2018 Artist for Community (AFC) Grant
Deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:59 PM
Funding for this program is made possible by:
The New York State Council on the Arts’ (NYSCA) Decentralization program (DEC) ____________________________________________________________________
Bronx-based individual artists are invited to apply for commissioning support in the amount of $2500 for the creation of a new work in a community setting.
An essential element of this funding is the inclusion of community involvement in the development and creative process of the artists’ project. The project must encompass a segment of the community through some form of feedback, response, interaction and/or social practice. Some examples of this type of interaction are interviews with a segment of the community, creation of parallel work by a community group, or stories and anecdotes collected from a community group that relate to the concept or content of the project. Projects that limit public participation to performances or exhibitions after the work has been executed are not eligible.
This regrant opportunity is designed to increase support for local artist-initiated activity and to highlight the role of artists as important members of the community. These grants are intended to support creative artists interested in working within a community setting.
Applicants may submit one AFC application per year. This may be in addition to an Arts Fund, BRIO, and Community Arts Grant (CAG) application.
Eligible applicants applying to AFC and CAG CANNOT exceed a combined request total of $5,000