At BRIC, we have a unique responsibility to communities surrounding our main year-round venue, BRIC House. By collaborating with cultural, social, and educational organizations, along with long-time and new residents, BRIC aims to be an integral thread in our neighborhood fabric, and support the deep creativity, activism, and leadership that surround us.
Our work with neighboring organizations connects residents to the arts, media, and cultural resources available at BRIC, and connects BRIC to new audiences and communities. Organizations interested in media training have unique opportunities through BRIC’s Media Share program. Other program partners include: GRIOT Circle, University Settlement and Ingersoll Community Center, and Brooklyn High School for the Arts. Have an idea for a partnership? Please let us know!
BRIC Stoop Share is a subsidized-rental program for nonprofit organizations based in the immediate area around BRIC House. The goal of this program is to share the space resources of BRIC House with our neighbors, especially those groups who do not have a regular venue for public gatherings, meetings, and performances.
BRIC supports creativity at all stages and in all forms, from the aspiring poet to professional artist. Monthly opportunities for participation include Community Dance Classes taught by Ronald K. Brown / Evidence, A Dance Company, and the Brooklyn Poetry Slam. Opportunities for visual and performing artists range from exhibitions to residencies, and all Brooklyn residents can become media makers through BRIC’s Brooklyn Free Speech extensive education offerings. Come down to BRIC House, and join in!
BRIC offers free Wednesday morning group tours of the Contemporary Art exhibitions (10:30 and 11:30am), and lunch-time tours for individuals. Group tours are 45 minutes, are led by an arts-educator, and combine an inquiry-based approach with a short age-appropriate activity related to the exhibitions. Individuals are invited to join drop-in tours on Wednesdays at 12:30pm, when exhibitions are on view.
Community Arts Council
At Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center, an intergenerational team of residents and program partners are joining together to chart the course for sustainable, values-driven arts programming designed by and for community members. At monthly meetings, the Community Arts Council uses art-making, storytelling and discussion to set priorities, evaluate potential projects, and produce public arts programming. BRIC is working alongside University Settlement’s Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center and University Settlement's arts program, The Performance Project to develop and support the work of the CAC.