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The Bronx Cultural Vision Fund: Overview

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 art, and multi-disciplinary performance work. Open to Bronx-based emerging and mid-career individual artists and organizations with budgets up to $250,000, BCVF awards are intended to have a meaningful impact on an artist’s career or an organization’s development.

The BCVF represents a significant investment in The Bronx’s performing arts scene, and the Bronx Council of the Arts (BCA) will be developing long-term relationships with each grantee. We will remain actively engaged with applicants and grantees throughout the process, from the letter of intent through the realization of funded projects.

The BCVF features two tracks:

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

This track will award up to $10,000 to individual artists, collectives, and organizations 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

This track will award up to $20,000 to individuals, collectives and organizations who are ready to produce a new work.

Grantees on both tracks will be eligible for a $2,500 supplemental Professional Enhancement Fund grant, which can be used for skill-building, learning opportunities, or capacity-strengthening initiatives. For example, an organization might work with a marketing or fundraising consultant; an artist might work with an instrumental or dialect coach.

Questions? Contact the Bronx Cultural Visions Fund at bcvf@bronxarts.org

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

The program is open to Bronx-based individual artists and unincorporated groups (ensembles or collectives) practicing in the performing arts, along with Bronx-based incorporated performing arts organizations whose annual operating budgets are below $250,000. Unincorporated groups must have one member apply as an individual applicant; only one member may apply on behalf of the group. Productions must take place in New York City, but are not required to take place in the Bronx.

· Individual artists or one member of an unincorporated group (ensembles or collectives) must:

- be residents of Bronx County,

- be 18 years of age or older.

· Incorporated organizations must:

- be based in the Bronx with a Bronx address,

- have been incorporated for at least one year,

- show proof of non-profit status,

- have an active board of directors,

- have an annual budget of less than $250K.


For more information see complete guidelines available here: www.bronxarts.org/grants/bronx-cultural-visions

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