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Note: All 2014 BRIO Applicants will be notified of their status by May 30th. 2014 BRIO winners will be notified before that date and posted on BCA's website.

BCA needs you to sign up for our new BRIO Alumni Program. ...Where have you all been, are you famous?

Perks include professional development, exposure and networking.





Read critical Arts Advocacy updates from Americans for the Arts Action Fund!


Check out One Percent for Culture, for ways to support culture in New York City.

Did you know that you can promote your own events
on BCA's Calendar of Bronx events?
Please visit calendar page, click on red 'add event' button, and post your own events.

Be a New Yorker for Dance invites you to participate in the New Yorkers for Dance video campaign,  launched by Dance/NYC in 2013, featuring personal statements from New Yorkers on why dance matters to the city. Click here to find out how you can participate in the video campaign.

Community Links
More than 50 Bronx arts organizations are listed on our website! Theater companies, musical groups, visual arts organizations, and much more are right here in the borough.more...

Check out what BCA's been doing at its future headquarters!

Bronx Council on the Arts has Served
Community for 50 Years
by Erin Clarke

BCA is looking towards the second half of the century as an exciting time for the Bronx arts scene.

Click here to see interview. Click here for hard copy.

BRIO Spotlight: Marisol Diaz
The latest BRIO Spotlight features one of the Bronx's BEST, photographer Marisol Diaz. The Riverdale Press photo editor shares her stories and discusses the motivation behind her work. See the full story here!


Huntington Free Library in Westchester Square
Saturday  |  April 19, 2014  |  12:30-3:00pm

Printmaking Workshop with Laura Alvarez

Be part of Laura’s imaginary world of color, fantastic creatures and fun characters. Using watercolor, block print, acrylics and ink, she recycles anything possible and transforms it into art, and she will show you how to do the same.

Admission is free, but seats are limited!

Reserve your seat here.      Flyer.

Next Big Read Event

Monday  |  April 19  |  3:00-8:00pm  |  BCA @ 2700

Women in Creative Rebellion

Join us for an afternoon and evening of poetry performance, workshops, an open mic and vendors of original crafts. Live performance by Afro-Caribbean folk dancer Milteri Tucker, with drummers. Flyer.

Next Bronx Memoir Project Event:


Saturday, May 1 | 11:00am-1:00pm

Bronx Library Center

Bronx Memoir Project Workshop
with Patricia O'Hanlon.

RSVP here.

Five BRIO Literary Winners Conduct Workshops
for The Big Read and The Bronx Memoir Project

2013 BRIO literary winners Jon Lewis Katz, Patricia O’Hanlon, Leah Maddrie, Phyllis Bowdwin and Jamali Corniel will fulfill their BRIO ACEs (Artists for Community Enrichment) community service programs for two Bronx Council on the Arts programs in spring 2014: The Bronx Memoir Project and The Big Read. Read press release here.

Community Arts Tuesdays in Westchester Square

Next Community Arts Tuesday
April 29, 2014  |  6:00-8:00pm  |  BCA @ 2700

A Celebration of National Poetry Month

Open Mic hosted by
Reph Star and Patty Dukes

Special Performance by Circa 95, featuring Reph Star & Patty Dukes and by BRIO winner & storyteller Jamali Corniel.

Big Read book discussion and giveaway.

Admission is free!   All are welcome!

Click here for flyer

RSVP here.

THE BIG READ in the Bronx  |  April 2 - May 16, 2014
Join BCA and the Bronx Writers Center in celebrating Zora Neale Hurston’s breakthrough novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. All events are free, held throughout the Bronx and will be posted shortly. Click here for more.

JEN SHYU is an experimental jazz vocalist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, scholar, and educator who has performed as a solo artist, bandleader and collaborator in the U.S. and abroad. Her career credits and awards are many.

Enjoy a free sneak preview of her solo opera, SOLO RITES: SEVEN BREATHS. RSVP here. Click here for flyer.



May 7, 2014  |  5:00-8:30pm

The Bronx Trolley First Wenesday Arts & Culture Tour returns on May 7th.

Hop on the trolley and enjoy attractions at some of the hottest cultural spots along the lower Grand Concourse.See below for this month's trolley venues. Details will be posted shortly.

Closing Reception on May 7, 2014
GAY is a group exhibition of painting, drawing, sculpture, video, performance and text that examines the cultural shift that has taken place in identity within the last decade by looking at the production of gay male artists of color from 2003-2013. Click here for more This show contains adult content.
New DCA Commissioner Appointed!

The Bronx Council on the Arts Board and Staff congratulates Tom Finkelpearl on his appointment as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. We know he will do a great job!
Read transcript of appointment here.

Department of Cultural Affairs
Community Arts Development Program
The Department of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce the second iteration of Community Arts Leadership, managed by the Community Arts Development Program (CADP). Community Arts Leadership is a year-long capacity-building initiative designed to help arts leaders effectively run their small, community-based cultural organizations. A pre-application to determine eligibility is due on April 24, 2014 and final proposals are due May 21, 2014. Click here for more

The 2014 Food & Arts Festival is being held on Sunday, May 18th, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm, and all Bronx-based Artists & Arts Groups are invited to take part in this Grand Finale of Bronx Week 2014 (May 8-18). Exhibit and sell your work to thousands of Bronxites and visitors who will gather for the borough’s annual celebration of pride. Click here for reservation form.

March 15 - May 31

Click here for details

Show your support for BCA’s contributions to the Bronx arts community over the past 50 years by purchasing an ad in our Special BCA 50th Anniversary Arts Review Journal. Click here learn how...

Are you a performer, visual artist, arts critic,
historian, art advisor, music producer, curator?


The NEW BxCulturalCard

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.

You can pick up your free BxCulturalCard at:

BCA's Main Office @ 1738 Hone Avenue

Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos @ 450 Grand Concourse

Westchester Sq. Bid Office @ 25 Westchester Sq., 2nd Fl.


Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Bronx Council on the Arts

1738 Hone Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461

Attention: Cultural Card

Daniel Hauben Premieres on BronxNet!

"Art and About" is a new show starring 8-time BRIO winner Daniel Hauben. From locations around the borough, Hauben will demonstrate the process through which he has been painting Bronx landscapes for nearly 30 years.

2013 BRIO Winners
2013 BRIO Winners: 25 Bronx artists received BCA's BRIO Award at a June presentation at the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. Click here to meet the 2013 BRIO winners


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