Community Arts


Grants Range: $1,000 - $5,000
Supported by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program

Community Arts (CA) grants support local arts projects and activities that enable Bronx communities to experience and engage with the performing, literary, media, and visual arts. Projects may include, but are not limited to: exhibitions, workshop series, performances (all disciplines), festivals, screenings or readings. All projects must be community based and open to the general public.  In 2018, Community Arts Grant distributed $90,715 to 20 Bronx artists and organizations.

 The program provides support for arts and cultural projects to community-based organizations, groups, collectives or individual artists through grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Local non-profit organizations may apply directly to this program; individual artists or collectives must apply either through a fiscal sponsor, or directly if working in partnership with a community-based non-profit organization based in the Bronx.

2019 Community Arts Grant


Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM

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


Past How-To-Apply Workshops


Cultural Funding Info Session - General Grant Tips | All Grants

Friday, July 27th | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Bronx Library Center

310, E Kingsbridge Rd. Bronx, NY 10458


How to Apply - General Grant Tips | All Grants

Saturday, August 11th | 02:00pm - 03:30pm

Morris Park Library

985, Morris Park Avenue

Bronx, NY 10462


How to Apply - General Grant Tips | All Grants

Tuesday, August 21st | 05:00pm - 06:30pm

Mott Haven Library

321 E. 140th Street

Bronx, NY 10454


How to Apply - General Grant Tips | All Grants

Tuesday, September 11th | 05:00pm - 06:30pm

Parkchester Library

1985 Westchester Avenue

Bronx, NY 10462


How to Apply - General Grant Tips | All Grants

Saturday, September 15th | 01:00pm - 03:00pm

Community Board 12

4104 White Plains Road

Bronx, NY 10466



How to Apply - General Grant Tips | All Grants

Monday, September 24th | 05:00pm - 06:00pm

Sedgwick Library

1701 University Avenue

Bronx, NY 10453


How to Apply - Webinar Session

Wednesday, October 10th | 11:00am - 01:00pm


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 2019 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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