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.