General FAQs

Q What does the Bronx Council on the Arts do?
A Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) is celebrating over 50 years as a private, non-profit membership organization that is the official cultural agency of Bronx County. Recognized nationally as a leading arts service organization in providing financial services (small grants programs), professional development, cultural services and arts programs, BCA serves a multicultural constituency in excess of 1.2 million residents.

Q How do I find cultural events in the Bronx?
A Please sign up for email updates and also see our online calendar.

Q How do I find classes in the visual, performing, literary or media arts for myself or my child?
A Please sign up for email updates and also see our online calendar for a list of Bronx classes and workshops.

Q I'm planning an event. How do I contact and hire a Bronx artist or arts organization?
A Please browse our award winning artists and our list of Bronx arts organizations (in formation) on this website. You may additionally contact BCA's BRIO Program Manager for more information about individual artists at, or call 718-931-9500 to find out more about a Bronx arts organization.

Q How do I get a grant?
A Visit our grants page for information about grants for individuals and organizations.

Q Are you seeking an artist (in any discipline) to work on a particular project or to fill a staff position?
A There are no staff positions at this time.

Q How do I form a not-for-profit organization?
A In New York State, please visit the State Attorney General's Web site. All information and forms to apply can be found at

Q Who do I contact to share and promote my cultural/art event or news?
A To submit events to be listed on BCA's event calendar, please click here and fill out the form. If you are a BRIO award alum, please additionally send your events to

Q Is BCA interested in collaborating with my organization to produce programming in my district?
A BCA collaborates with cultural organizations, Bronx merchants, city and governmental agencies and schools. I you would like to co-produce an event, please call 718-931-9500

Who do I contact if I'd like to sponsor or underwrite a program with BCA?
A Please contact Charlie Vazquez at 718-931-9500, or email

Q I have a different question. How can I get into contact?
A Please send us your question and staff will respond to your request.

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