The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) serves as a connector between Bronx arts and culture and the community. Our flagship program, the Longwood Arts Project, and other BCA public programs, such as the Bronx Memoir Project, provide Bronx residents with opportunities to engage directly with the arts. BCA Artist Residency and community programs bring the arts directly into underserved communities throughout the borough.
Bronx Council on the Arts places professional artists at community sites throughout the borough, bringing the joy of creative expression to elderly, disabled, homeless, and other at-risk populations. Residencies generally take place over the course of four months, with activities ranging from memoir writing and craft workshops to dance and theater production.
Bronx Memoir Project
The Bronx Memoir Project (BMP) is a community-based writing project that encourages a cross-generational, multi-ethnic collective of Bronx residents to tell their stories firsthand. Participants engage in free workshops, led by a professional writers, culminating in the opportunity to submit their work for publication in the Bronx Memoir Project Anthology.
The Bronx Council on the Arts serves audiences of over 10,000 residents of The Bronx, one of the country’s most multicultural constituencies, through varied community programs, including gallery exhibitions, artists’ talks, and performances, concerts, and other public offerings.
Longwood Arts Project
The Longwood Arts Project is a flagship program of the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA). Founded in 1981, it was one of the first alternative gallery spaces in The Bronx and to this day maintains its pioneering focus on artists whose traditions and cultural practices are underrepresented by mainstream venues.