BRIC Since 1979, BRIC has provided a creative home for artists and audiences in Brooklyn. Learn more: http://www.BRICartsmedia.org
In the 40 years since its founding as a not-for-profit organization in 1979, BRIC has been the driving force behind a number of Brooklyn’s most widely renowned and beloved arts and media programs. In the borough that is now this country’s foremost creative hotbed, BRIC is unparalleled in its combination of artistic excellence, programmatic breadth and genuine accessibility. BRIC presents live music and performing arts (the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival and BRIClab), contemporary art exhibitions and programs (until 2013 at BRIC Rotunda Gallery and throughout the borough), and community media programs (Brooklyn Free Speech, BRIC TV, and Brooklyn Bulletin Board) that reflect Brooklyn’s creativity and diversity. Emphasizing creative expression as varied and groundbreaking as the borough it serves, BRIC provides opportunities and platforms for Brooklyn artists and media makers to create and present new works. The organization champions the creativity of Brooklyn and work that expands the boundaries of artistic disciplines. BRIC’s highly accessible exhibitions, performances, television programs and educational programs serve more than one million Brooklyn residents, including some 4,000 school children, each year.
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How can we make sure that Black history in our neighborhood of Fort Greene is preserved? How can we shape Brooklyn's fut...
02/03/2020
Black Histories and Futures in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill

How can we make sure that Black history in our neighborhood of Fort Greene is preserved? How can we shape Brooklyn's future in a way that is informed by what we've learned from its past?

This month, join the Intergenerational Community Arts Council and the Future Historical Society for 3 storytelling and history-collecting events created in collaboration with Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership's Some Words: Black Artstory Month.

Now in it's eighth year, Black Artstory Month elevates and celebrates this neighborhood's long-standing history as a haven for Black artistry. This year's title and programs have been inspired by Audre Lorde's poem Coal.

Learn more about these events and about these two groups in our latest blog post: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/blog/black-histories-and-futures-fort-greene-and-clinton-hill

The Intergenerational Community Arts Council and Future Historical Society team up with Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership for their Black Artstory Month storytelling and history-collecting events.

Looking forward to summer #AtTheBandshell? Friends Membership to the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival are now on sale! D...
01/29/2020
Become a Friend of the 2020 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Looking forward to summer #AtTheBandshell? Friends Membership to the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival are now on sale! Discover the many perks of membership, like skipping the line, reserved seating, access to the Friends Tent, and more.

Early Bird Pricing ends on March 15: https://bricartsmedia.networkforgood.com/events/17805-become-a-friend-of-the-2020-bric-celebrate-brooklyn-festival

Get your Summer Friends Passes before they Sell Out! The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is a beloved summer tradition, presenting world-class free music, dance, and multimedia performances at the Prospect Park Bandshell. CHECK OUT THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP BELOW! Memberships are sold per per...

01/20/2020
Lurie Daniel Favors on 112BK

"The battle against structural white supremacy and institutional racism will continue. From the BRIC TV archives, activist and lawyer Lurie Daniel Favors joined us on #112BK, along with Grace Faison, Elder Member at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights, who recalls the experience of hearing Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his "American Dream" speech in 1963. Watch more: https://youtu.be/RbSEIozgLGk?t=233

Spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day at BRIC with the Brooklyn Poetry Slam and hosts Mahogany L. Browne and DJ Jive Poetic! ...
01/18/2020

Spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day at BRIC with the Brooklyn Poetry Slam and hosts Mahogany L. Browne and DJ Jive Poetic! See featured poet Paragraph, and sign up for an open mic slot following the Slam. We're expecting the Stoop to be full, so make sure to come early and secure your spot! This event is first come, first seated.

More info: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/brooklyn-poetry-slam-jan-20

NOTE: BRIC House will be closed during the day on Mon, Jan 20 and will open at 5PM for the Brooklyn Poetry Slam Writing Workshop and the Slam later than evening.

