Local Arts Support

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

DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 21, 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

Brooklyn-based nonprofit organizations and NYC-based artist-nonprofit partnerships may apply directly to this program. In 2016 alone, LAS awarded over $100,000 to 41 projects.

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.

Info Sessions

New applicants and applicants who have not received a BAC Grant since the 2014 funding cycle are REQUIRED to attend an information session in order to be eligible. All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. Information sessions are offered in person across the borough and online. Read more for full schedule and to RSVP.

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Review our Frequently Asked Questions page. Contact the grants department with additional questions at grants@brooklynartscouncil.org.

BAC Community Arts Grants 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 MetroPlus Health Plan.