Longwood Arts Project is the contemporary art program of the Bronx Council on the Arts. The Arts Project operates under the mission to support artists and their work, especially emerging artists and those from under-represented and under-resourced communities within the Bronx. Longwood Arts Project hosts exhibits and public programs that provide opportunities for free and open dialogue on arts and culture.


Initiated by the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) in 1981, Longwood Arts Project was founded in the former Public School 39 at 986 Longwood Avenue in the Bronx. The school was closed due to attrition of school-age children in the district at that time when the area was devastated physically and economically. Community leaders turned the unfortunate closure into an opportunity to help stabilize the neighborhood by developing it into a multi-service building for city agencies and non-profit organizations as its tenants.

Youth Engagement Program

Last spring, the Bronx Council on the Arts launched its much-awaited Youth Arts Engagement Program at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. This initiative seeks to increase Bronx youth’s awareness of local arts while encouraging youth to embark on a life of ongoing culture engagement they can relate to. Youth benefit from free, age-appropriate art activities that foster critical thinking, interviewing and public speaking skills.

For appointments, please contact Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos at 718-518-6728.

View our Winter 2020 Programing for your youth group here.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.