Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Charlene Victor and Ella J. Weiss Cultural Entrepreneur Fund

Grants to Brooklyn, New York City Female Artists and
Administrators for Professional Development Activities

Agency Type:


Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) - Greater New York Arts Development Fund, Brooklyn Arts Council (BCA)

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

09/19/19 11:59 PM


Request a Grant Writer

Grants of $2,500 to New York City female artists and arts administrators in Brooklyn for professional development opportunities. Eligible activities include artist residencies, workshops, conferences, boot camps, and fellowships. Applications from women from underrepresented groups and ethnicities as well as women with disabilities and/or veterans are strongly encouraged.

This fund honors Charlene Victor and Ella J. Weiss’ legacy of passionate advocacy for the cultural life of the borough, in instilling the next generation of Brooklyn women artists and arts leaders with the ability to leverage their creative passions with the entrepreneurial skills necessary to maintain a sustainable creative career.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186453

Number of Grants:

Two (2) Brooklyn - based women artists or arts administrators will be awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

$2,500 each

Term of Contract:

All funded professional development activities must take place between January 1 and December 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Brooklyn-based women individual artists and arts administrators (i.e. no 501c 3 nonprofit organizations, community service groups, senior centers, educational organizations, etc.). Applicants must be residents of Brooklyn (Kings County).

Requests for professional development activities that include any and all of the following are ineligible:

- Requests to organize and lead professional development for other people. The award is only for the applicant’s professional development
- General operating expenses.
- Expenses related to the operation of privately owned facilities, such as homes and studios.
- Scholarships or fellowships to universities, colleges and schools, endowments or religious endeavors.
- Property or mortgage payments, capital expenses such as building construction, renovation, addition of signage on a building, venue, or studio improvements to make it ADA compliant, etc.
- Major expenditures for the establishment of a new organization.
- Administrative costs unrelated to the proposed professional development activities.
- Major equipment purchases unrelated to the proposed professional development activities.
- Expenses related to one-time productions and artistic projects.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Attendance at an Info Session is required for new applicants and those who haven't received funding since 2017. Info sessions will take place in July and August. Please RSVP for an info session in your neighborhood.

For a list of session dates, locations, and RSVP links, see:

Pre-Application Information:

All materials must be submitted online by 11:59 pm on Thursday, September 19, 2019.


July-August 2019: Info Sessions (Required)
September 19, 2019: Application Deadline
October-November 2019: BAC Grants Staff Review Applications
November-December 2019: Panelists Review Applications
January 2020: Funding Decisions Announced
January-December 2020: Projects Take Place
March 2020: Grants Celebration, Checks Dispersed

Awards will be distributed in 80/20 percentages. Applicants should take this partial reimbursement aspect into account when crafting their application.

If you weren’t able to attend an info session this summer, you can access all the information you need to apply through this webinar recording. By registering to access the recording, you fulfill the attendance requirement to apply.


Applicant resources page:

Webinar Recording:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

For questions:

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

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Brooklyn (Kings County)

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Benefit Women and Girls

Deadline 02/27/20

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit women and girls. The purpose of this grant program is to effect social change and promote gender equality. Grant funds may be used to support existing or new programs. Eligible applicants must work within t

GrantWatch ID#: 125230

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Independent Filmmakers for Feature-Length Documentar...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length documentary films in development stage to post-production. Funding is intended to support independent, nonfiction films that demonstrate effective storytelling, feasibility and originalit

GrantWatch ID#: 127055

Grant to a USA Nonprofit to Improve Healthcare For Underserved Populations

Deadline 03/16/20

Grant to a USA nonprofit organization to improve healthcare among underserved populations. Applicants are advised to verify or create the required registrations well in advance of the deadline date. The purpose of the program is to educate mental health professionals ab

GrantWatch ID#: 128550

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Psychology Graduate Student to Research the Effects...

Deadline 06/15/20

Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International graduate psychology student for research and demonstration projects that foster understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholastic achievement, primarily for children in kindergarten through eighth g

GrantWatch ID#: 132694

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Assist Underserved ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and government entities for programs and services that improve the quality of life for underserved children. Focus areas include working families, equitable communities, and thriving children. The Fu

GrantWatch ID#: 133552

Grants to USA IHEs and Nonprofit Media Arts Organizations for Film Fellowships and Scholarsh...

Deadline 06/01/20

Grants to USA colleges, universities, and nonprofit media arts organizations for film fellowships and scholarships. Funding is intended to support film projects by students and fellows in the early stages of their careers. Films can be comprised of, but are not limited,

GrantWatch ID#: 133688

Donations & Sponsorships to USA Nonprofits & For-Profits for Education, Literacy, and the Ar...

Deadline Ongoing

Donations to USA nonprofit organizations for programming support for arts, pre-K-12 education, and literacy programs across the country. In addition, sponsorship opportunities are provided to USA for-profit and nonprofit organizations focusing on literacy, the arts, a

GrantWatch ID#: 134869

Grants to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut Nonprofits to Benefit New York City Metro Ar...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut nonprofit organizations to benefit children in the New York City metropolitan area. Applicants must submit a Letter of Inquiry prior to applying. Consideration will be given to programs aimed at improving the emotional wel

GrantWatch ID#: 135415