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. 

DEADLINE: Friday, April 27, 2018.  

The Brooklyn Arts Council and curator Desiree Gordon invite artists of all genres to submit work for consideration for the exhibition, Nou La--We Reach! Slated to open in June 2018, Nou La offers artists who are living any of the myriad Caribtropolis experiences in Brooklyn the opportunity to help us innovate frameworks for viewing the Caribbean diaspora. Participating artists will lift a mask of feathers and beads to reveal sensibilities, histories, and imaginations that are transnational, transcultural, translocal, translingual, trangressive, transensual and, indeed, transcendent.

Nou La--We Reach!

The Journeys and Dreams of Brooklyn's Caribtropolis

Nou La - We Reach! is an interactive exhibition narrating the story of the Caribbean presence in Brooklyn. The exhibition will lay a platform for contemplation and immersion into the Caribbean migrations that have profoundly impacted Brooklyn’s culture. Launching at the Wyckoff House Museum in June 2018, Nou La pivots on notions of innovation and preservation, migration and displacement, resisting and becoming, and more.

Featuring the work of artists from Brownsville and East Flatbush and beyond and drawing upon the voices of the community, we invite you to be a part of this cultural collaboration as we reflect on the Brooklyn Caribtropolis of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Applicant eligibility: Artists from or working in Flatbush, East Flatbush, and Brownsville are encouraged to apply, as well as all Brooklyn-based artists.

Project eligibility: Visual, literary, media, performance art, and more.

Themes of Inquiry/submission might include:

 ·        Language, Dialect, & Meaning

·         Economics, Survival, & Sustainability

·         Preservation, Tradition, & Memory

·         Popular Culture, Power, & Resistance

·         Sexuality, Sensuality, & Radical Reveling

·         Health, Wellness, & Spirituality

·         Land, Isolation, Displacement, & Vulnerability

In order to apply, you will need to scroll down and create an account with Submittable if you do not already have one. Your BAC log-in information will not work on Submittable.

Technical issues with the online application form or questions about logging into Submittable must be directed to support@submittable.com or 855-467-8264. 

Other questions can be directed to creativecoalitions@brooklynartscouncil.org

This is an online form where you're asked to attach your signed contract(s) and the W-9 form of the grant payee. If you prefer to mail or hand-deliver your W-9 to the Brooklyn Arts Council office (20 Jay Street, Suite 616, Brooklyn, NY 11201), please let us know at ekwon@brooklynartscouncil.org. 

If you received both a Brooklyn Arts Fund Award and a Local Arts Support Award, upload the signed contract for both awards on this form.

To complete this form, you must be logged into your Submittable account  – the one with which you applied. Please note that you must click ‘Apply Now’ in order for us to view your form. We cannot view forms saved as drafts.

Feel free to contact the Grants Department at 718.625.0080 x227 or grants@brooklynartscouncil.org with any questions.

Use this form to submit your 2017_18 Destination>Brooklyn Final Report. Please contact the Grants Department at grants@brooklynartscouncil.org with any questions.

The Destination: Brooklyn Final report consists of a simple narrative, a number of printed materials and copies of available receipts that total the amount of the award. Invoices, completed checks, etc, are all applicable. 

2017 Destination: Brooklyn final reports are due by July 15th.

Please note that you must click 'Apply Now' in order for us to view your form. We cannot view forms saved as drafts.

Feel free to contact the Grants Department at grants@brooklynartscouncil.org with any questions.

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 grants@brooklynartscouncil.org with any questions.



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 grants@brooklynartscouncil.org with any questions.



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 grants@brooklynartscouncil.org with any questions.



Use this form to submit your 2017 Community Arts Grants final report(s) if you received one award (either Brooklyn Arts Fund or Local Arts Support) OR if you received both a Brooklyn Arts Fund Award and a Local Arts Support Award for the same project.

If you received both a Brooklyn Arts Fund Award and a Local Arts Support Award and those awards are for different projects, please complete both this form and the 2017 BAC Community Arts Grants Second Award Final Report form.

Please contact the Grants Department at 718.625.0080 or grants@brooklynartscouncil.org with any questions.

DUE: 30 days after project end date; no later than Friday, January 15, 2018

To complete your Final Report, you will need:
  • Project Budget excel file on which you submitted your Application and Project Revision budgets. You can find your application by logging into your Submittable account and clicking on ‘Submissions.’ Your budget should be downloadable from either your Application or your Change of Scope form. Your final report is not considered complete until your final budget is uploaded.
  • Audience attendance numbers and demographics. If your event has not occurred, you can print out the Final Report Worksheet from our website and bring to your event, if applicable. Otherwise, provide as accurate an assessment as possible.
  • Supplemental financial, marketing documentation. This should include: 
    • Copies of receipts, cancelled checks or paid invoices documenting how funds were spent, totaling the grant amount.
    • Copies of any publicity/promotional material from the project (flyers, postcards, etc.) To complete this form, you must be logged into your Submittable account  – the one with which you applied.

