2020 GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR BRONX ORGANIZATIONS, INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS, & COLLECTIVES

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 $5,000  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

The grant application cycle opens October 16th, 2019 and closes December 16th 2019


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


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 2020 grant cycle. 

BCA hosts 4 grant programs totaling in more than $250,000 a year in funding to Bronx artists, collectives, and nonprofit organizations. Panelist from the community play a key in the awards process; their knowledge and expertise is a crucial part of helping to shape the way public arts funds are distributed.

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. 

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 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 in the Fall


For more info on BCA's grants, visit HERE
 

All Panelists receive an honorarium.


Bronx Council on the Arts Bronx Recognizes Its Own  

recognizing outstanding artists in the Bronx for over 30 years   

BCA’s BRIO Award has been recognizing artistic excellence across a wide range of creative disciplines for 32 years. Annually, Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) provides direct support to individual Bronx artists who create works in the literary, media, visual, and performing arts, via awards of $5,000 each. Artists who have received a BRIO award – notably early career artists – represent the vast diversity of Bronx residents, inclusive of a large array of ethnicities, ages and genders that mirror the diversity of our borough. Over the years, BRIO has emerged as one of the most coveted distinctions amongst artists residing in the Bronx.

The Bronx Council on the Arts now highlights BRIOs core emphasis: having distributed over $1,500,000 in support to 481 artists over more than three decades. Adjudication panels are comprised of seasoned artists and arts professionals from outside the borough who, guided by discipline specific criteria and experience, review submissions anonymously and select awardees for distinction, whose work demonstrates the following:

  • An innovative approach to the discipline 
  • Probing and pushing of boundaries 
  • Technical expertise and high level of skill 
  • Ingenuity and rigor in its production 
  • An awareness of the medium within a historical context 
  • Compelling vision and original voice 

In addition, winners are encouraged to complete a one-time public service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) within a year of receiving the award. ACE events, which range from performances with Q&As to workshops and classes, provide artists with additional visibility and demonstrates to the community the wealth of artistic talent available in our borough.   BCA is proud to continue the BRIO tradition into the future, offering this invaluable honor in the Bronx that   

  • Boosts early career artists 
  • Highlights previously unknown voices 
  • Recognizes quality artistic practice 
  • Fosters connection between Bronx artists and their communities  _______________________________________________________ 

SELECTION OF AWARDS   BRIO is adjudicated on a blind submission process. New panels of arts professionals are convened each year and select works that demonstrate   

  • An innovative approach to the discipline 
  • Probing and pushing of boundaries 
  • Technical expertise and high level of skill 
  • Ingenuity and rigor in its production 
  • An awareness of the medium within a historical context 
  • Compelling vision and original voice 

All materials and information involved in the process are kept confidential and are viewed anonymously by the panelists. When the application is received, a code number is assigned to each application and its corresponding material. The applicant's coded work sample is the only identifying information available to the panelists for review. Materials not meeting the submission guidelines will render an application ineligible.   AWARD NOTIFICATION   Decisions will be e-mailed to all applicants in approximately May of the grant year. Winners will be invited to a ceremony in June of 2020 at which they will be honored and receive the award. BRIO winners are encouraged to complete a one-time community service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) within a year. All BRIO awards are subject to verification of information submitted and proof of Bronx residency.   ABOUT ACE (ARTISTS FOR COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT)   An important and integral component of BRIO is ACE which encourages each awardee to present a one-time public service activity within the one-year period of the award. This initiative was created to provide artists with additional visibility and also to provide Bronxites with the opportunity to experience the wealth of talent available in the community.   Who can apply?  

  • You must be 18 years old or older. 
  • You must be a resident of the Bronx. Applicants must provide 2 proofs of Bronx residency. (See instructions below) 
  • You must have an e-mail address 
  • You must have a Social Security number 

Who is not eligible to apply?  

  • Full time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in any degree program. 
  • Recipients of 2019 BRIO awards. 
  • Individuals who work for Bronx Council on the Arts. 

