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Grants to New York City Artists for Community-Based Arts Projects in Eligible Locations

New Work (NW) Grant


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Geographic Focus
USA: New York City: BronxNew York

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/07/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of $2,500 to New York City artists in eligible locations for community-centered arts and cultural projects. First-time applicants must attend an information session prior to applying. Funding is intended to enhance local cultural life by supporting community-based, high-quality arts projects in all disciplines, genres, and styles. Applicants must be based in the Bronx.

Eligible disciplines include dance, film/video/media, folk arts, interdisciplinary arts, literary arts, multidisciplinary projects, music, opera, theater, and visual arts/crafts.

An essential element of this funding is a community engagement component. The project must engage a segment of the community through a public program, such as an exhibition or performance that is open to the public, and/or the inclusion of community involvement in the development and creative process of the artist’s project. This inclusion can be in the form of feedback, response, interaction, and/or social practice by or with community members. Some examples of this type of interaction are interviews with a segment of the community, the 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.

New Work 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 (not interpretive) professional artists interested in working within a community setting. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Individual applicants must be residents of Bronx County. Proof of residency is required.

Applicants are not eligible for BCA grants if:
- They received a BCA grant in a previous year, but failed to submit a Final Report.
- They are under the age of 18, or a full-time student in a higher education program.
- They work or have a studio space in the Bronx, but live outside of the Bronx.
- They received funding from NYSCA in the same fiscal year.
- They are a public university or college, a public, private or parochial school, or a New York City or State agency or department.
- They are a Staff or Board member of BCA.

For ineligible activities, see:

Pre-Proposal Conference
BCA will offer six Information Sessions during the months of August, September, and October. First-time applicants are required to attend one. This online information session series will cover how to apply, more on the Arts Fund, New Work, and Community Arts grants, timeline, and more.

2024 Community Engagement Grants Online Info Session: Monday, August 28th from 5:00 - 6:30 PM
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2024 Community Engagement Grants (CEG) Info Session - Mott Haven Library: September 6, 2023, 12 PM
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2024 Community Engagement Grants Online Info Session: September 20, 2023, 5 PM.
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Tuesday, October 3rd from 5:00 - 6:30 PM (Virtual) (ASL Interpreting Available)

Thursday, October 19 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM (Hybrid - Bronx Library Center)

Friday, October 27th from 12:00 - 1:30 PM (Virtual)

Additional information:

Pre-Application Information
The deadline to apply has been extended to Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

Applicants will be notified in March 2024.

It is recommended that applicants submit their applications early during the open application period. This will allow more time for correcting errors or supplying missing information before the application deadline.

You may submit up to two (2) requests per year between New Work (NW) and Community Arts (CA). Eligible applicants cannot apply to NW and CA for the same project. The combined total request of all NW and CA applications cannot exceed $5,000. NW applicants CAN also apply to Arts Fund (AF) for an additional $5,000 for the same project.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant Amount: $2,500

Term of Contract
Funded projects and programs must take place in the Bronx between January 1, 2024, and December 31, 2024.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Direct questions to Brian Hyunsuk Lee, Grants Manager, at or (718) 931-9500 ext. 14

Bronx Council On The Arts
2700 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 931-9500

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