BRAC Artist Studios Program Open Call

BRAC’s non-living studios are accessible Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and on weekends from 10am to 6pm. Each open-plan studio varies in size from 250 to 400 sq ft. and ranges in price from $425 -$650.

As part of BRAC’s Artist Studio Program, residents have the opportunity to be considered for inclusion in BRAC's annual exhibitions schedule, connect with local and international curators, art critics, and other artists from BRAC’s creative network. Residents are required to contribute six hours a month in community service to support BRAC's programs and participate in BRAC's annual Open Studio Event.

Application Process
Application due date is August 17, 2024. All applicants will be notified by September 6.. Artists will be selected on the strength of their portfolio of work, statement of intent and an expressed interest to work within the Bronx community. The program is seeking artists with a developed studio practice and who are not enrolled in a college or university degree-granting program by the date of occupancy.
Applications will be reviewed and selected by a diverse independent panel of artists, curators, and art professionals. BRAC does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, residency status, age or sexual orientation. Bronx artists are highly encouraged to apply.

More information about the open call.

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The Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is a 37-year-old community-based multi-arts organization located in the heart of the Bronx at West Farms Square, near the East Tremont/West Farms Square #2/5 subway stop. BRAC offers four programs serving the vibrant, and underserved community in the south-central section of the Bronx and the larger cultural community of New York City:

  • An after-school education program in the visual arts.
  • A diverse series of contemporary art exhibitions in a storefront gallery.
  • A multi-disciplinary performance program.
  • A studio program for professional artists.

Given our proximity to the Bronx River—a unique natural resource that runs the length of the Bronx—our arts programming integrates environmental studies and urban design to promote awareness of environmental justice issues and a commitment to local community development.


This position will report directly to the Executive Director and will be responsible for planning, implementing, and maintaining a multi-disciplinary art education program for youth and adults.

This position can accommodate a full-time or part-time schedule based on the candidate's availability and the organization’s needs. The candidate must be available to work Saturdays, our busiest program day. Some evenings are required for events and community meetings.

  • Salary: $30/hour.
  • Benefits: After four months, the position will receive eight paid holidays, two weeks of vacation (three weeks after four years), up to 10 annual sick days and health benefits. These benefits will be pro-rated for part-time.
  • Travel: Some travel within the Bronx and NYC is required.
  • Supervises: Education Assistants, teaching artists, interns, and volunteers.

Growth Opportunity: This role is designed to grow as our programs expand. We seek candidates who are eager to develop their careers with BRAC and take on more responsibilities over time.


Administration + Management – 50% 

  • Oversee three programs: classes for youth (Mon-Sat), a career development program in design industries for teens and young adults, and evening adult classes.
  • Oversee class registration, including recruitment and online systems.  
  • Maintain student data tracking systems.
  • Develop interdisciplinary curriculum initiatives and expand programs.
  • Recruit and supervise artist instructors, interns, and volunteers.
  • Supervise classroom safety and comfort, overseeing the maintenance of equipment, including ceramic kilns, woodworking equipment (including a laser engraver), 3D printers, a computer lab, and photography equipment. Maintain supplies stock.
  • Supervise the training of teaching artists on environmentally-focused art projects. 
  • Maintain digital documentation of student work, activities, and special events.

Outreach and Partnership Building – 30% 

  • Establish partnerships with schools, CBOs, and other organizations to offer programming at BRAC or at their sites.
  • Manage tours with school groups and community-based organizations.
  • Serve as a liaison to local politicians and the media.
  • Ensure the education section of BRAC’s website is up-to-date.
  • Coordinate a robust outreach process, including the development and dissemination of digital and print marketing materials. 
  • Facilitate BRAC participation in community events, such as street or river festivals.
  • Coordinate at least two annual student exhibitions. 

Grant writing + Management – 20% 

  • Collaborate on grant writing, management, and reporting.
  • Ensure compliance with grant requirements and data management.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree, in visual arts, or arts administration. Five years of professional experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s Degree.  
  • In addition to the above, a minimum of four years of experience in arts-based youth and adult education.
  • Excellent verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational and supervisory skills, including the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Resourceful, flexible, and able to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Google Workspace, and digital art programs for Mac.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multitask across projects.
  • An interest in environmental issues related to natural and urban environments.


  • A Master's Degree in arts administration, visual art education. Three additional years of professional experience may be substituted for a Master’s Degree.
  • Experience in arts-based nonprofit management or community development.
  • Conversational fluency in Spanish.
  • Familiarity with the NYC Department of Education.
  • Familiarity with NYC Department of Youth & Community Development reporting.
  • Knowledge of Bronx cultural, community institutions and schools.


