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BRONX RECOGNIZES ITS OWN

SUPPORTING BRONX ARTISTS SINCE 1989

 

Grant Amount: $3,000

Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) provides direct support to individual Bronx artists who create literary, media, visual, and performing works of art. 25 BRIO grants of $3,000 each are awarded to Bronx artists. BRIO award winners complete a one-time public service activity. The awards are based solely on artistic excellence. Winners are selected by a panel of arts professionals representing the award disciplines. BRIO awardees must complete a one-time public service activity to receive their complete cash award. Known as the ACE (Artists for Community Enrichment), this activity is an essential component for all BRIO recipients and must be performed within the one-year period of their award. The ACE provides artists with additional visibility and demonstrates to the community the wealth of artistic talent available in our borough.

Since its inception in 1989, BRIO has provided more than $950,000 to 335 artists. The selection of the awardees is based solely on the artistic excellence of the work submitted and judged anonymously by a panel of arts professionals (different panelists each year) from outside the Bronx and working in each respective field. Over its 25 years, BRIO has grown from ten annual awards of $1500 to 25 annual awards of

$3,000. The Bronx has the unique distinction of being the only borough in New York City to have an ongoing fellowship award for artists.

2017 BRIO

DEADLINE: Date TBD - 2016


Stay Tuned for

BRIO "How to Apply" Workshops

Updates coming soon!

   
 
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Bronx Recognizes Its Own

2015 BRIO Winners


25 winners of BCA's prestigious BRIO Award were recognized at the
June award presentation at
BCA's Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos.

Bronx Council on the Arts Congratulates the
2015 Winners of Bronx Recognizes Its Own.

LITERARY ARTS
Rachel Ansong / poetry
Derrick Michael Charles / illustrated text
Jon Lewis Katz / fiction
Antoinette Mullins / playwriting
José Olivarez / poetry
Chiseche Salome Mibenge / non-fiction
A. A. Weiss / non-fiction

MEDIA ARTS
Nelson Pena / narrative film/video
Philip Bell / documentary film/video

PERFORMING ARTS
April Armstrong / story telling
Jose Batista-Ayala / spoken word
Igor Begelman / instrumental music performance
Tyrone Birkett / instrumental music performance
Tamara Cashour / music composition
Ilana Davidson / vocal music performance
Steven Lubin / instrumental music performance
Penny Prince / music composition
Abdul Rasheed / choreography
Donald Vega / instrumental music performance

VISUAL ARTS
Heidi Johnson / painting
Ruth Marshall / craft
Arnaldo Morales / sculpture
Amy Pryor / mixed media
Christy Speakman / photography
Edwin Torres / photography

Click here for extended information about this years winners.

 

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Are you a performer, visual artist, arts critic, historian, art advisor, music producer, curator?

Submit here!

 
Bronx Artist Documentary Project
Art Book
The Bronx Artist Documentary Project Art Book is a borough-wide collaborative endeavor involving 30 Bronx photographers documenting 80 Bronx visual artists at work in their studios or other Bronx venues. The BXADP contains 272 full-color pages with an introduction by artist and eight-time BCA BRIO winner Daniel Hauben, a forward by photographer Mike Kamber and a special dedication to the Bronx Council on the Arts.
 
BRIO Winners in the News!
Calling All BRIO ALUMNI

Are you currently

Exhibiting?   Performing?   Writing?

Let us know via BRIO@bronxarts.org and sign up for our BRIO Alumni Program. Program Perks include exposure, networking and  professional development. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

Have an upcoming event? Submit it for posting on our new Calendar of Bronx events. Posting is easy at www.bronxarts.org/bxcalendar.asp.

 


 

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