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


Ends on October 7, 2019

2020 New Work
Deadline: Monday, October 07, 2019 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.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

An individual artist 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
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Applicants may submit up to three requests per year between New Work (NW) and Community Arts (CA). Eligible applicants CANNOT apply to NW and CA for the same project. Total request of all applications submitted cannot exceed $5,000.

Eligible applicants CAN apply to New Work and Arts Fund for the same project.
 
NOTE: PLEASE SEE FULL GUIDELINES AVAILABLE HERE
https://www.bronxarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2020-New-Work-Guidelines.pdf

Ends on October 7, 2019

2020 Community Arts

Deadline: Monday, October 07, 2019 at 11:59 PM


 Funding for this program is made possible by:
 the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Greater New York Arts Development Fund
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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 2020.


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 CANNOT apply 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.


NOTE: PLEASE SEE FULL GUIDELINES AVAILABLE HERE
https://www.bronxarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2020-Community-Arts-Guidelines.pdf

Ends on October 7, 2019

2020 Arts Fund

Deadline: Monday, October 07, 2019 at 11:59 PM


Funding for this program is made possible by:
the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Greater New York Arts Development Fund

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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 2020 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.
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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.


NOTE: PLEASE SEE FULL GUIDELINES AVAILABLE HERE
https://www.bronxarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2020-Arts-Fund-Guidelines.pdf

2019-2020 Fall/Winter Longwood Youth Workshops

Deadline: Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11:59 PM

Funding for this program was made possible by: The New Yankees Stadium Community Benefit Fund
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As part of the Longwood Art Project’s Youth Engagement Program, BCA is seeking proposals from Bronx based teaching artists in all fields and disciplines to create programming and workshops for local youth ages 14-25. Student groups will come from high schools, after school programs, community centers, and colleges in the neighborhoods surrounding the gallery with a max of 30 students per session. 

Teaching artists are encouraged to create interactive workshops reflecting and enhancing student’s engagement with the current exhibition and related social justice concerns relevant to students. Descriptions of shows taking place during Fall/Winter 19-20 are provided for your reference, as well as guidelines and goals for the programs, which can be used to inform your application. 

You may apply to multiple dates within the season with an individual proposal for each class you would like to teach. Teaching artists will be offered a stipend of $150 for a 2 hour workshop, as well as a materials stipend. Date of workshops will be scheduled on a one time basis, according to availability of the interested youth group and the artist. 

Goals and Guidelines: 

· Provide youth with opportunities and skills to interpret and vocalize opinions on artwork in a setting that is informative about the historical contexts in which work is made 

· During art-making workshops, set aside time for students to present and discuss the process, influences, and ideas that went into creating their work 

· Building an awareness of the use of artwork as a platform and tool to bring visibility to personal and social justice concerns youth may wish to express 

· Focus on creating familiarity with gallery spaces, and inform students on local arts resources

· Expose local students to entrepreneurial art practices and alternatives on how to monetize their art work

Dates and Timeline: 

The workshops will be scheduled throughout the run of the exhibition (either Fall '19 or Winter '20). Workshops will be scheduled according to mutual availability of the interested youth group and the artist. Each accepted workshop will take place once. Teaching artists may submit up to three individual lesson sketches per exhibition. 


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
 · Have a current Bronx street address
 · Have experience teaching students ages 14 - 25
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Workshops will take place at the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, 450 Grand Concourse, Room C-190, Bronx NY 10451

Please contact longwood@bronxarts.org with any questions regarding the application

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