"Far from masking Beckett’s brilliance or diluting the play’s power, Thom’s speech patterns make uncanny sense of 'Not I...
01/14/2020
When Disability Isn’t a Special Need but a Special Skill

"Far from masking Beckett’s brilliance or diluting the play’s power, Thom’s speech patterns make uncanny sense of 'Not I.'" - The New York Times

Hear more about how Touretteshero and other Under the Radar Festival shows embrace the artistry of autism and other once disqualifying conditions - and join us for four more performances of Not I later this week!

Two productions at the Under the Radar Festival ask if the theater is ready to embrace the artistry of autism and other once disqualifying conditions.

We've extended the open call deadline for artist submissions for the Youth Curatorial Fellowship exhibition, Make This A...
01/10/2020

We've extended the open call deadline for artist submissions for the Youth Curatorial Fellowship exhibition, Make This Accessible (on view at BRIC May 20 - Jun 14, 2020)! All interested teens (ages 14-21) can submit artwork for review through Jan 28, 2020. You must be NYC-affiliated and submit an artwork proposal that relates the to theme of accessibility (or lack of) on NYC's Metro Transit Authority (MTA).

Check out our website for more information and instructions on how to apply: BRICartsmedia.org/yfc-artist-open-call

Families and art lovers of all ages: join us this Sat, Jan 11, 11AM-2PM, for a hands-on Family Workshop! Learn bookmakin...
01/08/2020
Family Workshop: Present Bodies

Families and art lovers of all ages: join us this Sat, Jan 11, 11AM-2PM, for a hands-on Family Workshop!

Learn bookmaking and paper quilling, plus enjoy a scavenger hunt on our Gallery exhibition, Present Bodies.

Free w/ RSVP: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/family-workshop-present-bodies

In our first Family Workshop of 2020, families can engage in hands-on activities directly inspired by the exhibition Present Bodies: Papermaking at Dieu Donné. Families can participate in two hands-on activities related to the works on view. Explore bookmaking and paper quilling to create your own ...

Exciting news! We’ve announced the schedule for BRIC House Sessions 2020, featuring artists including Alex Anwandter, Or...
01/07/2020

Exciting news! We’ve announced the schedule for BRIC House Sessions 2020, featuring artists including Alex Anwandter, Orlando Julius, Maimouna Youssef, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Tribu Baharu, Balún, Kamauu, and Denitia!

Tickets are on sale now, so get yours today:
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/bric-house-sessions

Oasa DuVerney's solo exhibition, Black Power Wave, features several iterations of large-scale, multi-dimensional graphit...
01/07/2020

Oasa DuVerney's solo exhibition, Black Power Wave, features several iterations of large-scale, multi-dimensional graphite drawings of waves — an allegorical exploration of how black power and bodies in protest resonate in contemporary society. Like a wave coming together in a single motion, there is strength in communal movement.

Oasa DuVerney is a 2019-20 recipient of BRIC ArtFP, an open call for Brooklyn-based visual artists to exhibit at BRIC House—we've extended the application period for our 2020-21 exhibitions! 📣 Apply by January 27: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/artist-opportunities/exhibition-open-calls/artfp

📷: Jason Wyche

Jess Thom's (aka Touretteshero) performances of Not I by Samuel Beckett kick off this Friday! Part of the Under the Rada...
01/06/2020
Not I by Samuel Beckett

Jess Thom's (aka Touretteshero) performances of Not I by Samuel Beckett kick off this Friday!

Part of the Under the Radar Festival, these ASL-integrated Relaxed Performances of Beckett's classic short play will explore neurodiversity. Showing at BRIC Jan 10-13 & Jan 16-19.

Tickets & more info on Relaxed Performances: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/not-i-samuel-beckett

📷: James Lyndsay

Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that means she makes movements and noises she can't control, called tics.Following award-winning Backstage In Biscuit Land, she takes on Samuel Beckett's short play in a theatrical experience that explores neurodiversity and asks who is allowed to perform what an...

"Drawing imagery from science fiction and mythology, Saya Woolfalk creates fictional artifacts of a world inhabited by E...
01/03/2020

"Drawing imagery from science fiction and mythology, Saya Woolfalk creates fictional artifacts of a world inhabited by Empathics, a race of women genetically fused with plants. ...The patterning and collaged objects that make up the Empathics' heads and hides reflect an eclectic mixture of patterns and color schemes referring to disparate cultural and natural sources." –Curator Jenny Gerow.

