Artist for CommunityGrant (AFCG)


Awards (4) Individual Artists $2,500 each
Supported by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program

Bronx-based individual artists are invited to apply for commissioning support in the amount of $2,500 for the creation of a new work in a community setting.

An essential element of this funding is the inclusion of community involvement in the development and creative process of the artists’ project. The project must encompass a segment of the community through some form of feedback, response, interaction and/or social practice. Some examples of this type of interaction are interviews with a segment of the community, 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. Projects that limit public participation to performances or exhibitions after the work has been executed are not eligible.

This regrant opportunity 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 artists interested in working within a community setting.

**2017 Grantee Notifications will be sent during late February of 2017.**

2017Artist for Community Grant

The 2017 Artist For Community deadline has passed.

Please see 2017 Artist For Community Guidelines for reference.

Stay tuned for 2018 Application and deadline dates!

Application Opens: July 2017

Deadline: TBA

Feel free to reach out to Dalaeja Foreman to further discuss your project!

2017 How to Apply Workshops / Professional Development Workshops will be posted during spring.

These workshops will be happening during June and July!

Check out other Grant Opportunities!

BCA grants are made possible through the generous support of the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) in partnership with the New York City Council; and the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


For additional information
about the Community Arts Grant guidelines,


Are you interested in making a difference in arts funding in the Bronx?  Do you want 2017 to be about support for Bronx Artists and Communities?

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) seeks artists, arts professionals, and nonprofit and community based organization leaders to serve as panelists for our 2017 grant cycle. 


Submit here!



This New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) decentralization grant provides direct support for arts and cultural projects developed and/or sponsored by Bronx arts organizations and community-based organizations. These activities may include workshops/classes, performances, arts exhibitions, special one-day events, multi-discipline collaborations, and public access programming whose central focus is the arts. Examples of the types of costs covered by this grant include but are not limited to: artist fees, supplies, equipment rental, marketing and publicity costs related to the specific activity. Individual artists can apply through an organizational conduit based in the County. All activities must serve County residents and be open to the general public. Matching funds are required.



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