Creative Coalitions Commission

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

The 2016 funding cycle has closed. Information about 2017 will be available summer 2016. Information on this page is for reference only.

Part of Brownsville’s The Writings on the Wall mural project, N. Carlos Jay, lead artist. Photo by Morgan Lindsey Tachco.

Individual artists living and working in the Creative Coalitions service areas of Brownsville, East Bushwick, and East New York are invited to apply for $2,500 to support for socially-engaged community arts projects. Arts projects must be artist-initiated, and enhance public participation in the arts by directly involving the community in the artist’s creative process. 


Contact the grants department with any questions about the grant process at 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.