Community Engagement

Stoop Share

BRIC Stoop Share is a community engagement initiative 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. 

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Community Arts Council

At Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center, a multi-generational 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 Intergenerational Community Arts Council (ICAC) uses art-making, storytelling and discussion to set priorities, evaluate potential projects, and produce public arts programming. BRIC is working alongside Ingersoll Community Center and University Settlement's arts program, The Performance Project to develop and support the work of the ICAC.  In Summer 2018, the ICAC produced We Are Brooklyn: A Community Block Party, in collaboration with Najee Omar, the first ICAC Artist-in-Residence. 

Future Historical Society

The Future Historical Society is a community storytelling project created by a multi-generational collective of Fort Greene neighbors, and led by artist Yazmany Arboleda. At businesses, churches, and parks throughout Fort Greene, personal histories of this community come to life through podcasts and visual installations created by FHS members. The stories illuminate untold histories of the neighborhood, while envisioning a more connected, interdependent future.

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Community Partnerships

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!

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Opportunities for Local Students and Educators

BRIC welcomes local schools and educators to use BRIC House as a neighborhood resource. Each fall, we invite students and educators to experience the power of Jazz through live, educational concerts highlighting musicians from the celebrated BRIC JazzFest. Our ongoing workshops for educators support the exploration of media, visual, and performing arts in the classroom. For more information, please email nsmith@bricartsmedia.org.

Share your thoughts

We’d love to hear from you! Do you have ideas for programs or projects you want to see at BRIC? Email ideas@bricartsmedia.org, and share your thoughts. For general inquiries about BRIC’s Community Engagement initiatives, please email jsucher@bricartsmedia.org.