Brooklyn Arts Fund

Funded by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

Application Deadline: September 19, 2018
Application Notification: January 2018

Contemporary Traditions: African Healing Arts Festival, Masquerade Isese. Photo: Ace Murray

Brooklyn-based 501c3 organizations and Individual artists with Brooklyn residency may apply directly to this program. In 2018, BAF distributed over $363,000 to 102 projects across Brooklyn.

Funded by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), BAF aims to cultivate Brooklyn’s artists, arts organizations, and audiences through specific and engaging arts projects, all across the borough.

Eligibility Guidelines (Updated for 2019!)

Application Questions

Project Budget Form

Info Sessions

New applicants and applicants who have not received a BAC Grant since the 2016 funding cycle are REQUIRED to attend an information session in order to be eligible. All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. Information sessions are offered in person across the borough and online. RSVP below.

Questions?

Review our Frequently Asked Questions page. Contact the grants department with additional questions at grants@brooklynartscouncil.org.

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.