Stop by BRIC this weekend to see Present Bodies: Papermaking at Dieu Donné, on in the gallery view thru Feb 2! More info: bricartsmedia.org/presentbodies

Pictured 1: Saya Woolfalk, Empathic Hide #5 (detail), 2014
Pictured 2: Saya Woolfalk, Empathic Hide #4 (detail), 2014

Photograph by Jordan Rathkopf.

Visual artists! There's one week left to apply to be an artist-in-residence through our BRICworkspace program! This resi...
01/02/2020

Visual artists! There's one week left to apply to be an artist-in-residence through our BRICworkspace program! This residency provides emerging and mid-career artists the resources, studio space, and support to make a significant commitment to their practice, as well as critical feedback and exposure of their work.

Apply by Thu, Jan 9: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/artist-opportunities/residencies/bricworkspace-residency

Pictured: 2019 BRICworkspace Artist-in-Residence Sareh Imani. Photograph by Jordan Rathkopf.

12/31/2019
BRIC

“BRIC allows community producers to tell their stories about what's going on in their community.” -Phyllis Roker, Brooklyn Free Speech Community Producer. This year, our free and low-cost media education courses welcomed 10,450 students to the classroom to expand their creative skill sets. We want to continue our commitment to free and accessible education opportunities for decades to come, but we need your help! Any amount you contribute to BRIC will help us provide resources for life-long learners and creators. Give today: http://bit.ly/HelpBRICBuild1

12/23/2019
Help Build Brooklyn's Creative Future

“I think BRIC is doing the hard work of trying to understand ... how art connects to community.” Hear from Yazmany Arboleda, BRIC artist-in-residence, on why your support matters! Any donation amount you make will provide vital support for our contemporary art, performing arts, community media, and education programs. Give today: http://bit.ly/HelpBRICBuild1

12/19/2019

📣 Just announced: BRIC's Spring 2020 Season! In the new year, we're continuing our commitment to building Brooklyn's creative future. See what's up next in the Gallery, check out the full schedule of BRIC House Sessions concerts, get excited for what's premiering on BRIC TV, BRIC Radio, and Brooklyn Free Speech, family events, and more!
bricartsmedia.org/spring2020

Last week, Shayok Misha Chowdhury and Scott R. Sheppard, in collaboration with Lightning Rod Special, presented SPEECH, ...
12/16/2019

Last week, Shayok Misha Chowdhury and Scott R. Sheppard, in collaboration with Lightning Rod Special, presented SPEECH, our final BRIClab of 2019, and wrestled with the problem of free speech in a racialized, still colonial, Instagramming America.

Photos: Toby Tenenbaum

Last week, Shayok Misha Chowdhury and Scott R. Sheppard, in collaboration with Lightning Rod Special, presented SPEECH, our final BRIClab of 2019, and wrestled with the problem of free speech in a racialized, still colonial, Instagramming America.

Photos: Toby Tenenbaum

Today is National Violin Day, and we’ve definitely had some amazing violinists grace our stages. Were you here to see Re...
12/13/2019

Today is National Violin Day, and we’ve definitely had some amazing violinists grace our stages.

Were you here to see Regina Carter play at BRIC JazzFest in 2017? Or were you at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival for Andrew Bird and Esperanza Spalding in 2017?

Plus, we can’t forget our friends The Knights, who always bring amazing classical performances to BRIC!

Photos: David Andrako

Visual artists, apply to be a BRIC artist-in-residence! Our BRICworkspace residency program provides emerging and mid-ca...
12/12/2019

Visual artists, apply to be a BRIC artist-in-residence! Our BRICworkspace residency program provides emerging and mid-career artists the resources and support to make a significant commitment to their practice, as well as critical feedback and exposure of their work. Deadline: Jan 9. Apply at the link in bio.
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📸: @jordanrathkopf. Pictured: 2019 BRICworkspace Artist-in-Residence Poppy DeltaDawn
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“The BRIClab residency was an amazing opportunity to create freely in an inspiring space with some lovely resources.”Lea...
12/10/2019
Hear from BRIClab Artists About Their Experiences

“The BRIClab residency was an amazing opportunity to create freely in an inspiring space with some lovely resources.”

