Exactly one month ago today, on Saturday, April 1, there was something special in the air. It was different, something reminiscent of creation and celebration, community and achievement, pride and excitement. What was it? It was the 4th Annual B Free Awards, Brooklyn Free Speech’s celebration of the thousands of hours of programming created by its dedicated producers— and it did not disappoint one bit!
The theme of the 2017 B Free Awards was “Celebrating Women’s Voices” and the evening’s signature colors of pink and gold beautifully complemented the various attires. Red carpet hosts Jessica Mason and Angela-Renee Coakley made sure everyone got their “15 minutes of fame” while guests were enjoying the food delicacies.
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Relive B Free Awards 2017 by watching the awards ceremony here!
Based in Gowanus, BRIC Registry artist Kate Fauvell's work explores memory, impermanence, and the inner and visceral experiences that connect people. While much of Fauvell’s work is deeply personal and draws primarily on her relationship to her family, it is her close and careful look into her own history that makes her work emotionally resonant and evocative for others. In her own words, Fauvell “explores what it means to be human.”
Our newest exhibition, Public Access/Open Networks, features historical and contemporary visual artists experimenting with the medium of public access television and new media, as an open and uncensored platform for the creation and dissemination of their work. This blog article highlights some of the unique and intriguing terms associated with the show, providing definitions and contexual background to help gain a deeper understanding of the work exhibited.
Let me make this clear, I did not come up making radio. I don’t have any stories about gigging at my college radio station playing Chuck Brown 45s while doing questionable character sketches with friends. Well, I did do those things, but with video cameras. I’m a filmmaker.
BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce that it has received 19 nominations for the 60th Annual New York Emmy® Awards. The nominations include 13 for BRIC TV, the Brooklyn-focused nonprofit cable channel and digital network BRIC launched to acclaim last year, and six for shows produced through BRIC’s Brooklyn Free Speech public access initiative.
Movies aren’t keeping up with TV. TV is trying to out-movie movies. The most radical act of mainstream art I saw in 2016 was a show where people sat together in a room, talking, and we watch human drama play out moment by moment, each week.
Feburary is Black History Month, an annual observance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. BRIC has a variety of events of interest that spotlight and celebrate Black artists and media makers.
On January 19, 2017, the eve of Inauguration Day, BRIC joined with over 650 theaters across the country in launching The Ghostlight Project: a nation–wide commitment by theaters, theater artists and audiences to support and protect inclusivity, freedom of speech, and compassion.
A new wave of Muslim media-makers are taking control of their narrative and sharing their stories and experiences. This has led to a burgeoning media scene, which uses the power of storytelling to bridge the gap that fragments us into different cultures, different nationalities, different races, different religions. Here are a few favorites that you should watch now.
Media Share is an in-kind grant program for Brooklyn-based or Brooklyn-affiliated nonprofit organizations to learn how to make and use media to move their missions forward.
Now entering its fourth year, the initiative is going strong receiving its first New York Emmy nomination in 2016. Media Share just wrapped with its 2016 cohort and now you have a chance to become a part of the 2017 cohort.