11/13 deadline: Mayor’s Grant for Cultural Impact

The goals of the Mayor’s Grant for Cultural Impact (program info) are to:

  • Create opportunities that will demonstrate the effectiveness of arts and culture as a mechanism for impactful service delivery
  • Allow city agencies to experiment with and test new models for, or to expand, existing successful programs
  • Support strengthened partnerships between cultural organizations and city agencies
  • Expand NYC residents’ access to arts and culture by leveraging the reach of city agencies
  • Broaden programming, funding, and audience-building opportunities for arts and cultural organizations
  • Integrate arts and culture into efforts to improve social wellbeing in low-income neighborhoods

Through the new initiative, DCLA will award up to six grants of $50,000 each to arts and cultural organizations working in partnership with city agencies to address pressing civic issues. City agency partners must provide a minimum contribution of $25,000 to the proposed project, which may be in-kind.

Applications are due on Monday, November 13, 2017. Proposals will be reviewed by the Mayor’s Office, DCLA, and outside professionals with relevant expertise. DCLA expects to notify applicants of the outcome of the process by mid-November 2017, with programs to begin as soon as possible thereafter. Projects funded by the Mayor’s Grant for Cultural Impact must be completed by the end of the City’s fiscal year on June 30, 2018.

Application deadline: 11:59pm on Monday, November 13, 2017
Applications must be submitted by the cultural partner. For FY18, eligible applicants must have submitted an FY18 Cultural Development Fund application or be members of the Cultural Institutions Group. Please review the guidelines carefully before submitting an application. Each cultural organization and city agency may select only one partner and may submit only one application.

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11/12 deadline: 2018 Public Artists in Residence (PAIR) Open Call

Open Call for Public Artists in Residence – 2018

In January 2018, DCLA will launch the next cycle of PAIRs (program info) with a new cohort of New York City municipal partners.  DCLA  is currently seeking Public Artists in Residence for:

  • NYC Department of Correction, specifically for Rikers Island
  • NYC Department of Probation
  • NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence

The selected artist will have demonstrated experience and excellence in socially engaged art or collaborative art practice addressing social and political issues relevant to the host City agency. Artists working in all media welcome to apply.

Artists may apply to multiple open calls, but can only be selected for one position.  A separate application must be submitted for each agency.

View the PAIR applications with more information, guidelines, and eligibility. The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on Sunday, November 12, 2017.

If you still have questions after reviewing the open call and guidelines, read the PAIR FAQs.

Still have questions? Email PAIR@culture.nyc.gov.

2/8 Grant Deadline: The Cultural Development Fund

The Cultural Development Fund (CDF) enables qualifying cultural organizations to apply for grants from the Department of Cultural Affairs. The agency encourages participation in the process by the widest possible representation of the City’s diverse cultural constituency. Currently, we receive applications from nearly 1,100 organizations and administer grants to more than 900 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations representing a wide range of disciplines and providing cultural experiences for the City’s residents and visitors. The Fiscal 2017 CDF Application is now available online and must be submitted no later than Monday, February 8, 2016. http://ow.ly/XHyri

7/28 & 8/4 Event: City Cultural Funding Info Sessions

City Cultural Funding Info Sessions

If you are an arts or cultural nonprofit organization, or an unincorporated arts group on your way to incorporation, please join the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) for an info session about applying for and securing City funding for arts and cultural activities.

At each session, DCA will offer an overview of the Cultural Development Fund, which is the city’s open, competitive funding process for arts and cultural organizations throughout the five boroughs. In addition, representatives from the five Local Arts Councils will discuss their funding opportunities and array of services for smaller organizations and unincorporated collectives at the sessions noted above.

BCA will be participating in a discussion about grant opportunities for Bronx organizations and arts groups at the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs on Tuesday, July 28th!

Both sessions will take place at DCA’s offices at 31 Chambers Street, Room 209, in Manhattan. RSVP

-courtesy of Bronx Council on the Arts