A Community Conversation About Culture in Brooklyn (DBAA)


Jan 31, 2017 • 6:30 PM




BRIC Arts | Media House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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As the City of New York develops its first ever New York City Cultural Plan, join the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance (DBAA) for a lively open discussion about how we can keep arts and culture vibrant in Downtown Brooklyn. 

Make your voice heard in this community conversation about what culture means to you, how you experience culture in your daily life, and how your local neighborhood arts organizations can best engage you.  Your voice and participation are key to ensuring that your needs and priorities are reflected in the Cultural Plan and that it is inclusive, equitable, and representative of Downtown Brooklyn's diverse and active cultural life.  

Please also consider taking the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural Needs Survey. This survey is one more opportunity to share your voice and help create a Cultural Plan for ALL New Yorkers. 

Join us for a community conversation about arts and culture in Downtown Brooklyn.

Presented by the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance (DBAA)



Leslie G. Schultz, President, BRIC


Regina Myer, President, The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership 

Dorothy Ryan, Managing Director, Theatre for a New Audience
Steering Committee Member, Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance


Brian Vines, Senior Correspondent, BRIC TV


Miguel Luciano, Visual Artist

Chitra Aiyar, Executive Director, Sadie Nash Leadership Project

Meredith Phillips Almeida, Executive Director, Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership

Deborah Schwartz, President, the Brooklyn Historical Society

Carlos Rentas, Director of Cinema Production, Digital Arts and Cinema Technology High School

The event is funded by the New York City Cultural Agenda Fund in The New York Community Trust, and is being overseen by BRIC, a founding member of the DBAA.

About DBAA

DBAA is a coalition of more than 30 cultural groups organized to connect and serve Downtown Brooklyn cultural organizations, to communicate their impact on Downtown Brooklyn and to actively mobilize in the best interests of artist communities.  DBAA works to connect Downtown Brooklyn cultural organizations to enable collaboration, share information and provide an effective voice that can speak to business, political and community leaders about economic benefits and service of cultural organizations to Downtown Brooklyn. DBAA also works to discuss and address issues affecting artist communities and cultural organizations in Downtown Brooklyn.

Venue Information:

This 40,000 square-foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex in the former Strand Theatre is a true home for artists and audiences, where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse audiences of Brooklyn.

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