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


                   Bronx Council on the Arts Bronx Recognizes Its Own

                  recognizing outstanding artists in the Bronx for 30 years

BCA’s BRIO Award has been recognizing artistic excellence across a wide range of creative disciplines for 30 years. Artists who have received a BRIO award – notably early career artists – represent the vast diversity of Bronx residents, inclusive of a large array of ethnicities, ages and genders that mirror the diversity of our borough. Over the years, BRIO has emerged as one of the most coveted distinctions amongst artists residing in the Bronx. 

Bronx Council on the Arts takes this opportunity of the 30th anniversary to re-articulate BRIOs core emphasis…what BRIO has highlighted…having distributed over $1,357,000 in support to 459 artists over the past three decades. Specifically, adjudication panels are comprised of seasoned artists and arts professionals who, guided by discipline specific criteria and experience, review submissions anonymously and select awardees for distinction, whose work demonstrates the following:

  • An innovative approach to the discipline 
  • Probing and pushing of boundaries 
  • Technical expertise and high level of skill 
  • Ingenuity and rigor in its production 
  • An awareness of the medium within a historical context 
  • Compelling vision and original voice 

In addition, winners are encouraged to complete a one-time public service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) within a year of receiving the award. ACE events, which range from performances with Q&As to workshops and classes, provide artists with additional visibility and demonstrates to the community the wealth of artistic talent available in our borough. BCA is proud to continue the BRIO tradition into the future, offering this invaluable honor in the Bronx that 

  • Boosts early career artists 
  • Highlights previously unknown voices 
  • Recognizes quality artistic practice 
  • Fosters connection between Bronx artists and their communities  _____________________________________________________

SELECTION OF AWARDS BRIO is adjudicated on a blind submission process. New panels of arts professionals are convened each year and select works that demonstrate 

  • An innovative approach to the discipline 
  • Probing and pushing of boundaries 
  • Technical expertise and high level of skill 
  • Ingenuity and rigor in its production 
  • An awareness of the medium within a historical context 
  • Compelling vision and original voice 

All materials and information involved in the 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 work sample is the only identifying 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 in approximately May of the grant year. Winners will be invited to a ceremony in June of 2019 at which they will be honored and receive the award. BRIO winners are encouraged to complete a one-time community service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) within a year. 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 encourages 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. 

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. (See instructions below) 
  • You must have an e-mail address 
  • You must have a Social Security number 4 

Who is not eligible to apply? 

  • Full time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in any degree program. 
  • Recipients of 2018 BRIO awards. 
  • Individuals who work for Bronx Council on the Arts. 

General submission information 

  • Work samples must be from work created in the last 5 years (between 2013 and 2018). 
  • BRIO awards are adjudicated in a blind submission process. Panelists will evaluate submissions based on the materials they are viewing/hearing/reading. Applicants are advised to be highly selective and intentional in choosing work samples to submit. Poor quality work samples and materials will affect the panel's evaluation. 
  • In order to submit an application you must create an account online at Submittable.com. 
  • Applicants can submit one application in one discipline only. 
  • Only submit materials necessary for the discipline in which you are applying. 
  • Any required information missing at the time of panel review will render the application ineligible. 
  • Work samples must not contain any identifying information (name, email etc.) in any part of the application, including file names; such information will render the application ineligible. 
  • Application links are available on-line at www.bronxarts.org beginning October 8, 2018. 

CATEGORIES: 

Literary Arts: 

Fiction, Non-Fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Screenwriting, Illustrated Text 

Media Arts: 

Digital Arts, Film or Video (Narrative/Documentary/Experimental), Film Animation 

Performing Arts: 

Acting, Choreography, Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music Performance (Audio only!), Music Composition, Performance Poetry, Spoken Word, Storytelling 

Visual Arts: 

2-D: Artist book, Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Street Art 

3-D: Installation Art, Mixed Media, Performance Art, Sculpture, Architecture, Crafts, Graphic Design, Environmental and Interior Design 

A COMPLETED APPLICATION WILL INCLUDE: 

Online application. All fields of the Submittable application with an asterisk (*) must be filled out. 

Please Note: All of the items below must be uploaded in order to apply: 

Your (Literary, Visual, Performing, or Media Arts) work sample(s). 

