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. 

Ends on September 30, 2017
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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.



Ends on July 31, 2017
Use this form to submit your 2016 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 2016 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, 2017

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 16, 2018
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 September 20, 2017
DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 11:59pm.  
*Applicants must download and review all application materials from brooklynartscouncil.org prior to beginning an application. All applications must be submitted online. 

Request:
$1,500 
Applicant eligibility*: Brooklyn-based 501c3 cultural organizations with a general operating budget of $500,000 or under.
Project eligibility*: Direct costs related to the design, production and distribution of an organizational brochure or identity piece, or a program-specific flyer or postcard. 

Funding priorities
This award supports the marketing efforts of 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 awardee organization’s artistic and cultural activities. 
Funding priority will be given to organizations with a demonstrated history and commitment to reaching a diverse Brooklyn audience, ability to execute the project, and projected reach of distribution plan with a focus on tourism throughout the borough. 
Funding made possible by the office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and NYC & Company Foundation. 

Visit brooklynartscouncil.org for complete guidelines and a downloadable PDF of application questions, for your reference. 

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. 
Ends on September 20, 2017
DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 20, 2017.  
*Applicants must download and review all application materials from brooklynartscouncil.org prior to beginning an application. All applications must be submitted online. 

Request: $2,000-$5,000 
Applicant eligibility*: Brooklyn-based artists, artist collectives and Brooklyn-based 501c3 organizations that do not receive funding directly from DCLA are invited to apply.
Project eligibility*: High-quality local performing, visual, literary, interdisciplinary and/or multi-disciplinary arts projects that engage a diverse array of Brooklyn’s communities. All proposals must show other sources of income for at least 10% of the overall budget. 


Funding priorities

This program is appropriate for arts and culture makers developing projects that contribute to the rich creative experiences that engage audiences all across the borough. Competitive applicants will clearly identify the audience they strive to reach, and articulate how the project’s outcome(s) will impact the cultural life of the borough. Brooklyn-based 501c3 organizations and individual artists with Brooklyn residency may apply directly to this program. Program areas of funding include: dance, film/video/media, folk arts, interdisciplinary arts literary arts, multi-disciplinary projects, music/opera, theater/musical theater, performing arts community education and visual arts/crafts.

Funding is made possible through the generous support of the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) in partnership with the New York City Council and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams.

Visit brooklynartscouncil.org for complete guidelines and a downloadable PDF of application questions, for your reference.

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 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. 
Ends on September 20, 2017
DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 20, 2017.  
*Applicants must download and review all application materials from brooklynartscouncil.org prior to beginning an application. All applications must be submitted online. 

Request: $2,000-$5,000 

Applicant eligibility*: Brooklyn-based nonprofit organizations and NYC-based artists working in partnership with Brooklyn-based nonprofit organizations are invited to apply. Applicants and organizational partners may not have applied directly to NYSCA for FY2018 funding. 

Project eligibility*: High-quality local performing, visual, literary, interdisciplinary and/or multi-disciplinary arts projects that engage a diverse array of Brooklyn’s communities. All proposals must show other sources of income for the project, cash and in-kind, that account for at least 50% of the overall budget.

Funding priorities

Competitive projects will demonstrate the ability to identify the community it strives to engage and articulate the proposed methods of engagement in a thoughtful association between the philosophy of the project and said community. Projects should include a clear, realistic timeline that demonstrates the ability to complete the project to scope within the calendar year 2018; engagement of experienced and appropriate personnel, including appropriateness of nonprofit partner; and plans to promote the project.  BAC strongly supports the payment of artist fees that are field and project appropriate.  

Funding is made possible through the generous support of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

Visit brooklynartscouncil.org for complete guidelines and a downloadable PDF of application questions, for your reference. 

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 the Grants Department at grants@brooklynartscouncil.org. 

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.