BAC gives grants, presents free and affordable arts events, trains artists and arts professionals, teaches students, incubates new projects and promotes artists and cultural groups across our borough. As Brooklyn’s cultural anchor since 1966, BAC has also been the catalyst helping the arts community grow. We continually evaluate and evolve what we do to meet the changing times, and keep our commitment to community engagement, diversity and inclusion when it comes to the arts in our borough.

Included here are BAC's current, live applications. Please contact Submittable directly if you have any issues with the online form. For application questions, please contact the BAC department indicated in the guidelines of the application. 

  Instructions: Please complete all sections, attaching additional pages as necessary. 

Thank you for contributing a work of art to Brooklyn Arts Council’s AccessArt Benefit Art Sale. The exhibit will be on view at Usagi from Monday, October 22 through Thursday, October 25, with the event that evening.

AccessArt will help raise vital funds for Brooklyn Arts Council’s programs and services, including grants to artists, exhibition opportunities, professional development workshops, and more

Artwork Instructions:

  • 2-D pieces only
  • No larger than 60" x 60"
  • Must arrive ready-to-hang

You may drop off your donated artwork between Monday, September 17 and Monday, October 15 at BAC's offices at 20 Jay Street, Suite 616 in DUMBO, during regular office hours (M-F, 10AM-6PM). Please call (718-625-0080 ext 223/224) or email ( us first so we know to expect you.

Thank you for again for supporting Brooklyn Arts Council with your donated artwork! 

Use this form to request a project extension or cancellation. A member of the BAC Grants Department will contact you to let you know whether or not your project changes have been approved.

Feel free to contact the Grants Department at 718.625.0080 or with any questions.

Refer to application instructions and selection criteria ( before beginning application. We highly recommend that you compose your answers offline and copy/paste them into the online form so that you have your work backed up if there is a technical issue.  Please note, the online form will not accept formatting such as bulleted lists or boldface or italics. Composing your answers in a basic text editing program (such as Notepad or Text Editor) instead of from a word processing program (like Word or Pages) will avoid this issue. Questions with an asterisk  *  are required.

BAC accepts and reviews applications year-round on a rolling basis. Please note that you will be asked to include a cover letter, resume, sample lesson plan, and work samples of your professional and student work. Questions with an asterisk * are required.
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