None of the information below will be shared with panelists for review 

One-page resume citing your artistic, professional, and educational background. 

Proof of Bronx Residency - (submit 2) any of the following are considered acceptable: 

  • 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 
  • Bursar’s receipt (required for part-time students) 

Applicant Bio (150 words) 

Head shot (jpeg 300 dpi) 

Questions? Contact Bryan E. Glover, Grants Director | bryan@bronxarts.org   



Please Note: Applicants CAN apply to BRIO and Arts Fund, but must choose only ONE Grant if awarded both. An artist may not accept money from BRIO and Arts Fund because both grants are funded through the same source. Eligible applicants CAN receive money from BRIO, New Work, and Community Arts in the same year.    

                   Bronx Council on the Arts Bronx Recognizes Its Own                                                    

                  recognizing outstanding artists in the Bronx for 30 years

BCA’s BRIO Award has been recognizing artistic excellence across a wide range of creative disciplines for 30 years. Artists who have received a BRIO award – notably early career artists – represent the vast diversity of Bronx residents, inclusive of a large array of ethnicities, ages and genders that mirror the diversity of our borough. Over the years, BRIO has emerged as one of the most coveted distinctions amongst artists residing in the Bronx. 

Bronx Council on the Arts takes this opportunity of the 30th anniversary to re-articulate BRIOs core emphasis…what BRIO has highlighted…having distributed over $1,357,000 in support to 459 artists over the past three decades. Specifically, adjudication panels are comprised of seasoned artists and arts professionals who, guided by discipline specific criteria and experience, review submissions anonymously and select awardees for distinction, whose work demonstrates the following:

  • An innovative approach to the discipline 
  • Probing and pushing of boundaries 
  • Technical expertise and high level of skill 
  • Ingenuity and rigor in its production 
  • An awareness of the medium within a historical context 
  • Compelling vision and original voice 

In addition, winners are encouraged to complete a one-time public service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) within a year of receiving the award. ACE events, which range from performances with Q&As to workshops and classes, provide artists with additional visibility and demonstrates to the community the wealth of artistic talent available in our borough. 

BCA is proud to continue the BRIO tradition into the future, offering this invaluable honor in the Bronx that 

  • Boosts early career artists 
  • Highlights previously unknown voices 
  • Recognizes quality artistic practice 
  • Fosters connection between Bronx artists and their communities  _____________________________________________________

SELECTION OF AWARDS BRIO is adjudicated on a blind submission process. New panels of arts professionals are convened each year and select works that demonstrate 

  • An innovative approach to the discipline 
  • Probing and pushing of boundaries 
  • Technical expertise and high level of skill 
  • Ingenuity and rigor in its production 
  • An awareness of the medium within a historical context 
  • Compelling vision and original voice 

All materials and information involved in the 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 work sample is the only identifying 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 in approximately May of the grant year. Winners will be invited to a ceremony in June of 2019 at which they will be honored and receive the award. BRIO winners are encouraged to complete a one-time community service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) within a year. 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 encourages 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. 

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. (See instructions below) 
  • You must have an e-mail address 
  • You must have a Social Security number 4 

Who is not eligible to apply? 

  • Full time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in any degree program. 
  • Recipients of 2018 BRIO awards. 
  • Individuals who work for Bronx Council on the Arts. 

General submission information 

  • Work samples must be from work created in the last 5 years (between 2013 and 2018). 
  • BRIO awards are adjudicated in a blind submission process. Panelists will evaluate submissions based on the materials they are viewing/hearing/reading. Applicants are advised to be highly selective and intentional in choosing work samples to submit. Poor quality work samples and materials will affect the panel's evaluation. 
  • In order to submit an application you must create an account online at Submittable.com. 
  • Applicants can submit one application in one discipline only. 
  • Only submit materials necessary for the discipline in which you are applying. 
  • Any required information missing at the time of panel review will render the application ineligible. 
  • Work samples must not contain any identifying information (name, email etc.) in any part of the application, including file names; such information will render the application ineligible. 
  • Application links are available on-line at www.bronxarts.org beginning October 8, 2018. 

