Apply for Community Arts Grant in the US

Apply for Community Arts Grant in the US

Deadline: 15-Nov-21

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) is seeking applications for its Community Arts Grant to support local arts projects and activities that enable Bronx communities to experience and engage with the performing, literary, media, and visual arts.

Bronx Council on the Arts Community Engagement Grants aim to contribute to the cultural life of the borough through their support of community based, high-quality arts projects and programs in all disciplines, genres, and styles.

Funding Information

Grant Range: $1,000 to $5,000

Funding Cannot be Provided For:

General operating expenses or operating expenses of privately owned facilities, such as homes and studios.
Activities intended only for an organization’s membership and that are not open to the public.
Arts-in-Education programs/residencies that take place in a school during the school day and have no public component.
Scholarships/fellowships, student stipends, regranting programs, or travel expenses outside NYC.
Major equipment purchases, property or mortgage payments, or capital improvements such as building construction or renovation.
Major expenditures for the establishment of a new organization.
Cash prizes, juried shows, fellowships, scholarships or other awards or stipends to students.
Administrative costs unrelated to the proposed project or program.
Entertainment costs such as theater parties, gallery and museum openings, receptions and fundraisers.
Eligibility Criteria

Individual applicants must:
be residents of Bronx County. Proof of residency is required.
Organizational applicants must:
be based in the Bronx with a Bronx address,
have existed for at least one year, and
show proof of non-profit status and have an active board of directors.
Organizations:
Eligible organizations MUST:
Provide one of the following forms of proof of non-profit status:
Internal Revenue Service 501(c)3 letter. – Charter from Board of Regrants under Section 216 of the NY State Education Law.
Current NY State Bureau of Charities (Office of the Attorney General) filing receipt.
Certificate of Incorporation under S. 402 of the NY State Not-For-Profit Law.
Have a current Bronx street address.
Have an active Board of Directors.
Not be recipients of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs funding for Fiscal Year 2022.
An individual artist MUST
Provide one of the following forms of proof of Bronx residency (with same address as that of the application):
NYS Driver’s license
New York State or New York City ID
Voter Registration Card
Mortgage, rent receipt or lease agreement
Utility bill (e.g., electricity, cable, gas, etc.)
Credit card or bank statement (first page only; social security number/financial information blacked out)
NYS or Federal tax return
Ineligible

They received a BCA grant in a previous year, but failed to submit a Final Report.
They are under the age of 18, or a full-time student in a higher education program.
They work or have a studio space in the Bronx, but live outside of the Bronx.
They received funding from NYSCA in the same fiscal year.
They are a public university or college, a public, private or parochial school, or a New York City or State agency or department.
They are a Staff or Board member of BCA.
For more information, visit https://www.bronxarts.org/grants/community-arts-grant

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