GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR BRONX INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS, ARTS ORGANIZATIONS, & ARTIST COLLECTIVES

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) offers funding to support community-centered arts and culture projects and to recognize outstanding local artists. Applications are accepted from individual artists, artist collectives, and nonprofit arts and community organizations for projects in a wide variety of disciplines, including dance, film/video/media, folk arts, interdisciplinary arts, literary arts, multi-disciplinary projects, music, opera, theater, visual arts/crafts, and others. Emerging and pre-professional artists, women, the disabled, artists of color, members of the LGBTQ community and other under-represented individuals or organizations are encouraged to apply.


Below are BCA’s grant current grant opportunities. For more information, visit www.bronxarts.org/grants or contact bryan@bronxarts.org | 718-931-9500 ex. 22



The Bronx Cultural Vision Fund: Overview

The Bronx Cultural Visions Fund (BCVF) seeks to support the development of new ideas and the production of new work in the performing arts, including but not limited to dance, music, theater, performance art, and multi-disciplinary performance work. Open to Bronx-based emerging and mid-career individual artists and organizations with budgets up to $250,000, BCVF awards are intended to have a meaningful impact on an artist’s career or an organization’s development.

The BCVF represents a significant investment in The Bronx’s performing arts scene, and the Bronx Council of the Arts (BCA) will be developing long-term relationships with each grantee. We will remain actively engaged with applicants and grantees throughout the process, from the letter of intent through the realization of funded projects.

The BCVF features two tracks:

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

This track will award up to $10,000 to individual artists, collectives, and organizations with compelling ideas in need of seed funding. Concept development grantees will be eligible to apply for production grants in the following grant cycle.

PRODUCTION

This track will award up to $20,000 to individuals, collectives and organizations who are ready to produce a new work.

Grantees on both tracks will be eligible for a $2,500 supplemental Professional Enhancement Fund grant, which can be used for skill-building, learning opportunities, or capacity-strengthening initiatives. For example, an organization might work with a marketing or fundraising consultant; an artist might work with an instrumental or dialect coach.

Questions? Contact the Bronx Cultural Visions Fund at bcvf@bronxarts.org

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

The program is open to Bronx-based individual artists and unincorporated groups (ensembles or collectives) practicing in the performing arts, along with Bronx-based incorporated performing arts organizations whose annual operating budgets are below $250,000. Unincorporated groups must have one member apply as an individual applicant; only one member may apply on behalf of the group. Productions must take place in New York City, but are not required to take place in the Bronx.

· Individual artists or one member of an unincorporated group (ensembles or collectives) must:

- be residents of Bronx County,

- be 18 years of age or older.

· Incorporated organizations must:

- be based in the Bronx with a Bronx address,

- have been incorporated for at least one year,

- show proof of non-profit status,

- have an active board of directors,

- have an annual budget of less than $250K.


For more information see complete guidelines available here: www.bronxarts.org/grants/bronx-cultural-visions

Are you a performer, visual artist, arts critic, arts historian, musician, curator, other artist or arts professional, or arts engaged community leader?

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) seeks artists, arts professionals, and nonprofit and community based organization leaders to serve as panelists for our 2020 grant cycle. 

BCA hosts 4 grant programs totaling in more than $250,000 a year in funding to Bronx artists, collectives, and nonprofit organizations. Panelist from the community play a key in the awards process; their knowledge and expertise is a crucial part of helping to shape the way public arts funds are distributed.

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. 

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

Potential panelists from all boroughs are welcome to apply. Note that panelists for Community Engagement Grants must be Bronx residents. Those serving on the BRIO panels 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.


Selected panelists will be contacted in the Fall


For more info on BCA's grants, visit HERE
 

All Panelists receive an honorarium.


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