Brooklyn Arts Council

Brooklyn Arts Council

20 Jay Street, Suite 616
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 625-0080 x227

Grants and Services Department

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1970
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 1996
Number of sponsored projects: 30

Fiscal sponsorship fee:

Eligibility criteria:

  • Type of service: Brooklyn Arts Council’s Arts+ Innovation Incubator program supports individuals and emerging organizations whose arts and culture projects have strong artistic merit: artistic projects (in any discipline) undertaken by Brooklyn-based individual artists or collectives that take place in Brooklyn or elsewhere; artistic projects undertaken by individual artists or collectives that are not Brooklyn-based, but take place in Brooklyn or benefit Brooklyn residents; activities of Brooklyn-based cultural organizations 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 Brooklyn residents. Student projects are not eligible.
  • Minimum budget: $5,000
  • Other: Application deadlines: March 30, June 30, September 30, December 31

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture: specific projects by individual artists or arts groups forming as non-profits

Services we offer projects:

  • Other: Accepting tax-deductible contributions from foundations, corporations, government agencies and individuals; sending tax acknowledgment letters; assistance tracking grant reporting obligations and deadlines; accepting credit card contributions from donors through our website (includes additional processing fees); consultation on project management and development, including fundraising guidance through reviews of fundraising plans and proposals; on a case-by-case basis, providing additional promotional assistance through our digital communications; connecting leaders of fiscally sponsored projects to the many other programs and services we offer.

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
Brooklyn Arts Council’s mission is to act as a coordinating, educational, and service organization to promote and encourage the knowledge, appreciation, and practices of the arts through public educational and cultural activities, and to provide support and services to artists and arts organizations. 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.