Recognized nationally as a leading arts service organization in providing cultural services and arts programs, BCA serves a multicultural constituency of almost 1.4 million residents. BCA provides an array of services to 500+ artists and more than 200 arts and community-based organizations BCA supports and connects the borough’s diverse arts community through programs and services for artists, cultural organizations and residents of all backgrounds and ages. As the Bronx cultural anchor since 1962, BCA is recognized as the catalyst that has strengthened and empowered the arts and culture of the Bronx. We give grants, present arts events, train artists, teach kids, incubate new projects and promote the arts across the Bronx. 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, social justice, independent contracting, business startups, environmental concerns, and health related issues.
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 Gallery.