General submission information   

  • Work samples must be from work created in the last 5 years (between 2014 and 2019).
  • BRIO awards are adjudicated in a blind submission process. Panelists will evaluate submissions based on the materials they are viewing/hearing/reading. Applicants are advised to be highly selective and intentional in choosing work samples to submit. Poor quality work samples and materials will affect the panel's evaluation.
  • In order to submit an application, you must create an account online at Submittable.com.
  • Eligible applicants can submit only one application in one discipline.
  • Only submit materials necessary for the discipline in which you are applying.
  • Any required information missing at the time of the panel review will render the application ineligible.
  • Work samples must not contain any identifying information (name, email, etc.) in any part of the application, including file names; such information will render the application ineligible.
  • Previous BRIO winners cannot apply using the same work samples as a previously winning application.
  • Application links are available on-line at www.bronxarts.org beginning October 16, 2019.

CATEGORIES: Literary Arts:   Fiction, Non-Fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Screenwriting, Illustrated Text   Media Arts:   Digital Arts, Film or Video (Narrative/Documentary/Experimental), Film Animation   Performing Arts:   Acting, Choreography, Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music Performance (Audio only!), Music Composition, Performance Poetry, Spoken Word, Storytelling   Visual Arts:   2-D: Artist book, Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Street Art   3-D: Installation Art, Mixed Media, Performance Art, Sculpture, Architecture, Crafts, Graphic Design, Environmental and Interior Design   A COMPLETED APPLICATION WILL INCLUDE:  Online application. All fields of the Submittable application with an asterisk (*) must be filled out.  Please Note: All of the items below must be uploaded in order to apply:  Your (Literary, Visual, Performing, or Media Arts) work sample(s).  None of the information below will be shared with panelists for review  One-page resume citing your artistic, professional, and educational background.  Proof of Bronx Residency - (submit 2) any of the following are considered acceptable:  

  • NYS Driver’s license 
  • New York State or New York City ID 
  • Voter Registration Card 
  • Mortgage, rent receipt or lease agreement 
  • Utility bill (e.g., electricity, cable, gas, etc.) 
  • Credit card or bank statement (first page only; social security number/financial information blacked out) 
  • NYS or Federal tax return 
  • Bursar’s receipt (required for part-time students) 

Applicant Bio (150 words)  Head shot (jpeg 300 dpi)  

Questions? Contact Bryan E. Glover, Deputy Director of Grants and Programs | bryan@bronxarts.org         

Please Note: Applicants CAN apply to BRIO and Arts Fund, but must choose only ONE Grant if awarded both. An artist may not accept money from BRIO and Arts Fund because both grants are funded through the same source. Eligible applicants CAN receive money from BRIO, New Work, and Community Arts in the same year.
 

Bronx Council on the Arts Bronx Recognizes Its Own  

recognizing outstanding artists in the Bronx for over 30 years   

BCA’s BRIO Award has been recognizing artistic excellence across a wide range of creative disciplines for 32 years. Annually, Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) provides direct support to individual Bronx artists who create works in the literary, media, visual, and performing arts, via awards of $5,000 each. Artists who have received a BRIO award – notably early career artists – represent the vast diversity of Bronx residents, inclusive of a large array of ethnicities, ages and genders that mirror the diversity of our borough. Over the years, BRIO has emerged as one of the most coveted distinctions amongst artists residing in the Bronx.

The Bronx Council on the Arts now highlights BRIOs core emphasis: having distributed over $1,500,000 in support to 481 artists over more than three decades. Adjudication panels are comprised of seasoned artists and arts professionals from outside the borough who, guided by discipline specific criteria and experience, review submissions anonymously and select awardees for distinction, whose work demonstrates the following:

  • An innovative approach to the discipline 
  • Probing and pushing of boundaries 
  • Technical expertise and high level of skill 
  • Ingenuity and rigor in its production 
  • An awareness of the medium within a historical context 
  • Compelling vision and original voice 

In addition, winners are encouraged to complete a one-time public service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) within a year of receiving the award. ACE events, which range from performances with Q&As to workshops and classes, provide artists with additional visibility and demonstrates to the community the wealth of artistic talent available in our borough.   BCA is proud to continue the BRIO tradition into the future, offering this invaluable honor in the Bronx that   

  • Boosts early career artists 
  • Highlights previously unknown voices 
  • Recognizes quality artistic practice 
  • Fosters connection between Bronx artists and their communities  _______________________________________________________ 

