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. 

Use this form to submit high-resolution images for promotional purposes on Brooklyn Arts Council social media, website, and other collateral.

By filling out and  submitting this form, you grant Brooklyn Arts Council permission to use your likeness in a photograph, video, or other digital media for use in publication, promotional material, and on web-based platforms, without payment or other consideration.

Submit this form to share information about your project with Brooklyn Arts Council's Grants and Communications teams.

We can use this to schedule posts about your project through our social media accounts.

If you would like us to share in advance about a specific performance, exhibition, or presentation date, please submit 3 weeks in advance so there is time to schedule accordingly.

Use this form to submit your 2022 Final Report(s). 

If you received multiple awards for different projects, please fill out this form for each project.

Please contact Lauren Nordvig, Programs Manager, at with any questions.

DUE: 30 days after project end date; no later than end-of-day January 15, 2023 (unless you've applied for an Extension)

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. Provide as accurate an assessment as possible and you can use data from digital offerings as well (# of views, shares, new website traffic, etc). 
  • Supplemental financial, marketing documentation. This should include:      
  • A Cover Sheet indicating exactly what BAC funds were used for and showing how your math adds up to the total BAC grant amount. [These amounts are listed in your Grant Agreement(s)].
  • Copies of receipts, cancelled checks, or paid invoices to artists documenting how funds were spent are optional, but recommended for your own accounting practices         
    • 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.

Use this form to submit high-resolution images of your artworks and performances for promotional purposes on Brooklyn Arts Council social media,  website, and other collateral.

By filling out and  submitting this form, you grant Brooklyn Arts Council permission to use your likeness in a photograph, video, or other digital media for use in publication, promotional material, and on web-based platforms, without payment or other consideration.

Use this form to request an Extension if you will not be able to complete your project in 2022. 

A member of the BAC Grants Department will contact you to let you know whether or not your project changes have been approved. If approved, you'll have until March 15th 2023 to complete your public component, and until March 30th to turn in your Final Report.

Feel free to contact Lauren Nordvig, Programs Manager at with any questions.


Thank you for providing this vital information on your SU-CASA 2021 Residency. This data will be shared with Department of Cultural Affairs and other city agencies to demonstrate the impact of arts programs for older Brooklynites. This final report is due on or before July 9.

Applications are reviewed March-June each year, with a July 1st contract start date for selected Sponsees.
Brooklyn Arts Council's Incubator is a fiscal sponsorship program for New York City based 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 Incubator members (fiscal sponsees) generally fit into one of the following categories:  

  • Artistic projects that are undertaken by individual artists or collectives who are New York City based;
  • Activities of cultural organizations that are in the process of incorporating as nonprofits;
  • Specific cultural projects undertaken by for-profit organizations that are nonprofit in nature and demonstrate strong benefit to New York City residents.

Application Review Criteria:
BAC staff 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 and active fundraising


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. 
  • Accepted applicants receive a 1 year contract, which can be renewed annually upon the completion of a final report, 30 days before the contract date each year.

If any questions arise, you can contact Lauren Nordvig, Programs Manager :, 718-625-0080 x227

Brooklyn Arts Council