Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) is celebrating almost 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 cultural services and arts programs, BCA serves a multicultural constituency in excess of 1.2 million residents. BCA provides an array of services to 5,000 artists and more than 250 arts and community-based organizations.
Basic cultural services include direct financial support to individual artists and non-profit organizations, information services, technical assistance, education and community programming, advocacy and the operation of our Longwood Arts Project, an exhibition gallery and cyber arts program, and the Bronx Writers Center, an initiative dedicated to the creative and professional development of our writers.
BCA provides cutting edge programming in arts education and cultural strategies to help revitalize local communities. It designs and implements programs that focus attention on issues of concern to Bronx residents including: job training, financial stabilization, independent contracting, business startups, environmental concerns, and health related issues.
BCA actively develops partnerships with the private sector, educational institutions, social service agencies and community organizations for program support. Arts and education services and programs are available for children enrolled in Bronx public schools. The Bronx WritersCorp is a group of writers working with schools, art centers and community groups to help promote literacy. Local partnerships and collaborations are encouraged.