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

2021 Spring Longwood Youth Workshops
Deadline: Rolling

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 a virtual workshop for local youth to take place over Zoom. Workshops should cater to youth in any age bracket between 12 to 24. 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 the Spring/Summer 2021 exhibitions 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 more than once with an individual proposal for each workshop you would like to teach. Teaching artists will be offered a stipend of $125 for each 2-hour workshop. Date of workshops will be scheduled according to availability of 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 Spring/Summer 2021 exhibitions. Workshops will be scheduled according to availability of the artist and interested youth. Each accepted workshop will take place once. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Have a current Bronx street address.
  • Have experience teaching students within the ages 12 - 24.


Workshops will take place over the Bronx Council on the Arts' Zoom platform.
Please contact 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