Photo from ICAC event "SHARE! : Resources for Joy." Photo credit: Toby Tenenbaum.

The Intergenerational Community Arts Council (ICAC) is a team of NYCHA residents and neighbors from Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn who create values-driven arts programming by, with, and for their communities. The ICAC is proudly supported by program partners BRIC and University Settlement’s The Performance Project.

The ICAC seeks an environmental designer, set designer, or installation artist to help create the visual, physical, and interactive elements for SPREAD LOVE, a pop-up performance event that will travel to four local community centers in May-June 2023. SPREAD LOVE is being created by an intergenerational crew of artists, performers, and producers. The performance is grounded in the unique cultural history of Downtown Brooklyn, and builds on the ICAC members’ commitment to support community health and wellness through artistic opportunities. The performance events will be free to the public, and will include original music, video, live performance, a DJ and host, and interactive art-making experiences.

APPLICATION PERIOD: November 1, 2022 - December 1, 2022



  • A honorarium of $3500
  • Opportunity to collaborate with community members and artists.
  • Photographic and video documentation of the performances.
  • A minimum $3000 production budget for supplies, and access to Materials for the Arts


The ICAC Is interested in a designer who:

  • Is deeply collaborative, and whose vision grows out of interaction and time spent in process with our members.
  • Is excited to find creative, economical, and flexible solutions and can work in non-traditional spaces.
  • Has knowledge and/or connection with the Downtown Brooklyn community.

You must be: 

  • Based in NYC, 18 years or older. 
  • Able to commit to monthly ICAC meetings from January - April 2023. Meetings take place on the 4th Thursday of each month at BRIC or Ingersoll Community Center. Virtual option is possible for some meetings.
  • Able to participate in bi-monthly planning meetings with program partners. 
  • Able to be present at the ICAC’s first performance in May or June 2023.


  • The designer/visual artist will help create a feeling of welcome and inclusion, as well as celebrate the aesthetics and content of the performance and provide possibilities for interaction with the audiences. 
  • As SPREAD LOVE will take place in community spaces that serve many functions, the designer needs to create elements that can be set up in an hour and broken down in the same amount of time.
  • All designs will include consideration of accessibility for participants, audiences, and performers.
  • The ICAC is interested in interactive installation or environmental elements that initiate and support community dialogue, self reflection, collective mourning, and affirmation.
  • The ICAC is interested in elements that are specific to this series of performances, but also that can support the ICAC more generally in its public programming work. E.g. banner for dj booth, signage for pop-up events. 


Designer will be selected by current ICAC members, as well as BRIC and University Settlement staff. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of application responses and work samples. Selected designer will be notified in late December. 

Finalists will be asked to join a 10 minute zoom call with ICAC members on December 15, during their 6:30-8:30 meeting. Please hold that date, and finalists will be notified by Dec 10, 2022.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact Jessica Sucher at