Applicant Resources

From finding your legislative district information to creating a great work sample, this page has helpful information you can reference when preparing a BAC Grants application. Content categories:

BAC Grants Application
Work sample
Supplemental materials
General grant writing


Artist's Statement

Tips on writing an artist's statement. 

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Legislative districts and demographic information

Online resources for navigating city demographics, finding your legislative information, and more.

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Panel disciplines

An artistic discipline and project-type guide, based on typically successful proposals. 

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ADA Resources

For more information on making your event ADA compliant.

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Finding a space

Spacefinder NYC is a fantastic resource for finding spaces across NYC, from Fractured Atlas.

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Finding an inclusive space

Fractured Atlas took their fantastic resource Spacefinder NYC one step further, and generated a space list that highlights NYC venues that are inclusive to performing artists with disabilities.

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Artist fees

Artist fees vary greatly by discipline and type of project. The W.A.G.E. (Working Artists in the Greater Economy) Calculator is a great resource for beginning to generate artist fees that are field and project appropriate.

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Sliding scale

Equitable means of creating a sliding scale from past grantee, panelist and all-around maven Damien Luxe.


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NYFA's How to Create a Work Sample

A three-part article on work sample best practices. Focused on Performing Arts, but provides insight across disciplines. 

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Press kits

Expectations and best practices vary by discipline, but this blog post on ArtsyShark is a great place to start. 

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Andrew Simonet on Culturebot

Grant writing tips from a panelist's point of view. 

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Artists U's Secrets of the Grant

A simple PDF by Andrew Simonet/Artist's U with great point for point tips on grant writing. 

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Audience numbers: evaluating public art

Past grantee and panelist Katherine Gressel for Createquity on evaluating the impact of public art.

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Grant Space

Grant Spaces' knowledge base for Individual Grantseekers

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Grantwriting for Dummies

no shame. 

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The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need

Pretty straightforward. 

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