CATEGORIES: 

Literary Arts: 

Fiction, Non-Fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Screenwriting, Illustrated Text 

Media Arts: 

Digital Arts, Film or Video (Narrative/Documentary/Experimental), Film Animation 

Performing Arts: 

Acting, Choreography, Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music Performance (Audio only!), Music Composition, Performance Poetry, Spoken Word, Storytelling 

Visual Arts: 

2-D: Artist book, Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Street Art 

3-D: Installation Art, Mixed Media, Performance Art, Sculpture, Architecture, Crafts, Graphic Design, Environmental and Interior Design 

A COMPLETED APPLICATION WILL INCLUDE: 

Online application. All fields of the Submittable application with an asterisk (*) must be filled out. Please Note: All of the items below must be uploaded in order to apply: 

Your (Literary, Visual, Performing, or Media Arts) work sample(s). None of the information below will be shared with panelists for review 

One-page resume citing your artistic, professional, and educational background. 

Proof of Bronx Residency - (submit 2) any of the following are considered acceptable: 

  • 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 
  • Bursar’s receipt (required for part-time students) 

Applicant Bio (150 words) 

Head shot (jpeg 300 dpi) 

Questions? Contact Bryan E. Glover, Grants Director | bryan@bronxarts.org   



Please Note: Applicants CAN apply to BRIO and Arts Fund, but must choose only ONE Grant if awarded both. An artist may not accept money from BRIO and Arts Fund because both grants are funded through the same source. Eligible applicants CAN receive money from BRIO, New Work, and Community Arts in the same year.    

                Bronx Council on the Arts Bronx Recognizes Its Own    

               recognizing outstanding artists in the Bronx for 30 years

BCA’s BRIO Award has been recognizing artistic excellence across a wide range of creative disciplines for 30 years. Artists who have received a BRIO award – notably early career artists – represent the vast diversity of Bronx residents, inclusive of a large array of ethnicities, ages and genders that mirror the diversity of our borough. Over the years, BRIO has emerged as one of the most coveted distinctions amongst artists residing in the Bronx. 

Bronx Council on the Arts takes this opportunity of the 30th anniversary to re-articulate BRIOs core emphasis…what BRIO has highlighted…having distributed over $1,357,000 in support to 459 artists over the past three decades. Specifically, adjudication panels are comprised of seasoned artists and arts professionals who, guided by discipline specific criteria and experience, review submissions anonymously and select awardees for distinction, whose work demonstrates the following:

  • An innovative approach to the discipline 
  • Probing and pushing of boundaries 
  • Technical expertise and high level of skill 
  • Ingenuity and rigor in its production 
  • An awareness of the medium within a historical context 
  • Compelling vision and original voice 

In addition, winners are encouraged to complete a one-time public service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) within a year of receiving the award. ACE events, which range from performances with Q&As to workshops and classes, provide artists with additional visibility and demonstrates to the community the wealth of artistic talent available in our borough. 

BCA is proud to continue the BRIO tradition into the future, offering this invaluable honor in the Bronx that 

  • Boosts early career artists 
  • Highlights previously unknown voices 
  • Recognizes quality artistic practice 
  • Fosters connection between Bronx artists and their communities  _____________________________________________________

SELECTION OF AWARDS 

BRIO is adjudicated on a blind submission process. New panels of arts professionals are convened each year and select works that demonstrate 

  • An innovative approach to the discipline 
  • Probing and pushing of boundaries 
  • Technical expertise and high level of skill 
  • Ingenuity and rigor in its production 
  • An awareness of the medium within a historical context 
  • Compelling vision and original voice 

All materials and information involved in the 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 work sample is the only identifying 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 in approximately May of the grant year. Winners will be invited to a ceremony in June of 2019 at which they will be honored and receive the award. BRIO winners are encouraged to complete a one-time community service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) within a year. 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 encourages 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. 

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. (See instructions below) 
  • You must have an e-mail address 
  • You must have a Social Security number 4 

Who is not eligible to apply? 

  • Full time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in any degree program. 
  • Recipients of 2018 BRIO awards. 
  • Individuals who work for Bronx Council on the Arts. 

