Community Arts Grant (CAG)


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

Bronx-based nonprofit organizations and individual artists working through a fiscal sponsor or in partnership with Bronx-based nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for grants of up to $5,000 for community-based arts projects. In 2016, Community Arts Grant distributed $85,715 to 20 Bronx artists and organizations.

Community Arts Grants may include, but are not limited to: exhibitions, workshop series, performances (all disciplines), festivals, screenings or readings. All funded projects in this category must be community based and open to the general public.

CAG aims to contribute to the cultural life of the borough through its support of community based, high-quality arts projects in all disciplines, genres, and styles. Local nonprofit organizations may apply directly to this program; individual artists must apply with a community-based nonprofit partner.

2018 Community Arts Grant


Friday, November 17, 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 | 6:00-7:30pm

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 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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