Photo: Skye MacLeod

Beloved BRIC community, 

I hope that you are finding ways to support one another as it is especially crucial at this time. Please know that while you may not physically see us, your BRIC family is here for you, our community.

At BRIC, we envision a Brooklyn where all people have meaningful connections to artistic experiences, the tools and opportunity to express their creative potential, and the agency to transform their world. We have continued to put that vision into practice to take care of each other during this global health crisis.

As you may know by now, we took early and decisive steps to support public health safety initiatives, including canceling our events through May and closing our physical spaces. We are steadfast in our support of the artistic and creative community and Brooklyn, which makes this institution what it is. We have leaned into our over 40 years of media experience and have found new ways to virtually present incredible artist voices and educational programming in your homes.

Our BRICxHome series is in full swing across social media. This has allowed us to stay connected with you. Still, it also provides a much-needed work platform for the visual and performing artists, media makers, and teachers who sustain our vital cultural sphere. Please follow us at @BRICBrooklyn to learn more.

Our most urgent and necessary project is our Creative Future Relief Fund. We launched it to help alleviate the anticipated economic impact on our institution and its dedicated creative workforce comprised of over 200 employees and just under 1,000 artists, seasonal and freelance individuals. If you are able to, please consider making a donation (of any amount) to BRIC through this Fund.

I do not want to say goodbye before I address our treasured BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. Just like you, we dream of seeing us all reunited at the Park this summer. We hope that we will have news of a flattening curve soon and will inform you regarding the next steps, as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, we will continue to unite Brooklyn through art and creativity, together, to build community and make change. Stay healthy, stay connected, and we hope you can find joy and love in these trying times.


Kristina Newman-Scott
President, BRIC