General submission information 

  • Work samples must be from work created in the last 5 years (between 2013 and 2018). 
  • BRIO awards are adjudicated in a blind submission process. Panelists will evaluate submissions based on the materials they are viewing/hearing/reading. Applicants are advised to be highly selective and intentional in choosing work samples to submit. Poor quality work samples and materials will affect the panel's evaluation. 
  • In order to submit an application you must create an account online at Submittable.com. 
  • Applicants can submit one application in one discipline only. 
  • Only submit materials necessary for the discipline in which you are applying. 
  • Any required information missing at the time of panel review will render the application ineligible. 
  • Work samples must not contain any identifying information (name, email etc.) in any part of the application, including file names; such information will render the application ineligible. 
  • Application links are available on-line at www.bronxarts.org beginning October 8, 2018. 

CATEGORIES: 

Literary Arts: 

Fiction, Non-Fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Screenwriting, Illustrated Text 

Media Arts: 

Digital Arts, Film or Video (Narrative/Documentary/Experimental), Film Animation 

Performing Arts: 

Acting, Choreography, Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music Performance (Audio only!), Music Composition, Performance Poetry, Spoken Word, Storytelling 

Visual Arts: 

2-D: Artist book, Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Street Art 3-D: Installation Art, Mixed Media, Performance Art, Sculpture, Architecture, Crafts, Graphic Design, Environmental and Interior Design 

A COMPLETED APPLICATION WILL INCLUDE: 

Online application. All fields of the Submittable application with an asterisk (*) must be filled out. 

Please Note: All of the items below must be uploaded in order to apply: 

Your (Literary, Visual, Performing, or Media Arts) work sample(s). 

None of the information below will be shared with panelists for review 

One-page resume citing your artistic, professional, and educational background. 

Proof of Bronx Residency - (submit 2) any of the following are considered acceptable: 

  • 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 
  • Bursar’s receipt (required for part-time students) 

Applicant Bio (150 words) Head shot (jpeg 300 dpi) 

Questions? Contact Bryan E. Glover, Grants Director | bryan@bronxarts.org 



Please Note: Applicants CAN apply to BRIO and Arts Fund, but must choose only ONE Grant if awarded both. An artist may not accept money from BRIO and Arts Fund because both grants are funded through the same source. Eligible applicants CAN receive money from BRIO, New Work, and Community Arts in the same year.   
 

                   Bronx Council on the Arts Bronx Recognizes Its Own 

                  recognizing outstanding artists in the Bronx for 30 years 

BCA’s BRIO Award has been recognizing artistic excellence across a wide range of creative disciplines for 30 years. Artists who have received a BRIO award – notably early career artists – represent the vast diversity of Bronx residents, inclusive of a large array of ethnicities, ages and genders that mirror the diversity of our borough. Over the years, BRIO has emerged as one of the most coveted distinctions amongst artists residing in the Bronx. 

Bronx Council on the Arts takes this opportunity of the 30th anniversary to re-articulate BRIOs core emphasis…what BRIO has highlighted…having distributed over $1,357,000 in support to 459 artists over the past three decades. Specifically, adjudication panels are comprised of seasoned artists and arts professionals who, guided by discipline specific criteria and experience, review submissions anonymously and select awardees for distinction, whose work demonstrates the following:

  • An innovative approach to the discipline 
  • Probing and pushing of boundaries 
  • Technical expertise and high level of skill 
  • Ingenuity and rigor in its production 
  • An awareness of the medium within a historical context 
  • Compelling vision and original voice 

In addition, winners are encouraged to complete a one-time public service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) within a year of receiving the award. ACE events, which range from performances with Q&As to workshops and classes, provide artists with additional visibility and demonstrates to the community the wealth of artistic talent available in our borough. 

BCA is proud to continue the BRIO tradition into the future, offering this invaluable honor in the Bronx that 

  • Boosts early career artists 
  • Highlights previously unknown voices 
  • Recognizes quality artistic practice 
  • Fosters connection between Bronx artists and their communities  _______________________________________________________ 

SELECTION OF AWARDS 

BRIO is adjudicated on a blind submission process. New panels of arts professionals are convened each year and select works that demonstrate 

  • An innovative approach to the discipline 
  • Probing and pushing of boundaries 
  • Technical expertise and high level of skill 
  • Ingenuity and rigor in its production 
  • An awareness of the medium within a historical context 
  • Compelling vision and original voice 

All materials and information involved in the 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 work sample is the only identifying 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 in approximately May of the grant year. Winners will be invited to a ceremony in June of 2019 at which they will be honored and receive the award. BRIO winners are encouraged to complete a one-time community service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) within a year. 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 encourages 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. 