SELECTION OF AWARDS   BRIO is adjudicated on a blind submission process. New panels of arts professionals are convened each year and select works that demonstrate   

  • An innovative approach to the discipline 
  • Probing and pushing of boundaries 
  • Technical expertise and high level of skill 
  • Ingenuity and rigor in its production 
  • An awareness of the medium within a historical context 
  • Compelling vision and original voice 

All materials and information involved in the process are kept confidential and are viewed anonymously by the panelists. When the application is received, a code number is assigned to each application and its corresponding material. The applicant's coded work sample is the only identifying information available to the panelists for review. Materials not meeting the submission guidelines will render an application ineligible.   AWARD NOTIFICATION   Decisions will be e-mailed to all applicants in approximately May of the grant year. Winners will be invited to a ceremony in June of 2020 at which they will be honored and receive the award. BRIO winners are encouraged to complete a one-time community service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) within a year. All BRIO awards are subject to verification of information submitted and proof of Bronx residency.   ABOUT ACE (ARTISTS FOR COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT)   An important and integral component of BRIO is ACE which encourages each awardee to present a one-time public service activity within the one-year period of the award. This initiative was created to provide artists with additional visibility and also to provide Bronxites with the opportunity to experience the wealth of talent available in the community.   Who can apply?  

  • You must be 18 years old or older. 
  • You must be a resident of the Bronx. Applicants must provide 2 proofs of Bronx residency. (See instructions below) 
  • You must have an e-mail address 
  • You must have a Social Security number 

Who is not eligible to apply?  

  • Full time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in any degree program. 
  • Recipients of 2019 BRIO awards. 
  • Individuals who work for Bronx Council on the Arts. 

General submission information  

  

  • Work samples must be from work created in the last 5 years (between 2014 and 2019).
  • BRIO awards are adjudicated in a blind submission process. Panelists will evaluate submissions based on the materials they are viewing/hearing/reading. Applicants are advised to be highly selective and intentional in choosing work samples to submit. Poor quality work samples and materials will affect the panel's evaluation.
  • In order to submit an application, you must create an account online at Submittable.com.
  • Eligible applicants can submit only one application in one discipline.
  • Only submit materials necessary for the discipline in which you are applying.
  • Any required information missing at the time of the panel review will render the application ineligible.
  • Work samples must not contain any identifying information (name, email, etc.) in any part of the application, including file names; such information will render the application ineligible.
  • Previous BRIO winners cannot apply using the same work samples as a previously winning application.
  • Application links are available on-line at www.bronxarts.org beginning October 16, 2019.

CATEGORIES: Literary Arts:   Fiction, Non-Fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Screenwriting, Illustrated Text   Media Arts:   Digital Arts, Film or Video (Narrative/Documentary/Experimental), Film Animation   Performing Arts:   Acting, Choreography, Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music Performance (Audio only!), Music Composition, Performance Poetry, Spoken Word, Storytelling   Visual Arts:   2-D: Artist book, Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Street Art   3-D: Installation Art, Mixed Media, Performance Art, Sculpture, Architecture, Crafts, Graphic Design, Environmental and Interior Design   A COMPLETED APPLICATION WILL INCLUDE:  Online application. All fields of the Submittable application with an asterisk (*) must be filled out.  Please Note: All of the items below must be uploaded in order to apply:  Your (Literary, Visual, Performing, or Media Arts) work sample(s).  None of the information below will be shared with panelists for review  One-page resume citing your artistic, professional, and educational background.  Proof of Bronx Residency - (submit 2) any of the following are considered acceptable:  

  • NYS Driver’s license 
  • New York State or New York City ID 
  • Voter Registration Card 
  • Mortgage, rent receipt or lease agreement 
  • Utility bill (e.g., electricity, cable, gas, etc.) 
  • Credit card or bank statement (first page only; social security number/financial information blacked out) 
  • NYS or Federal tax return 
  • Bursar’s receipt (required for part-time students) 

Applicant Bio (150 words)  Head shot (jpeg 300 dpi)   

Questions? Contact Bryan E. Glover, Deputy Director of Grants and Programs | bryan@bronxarts.org         

Please Note: Applicants CAN apply to BRIO and Arts Fund, but must choose only ONE Grant if awarded both. An artist may not accept money from BRIO and Arts Fund because both grants are funded through the same source. Eligible applicants CAN receive money from BRIO, New Work, and Community Arts in the same year. 

