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.

BCA's BxCulturalCard
BCA’s BxCultural Card provides discounts and special offers to Bronx theaters, galleries, restaurants and other businesses. Get yours today at BCA and start enjoying the borough's wide range of arts and cultural attractions.

List of Participating Businesses

Start enjoying special offers and discounts at Bronx cultural institutions and businesses. The Card is great for Bronx residents, students and visitors. Or, become a participating business to use the Card as a great promotional tool.

Bronx House | Download their Program Catalogues here

Bronx Museum of the Arts | Upcoming Events

Bronx River Art Center | Teen Classes

Bronx Zoo | Upcoming Events

Just Nuts Music | Ongoing Performance Schedule

Lehman Center | Upcoming Events

Riverdale YM-YWHA | 2015-16 Calendar

Wave Hill | Upcoming Events


Please be advised BCA will be operating on a summer schedule beginning July 1st Monday - Thursday from 9am-5pm

Closed Fridays through Labor Day


Closing Reception | Gallery Talk | Q&A
Join us on Wed. August 3 at 6:00pm at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
BRIO VI: A Conversation with Yarisa Colón-Torres & Heidi Johnson

Interested in City cultural funding? Find out more!

If you are an arts or cultural nonprofit organization, or an unincorporated arts group on your way to incorporation, please join the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) for an info session about applying for and securing City funding for arts and cultural activities.

RSVP is required.

English Flyer | Spanish Flyer


Tuesday, July 26 | 7pm

 Location: Culture Lounge,

10 Ferry Terminal Drive, Staten Island

Includes representatives from:

- Staten Island Arts 



Thursday, August 4 | 10am 

Location: Department of Cultural Affairs,

      31 Chambers Street, Manhattan         

Includes representatives from:

- Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Tuesday, August 9 | 6:30pm 

Location: Bronx Library Center @ Kingsbridge,

     310 E Kingsbridge Road, Bronx      

Includes representatives from:

- Bronx Council on the Arts

2016 'Seeing it Through' workshop

Monday |  August 1 |  3:45-6:45pm

The Journey of a Novel: Craft Talk and Workshop
With BRIO-winning author Amy Gottlieb

Bronx Library Center
310 E. Kingsbridge Rd., Bronx, NY 10458

Admission is free, but RSVP is required.


BCA and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz kick off the 2016 Summer Concert Series

at the Riverdale YM-YWHA with Gene Dinapoli’s “Variety All-Star Show”

Tuesday |  July 19 |  7:00pm-9:00pm


All concerts are free and open to the public!  All are welcome!

Information? Contact the Bronx Council on the Arts: or 718-931-9500 x33

For more information regarding these events or any other community issues, please contact Assemblyman Dinowitz’ District Office at 718-796-5345.

These events are made possible with the support of NYS Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, NYC Council Member Andrew Cohen, NYC Parks, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and NYS Council on the Arts

Please click HERE for complete concert schedule!


Join us for our current exhibition on view at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostosc

On view through August 3rd

Bronx Trolley First Wednesday Arts & Culture Tour
Wednesday August 3, 2016 | 5:30-8:30PM


Join us on August 3rd for our
next First Wednesday Arts & Culture Tour

Stay Tuned for more information!


 There is no Trolley Tour in the month of September.


Thank you for Celebrating the 2016 BRIO Grantees with us!!

2016 Community Arts Celebration

Congratulations to our

2016 Grantees!


BCA's 2017 Grants


JULY 1, 2016

Click for more info.

Congratulations to our 2016 BRIO Grantees

Join us for out "Seeing It Through" Professional Development and "How to Apply" workshops!

Recent Exhibition at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos

Please Click here for pictures from our most recent exhibition
BRONX:AFRICA which was on view Feb 3 - May 4, 2016


Events from #BronxAfrica Program Ambassadors:

Bronx:Africa - Do you Know?....

The United Nations has declared the International Decade for People of African Descent - 2015 -2024

Over 200 million people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas. Many millions more live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent. The promotion and protection of human rights of people of African descent has been a priority concern for the United Nations. 

Learn more here


Congressman Crowley Hosts 13th Annual Women’s History Month Celebration

Women Leaders from Queens, the Bronx Recognized for their Outstanding Contributions to Local Community. Rep. Joe Crowley is joined by (l. to r.) Bronx Council on the Arts Executive Director Deirdre Scott, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, High School for Arts and Business Principal Ana Zambrano-Burakov and Queens Borough Director of Immigrant and Intercultural Affairs, Susie Tanenbaum.
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...

Become a Bronx WritersCorps Teaching Artist
Bronx WritersCorps offers opportunities to write, publish, and perform. We work in partnership with Bronx sites during the academic year, programming both in- and after-school workshops. Sites include community-based organizations, shelters, and programs for incarcerated youth. More

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