The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) offers funding and 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 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 opportunities. For more information, visit www.bronxarts.org/grants or send and email to contact@bronxarts.org | 718-931-9500 ex. 22

2023 Arts on the Block
Deadline: Monday, June 5th, 2023 at 11:59 PM

Funding for this program made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) Arts on the Block is a grassroots initiative designed to support small local organizations and block associations to increase attendance to their neighborhood block parties and/or single block festivals. A limited number of small grants of up to $750 are available through this initiative. Funds are specifically earmarked for arts activities open to all block party and single block festival participants, and can only be used for artist fees. (Examples include DJ’s, spoken word artists, musicians, singers, dancers, etc., or other artists whose activities will enhance block party attendance.) The initiative is especially focused on supporting the work of organizations that are new to BCA and could become future grantees for arts programs. Therefore, preference will be given to smaller organizations and those who have not applied for a grant from BCA in the past. Funded activities must take place between July 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023.

• Organizational applicants must:
   - be based in the Bronx with a Bronx address,
   - have existed for at least one year, and
   - show proof of non-profit status and have an active board of directors.
• Block, tenant, or resident associations must:
   - be based in the Bronx with a Bronx address
   - have existed for at least one year

• They received a BCA grant in a previous year, and failed to submit a Final Report.
• They received funding from NYSCA in the same fiscal year.
• They are a public university or college, a public, private or parochial school, or a New York City or State agency or department.

• Artists fees for arts activities at block parties or single block festivals in the Bronx.
Eligible applicants CANNOT apply to Arts Fund, Community Arts, or New Work for the same project as Art on the Block.

NOTE: PLEASE SEE FULL GUIDELINES AVAILABLE HERE https://www.bronxarts.org/grants/arts-on-the-block/

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 2023 grant cycle. 

BCA hosts several grantmaking programs distributing more than $800,000 a year in funding to Bronx artists, collectives, and nonprofit organizations. Panelist from the community play a key role in the awards process; their knowledge and expertise is a crucial part of helping to shape the way public arts funds are distributed.

Panelists review applications, provide comments, and score applications in order to recommend recipients for funding.

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 BCA's 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 when needed. 

For more info on BCA's grants, visit HERE: https://www.bronxarts.org/grants

All Panelists receive an honorarium.

Bronx Council on the Arts