Bronx Council on the Arts Bronx Recognizes Its Own  

recognizing outstanding artists in the Bronx for over 30 years   

BCA’s BRIO Award has been recognizing artistic excellence across a wide range of creative disciplines for 32 years. Annually, Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) provides direct support to individual Bronx artists who create works in the literary, media, visual, and performing arts, via awards of $5,000 each. Artists who have received a BRIO award – notably early career artists – represent the vast diversity of Bronx residents, inclusive of a large array of ethnicities, ages and genders that mirror the diversity of our borough. Over the years, BRIO has emerged as one of the most coveted distinctions amongst artists residing in the Bronx.

The Bronx Council on the Arts now highlights BRIOs core emphasis: having distributed over $1,500,000 in support to 481 artists over more than three decades. Adjudication panels are comprised of seasoned artists and arts professionals from outside the borough who, guided by discipline specific criteria and experience, review submissions anonymously and select awardees for distinction, whose work demonstrates the following:

  • An innovative approach to the discipline 
  • Probing and pushing of boundaries 
  • Technical expertise and high level of skill 
  • Ingenuity and rigor in its production 
  • An awareness of the medium within a historical context 
  • Compelling vision and original voice 

In addition, winners are encouraged to complete a one-time public service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) within a year of receiving the award. ACE events, which range from performances with Q&As to workshops and classes, provide artists with additional visibility and demonstrates to the community the wealth of artistic talent available in our borough.   BCA is proud to continue the BRIO tradition into the future, offering this invaluable honor in the Bronx that   

  • Boosts early career artists 
  • Highlights previously unknown voices 
  • Recognizes quality artistic practice 
  • Fosters connection between Bronx artists and their communities  _______________________________________________________ 

SELECTION OF AWARDS   BRIO is adjudicated on a blind submission process. New panels of arts professionals are convened each year and select works that demonstrate   

  • An innovative approach to the discipline 
  • Probing and pushing of boundaries 
  • Technical expertise and high level of skill 
  • Ingenuity and rigor in its production 
  • An awareness of the medium within a historical context 
  • Compelling vision and original voice 

All materials and information involved in the process are kept confidential and are viewed anonymously by the panelists. When the application is received, a code number is assigned to each application and its corresponding material. The applicant's coded work sample is the only identifying information available to the panelists for review. Materials not meeting the submission guidelines will render an application ineligible.   AWARD NOTIFICATION   Decisions will be e-mailed to all applicants in approximately May of the grant year. Winners will be invited to a ceremony in June of 2020 at which they will be honored and receive the award. BRIO winners are encouraged to complete a one-time community service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) within a year. All BRIO awards are subject to verification of information submitted and proof of Bronx residency.   ABOUT ACE (ARTISTS FOR COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT)   An important and integral component of BRIO is ACE which encourages each awardee to present a one-time public service activity within the one-year period of the award. This initiative was created to provide artists with additional visibility and also to provide Bronxites with the opportunity to experience the wealth of talent available in the community.   Who can apply?  

  • You must be 18 years old or older. 
  • You must be a resident of the Bronx. Applicants must provide 2 proofs of Bronx residency. (See instructions below) 
  • You must have an e-mail address 
  • You must have a Social Security number 

Who is not eligible to apply?  

  • Full time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in any degree program. 
  • Recipients of 2019 BRIO awards. 
  • Individuals who work for Bronx Council on the Arts. 

General submission information   

  • Work samples must be from work created in the last 5 years (between 2014 and 2019).
  • BRIO awards are adjudicated in a blind submission process. Panelists will evaluate submissions based on the materials they are viewing/hearing/reading. Applicants are advised to be highly selective and intentional in choosing work samples to submit. Poor quality work samples and materials will affect the panel's evaluation.
  • In order to submit an application, you must create an account online at Submittable.com.
  • Eligible applicants can submit only one application in one discipline.
  • Only submit materials necessary for the discipline in which you are applying.
  • Any required information missing at the time of the panel review will render the application ineligible.
  • Work samples must not contain any identifying information (name, email, etc.) in any part of the application, including file names; such information will render the application ineligible.
  • Previous BRIO winners cannot apply using the same work samples as a previously winning application.
  • Application links are available on-line at www.bronxarts.org beginning October 16, 2019.

