BRIC Announces Outdoor Kickoff Concert and Set Times for Marathon Nights at Third Annual BRIC JazzFestSep 26, 2017 • 4:45 PM
Pedrito Martinez Group Will Headline Free Kick-Off Concert, Co-Presented by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership as part of Culture Forward Festival.
Leslie Griesbach Schultz To Step Down As President of BRICSep 19, 2017 • 5:30 PM
Leslie Griesbach Schultz has announced that she will step down as President of BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn and a major incubator and supporter of Brooklyn artists and media-makers. Schultz, who has led BRIC since 2005, will remain at BRIC until June 2018, when the organization begins a yearlong celebration of its 40th anniversary. BRIC’s Board of Directors has begun a nationwide search for her replacement.
BRIC ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING FOR FALL 2017 SEASON AT BRIC HOUSEAug 10, 2017 • 3:15 PM
The Leading Presenter of Free Cultural Programming in Brooklyn Presents a Wide Range of Performances, Exhibitions, Artist Residencies, Original TV Shows, Podcasts and More Reflecting the Diversity of the Borough
BRIC Announces Third Annual BRIC JazzFest, October 14-21Jul 19, 2017 • 9:00 AM
The acclaimed Festival brings together globe-trotting jazz legends, groundbreaking emerging jazz artists from Brooklyn and beyond, and grows in third year to include a full week of programming, much of it free. Plus performances by Maceo Parker, The Sun Ra Arkesta directed by Marshall Allen, Vijay Iyer, The Terri Lyne Carrington Band, GoGo Penguin and more.
Brooklyn Cultural Institutions launch Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management FellowshipJan 27, 2017 • 10:15 AM
Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management Fellowship Is Conceived in Partnership by BRIC, Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) and Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) Following 2016 Diversity Study by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Spring 2017 Season AnnouncementJan 9, 2017 • 11:30 AM
Announcing a new season of Performances, Contemporary Art Exhibitions, TV Programs and Artist Residencies.
BRIC PREMIERES “BROOKLYNIFICATION,” A NEW SCRIPTED COMEDY WEB SERIESDec 9, 2016 • 3:45 PM
New Brooklyn-Centric, Non-Profit Cable Channel and Digital Network Builds Upon Acclaimed Programming Including Caveh Zahedi’s “The Show about the Show”
BRIC AND WNYC TO HOST COMMUNITY TOWN HALL EVENTNov 21, 2016 • 10:00 AM
BRIC is pleased to announce that, as part of its BRIC TV initiative, and in partnership with WNYC, it will present Class Divide: Breaking the Pattern of School Segregation, a live-broadcast, town hall-style discussion, December 1 at 7:00pm.
BRIC CELEBRATES THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF BRIC TVAug 9, 2016 • 5:30 PM
Innovative Non-Profit TV Network’s New Season Includes the Return of Favorites Such as the Daily “BK Live,” the “#BHeard Town Hall Series,” “BK Stories,” and Caveh Zahedi’s “The Show about the Show,”
Plus a New Investigative Series
BRIC Launches BRIC Radio, a New Brooklyn-Focused Podcast Network
BRIC ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING FOR FALL 2016 SEASON AT BRIC ARTS | MEDIA HOUSEAug 5, 2016 • 5:45 PM
In Its Award-Winning Arts Center in Downtown Brooklyn, BRIC Presents and Incubates Fresh Work by Artists and Media-Makers Reflecting NYC’s Diversity
BRIC Announces "Look up here, I'm in heaven" ExhibitionJun 23, 2016 • 12:45 PM
BRIC is pleased to present Look up here, I’m in heaven, a group exhibition of unconventional portraits featuring paintings, works on paper, and mixed-media work by David Antonio Cruz, Yashua Klos, Tschabalala Self, and Yoon Ji Seon. Genres are cut up and new materials enter the conversation, unraveling the traditional understanding of portraiture as a singular representation of an individual. By countering old narratives which had long framed the representation of persons of color—of privilege and exclusion, vulnerability and typecasting—the four artists foreground their diverse perspectives and question how identity unfolds.
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Announces Cancellation of Baaba Maal Concert Due To Travel IssuesJun 9, 2016 • 1:00 PM
Due to unanticipated travel issues, which resulted in his band not able to make it to the U.S., Senegalese singer-guitarist-percussionist Baaba Maal has been forced to cancel his appearance at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. As such, BRIC has decided to cancel the entire June 16 concert, and hopes to have Baaba and Lakou Mizik back sometime in the future. Baaba will still sit in with Mumford & Sons at the Forest Hills Stadium on Friday, June 17.
Summer 2016 Season at BRIC HouseJun 8, 2016 • 5:45 PM
BRIC SUMMER 2016 SEASON FEATURES MORE THAN 30 FREE EVENTS INCLUDING FILM, DANCE AND CONTEMPORARY ART
BRIC announces "Whisper or Shout" ExhibitionFeb 15, 2016 • 7:00 PM
BRIC is pleased to present "Whisper or Shout: Artists in the Social Sphere," an exhibition of eight artists and one collective whose work seeks to generate dialogue about some of the most critical social justice issues of our day, including police violence, gentrification, homelessness, poverty, and workers’ rights, among others. Featuring work by Sol Aramendi, Matt Black, Taeyoon Choi, Alicia Grullón, Brendan Fernandes, Interference Archive, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Shaun Leonardo and Kenneth Pietrobono, the exhibition highlights the various forms of communication used by artists to convey their message and catalyze change.
BRIC announces World Premiere of THE SPINNING WHEELDec 6, 2015 • 7:00 PM
BRIC is pleased to present the world premiere of "The Spinning Wheel," an explosive multimedia performance, along with an interactive gallery exhibition, by hip hop theater artist and musician Baba Israel. Created in collaboration with UK based director Leo Kay and musician Yako 440, "The Spinning Wheel" remixes and reinterprets the 50-year legacy of Israel’s late father, steve ben israel (1938–2012), a political activist and member of The Living Theatre, an iconic, avant-garde theater group. Through spoken word, video, and live music, Baba Israel not only animates the radical, countercultural impulses of New York City during the 1960s and ‘70s, but also, lovingly pays tribute to his father.