For over 60 years, BCA has been a premier resource for Bronx artists and cultural organizations from every zip code in The Bronx. Through our regranting programs, the largest in the borough, we provide funding to support the work of artists and arts organizations and help bring the arts to the community. BCA's Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) awards foster artistic excellece through monetary awards for artists. Our professional development Artist Sustainability Workshop Series (ASWS), offers artists the tools to further develop their careers, and arts organizations the knowlege necessary to strengthen their practices.
Our role a resource in The Bronx has expanded further in 2020, with the opening of our new headquarters at 2700 East Tremont Avenue, and our new Bronx Artist Registry, giving Bronx Artists an affordable online space to showcase themselves.
Plans for our new home include public gatherings, readings, screenings, and a computer lab. Our grand opening, originally scheduled for May 2020, was postponed due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for announcements about the inaugural event, open houses, programs and more!
Functioning as a comprehensive directory of local artists, the Registry will be accessible on BCA’s website and will allow artists of all disciplines, particularly those with a minimal online presence, to gain visibility among BCA’s 4K monthly website visitors from The Bronx and beyond.
The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) offers funding to support community-centered arts and culture projects and to recognize outstanding local artists. Applications are accepted from individual artists, artist collectives, and non-profit arts and community organizations for projects in a wide variety of disciplines
Artist Sustainability Workshop Series
Through its workshop series, the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) seeks to provide resources for artists seeking to build out their skill sets and create sustainable careers. Our professional development sessions help artists learn how to structure their artistic practices as a business, with workshops in business planning, intellectual property, marketing, fundraising and more.