Opportunities for Bronx Individual Artists, Arts Organizations, and Artist Collectives

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) offers grant funding and program opportunities 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 or community organizations for projects in a wide variety of disciplines, including dance, visual arts & crafts, theater, music, film & video, opera, folk arts, interdisciplinary arts, literary arts, multi-disciplinary art forms, and others.

Emerging and pre-professional artists, women artists, artists of color, artists with disabilities, artists who identify as LGBTQ, and artists from other historically excluded communities and demographics are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information, please visit www.bronxarts.org/grants, send an email to brian@bronxarts.org, or call 718-931-9500 ex. 14.

Arts on the Block (ATB)

Deadline: Monday, May 27, 2024 at 11:59 PM

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) Arts on the Block (ATB) grant program is a grassroots initiative designed to contribute to the cultural life of the borough through the support of small, local organizations and block associations. Arts on the Block is designed to fund artist activities that take place at local block parties or single-block festivals to increase attendance and contribute to the cultural life of a neighborhood.

Funded projects must take place in The Bronx between June 1, 2024 and December 31, 2024 and be open and accessible to the public. Priority will be given to first-time applicant organizations that could become future grantees for other arts programs. The maximum grant award for Arts on the Block is $1,500.00.

For more information, see complete guidelines available here.

In Spanish guidelines are available here.

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 leaders to serve as panelists for our 2024 and future grant cycles.

BCA offers several grantmaking programs and distributes more than $750,000 of grant funds every to Bronx artists, collectives, and nonprofit organizations. BCA Panelists review and score applications, provide invaluable panelist comments, and recommend recipients for funding. They play a key role in the grants process, and their knowledge and expertise are crucial in shaping the way public arts funds are distributed.

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, as BCA’s different grant programs require panelists from in and outside of the Bronx. BCA supports panel diversity in all forms: age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, artistic discipline, location, etc.

Selected panelists will be contacted when needed. All panelists receive an honorarium. 

For more info on BCA's grants, please visit this link.

Bronx Council on the Arts