Programs

Brooklyn Arts Council's programs showcase the tremendous and varied talent based in Brooklyn – music, dance, theater, film, visual arts, literature, media, folk/traditional arts – you name it. We give artists stages, screens, galleries, spaces, training and the connections needed to share their work. We bring arts education to students of all ages, teachers, parents and community members.

BAC helps audiences discover Brooklyn’s cultural organizations, events and artists. We work in partnership with Brooklyn’s wealth of artists and arts groups, big and small, just starting out and established, of every discipline and in every neighborhood from Bushwick to Flatbush to Sheepshead Bay. Learn about our signature programs below.

Arts in Education

BAC Arts in Education engages K-12 students, teachers, parents and community members in educational arts experiences in a full range of arts disciplines, including dance, digital media, theater, music, visual, and literary arts.

BAC Gallery

The former BAC Gallery was an intimate exhibition space located in the heart of the vibrant DUMBO arts district that exclusively showcased the work of emerging and mid-career Brooklyn visual artists.

Folk Arts

BAC Folk Arts works with Brooklyn’s traditional artists and their immigrant communities to preserve and present arts expressive of the borough’s diverse living heritage—folk song, storytelling, social dance, foodways, material culture and more.

Creative Coalitions

BAC assists artists and cultural organizations in specific Brooklyn neighborhoods to form and sustain coalitions aimed at achieving their collective goals.

BAC programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council.