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.

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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

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

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.