Convenings and Partnerships

We strive to form collaborations and working partnerships with organizations in The Bronx and beyond through a series of approaches, including offering our space for presentations, bringing talent from diverse organizations, offering workshops at diverse spaces across the city, and more.

Past Convenings - 2019

Cultural Assets Mapping (CAM and CHM)

Community Conversations

From February through March 2019, the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) held 4 Community Conversations on the Cultural Assets Mapping Initiative, so that members of the community could weigh on what cultural resources should be mapped, what development information is important to document, and how community members look to access this information. Close to 100 community members participated in discussions around this initiative.

Roundtable Discussions

In May and November 2019, Bca held two roundtable discussions with organizations who have been working on other mapping initiatives in The Bronx and beyond. Since the launch of BCA's mapping project, we have followed a fully collaborative model in planning and design. The Roundtable is one more step in that process, and it seeks to establish a peer-learning network for a collaborative impact that would benefit all projects, and most importantly, make their footprint useful to our communities.


In September, we hosted representatives of DanceNYC to offer one-on-one meetings for artists to review their applications to the Dance Advancement Fund.


On May 2019, BCA hosted former Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl for CreateNYC: Office Hours with the Commissioner "Voices (Un)Heard," where we explored issues impacting the LGBTQ artists, while trying to identify opportunities to collaborate on solutions, In August, BCaA hosted the NYC Department fo Cultural Affairs (DCLA) for an info session to learn how to apply and secure City funding for arts and cultural activities. Arts or cultural nonprofit organizations, or unincorporated arts groups on their way to incorporation, attended.

On December 2019, BCA hosted the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) at 2700 East Tremont Avenue for an info session about the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship.