BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn is a multi-disciplinary arts and media non-profit dedicated to presenting contemporary art, performing arts, and community media programs that are reflective of Brooklyn?s diverse communities, and to providing resources and platforms to support the creative process. All of our offerings are free or low cost, to enhance the public?s access to and understanding of arts and media. Each year, upwards of a million people in Brooklyn and citywide are served through our programs.
BRIC's contemporary art programs present contemporary art exhibitions, ongoing opportunities for artists, and free interpretive programs that engage and challenge visitors at our award-winning exhibition space, BRIC Rotunda Gallery.
BRIC's performing arts programs open the door to the exciting worlds of theatre, dance, music and multidisciplinary performance, offer subsidized rehearsal and performance space and present BRIClab, our commissioning and residency program for the development of new works in the performing arts. BRIC?s flagship Performing Arts program, the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival, was launched in 1979 to bring people back to Prospect Park after years of decline, and the festival has become Brooklyn?s premier summer cultural attraction.
BRIC?s community media program offers affordable media facilities, equipment and education as well as Brooklyn-focused television programming to Brooklyn residents through the BCAT Media Center; the Brooklyn Center for Media Education, and the BCAT TV Network with its three programming initiatives: Brooklyn Independent Television (BIT), the community-produced Brooklyn Free Speech TV and the Brooklyn Bulletin Board, a 24/7 looping community announcement service used by over 2,000 Brooklyn non-profits. The BCAT TV Network?s programming is cablecast into the homes of over 500,000 Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, RCN and Verizon subscribers throughout Brooklyn and streamed online to reach viewers all over the world.