Thank your Elected Officials

BAC Community Arts Grants Recipients

BAC regrants city and state government funding, granted to us by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA, allocated by our state officials elected to senate and assembly) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA, allocated by our local city council members). 

This is a wonderful time to write or call your elected officials, letting them know the impact of their decision to continue their support of DCA or NYSCA.

It’s important to let our elected officials know the cultural happenings of their districts so they understand the need for support, and not just in times of emergency. 

If writing to or calling your elected official, include in your letter: 

  • that fact that the Department of Cultural Affairs or New York State Council on the Arts, via the Brooklyn Arts Council, supported your project; 
  • how much you were funded; 
  • the title and short blurb of your project including community impact (how many people you think will attend); 
  • and where and when it’s planned to occur. 

Letter templates are available via PDF download to the right of this page.

Community Arts Fund (DCA funded) recipients can find their City Council members here

Local Arts Support (NYSCA funded) recipients can find their state information here: assembly and senate