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. (See instructions below) 
  • You must have an e-mail address 
  • You must have a Social Security number 4 

Who is not eligible to apply? 

  • Full time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in any degree program. 
  • Recipients of 2018 BRIO awards. 
  • Individuals who work for Bronx Council on the Arts. 

General submission information 

  • Work samples must be from work created in the last 5 years (between 2013 and 2018). 
  • BRIO awards are adjudicated in a blind submission process. Panelists will evaluate submissions based on the materials they are viewing/hearing/reading. Applicants are advised to be highly selective and intentional in choosing work samples to submit. Poor quality work samples and materials will affect the panel's evaluation. 
  • In order to submit an application you must create an account online at Submittable.com. 
  • Applicants can submit one application in one discipline only. 
  • Only submit materials necessary for the discipline in which you are applying. 
  • Any required information missing at the time of panel review will render the application ineligible. 
  • Work samples must not contain any identifying information (name, email etc.) in any part of the application, including file names; such information will render the application ineligible. 
  • Application links are available on-line at www.bronxarts.org beginning October 8, 2018. 

CATEGORIES: 

Literary Arts: 

Fiction, Non-Fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Screenwriting, Illustrated Text 

Media Arts: 

Digital Arts, Film or Video (Narrative/Documentary/Experimental), Film Animation 

Performing Arts: 

Acting, Choreography, Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music Performance (Audio only!), Music Composition, Performance Poetry, Spoken Word, Storytelling 

Visual Arts: 

2-D: Artist book, Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Street Art 

3-D: Installation Art, Mixed Media, Performance Art, Sculpture, Architecture, Crafts, Graphic Design, Environmental and Interior Design 

A COMPLETED APPLICATION WILL INCLUDE: 

Online application. All fields of the Submittable application with an asterisk (*) must be filled out. 

Please Note: All of the items below must be uploaded in order to apply: 

Your (Literary, Visual, Performing, or Media Arts) work sample(s). 

None of the information below will be shared with panelists for review 

One-page resume citing your artistic, professional, and educational background. 

Proof of Bronx Residency - (submit 2) any of the following are considered acceptable: 

  • 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 
  • Bursar’s receipt (required for part-time students) 

Applicant Bio (150 words) 

Head shot (jpeg 300 dpi) 

Questions? Contact Bryan E. Glover, Grants Director | bryan@bronxarts.org 



Please Note: Applicants CAN apply to BRIO and Arts Fund, but must choose only ONE Grant if awarded both. An artist may not accept money from BRIO and Arts Fund because both grants are funded through the same source. Eligible applicants CAN receive money from BRIO, New Work, and Community Arts in the same year.

 

Ends on October 31, 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

___________________________________________________________________________

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. 

___________________________________________________________________________

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 31, 2018

2019 Community Arts (CA)

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).

 ___________________________________________________________________

Community Arts (CA) grants support local arts projects and activities that enable Bronx communities to experience and engage with the performing, literary, media, and visual arts. Projects may include, but are not limited to: exhibitions, workshop series, performances (all disciplines), festivals, screenings or readings. All projects must be community based and open to the general public. The program provides support for arts and cultural projects to community-based organizations, groups, collectives or individual artists through grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Local non-profit organizations may apply directly to this program; individual artists or collectives must apply either through a fiscal sponsor, or directly if working in partnership with a community-based non-profit organization based in the Bronx. 

Direct NYSCA applicants cannot be fiscal sponsors or partnering organizations, nor apply for Community Arts funding.

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 have applied directly to NY State Council on the Arts for funding for the 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

IMPORTANT: Individual artists and artist collectives must apply for funds either through a fiscal sponsor, or directly if working in partnership with a community-based non-profit organization based in the Bronx. Both fiscal sponsors and community partner organizations must meet the same basic eligibility requirements as applicant organizations, which are listed above. Community-based non-profit partners are 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, or staff/admin support, etc. Direct NYSCA applicants cannot be fiscal sponsors or partnering organizations.
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Applicants may submit up to three requests per year between Community Arts (CA) and New Work (NW). Eligible applicants CANNOTapply to CA and NW for the same project.Total request of all applications submitted cannot exceed $5,000.

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


NOTE: PLEASE SEE FULL GUIDELINES AVAILABLE HERE

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

Ends on October 31, 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