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


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

2019 Arts on the Block

Deadline: Monday, June 17, 2019 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 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo 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 $500 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 June 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.


• 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, but 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 2019 grant cycle. 

BCA hosts 4 grant programs a year totaling in more than $250,000 a year in funding to Bronx artists, collectives, and nonprofit organizations. A major part of the awards process is the grant panelists who are so integral to the process that these grant programs wouldn't be able to run without them.

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 NOT applying for a 2019 BCA grant. 

If this is you and you would like to help make a difference in the Bronx community, please apply to serve on one of our grants panels.

Potential panelists from all boroughs are welcome to apply. 

Special note: 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.

For more info on BCA's grants, visit HERE

All Panelists receive an honorarium.

Bronx Council on the Arts