Learn more about the BRIClab Performance Residency from several past artists and apply for our 2020-21 season today!

For over 40 years, BRIC has been guided by our commitment to creative risk-taking. We want to continue our commitment fo...
12/10/2019

For over 40 years, BRIC has been guided by our commitment to creative risk-taking. We want to continue our commitment for decades to come, but we need your help!

Make a contribution to BRIC and provide vital support for our contemporary art, performing arts, community media, and education programs! Donate today: http://bit.ly/HelpBRICBuild1

And hear Tendayi Kuumba of Urban Bush Women on why the work we do is important: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm0wgDmAlNg

12/03/2019
Help BRIC Build Brooklyn's Creative Future

As we head into a new decade, BRIC is reaffirming our commitment to the artists, media makers, and audience members of Brooklyn, and your generosity makes all this and more possible. Your contribution to BRIC will provide vital support for our contemporary art, performing arts, community media, and education programs in 2020. Donate today and help us reach our goal of $25,000 by December 31, and together we can celebrate a more creative and inclusive future for Brooklyn: http://bit.ly/HelpBRICBuild1

We are so filled with gratitude to everyone who came out to our 2019 BRIC Gala and After Dark party last night! We celeb...
11/27/2019

We are so filled with gratitude to everyone who came out to our 2019 BRIC Gala and After Dark party last night! We celebrated the recipients of our inaugural Colene Brown Art Prize, enjoyed performances of LA MADEA by artist Yara Travieso, and partied after dark with Urban Bush Women and Greg Purnell's pop-up barbershop.

A huge thank you to everyone who makes what we do at BRIC possible: from our artists, to media makers, to our donors, to performers, and to all of you. Here's to many more years of making art, culture, music, and media accessible to all.

Photos by Jordan Rathkopf and Celeste Martearena.

We are so filled with gratitude to everyone who came out to our 2019 BRIC Gala and After Dark party last night! We celebrated the recipients of our inaugural Colene Brown Art Prize, enjoyed performances of LA MADEA by artist Yara Travieso, and partied after dark with Urban Bush Women and Greg Purnell's pop-up barbershop.

A huge thank you to everyone who makes what we do at BRIC possible: from our artists, to media makers, to our donors, to performers, and to all of you. Here's to many more years of making art, culture, music, and media accessible to all.

Photos by Jordan Rathkopf and Celeste Martearena.

Our most recent BRIClab performance was pink sheets, a dance piece that examined the creation of new worlds through uniq...
11/25/2019

Our most recent BRIClab performance was pink sheets, a dance piece that examined the creation of new worlds through unique structural choices, character oddity, and an investigation of relative time. As a formalist, Choreographer Jordan Demetrius Lloyd finds that the reordering and layering of both physical and textural narratives gives way to new and abstract logics, crystallizing the edges of the unique worlds he builds.

This project has received support from The Center for Performance Research's Artist in Residence Program and AUNTS.

Photos by Toby Tenenbaum.

Our most recent BRIClab performance was pink sheets, a dance piece that examined the creation of new worlds through unique structural choices, character oddity, and an investigation of relative time. As a formalist, Choreographer Jordan Demetrius Lloyd finds that the reordering and layering of both physical and textural narratives gives way to new and abstract logics, crystallizing the edges of the unique worlds he builds.

This project has received support from The Center for Performance Research's Artist in Residence Program and AUNTS.

Photos by Toby Tenenbaum.

Exciting news! Our BRIClab Performance Residency is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 season! Artists are encou...
11/22/2019
BRIClab Residency

Exciting news! Our BRIClab Performance Residency is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 season!

Artists are encouraged to apply to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater, and multidisciplinary performance.

Visit our website for more information and spread the word! Application deadline: THU, JAN 30, 2020.

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