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Grants to New York City Nonprofits and Artists for Local Arts Projects and Programming

Local Arts Support (LAS) Grant


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Geographic Focus
USA: New York City: BrooklynNew York

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/08/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $5,000 to New York City nonprofit organizations and individual artists for arts projects and programming in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support projects in the following genres: dance, film, theatre, visual arts and crafts, cultural heritage, interdisciplinary arts, music/opera, literary arts, and multi-disciplinary projects. Projects must be public and take place in Brooklyn.

Funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), this money is for nonprofit organizations and artist-nonprofit partnerships developing high-quality local arts projects and programs that focus on community engagement. The best proposals identify their community, demonstrate engagement with that community, and thoughtfully describe anticipated outcomes.

The goal of the grant program is to empower Brooklyn’s artists, arts organizations, and audiences by supporting performances; exhibitions; pop-up galleries; workshops; reading series; festivals; public art; and more.

The Arts Council funds arts and culture projects with a public, community engagement component in all disciplines and styles, in all genres, all across the borough. The project needs to be open and accessible to a Brooklyn audience and/or community. Events can be free, ticketed, or donation-based. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Who Can Apply: Brooklyn-based individual artists, Brooklyn-based nonprofit organizations, and NYC-based individual artists working in partnership with Brooklyn-based nonprofit organizations.

For additional eligibility guidelines see

Applicants may not:
- Have an outstanding Final Report for a Brooklyn Arts Council grant in the last three (3) years.
- Be under the age of 18.
- Be a full-time student in a higher education program.
- Be applying for NYSCA or DCLA funds directly or in another county/borough for 2023.
- Be a New York City public school district, public, private, or parochial school, New York State agency or department, and/or public college or university.

For basic ineligibility, see

Pre-Application Information
Submit online, via Submittable, by 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, October 8, 2023.

Funding decisions and award notifications will take place in February 2024.

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Estimated Size of Grant
Request: $2,000 - $5,000

A maximum of $1,000 of grant funds may be used for supplies; materials; software subscriptions; training; equipment; or materials related to the proposed project.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

Eligibility check:

Technical Issues with the online application form or questions about logging onto Submittable must be directed to

Other questions can be directed to the Grants Department at

Brooklyn Arts Council
20 Jay Street, Suite 616
Brooklyn, NY 11201 — 718.625.0080

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