Supporting the arts in Brooklyn for 37 years

BAC Grants annually distributes over $500,000 to help fund hundreds of projects from artists and cultural organizations across the borough.

2020 Community Arts Grants Cycle

Our 2020 Community Arts Grants application cycle is closed. 

DEADLINE: Thursday, September 19, 2019.

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Who We Fund

Our funding mission supports the work of local artists and small arts organizations whose work enhances the cultural climate of their communities. Read more about our grantees and application process.

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What We Fund

BAC has a 37 year history of supporting arts and culture projects in every artistic discipline, in all genres and styles, made by and for citizens of Brooklyn. Read more about our current funding opportunities. 

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How We Fund

All funding decisions are made by process of peer review by panels selected by BAC. Funding decisions are determined based on BAC Selection criteria such as: artistic merit, clarity and feasibility of proposal, locations served, and community benefit. Read more about our selection process and becoming a BAC Panelist. 

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For Current Grantees

We're here to help you understand the grant process and make the most of your award. This section will guide you through what is required of our grantees throughout the year. 

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Review our Frequently Asked Questions page. Contact the Grants Department at with any additional questions. 

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 M. 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 and NYC & Company Foundation.

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