Grants Range: $1,000 - $5,000
Supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Greater New York Arts Development Fund

Bronx-based professional and pre-professional artists, artist collectives and Bronx-based 501c3 organizations with an organizational budget below $100,000 are invited to apply for grants of up to $5,000 for high-quality arts projects that contribute to the cultural life of the borough. In 2016, Arts Fund distributed $69,000 to 25 artists and organizations.

The Arts Fund aims to develop Bronx artists and small arts organizations through its support of high-quality arts projects that engage Bronx audiences in a diverse array of artistic works in all disciplines, genres and styles. Bronx-based 501c3 organizations with organizational budgets below $100,000 and individual artists living in the Bronx may apply directly to this program.

2018 Arts Fund Program



Friday, October 27, 2017, at 11:59 PM

Feel free to reach out to Bryan E. Glover to further discuss your project!

2017 How-To-Apply Workshops / Professional Development Workshops


How To Apply - General Grant Tips | All Grants

Saturday, June 10th | 1:00 - 2:30pm

Bronx Documentary Center

614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, NY 10451



How To Apply - Pre-Project Research: Knowing Your Community w/ Ivan Velez | Artist For Community

Tuesday, June 20th | 5:00 - 6:30pm

Soundview Library

660 Sound View Ave, Bronx, NY 10473



How To Apply- No Artist is an Island: Equitable Strategies for Meaningful Engagement w/ Shelleyne Rodriguez | Arts Fund

Thursday, June 29th | 5:00 - 6:30pm

NYCHA Gun Hill Community Center

745 Magenta St, Bronx, NY 10467


How To Apply- Artist to Artist, Proposal Tips w/ Barbara Purdy | Artist For Community

Saturday, July 8th | 1:00-2:30pm

Sedgwick Library

1701 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Bronx, NY 10453



How To Apply- Proposal Narrative w/ Charlie Vázquez | Community Arts Grant

Thursday, July 13th | 5:00-6:30pm

Mott Haven Library

321 E 140th St, Bronx, NY 10454



How To Apply- Sustaining Your Project w/ Ron Kavanaugh | Arts Fund 

Tuesday, July 18th | 5:00-6:30pm

Edenwald Library

1255 E 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10466



How To Apply for Community Arts Grant & Co-op Academy w/ Green Worker Cooperatives | Community Arts Grant |

Tuesday, July 25th | 6-7:30pm

Green Worker Cooperatives

1231 Lafayette Avenue, 2nd Floor Bronx, New York 10474


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 Arts Fund guidelines,
or call 718-931-9500 x22.

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!

Check out former Grants Administrator Sabrina Cedeno, on BronxNet OPEN Show with Rhina Valentin, Speaking about the ArtsFund Grant!



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