Interested candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter detailing relevant experience and vision for arts education to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

BRAC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Bronx River Art Center, Inc (BRAC - seeks a passionate Ceramics/Pottery Teaching Artist.  The successful candidate will collaborate to oversee our popular Ceramics/Pottery program in our recently restored and fully equipped 18,000 sq. ft. facility.

The right candidate will be an experienced working potter and/or ceramicist. They

will teach afterschool Ceramics/Hand Building for youth (generally 4-6pm) and evening Pottery/Wheel Throwing for teens/adults (generally 6:30-8:30pm) for 10 weeks beginning in October. Position pays $131.25 per class. Teaching Artist is paid for an additional 30min. to set up before and clean up after their classes. Candidate will help keep our fully equipped ceramics studio with eight potters wheels, three electric kilns and an array of handbuilding tools and supplies clean and available. They will assist with the scheduling, firing and unloading of the kilns. Successful candidates will be invited back to teach in future sessions or workshops. 

This position offers the potential of expanding the candidate’s role to ceramics studio technician, if they are willing and able to commit to a long-term part-time engagement of keeping supplies updated, reprocessing clay, firing kiln and generally managing the ceramics studio.

Please submit your resume with a cover letter, up to five examples of your personal work including ceramics/pottery examples, and/or a link to your website, and samples of programs or projects produced in an arts education setting, to:  No phone calls please.


The Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is a 36-year-old community-based, multi-arts organization located in the heart of The Bronx at the major transportation hub of West Farms Square, three blocks south of the Bronx Zoo. Because of our unique location next to our namesake — the Bronx River — an important natural resource in the heart of the Bronx, we were one of the first interdisciplinary art and environmental studies organizations in the country to incorporate environmental concerns and urban design into our visual arts curriculum. In our recently restored, 18,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility we offer four interlocking programs: after-school and weekend visual arts classes for both youth and adults, a ground floor, 2,000 sq. ft. gallery featuring professionally curated contemporary art exhibitions, artist studios, a co-working space for emerging and mid-career creative entrepreneurs; and a multi-purpose event space featuring an array of performing arts and cultural events. BRAC meets the cultural needs and artistic opportunities of a multi-ethnic community in the south-central Bronx, as well as for the larger cultural community of New York City.

BRAC is conveniently located at a transportation hub one block east of the East Tremont/West Farms Square stop on the #s 2 and 5 subway lines. Our area is also accessed by six bus lines and three highways



Interns assist the Executive Director, the Education Director, the Gallery Director, Staff, and Teachers in all projects at the Bronx River Art Center, including teaching preparation and classroom instruction, administrative tasks, exhibition installations, and other assigned duties. Enthusiasm for working in a multi-ethnic community is a must.

Qualifications: College students pursuing a degree in Fine Arts, Visual Media Arts, Arts Management, or Art Education. Interns assisting with media classes should have experience operating filmmaking equipment and knowledge of Final Cut Pro. Junior level or above preferred. Good writing skills, computer literacy, and graphic design or internet skills are desirable.

Days/hours required: To be arranged. 10 to 20 hours per week. BRAC is open Monday through Friday, from 10am-6:30pm, and Saturday, from 10am-5pm. After-school classes begin at 4 or 4:30pm.

How to Apply: Please send your resume and a brief cover letter explaining what type of internship you are interested in and why you want to intern with BRAC to

Questions? Call us at 718-589-5819.


Are you interested in donating your valuable time to helping some of the most talented youth in the Bronx?

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available at BRAC:

  • Cataloging and Archiving
  • Classroom Monitors
  • Education Programs Assistants
  • Entrance Monitors
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Student Exhibition Assistants
  • Website/Newsletter Team

Please contact us at or 718-589-5819 for more information about internships or volunteer opportunities. Thank you!

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Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave., Bronx, NY 10460
T (718) 589-5819

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Monday - Friday: 3:00 - 6 PM
Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
Gallery hours are only in effect during the
exhibition dates.

Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

DIRECTIONS TO CENTER:  By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #'s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.

This program is made possible with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, including Council Members Eric Dinowitz, Althea Stevens, Kristy Marmorato and the Bronx Delegation. Additional support is from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Legislature. Foundation support is from Con Edison: The Power of Giving, The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, The Lincoln Fund, and private donors.

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