The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) is seeking two artists with teaching experience to lead 12-week residencies in collaboration with Bronx-based community organizations. The selected artists will commit to offer one online 90-minute workshop per week over the 12-week engagement.
The program aims to engage Bronx communities with the benefits of creative expression. Successful candidates will have experience teaching and working with under-served communities, and will possess a passion for arts education. Applicants must be Bronx residents.
The program provides selected artists with a stipend in the amount of $2,000 in exchange for the creation and delivery of Zoom-based arts programming.
Programming will be selected based on the preferences of the organizations hosting the residencies, and based on on the wants and needs of the communities they serve. Selected artists will work with the matched organization to further define project goals and coordinate a schedule for residency activities and use of facilities.
Due to CoViD-19, we are currently conducting online residencies with the following organizations, participating in the 2021 Artist Residency Program:
- Destination Tomorrow is a grassroots agency located in the South Bronx that provides services to and for the LGBTQ+ community through community talks, open hours, health and wellness services, and arts programming.
- Empowering Marginalized Women and Girl (EMWG) is an organization that prevents first time and reoccurring homelessness in at risk women by addressing the underlying causes in homelessness such as, mental health disorders, poor health, poverty and domestic violence. EMWG engages at risk women and girls in skill building activities, mental health groups, homeless intervention services and health education. This residency will be with a group of those that have been affected by CoViD-19.
Teaching artists are welcome to apply to one or both organizations.
The application Dldeadline iw January 31, 2021. All components of the application must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on this date. Applicants will be notified of their application status and, if selected, which organization they will work with by February 12, 2021. Residencies will take place between February 15, 2021 and May 31, 2021.
To apply, please visit here.
About Bronx Council On The Arts
Founded by visionary community leaders in 1962, the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) is dedicated to advancing cultural equity in Bronx. From creative placemaking and arts advocacy to the provision of services for artists and arts organizations, as well as programming for children and seniors, BCA was the first organization in Bronx to focus equally on supporting local artists, serving the community, and catalyzing relationships between the two.
Since its founding, BCA has focused on the work of underrepresented groups, especially artists of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community. We provide direct services to over 1,000 artists and 250 community-based arts groups each year, and thanks to our granting programs, we are able to touch the lives of over thousands of audience members.
Bronx Council On The Arts
2700 East Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461