Local Arts Support

Funded by the Decentralization Program of New York State Council on the Arts

The deadline for 2016 applications has passed. The information on this page is for reference only. 2017 Applications will be online summer 2016.

KATHERINE TOUHKYRASMI artists at the Arab American Family Support Center start making their mixed media self-portraits in our summer workshop. Photo: Ambreen Qureshi at Arab American Family Support Center

Funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), LAS supports performances, exhibitions, pop-up galleries, workshops, reading series, festivals, public art and more, all across the borough. In 2016 alone, LAS awarded over $100,000 to 41 projects.

Brooklyn-based nonprofit organizations and artist-nonprofit partnerships may apply directly to this program.



Contact the grants department with any questions about the grant process at grants@brooklynartscouncil.org or 718.625.0080.

BAC Community Arts Grants and the Creative Coalitions Commission are made possible through the generous support of 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; the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) in partnership with the New York City Council; and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. Additional support is provided by New York Community Trust and MetroPlus Health Plan.