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Awards to New York City Artists for Excellence in Literary, Visual, Media, and Performing Arts

Bronx Recognizes its Own (BRIO) Grant

GrantWatch ID# 159313

Funding Source
Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) - New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Greater New York Arts Development Fund
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York City: BronxNew York

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/09/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Awards of $5,000 to New York City artists in eligible regions to recognize outstanding works across a broad range of creative disciplines. Funding is intended to support emerging artists who create exceptional works in the literary, visual, media, and performing arts disciplines. Artists must reside in the Bronx.

Awardees are selected for work that 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 required to complete a one-time public service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) within a year of receiving the award. ACE events (ranging from performances with Q&As to workshops and classes) provide artists with additional visibility and demonstrate to the community the wealth of artistic talent available in this 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

For information about disciplines and categories, see and


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
- You must be 18 years old or older.
- You must be a resident of the Bronx. Applicants 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.
- Recipients of 2022 BRIO awards.
- Individuals who work for Bronx Council on the Arts.

Pre-Proposal Conference
BCA will offer 6 “Information Sessions” in November, December, and January. First-time applicants are encouraged to attend. Please check back at the URL for Full Text (RFP) for updates.

Info Session - Online
January 5, 2023 at 6:00 PM

Pre-Application Information
Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2023 at 11:59 PM

Decisions will be e-mailed to all applicants in approximately May of the grant year. Winners will then be invited to a ceremony that following June, at which they will be honored and receive the award. BRIO winners are subsequently required to complete a one-time community service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) within a year.

Eligible applicants can submit only one application in one discipline.

In order to submit an application, you must create an account online at Submittable, see below.

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.

For general submission information, see:

Estimated Size of Grant

Contact Information
Apply online:

For questions, please contact:
Bryan E. Glover, Grants Director
(718) 931-9500 ex.22

Dionne Dauxy
718-931-9500 ext. 12

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