CultureAID (Culture Active in Disasters) is a collaborative network of stakeholders and service providers committed to strengthening New York City’s cultural community – including artists and organizations – before, during, and after disasters through an organized communications system, as well as coordinated activities and services to the field. Learn more about CultureAID here.

BCA is on the steering committee of the Cultural Equity Group [CEG], an important city-wide advocacy alliance. Link to us on Facebook and get involved now. Cultural equity needs your voice.

Bronx Artist Documentary Project
The Bronx Artist Documentary Project is a borough-wide collaborative endeavor involving 30 Bronx photographers documenting 80 Bronx visual artists at work in their studios or other Bronx venues. The BXADP contains 272 full-color pages with an introduction by artist and eight-time BCA BRIO winner Daniel Hauben, a forward by photographer Mike Kamber and a special dedication to the Bronx Council on the Arts. The book is available for purchase online.


Join us for our next event

"On Noir" A Tour and Conversation

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 6:30pm

Visual artists Carey Clark, Jayson Keeling, Jeanette May and Jaime Permuth will discuss the stories behind their photographs, which are featured in Noir: Defining the Melodrama, and how they relate to the over-arching themes of the noir style that unites this groundbreaking exhibit as a whole. BCA's Longwood Arts Project Director and Curator Juanita Lanzo will moderate the discussion... More.

Join us at Huntington Free Library in Westchester Square

Free Arts & Craft Workshop

Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 12:30pm - 3pm

with Laura Alvarez



InkBlots with Laura Alvarez: A blotted pattern of spilled ink

“InkBlots” will give you the freedom to doodle on top of random ink stains, letting your hand draw free over the colors, creating different shapes, faces and monsters. No censure. No regrets. Every mistake will be revamped and will create a work of art.

We want you to experience, imagine, and create your own inkblots. Use the random stains to stimulate your senses, forget what is right or wrong, everyone can enjoy and make art.  Come! Bring the whole family.



Huntington Free Library

9 Westchester Square
Bronx, NY 10461-3583

For more information, call Tony Holmes at 718-931-9500 x 33 or




Join us for our
next First Wednesday

Arts & Culture Trolley Tour!



There will not be a March 1st Trolley Tour

(unless otherwise noted)

Please keep in mind that we are scheduled to receive a brand new trolley in the Spring of 2017. Stay tuned for more details!  Thank you for your continued support.



2016 Community Arts Celebration

Congratulations to our

2016 Grantees!


Bronx Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Department of Design and Construction, and Local Officials Break Ground on BCA@2700
Photo Credit: Tony Holmes

Bronx, NY – Today the Bronx Council on the Arts was joined by NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, NYC Councilman James Vacca, Congressman Joseph Crowley, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., and other local officials to celebrate the start of construction on BCA@2700. BCA@2700 will serve as BCA’s new headquarters building, transforming a former JPMorgan Chase bank branch into a new cultural hub in the Westchester Square district of the Bronx. The gut renovation will update all infrastructure and services and convert the basement, 1st floor, and mezzanine into programmable spaces, including a multi-purpose room, classrooms, meeting rooms, and administrative offices. The project is expected to be completed in late 2017.

“BCA is working to build a new, dynamic HQ that will serve our growing borough and beyond,” said Charles Rice-Gonzalez, BCA’s board chairman.

Congratulations to our 2016 BRIO Grantees


Are you interested in making a difference in arts funding in the Bronx?  Do you want 2017 to be about support for Bronx Artists and Communities?

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) seeks artists, arts professionals, and nonprofit and community based organization leaders to serve as panelists for our 2017 grant cycle.

Bronx Stories |  Bronx Memories  |  Bronx Writers

The Bronx Memoir Project – Volume 1 is an unprecedented collection of over 50 Bronx memoir fragments, as penned by our very own residents, spanning various generations, continents, languages, cultures and themes.

Paperback books can be purchased at and as e-books for download for Kindle and Nook! Come meet the contributors! More...


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