Black Brooklyn Renaissance


Welcome to Black Brooklyn Renaissance: Black Arts and Culture, 1960-2010, sponsored by MetLife Foundation. Black Brooklyn Renaissance (February 2010 - February 2011) featured performances, exhibitions, symposia and workshops, a conference, an oral history project and an archive. BAC joined forces with artists and organizations across the borough to make Black Brooklyn Renaissance a truly collaborative and holistic endeavor. Join us as we explore an idea whose time has come: Black Brooklyn Renaissance!

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Established in 1967 with the bipartisan support of Senators Robert Kennedy and Jacob Javits, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration) is the nation's first community development corporation, and one of Brooklyn's largest. For over forty years, Restoration's mission has remained unchanged: to improve the quality of life of Central Brooklyn's predominantly low-income and minority families. Integral to its mission, Restoration's Center for Arts & Culture (CAC) aims to promote, present, and preserve the multi-cultural arts legacy of the African Diaspora, and encourages the artistic development of the community.

Black Brooklyn Renaissance is sponsored by Metlife Foundation.

Black Brooklyn Renaissance programs were made possible by support from American Express, Con Edison, National Endowment for the Arts, Brooklyn Community Foundation, Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust, Park Avenue Building and Roofing Supplies, LLC, Concord Baptist Christfund, The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, V.I.M., Astoria Federal Savings, Carver Federal Savings Bank, and New York Council for the Humanities. Additional support was provided by New York State Council on the Arts, the Brooklyn Delegations of the New York State Senate and New York State Assembly, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and New York City Council and its Brooklyn Delegation. Media sponsorships provided by The New York Times, Community Affairs and WBLS 107.5.