CultureAID (Culture Active in Disasters) is a collaborative network of stakeholders and service providers committed to strengthening New York City’s cultural community – including artists and organizations – before, during, and after disasters through an organized communications system, as well as coordinated activities and services to the field. Learn more about CultureAID here.

BCA is on the steering committee of the Cultural Equity Group [CEG], an important city-wide advocacy alliance. Link to us on Facebook and get involved now. Cultural equity needs your voice.

Bronx Artist Documentary Project
The Bronx Artist Documentary Project is a borough-wide collaborative endeavor involving 30 Bronx photographers documenting 80 Bronx visual artists at work in their studios or other Bronx venues. The BXADP contains 272 full-color pages with an introduction by artist and eight-time BCA BRIO winner Daniel Hauben, a forward by photographer Mike Kamber and a special dedication to the Bronx Council on the Arts. The book is available for purchase online.


Saturday  |  April 29  |  12:00-2:00pm

Writing Children’s Books

Children’s book author John Martin will present this special workshop for aspiring children’s books authors. He will address concepts such as inspiration, message, storyboarding, illustrations and publishing options for enterprising authors in this thriving and diversifying publishing genre. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the process of bookmaking from idea to finished product, regardless of the style you work in. Copies of A Wizard of Earthsea will be available for the book discussion that will follow John Martin’s presentation.


Poe Park Visitor Center

2640 Grand Concourse

Bronx, NY 10458

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

Saturday  |  April 29  |  4:00-6:00pm

Writing Books for Young Adults

With author Sofia Quintero

Sofia Quintero (aka Black Artemis) has published six novels, the last two for young adults. In this workshop, you will mine your own adolescence for ideas, tackle issues of language (e.g. slang), trends and representation and create an outline that you can develop into a completed manuscript that will attract the attention of agents and editors and change the life of readers. The Bronx Writers Center will give away free copies of A Wizard of Earthsea for the book discussion that will follow.


Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College

450 Grand Concourse, Rm C-190

Bronx, NY 10451

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.



Join us for our
next First Wednesday

Arts & Culture Trolley Tour!



MAY 3rd

Come enjoy these tour stops:

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

Bronx Museum of the Arts

Andrew Freedman Home



schedule is subject to change


Bronx Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Department of Design and Construction, and Local Officials Break Ground on BCA@2700
Photo Credit: Tony Holmes

Bronx, NY – Today the Bronx Council on the Arts was joined by NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, NYC Councilman James Vacca, Congressman Joseph Crowley, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., and other local officials to celebrate the start of construction on BCA@2700. BCA@2700 will serve as BCA’s new headquarters building, transforming a former JPMorgan Chase bank branch into a new cultural hub in the Westchester Square district of the Bronx. The gut renovation will update all infrastructure and services and convert the basement, 1st floor, and mezzanine into programmable spaces, including a multi-purpose room, classrooms, meeting rooms, and administrative offices. The project is expected to be completed in late 2017.

“BCA is working to build a new, dynamic HQ that will serve our growing borough and beyond,” said Charles Rice-Gonzalez, BCA’s board chairman.

Congratulations to our 2016 BRIO Grantees


Are you interested in making a difference in arts funding in the Bronx?  Do you want 2017 to be about support for Bronx Artists and Communities?

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) seeks artists, arts professionals, and nonprofit and community based organization leaders to serve as panelists for our 2017 grant cycle.

Bronx Stories |  Bronx Memories  |  Bronx Writers

The Bronx Memoir Project – Volume 1 is an unprecedented collection of over 50 Bronx memoir fragments, as penned by our very own residents, spanning various generations, continents, languages, cultures and themes.

Paperback books can be purchased at and as e-books for download for Kindle and Nook! Come meet the contributors! More...


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