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.

Bronx Cultural Visions Fund (BCVF)

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: Monday, August 19 at 11:59 PM

The Bronx Cultural Visions Fund (BCVF) seeks to support the development of new ideas and the production of new work in the performing arts, including, but not limited to, dance, music, theater, performance act, and multi-disciplinary performance work.

BCVF is open to Bronx-based emerging and mid-career individual artists and organizations with budgets of $250,000 or less. BCVF awards are intended to meaningfully impact the granted artist's career or the granted organization's development.

BCVF represents a significant investment in The Bronx's performing arts scene. The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) will develop long-term relationships with each grantee and remain actively engaged with grantees throughout the grant period and beyond.

There are two branches of BCVF grants:

  • Concept Development grants will award up to $10,000 to grantees with compelling ideas in need of seed funding. Concept Development grantees will be eligible to apply for Production grants in the following grant cycle.
  • Production grants will award up to $20,000 grantees who are ready to produce an already completed work.

All grantees will be eligible for an additional $2,500 in Professional Enhancement Funds, which can be used for professional skill-building, learning opportunities, or capacity-strengthening initiatives.

For more information, see complete guidelines here.

Guidelines in Spanish 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