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.


Huntington Free Library Workshop Series

January 21, 2017 / 12:30 - 3:00pm


Valerie Gunn


Painting with Acrylic

@ Huntington Free Library

9 Westchester Square

Bronx, NY  10461

(next to the Apple Savings Bank)

January 21, 2017 / 12:30 - 3:00pm

with Valerie Gunn

Join Valerie Gunn as she guides you through a painting workshop filled with color and strokes of joy.  Workshop is for both the novice and the seasoned enthusiast.


Click HERE to download the flyer


Join us for our upcoming exhibition

NOIR: Defining the Melodrama





Join us for our
next First Wednesday

Arts & Culture Trolley Tour



BCA is excited to announce that we are receiving a brand new trolley in the Spring of 2017!  This NEW trolley will have all of the "Bells and Whistles" that we are sure you will love.

To prepare for this major upgrade the First Wednesday Arts & Culture Trolley Tour will resume in the Spring of 2017.  There will not be any First Wednesday Trolley Tours until that time.  However we will have exciting events every first Wednesday of each month at the Longwood Arts Gallery @ Hostos




2016 Community Arts Celebration

Congratulations to our

2016 Grantees!


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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