CATEGORIES: Literary Arts:   Fiction, Non-Fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Screenwriting, Illustrated Text   Media Arts:   Digital Arts, Film or Video (Narrative/Documentary/Experimental), Film Animation   Performing Arts:   Acting, Choreography, Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music Performance (Audio only!), Music Composition, Performance Poetry, Spoken Word, Storytelling   Visual Arts:   2-D: Artist book, Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Street Art   3-D: Installation Art, Mixed Media, Performance Art, Sculpture, Architecture, Crafts, Graphic Design, Environmental and Interior Design   A COMPLETED APPLICATION WILL INCLUDE:  Online application. All fields of the Submittable application with an asterisk (*) must be filled out.  Please Note: All of the items below must be uploaded in order to apply:  Your (Literary, Visual, Performing, or Media Arts) work sample(s).  None of the information below will be shared with panelists for review  One-page resume citing your artistic, professional, and educational background.  Proof of Bronx Residency - (submit 2) any of the following are considered acceptable:  

  • NYS Driver’s license 
  • New York State or New York City ID 
  • Voter Registration Card 
  • Mortgage, rent receipt or lease agreement 
  • Utility bill (e.g., electricity, cable, gas, etc.) 
  • Credit card or bank statement (first page only; social security number/financial information blacked out) 
  • NYS or Federal tax return 
  • Bursar’s receipt (required for part-time students) 

Applicant Bio (150 words)  Head shot (jpeg 300 dpi)  

Questions? Contact Bryan E. Glover, Deputy Director of Grants and Programs | bryan@bronxarts.org         

Please Note: Applicants CAN apply to BRIO and Arts Fund, but must choose only ONE Grant if awarded both. An artist may not accept money from BRIO and Arts Fund because both grants are funded through the same source. Eligible applicants CAN receive money from BRIO, New Work, and Community Arts in the same year. 

Bronx Council on the Arts Bronx Recognizes Its Own  

recognizing outstanding artists in the Bronx for over 30 years   

BCA’s BRIO Award has been recognizing artistic excellence across a wide range of creative disciplines for 32 years. Annually, Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) provides direct support to individual Bronx artists who create works in the literary, media, visual, and performing arts, via awards of $5,000 each. Artists who have received a BRIO award – notably early career artists – represent the vast diversity of Bronx residents, inclusive of a large array of ethnicities, ages and genders that mirror the diversity of our borough. Over the years, BRIO has emerged as one of the most coveted distinctions amongst artists residing in the Bronx. 

The Bronx Council on the Arts now highlights BRIOs core emphasis: having distributed over $1,500,000 in support to 481 artists over more than three decades. Adjudication panels are comprised of seasoned artists and arts professionals from outside the borough who, guided by discipline specific criteria and experience, review submissions anonymously and select awardees for distinction, whose work demonstrates the following:

  • An innovative approach to the discipline 
  • Probing and pushing of boundaries 
  • Technical expertise and high level of skill 
  • Ingenuity and rigor in its production 
  • An awareness of the medium within a historical context 
  • Compelling vision and original voice 

In addition, winners are encouraged to complete a one-time public service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) within a year of receiving the award. ACE events, which range from performances with Q&As to workshops and classes, provide artists with additional visibility and demonstrates to the community the wealth of artistic talent available in our borough.   BCA is proud to continue the BRIO tradition into the future, offering this invaluable honor in the Bronx that   

  • Boosts early career artists 
  • Highlights previously unknown voices 
  • Recognizes quality artistic practice 
  • Fosters connection between Bronx artists and their communities  _______________________________________________________ 

SELECTION OF AWARDS   BRIO is adjudicated on a blind submission process. New panels of arts professionals are convened each year and select works that demonstrate   

  • An innovative approach to the discipline 
  • Probing and pushing of boundaries 
  • Technical expertise and high level of skill 
  • Ingenuity and rigor in its production 
  • An awareness of the medium within a historical context 
  • Compelling vision and original voice 

