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.

BCA's BxCulturalCard
BCA’s BxCultural Card provides discounts and special offers to Bronx theaters, galleries, restaurants and other businesses. Get yours today at BCA and start enjoying the borough's wide range of arts and cultural attractions.

List of Participating Businesses

Start enjoying special offers and discounts at Bronx cultural institutions and businesses. The Card is great for Bronx residents, students and visitors. Or, become a participating business to use the Card as a great promotional tool.

Bronx House | Download their Program Catalogues here

Bronx Museum of the Arts | Upcoming Events

Bronx River Art Center | Teen Classes

Bronx Zoo | Upcoming Events

Just Nuts Music | Ongoing Performance Schedule

Lehman Center | Upcoming Events

Riverdale YM-YWHA | 2015-16 Calendar

Wave Hill | Upcoming Events


2016 SU-CASA Grant Applications are available!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, November 30, 2015

For anyone having issues opening or saving
the form when using a program other than
Adobe Acrobat or Reader version 11

The Department of Cultural Affairs and BCA are pleased to announce the release of the Fiscal 2016 SU-CASA application. Formerly known as SPARC, SU-CASA is a community arts engagement program that places artists and organizations in residence at senior centers across NYC’s five boroughs. The program provides selected artists with a stipend in exchange for the creation and delivery of arts programming for seniors. The program has two components: 1) Artists will engage participating seniors in an art project or series of cultural programs over the course of the residency; 2) The residency will include a public program component – exhibits, readings, performances, open houses or other cultural interactions open to the surrounding community.
Read more here


Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

HOMENAJE: Jorge Soto Sánchez

On view through December 2, 2015

Curator: Gladys Peña-Acosta

The late Nuyorican artist and Taller Boricua member Jorge Soto Sánchez (1947-1987) is honored in an exhibit featuring selected paintings, ink drawings, and mixed media, including versions of his best known work El velorio de Oller en nueva york. His distinctive iconography which blends African and pre-Columbian motifs, among other traditions, expresses the multiracial and multicultural composition of Puerto Rican identity. More...

Image: Jorge Soto Sánchez Untitled (bathers), c. 1972. Acrylic on Canvas, 34” x 32”. Courtesy of Betty Gonzalez-Soto



returns on December 2, 2015


December 2nd Trolley Venues

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

No Longer Empty

Bronx Museum of the Arts

Metropolitan College of New York

Bronx Documentary Center


LDR Studio Gallery


The Bronx Council on the Arts & Hutchinson Metro Center present two free holiday concerts at Hutch Metro Cafe


Thursday, December 10

Holiday Music
Elizabeth Farnum

12:15 & 1:15pm



Thursday, December 17

Holiday Music
Ilana Davidson

12:15 & 1:15pm


Free Family Craft Workshops at Huntington Free Library
Third Saturday of the Month through May 2016

December 19, 2015 | 12:30-3:00pm | Huntington Free Library

Green T-Shirts with Diane Davis

Bring your imagination and a used T-shirt! You will be supplied with bottle caps, scissors, ribbons, broken jewelry parts, swatches, markers, needle and thread and a slew of ideas and instructions. Wear your T-shirt or hang it on the wall as a wonderful piece of artwork. You can even bring your own adornments for your shirt. Workshop Flyer. Complete schedule.


BCA Donates Las Casitas Exhibit & Archives

to Hostos Community College Library/CUNY

The centerpiece of Las Casitas Archives, donated by the Bronx Council on the Arts, are the documents, photographs, wall texts and other materials that were exhibited in the seminal Las Casitas: An Urban Cultural Alternative exhibition curated and produced in 1991 by Betty Sue Hertz and Bill Aguado, both formerly of the Bronx Council on the Arts.
Nov 12th PEN Mingle at the Bronx Museum of the Arts
The Bronx Council on the Arts' Bronx Writers Center, the Bronx Museum of the Arts and PEN American Center hosted this well-attended networking event at the Bronx Museum. A number of writers, spoken word artists literary enthusiasts met and mingled throughout the evening, enjoying a spoken word performance by Caridad De La Luz "La Bruja" (above left).


BRONX:AFRICA is a project of  BCA Longwood Arts Project
Launching in February 2016


Upcoming Seeing It Through Workshop

Saturday  |  December 5, 2015
|  Morris Park Library

Podcasts, Webisodes and Blogs:

Creating Content and Building Your Media Profile
with media personality Valerie Smaldone

More information and RSVP

2016 BRIO Application & Guidelines Available Now!

BRIO "How-to-Apply" Workshops:

Tue | Dec 1, 2015 | 5:00-7:00pm
Longwood Art Gallery

450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451

Detailed Information Here

Submission Deadline:
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

BRIO Winners in the News


Davalois Fearon


Nashon Ratcliff


April Armstrong


Igor Begelman

Ilana Davidson

Steven Lubin


Tamara Cashour

Penny Prince


Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture

presents The Black Nutcracker

in the Main Theater

Fri | Dec 18 | 10:00am, 11:45am & 7:00pm

Uptown Dance Company creates a magical-modern day African-American version of this Russian classic “The Nutcracker”! featuring an eclectic mix of hip-hop, classical ballet, cha-cha slide and African Dance on pointe! Tickets & additional information here.


BCA CALL Artist Xenobia Bailey's art a permanent feature at new NYC MTA
Hudson Yards Subway Station (No. 7 train) 

BCA CALL Artist Xenobia Bailey's “Funktional Vibratons” is a highlight of the new NYC subway station at 34 Street – Hudson Yards. Her majestic mosaics are suspended above the main entrance and feature overlapping mandala-like circles and patterns against a cobalt blue background.

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...

Become a Bronx WritersCorps Teaching Artist
Bronx WritersCorps offers opportunities to write, publish, and perform. We work in partnership with Bronx sites during the academic year, programming both in- and after-school workshops. Sites include community-based organizations, shelters, and programs for incarcerated youth. More

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