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Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) 2018

Awards to Bronx, New York Individuals for Excellence
in Visual, Media, Literary, and Performing Arts

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Bronx Council on the Arts

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Deadline Date:

12/08/17 5:00 PM


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Awards of $4,000 to Bronx, New York individual artists to recognize outstanding works in the media, visual, literary, and performing arts disciplines. Awards will be issued on the sole basis of artistic excellence. This award provides winning artists with additional visibility and demonstrates to the local community the wealth of artistic talent within the Bronx.

Winners complete a one-time public service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE), an essential component required of all BRIO recipients.

The selection of awards is based solely on artistic excellence – the quality of work submitted – and decided by a panel of arts professionals.


-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, 3-D: Installation Art, Mixed Media, Performance Art, Sculpture, Design: Architecture, Crafts, Graphic Design, Environmental and Interior Design

General Submission Information
-Work must have been created between 2012 and 2017.
-Panelists are asked to evaluate work based on the materials they are viewing/hearing/reading. Be careful and selective of the work you submit. Poor quality work samples and materials will affect the panel's evaluation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159313

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Term of Contract:

Recipients will be required to complete the Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) community service activity within a year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-You must be 18 years old or older.
-You must be a resident of the Bronx. Winners must provide 2 proofs of residency.
-You must have an e-mail address
-You must have a Social Security number

Not Eligible:
-Full time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in any degree program.
-Individuals who work for Bronx Council on the Arts or who are recipients of 2017 BRIO awards.

Pre-proposal Conference:

"How to Apply" Workshops:

Friday, November 3, 2017, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
NYPL Morris Park Library
985 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx NY 10462

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Vladeck Hall
74 Van Cortlandt Park South
Bronx NY 10463

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Bronx Library Center
310 Kingsbridge Road
Bronx NY 10458

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Longwood Art Gallery
450 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451

Pre-Application Information:

The application opens Monday, October 2, 2017.

The application deadline is Friday, December 8, 2017.

Decisions will be e-mailed to all applicants approximately four months after the deadline date. Winners will be invited to a ceremony in June of 2018 at which they will be honored and receive the award.

BRIO applications may be found here:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City: Bronx;   New York