Please note that you must click 'Apply Now' in order for us to view your form. We cannot view forms saved as drafts.

Feel free to contact the Grants Department at 718.625.0080 or grants@brooklynartscouncil.org with any questions.





Ends on January 15, 2019
Use this form to submit your 2018 Community Arts Grants final report(s) if you received one award (either Brooklyn Arts Fund, Local Arts Support, or Charlene Victor and Ella J. Weiss Cultural Entrepreneur Fund) OR if you received both a Brooklyn Arts Fund Award and a Local Arts Support Award for the same project.

If you received both a Brooklyn Arts Fund Award and a Local Arts Support Award and those awards are for different projects, please complete both this form and the 2018 BAC Community Arts Grants Second Award Final Report form.

Please contact the Grants Department at 718.625.0080 or grants@brooklynartscouncil.org with any questions.

DUE: 30 days after project end date; no later than Friday, January 15, 2019

To complete your Final Report, you will need:
  • Project Budget excel file on which you submitted your Application and Project Revision budgets. You can find your application by logging into your Submittable account and clicking on ‘Submissions.’ Your budget should be downloadable from either your Application or your Change of Scope form. Your final report is not considered complete until your final budget is uploaded.
  • Audience attendance numbers and demographics. If your event has not occurred, you can print out the Final Report Worksheet from our website and bring to your event, if applicable. Otherwise, provide as accurate an assessment as possible.
  • Supplemental financial, marketing documentation. This should include: 
    • Copies of receipts, cancelled checks or paid invoices documenting how funds were spent, totaling the grant amount.
    • Copies of any publicity/promotional material from the project (flyers, postcards, etc.) To complete this form, you must be logged into your Submittable account  – the one with which you applied.

Please note that you must click 'Apply Now' in order for us to view your form. We cannot view forms saved as drafts.

Feel free to contact the Grants Department at 718.625.0080 or grants@brooklynartscouncil.org with any questions.

Refer to application instructions and selection criteria (http://www.brooklynartscouncil.org/files/downloads/Performing_App_Instructions.pdf) 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.

Application Deadlines:  March 30, June 30, September 30, and December 31  

Brooklyn Arts Council's Arts+ Innovation Incubator is a fiscal sponsorship program for individual artists and emerging cultural organizations for cultural work that have strong artistic merit and aligns with BAC’s mission to enrich the cultural life of the borough. Ideal candidates have the ability to articulate a feasible need for fiscal sponsorship and how it will benefit their fundraising and organizational capacity. 

BAC members of the Arts+ Innovation Incubator (fiscal sponsees) generally fit into one of the following categories:  

  • Artistic projects executed by New York City-based individual artists or collectives. Projects can take place in Brooklyn or elsewhere; 
  • Artistic  projects that are undertaken by individual artists or collectives, who are not Brooklyn-based, but take place in Brooklyn or benefit Brooklyn residents;      
  • Activities of Brooklyn-based cultural organizations that are in the process of incorporating as nonprofits; 
  • Specific  cultural projects undertaken by for-profit organizations that are mission-driven in nature and demonstrate strong benefit to Brooklyn residents. 

BAC Arts+ Innovation Incubator contracts are announced on a quarterly basis for either annual or two year agreements, depending on the project and scope of work.  

Application Review Criteria:

A BAC staff panel will review fiscal sponsorship applications with the following criteria in mind: 

  • Artistic merit;
  • Feasibility of project/organization description, budget, and fundraising plan;
  • Demonstrated benefit to the Brooklyn and/or New York City community (includes a public benefit component);
  • Ability for capacity building.

Application Requirements:

  • Projects and emerging organizations must have a minimum budget of $5,000; 
  • Student projects are not eligible. Applicants cannot be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program;
  • Applicant must have a US Social Security Number or federally registered EIN number;
  • Projects must be non-profit in nature with a measurable public benefit (i.e. screening, talks, performances, exhibitions, workshops, etc.); 
  • Applications may be in any artistic discipline, genre, or medium. 

How to Apply:   

Before beginning an online application, review the program guidelines and application questions on brooklynartscouncil.org. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a quarterly basis, with deadline on March 30, June 30, September 30, and December 31. Applicants will be notified of application status within 30 days of deadline. If any questions arise, contact BAC at grants@brooklynartscouncil.org.

Applicants are required to create a Submittable account if they do not have one already. This online software allows applicants to save and edit drafts before submitting, and maintain a record of all form submissions to BAC. 

Application questions are below for reference. All fields are required unless otherwise indicated. Answers that exceed the word count will be cut off. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on Friday, May 11, 2018. Forms will not be re-opened on or after deadline day.

Technical issues with the online application form or questions about logging onto Submittable must be directed to support@submittable.com or 855-467-8264. Other questions can be directed to the Grants Department at grants@brooklynartscouncil.org.

There is a $30 commitment fee upon acceptance into the program. Participants must committ to full attendance on both days.