Founded in 1979, BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. BRIC presents programs in contemporary art, performing arts, and video that reflect the creativity and diversity of Brooklyn. BRIC supports open access to arts and media by making programs available without charge or at very low cost, through education and public programs, and by enabling and amplifying individual and community voices. BRIC also advances and nurtures emerging voices and works-in-progress by local artists and media makers. This dual commitment to presenting and incubation enables us to embrace and amplify Brooklyn and New York City’s cultural richness.
Arts Education Programming:
BRIC partners with schools and community-based organizations to effectively integrate visual arts and media into core curricula in grades Pre-K through 12. Our programs are tailored specifically for each school and are aligned with the NYC DOE Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts and NY State Standards in the Arts. Our approach helps build art and media skills, and creates opportunities for students to express their authentic creative voices. All our residencies culminate with an annual Student Exhibition and Youth Media Festival at BRIC House, and include an optional BRIC House tour of the gallery and media center.
Supports For Students With Disabilities
BRIC’s school-based residency programs in contemporary visual arts and youth media can be tailored to the needs of students with special needs. We work with school leaders to develop program goals unique to each school and group of students we serve.
Supports For English Language Learners
BRIC’s school-based residency programs in contemporary visual arts and youth media can be tailored to the needs of ELL populations. We work with school leaders to develop program goals unique to each school and group of students we serve.