BCA distributes more than $500,000 to local artists

BCA distributes more than $500,000 to local artists

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) has distributed more than $500,000 in grant money to assist local artists and arts organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supported by funding from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Community Engagement Grants (CEGs) were awarded to community-based organizations to facilitate 71 projects that will contribute to the cultural life of the borough.

In addition, 44 local artists working in literary, media, performing and visual arts were recipients of BCA’s annual Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) Awards.

The complete list of CEG grantees can be seen at bit.ly/2ZxoAhH.

A full list of BRIO winners can be viewed at bit.ly/30iTw4A.

Founded in 1962, BCA presents affordable arts programming and acts as a cultural hub, providing resources to artists and advocating for equitable practices. The group focuses on amplifying the work of underrepresented groups and directly serves over 1,000 artists and 250 community-based arts groups each year.

Applications for BCA’s 2021 grant cycle will be available this summer.

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