ABOUT ACE (ARTISTS FOR COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT)
An important and integral component of BRIO is ACE which requires each awardee to present a one-time public service activity within the one-year period of the award. This initiative was created to provide artists with additional visibility and also to provide Bronxites with the opportunity to experience the wealth of talent available in the community. If possible, recipients will be given an opportunity to take part in an exhibition, performance, or workshop through one of our BCA programs. When the ACE activity is completed, the awardee will receive the remaining $500 balance of the award.
 
Who can apply?
  • You must be 18 years old or older
  • You must be a resident of the Bronx. Winners must provide 2 proofs of residency
  • You must have an e-mail address
  • You must have a Social Security number
 
Who is not Eligible to apply?
  • Full time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in any degree program.
  • Individuals who work for BCA or who are recipients of any of the Council’s awards in 2016-17 including BRIO and Arts Fund, are also ineligible.
 
General Submission Information
  • Work must have been created between 2011 and 2016.
  • Panelists are asked to evaluate work based on the materials they are viewing/hearing/reading. Be careful and selective of the work you submit. Poor quality submission materials will affect the panel's evaluation.
  • ONE application per artist.
  • Only submit materials necessary for the category in which you are applying.
  • Any required information missing at the time of panel review will render the application ineligible.
 

 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.

BRIO awardees must complete a one-time public service activity to receive their complete cash award. Known as  ACE (Artists for Community Enrichment), this activity is an essential component for all BRIO recipients and must be performed within the one-year period of their award.  ACE provides artists with additional visibility and demonstrates to the community the wealth of artistic talent available in our borough.

Since its inception in 1989, BRIO has provided more than $1,080,000. to 360 artists. The selection of the awardees is based solely on the artistic excellence of the work submitted and judged anonymously by a panel of arts professionals (different panelists each year) from outside the Bronx and working in each respective field. Over its 25 years, BRIO has grown from ten annual awards of $1500 to 25 annual awards of $3,000. The Bronx has the unique distinction of being the only borough in New York City to have an ongoing fellowship award for artists.

ABOUT THE BRIO PROCESS

 SELECTION OF AWARDS

The selection of awards is based solely on artistic excellence – the quality of work submitted – and decided by a panel of arts professionals. A new panel is convened each year. All materials and information involved in the selection process are kept confidential and are viewed anonymously by the panelists. When the application is received, a code number is assigned to each application and its corresponding material. The applicant's coded submission is the only information available to the panelists for review. Materials not meeting the submission guidelines will render an application ineligible.
AWARD NOTIFICATION
Decisions will be e-mailed to all applicants approximately four months after the deadline date. The first payment of $2,500 will be made at an awards ceremony in June 2017. The balance payment of $500 is made when the awardee has completed a one-time public service activity. (Read about ACE). All BRIO awards are subject to verification of information submitted and proof of Bronx residency.

RETURN OF MATERIALS
Submit only copies of your work, never the original! We will keep the support material for the winning submissions for archival and marketing purposes. No materials will be returned.
 
ABOUT ACE (ARTISTS FOR COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT)
An important and integral component of BRIO is ACE which requires each awardee to present a one-time public service activity within the one-year period of the award. This initiative was created to provide artists with additional visibility and also to provide Bronxites with the opportunity to experience the wealth of talent available in the community. If possible, recipients will be given an opportunity to take part in an exhibition, performance, or workshop through one of our BCA programs. When the ACE activity is completed, the awardee will receive the remaining $500 balance of the award.
 
Who can apply?
  • You must be 18 years old or older
  • You must be a resident of the Bronx. Winners must provide 2 proofs of residency
  • You must have an e-mail address
  • You must have a Social Security number
 
Who is not Eligible to apply?
  • Full time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in any degree program.
  • Individuals who work for BCA or who are recipients of any of the Council’s awards in 2016-17 including BRIO and Arts Fund, are also ineligible.
 
General Submission Information
  • Work must have been created between 2011 and 2016.
  • Panelists are asked to evaluate work based on the materials they are viewing/hearing/reading. Be careful and selective of the work you submit. Poor quality submission materials will affect the panel's evaluation.
  • ONE application per artist.
  • Only submit materials necessary for the category in which you are applying.
  • Any required information missing at the time of panel review will render the application ineligible.
  • Application are available on-line at www.bronxarts.org/brio.asp
 

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!