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. 

Road to the Portal - UX/UI Design Competition

Help us imagine the Dynamic Engagement Portal

Brooklyn Arts Council is imagining a digital solution that will support thriving and social innovation in a dynamic network of creativity, giving, and collaboration between artists and communities.

So far, we imagine that this digital solution, Dynamic Engagement Portal will:

CONNECT artists to resources, opportunities, communities and each other

MONETIZE artists content and services to diverse markets and potential patrons

CIVICLY ENGAGE Brooklynites to invest in Brooklyn communities by investing in Brooklyn artists

This design competition is one of the many ways that we are inviting Brooklynites to lead the development of this project, the Dynamic Engagement portal, with us.


With this Road to the Portal - UX/UI Design Competition, Brooklyn Arts Council invites Brooklyn based designers - individuals, collectives, organizations or firms - to submit. 


We are looking for a 3 - page clickable prototype that demonstrates what you think the Dynamic Engagement Portal should look like and feel like.

Design submissions should demonstrate ideas for how the Dynamic Engagement Portal will support any 3 of the below functions:

  • artists finding resources and opportunities; 
  • artists advertising services or content; 
  • businesses and organizations finding creative talent; 
  • a giving platform for community members to invest in artists, organizations and or neighborhoods


The submission cycle opens on March 1, 2023 and closes on April 3rd at 11:59pm.

Online submissions will be accepted via Submittable


The 1st place winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000.00 and the opportunity to be a member of our development team.  

Two additional winners will receive up to $500 each for their contributions.


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 2023 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 or no later than January 15, 2024, whichever comes first. (unless you've applied for an Extension)

To complete your C&E, BAF, LAS, & CEF Final Reports, you will need:

  • Project Budget excel file on which you submitted your Application and Change of Scope budgets (C&E, BAF, LAS). 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 Notifications & 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 request an Extension if you will not be able to complete your project in the calendar year 2023.
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 15, 2024 to complete your public component and until March 30th to turn in your Final Report.

Feel free to contact Lauren Nordvig, Grants & Services 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.

Brooklyn Arts Council