All materials and information involved in the process are kept confidential and are viewed anonymously by the panelists. When the application is received, a code number is assigned to each application and its corresponding material. The applicant's coded work sample is the only identifying information available to the panelists for review. Materials not meeting the submission guidelines will render an application ineligible.   AWARD NOTIFICATION   Decisions will be e-mailed to all applicants in approximately May of the grant year. Winners will be invited to a ceremony in June of 2020 at which they will be honored and receive the award. BRIO winners are encouraged to complete a one-time community service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) within a year. All BRIO awards are subject to verification of information submitted and proof of Bronx residency.   ABOUT ACE (ARTISTS FOR COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT)   An important and integral component of BRIO is ACE which encourages each awardee to present a one-time public service activity within the one-year period of the award. This initiative was created to provide artists with additional visibility and also to provide Bronxites with the opportunity to experience the wealth of talent available in the community.   Who can apply?  

  • You must be 18 years old or older. 
  • You must be a resident of the Bronx. Applicants must provide 2 proofs of Bronx residency. (See instructions below) 
  • You must have an e-mail address 
  • You must have a Social Security number 

Who is not eligible to apply?  

  • Full time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in any degree program. 
  • Recipients of 2019 BRIO awards. 
  • Individuals who work for Bronx Council on the Arts. 

General submission information   

  • Work samples must be from work created in the last 5 years (between 2014 and 2019).
  • BRIO awards are adjudicated in a blind submission process. Panelists will evaluate submissions based on the materials they are viewing/hearing/reading. Applicants are advised to be highly selective and intentional in choosing work samples to submit. Poor quality work samples and materials will affect the panel's evaluation.
  • In order to submit an application, you must create an account online at Submittable.com.
  • Eligible applicants can submit only one application in one discipline.
  • Only submit materials necessary for the discipline in which you are applying.
  • Any required information missing at the time of the panel review will render the application ineligible.
  • Work samples must not contain any identifying information (name, email, etc.) in any part of the application, including file names; such information will render the application ineligible.
  • Previous BRIO winners cannot apply using the same work samples as a previously winning application.
  • Application links are available on-line at www.bronxarts.org beginning October 16, 2019.

CATEGORIES: Literary Arts:   Fiction, Non-Fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, Screenwriting, Illustrated Text   Media Arts:   Digital Arts, Film or Video (Narrative/Documentary/Experimental), Film Animation   Performing Arts:   Acting, Choreography, Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music Performance (Audio only!), Music Composition, Performance Poetry, Spoken Word, Storytelling   Visual Arts:   2-D: Artist book, Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Street Art   3-D: Installation Art, Mixed Media, Performance Art, Sculpture, Architecture, Crafts, Graphic Design, Environmental and Interior Design   A COMPLETED APPLICATION WILL INCLUDE:  Online application. All fields of the Submittable application with an asterisk (*) must be filled out.  Please Note: All of the items below must be uploaded in order to apply:  Your (Literary, Visual, Performing, or Media Arts) work sample(s).  None of the information below will be shared with panelists for review  One-page resume citing your artistic, professional, and educational background.  Proof of Bronx Residency - (submit 2) any of the following are considered acceptable:  

  • NYS Driver’s license 
  • New York State or New York City ID 
  • Voter Registration Card 
  • Mortgage, rent receipt or lease agreement 
  • Utility bill (e.g., electricity, cable, gas, etc.) 
  • Credit card or bank statement (first page only; social security number/financial information blacked out) 
  • NYS or Federal tax return 
  • Bursar’s receipt (required for part-time students) 

Applicant Bio (150 words)  Head shot (jpeg 300 dpi)  

Questions? Contact Bryan E. Glover, Deputy Director of Grants and Programs | bryan@bronxarts.org         

Please Note: Applicants CAN apply to BRIO and Arts Fund, but must choose only ONE Grant if awarded both. An artist may not accept money from BRIO and Arts Fund because both grants are funded through the same source. Eligible applicants CAN receive money from BRIO, New Work, and Community Arts in the same year. 

