The Bronx Council on the Arts has announced that Viviana Bianchi has been appointed its new executive director. An arts development leader, Bianchi will serve as BCA’s fifth executive director since the organization’s founding in 1962. She will begin her post on September 5.
Bianchi has worked extensively in the development field. She is joining the BCA from the Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center in the Bronx, where she is assistant executive director for external affairs. Previously, she held leadership positions at City Year New York, the Inter American Press Association, and People for the American Way Foundation in Miami. She is also the cofounder of Pegasus Solutions, a management and consulting firm that provides development, strategic planning, and communications and marketing services to media and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists. Bianchi has been involved in cultural endeavors for most of her life as an actress and film-festival producer in Buenos Aires, New York, and Miami.
“Viviana Bianchi has the verve and experience to build on BCA’s fifty-plus years of serving artists and the arts in the Bronx,” said Charles Rice-González, co-chair of the Bronx Council on the Arts. “Her passion for artists and the arts will elevate BCA’s voice as a resounding advocate for the arts in the Bronx.”