BRIC Announces 2019 Finalists for BRIC ArtFP
Above: Top row L-R: Joey De Jesus, Oasa DuVerney, Adama Delphine Fawundu. Bottom row L-R: Christie Neptune, Jamaal Peterman, and Padma Rajendran.
(BROOKLYN, JUNE 21, 2019) — BRIC, Brooklyn's leading presenter of arts and culture, is pleased to announce the six artists selected to receive the 2019-20 ArtFP commission. With the award, BRIC will support the selected visual artists in creating and presenting exhibitions in spaces throughout BRIC House.
BRIC ArtFP is an annual open request for proposals (RFP) from emerging and established local visual artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work. With this commissioning program led by BRIC’s Contemporary Art program, artists receive honorariums and production fees for exhibition of their work in the Project Room or Hallway spaces. This opportunity includes assistance with development time, installation, marketing, documentation, and more.
ArtFP artists will showcase their projects between Fall 2019 and Summer 2020. Finalists receive an honorarium, exhibition space in either the Project Room or Hallway space of BRIC House, technical and installation support, artistic mentoring, marketing and promotional support, photography documentation, and a reception leading to a 2-3 month showing of their work.
2019 ARTFP ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE:
Joey de Jesus
Adama Delphine Fawundu
Every year BRIC hosts a series of open-call programs that enable artists of all disciplines the opportunity to use BRIC’s resources to showcase their work and develop their careers. For more information, visit bricartsmedia.org/artist-opportunities/exhibition-open-calls.
Last year’s BRIC ArtFP awardees include Kenseth Armstead, Tatiana Arocha, Juanli Carrion, Jesse Chun, Leigh Davis, Magali Duzant, Leslie Kerby, Luiza Kurzyna, Juan Miguel Marin, Fernanda Mello, Sophia Narrett, Elizabeth Riley, Nora Rodriguez, and Katharine Shima.
BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. The organization presents and incubates work by artists and media-makers that reflects the diversity of New York. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year. BRIC’s main venue, BRIC House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio and artist work spaces. BRIC’s acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park; groundbreaking media initiatives, including BRIC TV, BRIC Radio, and Brooklyn Free Speech; and renowned contemporary art exhibitions. BRIC also offers education and community-building programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn.
In addition to making cultural programming genuinely accessible, BRIC is dedicated to providing substantial support to artists and media makers in their efforts to develop work and reach new audiences. BRIC is unusual in both presenting exceptional cultural experiences and nurturing individual expression. This dual commitment enables BRIC to most effectively reflect New York City’s innate cultural richness and diversity.
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