Call for Artists - Confidence in the Future Submission Deadline: Saturday, December 7, | 11:59 pm

Confidence in the Future 

The Bronx Council on the Arts’ Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos is seeking submissions from visual and media artists for our upcoming group exhibition “Confidence in the Future”, which will take place at the gallery from March 18-May 27, 2020. The exhibition will be curated by staff of the Bronx Council for the Arts. Submissions are open to Bronx artists working on all mediums and formats, and should use the exhibition theme as a starting point.  Additional prompts include, but are not limited to: Exploring what it means to build the future we want to see; dystopian or utopian realities, perhaps as a result of drastic climate change; and different ways of paying homage or respect to histories of resistance, whether interpersonal or societal, which inspire artists in the present. 

Selected artists will receive a stipend.

Selected artists will also have the opportunity to propose a Public Program to take place during the run of the show. Programs that relate to the artist’s practice, and that include social justice themes in their design, as well as a clear plan for community collaboration/engagement are highly encouraged. 

Selected artists will receive a production budget for the public event and the administrative support of the Longwood Art Gallery. 

This call is open to artists who live in the Bronx. In line with BCA’s commitment to supporting under-represented and emerging artists, this year’s exhibitions will focus on showcasing the work of artists under 30. 

The art gallery is not responsible for the shipping of artworks to and from the gallery, or for framing, mounting or printing any artworks. Works of art selected need to be ready to hang/install/display. 

NOTE:

  • Artists working in the following media are encouraged to apply: installation, artists’ books, comics/storyboards, drawings, illustrations, paintings, printmaking, performance art, photography, sound art, sculpture, and video/film.
  • We strongly encourage submissions by artists of color, women, LGBT* folks, and artists without gallery representation 

Requirements: 

  • Bronx resident visual artists 18 and older. Priority will be given to artists under 30. 
  • Submissions should reflect a direct connection to themes such as alternate realities, futurism/afrofuturism, dystopia/utopia, time, imagining the future, etc. 

Application Instructions:

  • Max 250-word artist statement 
  • 5-7 JPEG images (saved as: lastname_name_01)
  • Work information for each image, including title of work, year completed,      dimensions and medium
  • For video applicants, you may submit up to 2 samples, each one no longer than      10 minutes. Please upload MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG files only. 

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed; If selected, please have the following available/ready: Artwork that is ready to hang (framed, mounted, stretched, etc) Artists are responsible for delivering and picking up the artwork(s) to and from the art gallery For technical inquiries: longwood@bronxarts.org *No phone calls inquiring about the status of your submission, please. Selected artists will be contacted by the exhibition staff. Only works that relate to the criteria described above will selected.

Selected artists will be announced by January 1st, 2020. 

Application Deadline: November 22, 2019


ABOUT THE PROGRAM
SU-CASA is a community arts engagement program that places artists and organizations in residence at senior centers across the five boroughs of New York City. The program provides selected artists with a stipend in exchange for the creation and delivery of arts programming for seniors. The program has two components: 1) artists will engage participating seniors in an art project or series of cultural programs over the course of the residency, and 2) the residency will include a public program component – exhibits, readings, performances, open houses or other cultural interactions open to the surrounding community
Selected artists will work with the senior center where they are placed to further refine project goals and coordinate a schedule for residency activities and use of facilities.    
For FY20, individual artists will be eligible to participate. Individual artists may apply for SU-CASA through their local arts council; any organization that submitted an eligible FY20 Cultural Development Fund proposal may apply for SU-CASA through DCA. The program will support a total of 208 residencies for individuals and organizations at senior centers across the City’s 51 Council districts.
Bronx Council on the Arts is proud to be part of this program on behalf of the borough of the Bronx. BCA will accept applications from individual artists seeking residencies at participating senior centers in the Bronx only.
Individual artists-in-residence will receive a stipend in the amount of $4,500, an additional $ 1,000 materials/supplies budget, and access to materials and supplies from Materials for the Arts. Individual artists can apply directly to participate in the program without a fiscal sponsor. Artists may apply for up to two residencies.    
All components of the application must be received no later than 11:59 PM on November 22.  Applicants will be notified of their application status and, if selected, which senior center they will work with by the end of December 2019.  Residencies will take place between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020.  

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