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 or contact | 718-931-9500 ex. 22

About the Program

The Bronx Council on the Arts is seeking two artists with teaching experience to lead 12-week residencies in collaboration with Bronx-based community organizations. The selected artists will commit to offer one online 90-minute workshop per week over the 12-week engagement.

The program aims to engage Bronx communities with the benefits of creative expression. Successful candidates will have experience teaching and working with under-served communities, and will possess a passion for arts education. Applicants must be a resident of the Bronx .

The program provides selected artists with a stipend in the amount of $2,000 in exchange for the creation and delivery of Zoom-based  arts programming. Programming will be selected based on the preferences of the organizations hosting the residencies, and based on on the wants and needs of the communities they serve. Selected artists will work with the matched organization to further define project goals and coordinate a schedule for residency activities and use of facilities. 

Participating Organizations

Teaching artists are welcome to apply to one or both organizations. The following organizations are participating in the 2021 Artist Residency Program:

Destination Tomorrow:

Destination Tomorrow is a grassroots agency located in the South Bronx that provides services to and for the LGBTQ+ community through community talks, open hours, health and wellness services, and arts programming.

Empowering Marginalized Women and Girls:  

Empowering Marginalized Women & Girls Inc (EMWG) is an organization that prevents first time and reoccurring homelessness in at risk women by addressing the underlying causes in homelessness such as, mental health disorders, poor health, poverty and domestic violence.  EMWG engages at risk women and girls in skill building activities, mental health groups, homeless intervention services and health education. This residency will be with a group of those that have been affected by COVID-19. 


Application Deadline: January 31st. All components of the application must be received no later than 11:59 PM on January 31st.  Applicants will be notified of their application status and, if selected, which organization they will work with by February 12th, 2021.  Residencies will take place between February 15, 2021 and May 31, 2021.  

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.

Bronx Council on the Arts