creative industry directory

Download the Spring 2010 Directory here (printable PDF)

The Creative Bronx! Black Book is a regularly updated business directory maintained by the Bronx Council on the Arts that lists creative industry resources – businesses that are creative in nature and for-profit. Often these industries support culture. For example, the Bronx’s own JCR Percussion is a percussive instrument maker that supplies made to order cowbells for Latin musicians from across the city and the world. The Creative Bronx! Black Book also promotes vetted art handlers certified through the BCA Development Corporation’s Art Handler Training Program, which provides back-office resources for museums and galleries,and bronxArtworks®, BCA’s artisan project, which links local artisans to the marketplace.

What do I use it for? Use it for locating quality creative services for interior design (design & decoration), the fine arts, events, and more. You can find referrals to reliable framers, printers, and art handlers that you’ve been looking for, right here in the Bronx. You can support people working in your neighborhood. You may even save money.

How do I get a copy? Access and download the PDF on the top of this webpage, or call 718-931-9500 to request your free copy.

Need to locate a specific service? Think your business should be listed?
Call the info line at 718-931-9500.

What geographic area is represented? Right now the directory covers services available in the South Bronx plus selected freelancers who will come to you. Plans are in place to expand business listings to other select areas of the Bronx.

What kind of support is given to businesses that are listed? Being listed in the CB!BB adds visibility, provides an easy way to make referrals to other business services available in the area, and keeps you in the loop about free business workshops and resources. There are opportunities to network with other creative professionals during meetings, and most importantly being listed is a way to directly reach the creative constituency that BCA serves – Bronx artists and the Bronx community, who could be your new customers, refer your services to others, or even become your skilled employees!

How do I place an ad? Ads are affordable and come in business card and quarter page sizes. Call 718-931-9500 to arrange for an ad.


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Read the Creative Bronx! Black Book July 2010 newsbrief
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The Creative Bronx Black Book Creative Industry Directory is supported by the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Arts & Enterprise Program, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and New York State Senator José M. Serrano. This project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding should not be construed as an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded projects are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

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