Brownstoner's Review of the BRIC BiennialFeb 11, 2019 • 10:00 AM
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BRIC Biennial Puts Spotlight on Artists Working in South and Southern Brooklyn
by Craig Hubert
BRIC HOUSE SESSIONS PRESENTS 47SOUL AND UNDERGROUND SYSTEM, MARCH 7Jan 29, 2019 • 10:45 AM
BRIC, the pioneering NYC arts and media organization celebrating 40 years as the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, presents celebratory electro Arabic act 47SOUL with a live show in Fort Greene.
BRIC HOUSE SESSIONS PRESENTS SON LITTLE, MÉLISSA LAVEAUX, AND CHRISTOPHER PAUL STELLING, FEBRUARY 28Jan 29, 2019 • 10:30 AM
BRIC, the pioneering NYC arts and media organization celebrating 40 years as the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, presents genre-defying artist Son Little with a live show in Fort Greene.
The Brooklyn Paper's Review of the BRIC BiennialJan 28, 2019 • 10:00 AM
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Unreal estate: Bienniel shows wild art from below the Slope
by Julianne Cuba
BRIC HOUSE SESSIONS PRESENTS BOOGÁT AND WAAHLI, FEBRUARY 21Jan 16, 2019 • 4:00 PM
BRIC, the pioneering NYC arts and media organization celebrating 40 years as the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, presents Canadian-Mexican musician Boogát, whose blend of multi-lingual hip hop with danceable Latin rhythms has earned him critical praise and multiple awards.
BRIC HOUSE SESSIONS PRESENTS TALIB KWELI, FEBRUARY 14Jan 16, 2019 • 3:30 PM
BRIC, the pioneering NYC arts and media organization celebrating 40 years as the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, presents legendary MC Talib Kweli as he celebrates hometown love on Valentine’s Day with a live show in Fort Greene.
BRIC ANNOUNCES THE 2019 SEASON OF BRIC HOUSE SESSIONSNov 28, 2018 • 1:00 PM
BRIC announces the spring 2019 season of BRIC House Sessions (February–April 2019), part of BRIC’s 40th Anniversary. The exhilarating concert series, held annually, brings the ethos of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival into the organization’s Fort Greene headquarters through world-class performances on Thursday evenings. BRIC House Sessions draws its talent from a bold and eclectic array of musical genres and world cultures, with concerts featuring opening acts by DJs and musicians, and headlining sets from internationally-renowned artists.
BRIC ISSUES RFP FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICESOct 29, 2018 • 11:00 AM
BRIC, celebrating 40 years as the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is seeking inventive and creative proposals to provide and operate food and beverage services seasonally for the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell, and at its year-round venue BRIC House (647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn).
GRAMMY-NOMINATED ORCHESTRA THE KNIGHTS PERFORM AT BRIC, OCTOBER 27Oct 2, 2018 • 6:15 PM
BRIC is pleased to welcome back Grammy-nominated Brooklyn-based orchestra – and BRIC Artists-In-Residence – The Knights for an evening-length program titled Leonard Bernstein and Walt Whitman: American Originals & De Falla's Master Peter Puppet Show.
BRIC ANNOUNCES 2018-19 SEASON OF BRIClab RESIDENCIESSep 27, 2018 • 10:00 AM
BRIC announces eight projects selected for its 2018-19 BRIClab residency program at BRIC House from September 2018 to May 2019. BRIClab is a commissioning and residency program that offers local artists time and space to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater, and multidisciplinary performance. Work-in-progress showings, presented with moderated artist-audience dialogues, open artists’ process and creativity to BRIC’s diverse public.
BRIC ANNOUNCES THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF HAIR & OTHER STORIES FROM NEWLY APPOINTED ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE URBAN BUSH WOMENSep 22, 2018 • 4:00 PM
BRIC, celebrating 40 years as the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, announces the New York premiere of Hair & Other Stories from newly appointed BRIC Artists-in-Residence Urban Bush Women. This evening-length experiential journey from the Brooklyn-based dance company that has “interpreted the black experience with passion and focus for [over] thirty years” (Village Voice) blends dance-theater performance and conversation (Jan. 31, Feb. 1-2, 7-9) in what Urban Bush Women describe as the “urgent dialogue of the 21st century.”
BRIC ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING FOR MILESTONE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON SEPTEMBER 2018-MAY 2019Aug 10, 2018 • 5:45 PM
BRIC, the pioneering NYC arts-and-media organization and leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, announces programming for its milestone 40th Anniversary season at BRIC House (September 2018-May 2019)—the organization’s award-winning 40,000SF Downtown Brooklyn home. The season at BRIC House—its first under newly appointed BRIC President Kristina Newman-Scott—highlights the central idea that has animated BRIC’s identity from the very beginning: that to create the future we want to see, artists must be supported in their role as civic leaders and citizens must be empowered to speak in their own creative voice. The season also deepens the organization’s inclusive approach to both local and global discussions, and the places where they intersect
BRIC ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL BRIC JAZZFEST, OCTOBER 13-20Jul 31, 2018 • 2:15 PM Read More
KRISTINA NEWMAN-SCOTT NAMED PRESIDENT OF BRICJul 24, 2018 • 1:00 PM
BRIC, a major incubator and supporter of Brooklyn artists and media-makers, and the leading presenter of free cultural programming in the borough, today announced Kristina Newman-Scott as the organization’s new President. The artist, curator, and arts administrator, who since 2015 has served as Director of Culture for the State of Connecticut, assumes leadership of BRIC in September, in the midst of the organization’s 40th anniversary season.
Newman-Scott’s appointment as President of BRIC is the latest chapter in a remarkable, multifaceted career in the arts. She became an acclaimed painter while still a BFA student at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in her hometown of Kingston, Jamaica. When she moved to Connecticut in 2005, she took her first job as a curator and arts administrator—as Director of Visual Arts at Real Art Ways in Hartford. There she conceptualized, organized, and helped to secure funding for over 60 exhibitions and 50 publications, garnering attention from an array of national and international media. In 2010, she was appointed Director of Programs at the Boston Center for the Arts, where she led the management, design, implementation, and evaluation of numerous innovative programs in the fields of literature, dance, visual art, public art, theater, and education, including a small business program focused on creative businesses. She worked to ensure that all of these programs were responsive to Boston’s diverse communities.