GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

BAC annually distributes funding to support hundreds of projects by Brooklyn-based artists, collectives, and small nonprofit organizations through the following funding initiatives.

 

2020 Community Arts Grants open! Applications due Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) is pleased to announce summer Info Sessions for our 2020 Community Arts Grants! Artists, collectives, and nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for up to $5,000 to support artistic or cultural projects taking place across Brooklyn in 2020. Community Arts Grants consist of the Brooklyn Arts Fund, Local Arts Support, and the Charlene Victor & Ella J. Weiss Cultural Entrepreneur Fund.

DEADLINE: Applications are due by Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 11:59 pm (EST). 

Attendance at an Info Session is required for new applicants and those who haven't received funding since 2017. Please RSVP below for an info session in your neighborhood. 

 

2020 COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTS INFO SESSIONS:

DUMBO  |  Thursday, July 11, 5:30-7 pm  RSVP

Brooklyn Arts Council  |  20 Jay Street, Suite 616

 

Brownsville  |  Monday, July 15, 4:30-6 pm  RSVP

The Greg Jackson Center for Brownsville  |  519 Rockaway Avenue

 

*Joint Info Session with the Department of Cultural Affairs, recommended for nonprofit organizations

Bedford-Stuyvesant  |  Thursday, July 18, 2-3:30 pm  RSVP

Restoration Plaza  |  1368 Fulton Street

 

Midwood  |  Monday, July 22, 11 am-12:30 pm  RSVP

Brooklyn Public Library, Midwood Branch  |  975 East 16th Street

 

Flatbush  |  Wednesday, July 24, 11 am-12:30 pm  RSVP

Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project  |  208 Parkside Avenue, 2nd Floor

 

Bushwick  |  Thursday, August 1, 11 am-12:30 pm  RSVP

Brooklyn Public Library, Bushwick Branch  |  340 Bushwick Avenue

 

Sunset Park  |  Monday, August 5, 11 am-12:30 pm  RSVP

Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park  |  4201 4th Avenue

 

East New York  |  Wednesday, August 7, 4:30-6 pm  RSVP

ARTs East New York  |  534 Livonia Avenue

 

*Technical Assistance Office Hours, not an Info Session

DUMBO  |  Thursday, August 15, 11 am -4 pm  RSVP

Brooklyn Arts Council  |  20 Jay Street, Suite 616

 

Cypress Hills  |  Monday, August 19, 2-3:30 pm  RSVP

Brooklyn Public Library, Arlington Branch  |  203 Arlington Avenue

 

Fort Greene  |  Thursday, August 22, 2-3:30 pm  RSVP

UrbanGlass  |  647 Fulton Street

 

Downtown Brooklyn  |  Monday, August 26, 3-4:30 pm  RSVP

The Actors Fund Arts Center  |  160 Schermerhorn Street

 

Brooklyn Arts Fund

Brooklyn-based 501c3 organizations, collectives and individual artists are invited to apply for up to $5,000 to support high-quality arts projects in all disciplines, genres and styles. Funded by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. 

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Local Arts Support

Brooklyn-based nonprofit organizations and artist-nonprofit partnerships are invited to apply for up to $5,000 to support community-based, high-quality arts projects in all disciplines, genres and styles. Funded by New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program. 

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Charlene Victor and Ella J. Weiss Cultural Entrepreneur Fund

The Charlene Victor and Ella J. Weiss Cultural Entrepreneur Fund is designed to support the next generation of women artists and arts administrators. Two (2) Brooklyn-based women artists or arts administrators will be awarded $2,500 each toward costs for professional development.

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Destination > Brooklyn (Application Closed)

Brooklyn-based 501c3 organizations whose primary mission is to provide arts and cultural activities open to the general public. Awards of $1,500 will be granted for the creation, production and distribution of print promotional materials that represent the organization’s artistic and cultural activities, with an emphasis on borough tourism.

For activities: July-December 2019

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