"If I want to improve my life, I had to do the things that other people did to have a better life. Imagine your wildest dream—like the wildest dream you ever had—and then beyond that!" That was a short excerpt from this mini documentary, featuring Emmy-nominated filmmaker and B Free Award-winning producer, Sheba Legend in honor of Women's Herstory / History Month.
In continuing to celebrate Women’s History Month, we sat down withElizabeth Ferrer, BRIC's VP of Contemporary Art, to talk about her journey in the art world as a woman curator of color, and to hear about #5WomenArtists whose work currently inspires her.
BRIC's residency is an opportunity for artists of all disciplines to take up residence in BRIC House and use its resources to develop their craft further. This spring BRIC is proud to introduce our artists currently in residence; below are short bios of these artist and their work.
We talked with Megan Donis, BRIC TV's Editorial Director of Public Engagement about #BHeard, being a woman working in media, what's next for the #MeToo movement and more. Catch the next #BHeard Town Hall, #MeToo Is Just The Beginning, on Wed 3/21.
Emerging curator Claire Kim, who has worked in the curatorial department of BRIC and who is currently participating in the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management Fellowship, selects a group of artists from BRIC's Contemporary Artist Registry whose work explores the concept of "home," and the the process of gaining a sense of self and belonging.
Vote from home. Vote on your way to work. Vote at work. Vote while cleaning the fish tank. Vote while walking your dog. Vote while walking your cat. Vote at the supermarket. Vote at the gym. Vote while watching This is Us. Vote while in a Nor’easter. Whatever you do, just vote. Voting closes Saturday, March 24 at 7:30PM.
In 2017, BRIC partnered with Mark Morris Dance Group, Theatre for a New Audience, and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts to create the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management Fellowship, an opportunity for young people to gain experience and skills for careers in arts management. In our first year, the Fellows consisted of seven inspiring young women, who inspire us every day, but especially during Women’s History Month. We chatted with these Fellows to ask them about their inspiration, the Fellowship, and more.
The Intergenerational Community Arts Council (ICAC) is proud to announce poet, performer, and educator Najee Omar as its first Artist-in-Residence. In Omar, ICAC has selected an artist with superlative leadership expertise; a deep connection with the community; and a compelling vision for collaborating with residents and community members to create an artistic expression of the council’s core values: passion, liberation, family, courage, vision and truthfulness.
BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce that it has received 11 nominations for the 61st Annual New York Emmy® Awards. The nominations include nine for BRIC TV, the Brooklyn-focused nonprofit cable channel and digital network BRIC launched to acclaim in 2015, and two for shows produced through BRIC’s Brooklyn Free Speech Public Access initiative.