BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.
This multi-arts center has filled the West Farms community of the Bronx with art and environmental experiences. Programs encourage residents to engage in creative activism towards the revitalization of their neighborhood. It provides affordable fine arts and digital media classes for all ages.
The Gallery Exhibitions Program has become known for both its deft curatorial vision and its ability to produce ambitious, energetic exhibitions with ingenuity and immediacy. In recent years, exhibitions have exposed various paradigms of contemporary art to the litmus test of a local Bronx community and the cultural, economic and social landscape that defines it. The Exhibitions Program also provides a resource for artists and guest curators, by giving them a platform inside a reality that has not been fully acknowledged by academia or traditional institutions.
Brooklyn Fire Proof is a creative spaces company combining three distinct yet complementary businesses. BFP Stages is a Qualified Production Facility (QPF) providing 17,000 square feet of full-service film and television soundstages.
Center 548 is 35,000 square feet of clean, open space in the midst of galleries in the Chelsea Arts District. The event venue is for rentals and occupies the former DIA Center for the Arts and opened in September 2010.
The Center for Jewish History is home to the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, the Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.The collections at the center contain resources for the documentation and exploration of the Jewish experience and include old and rare books, periodical collections, photos, memoirs, official decrees, personal letters and contemporary publications about all aspects of Jewish identity. The art collections include posters, paintings, sculptures, archeological artifacts, historical textiles and ceremonial objects. These rich and varied collections define one people and many cultures.
CPR provides affordable space for rehearsal and performance, innovative arts programming, and education and pedagogical engagement with the communities of New York City and abroad.
WNET/Thirteen New York Public Media Company hosts the programming of PBS, Thirteen, and Kids Thirteen on its television station Channel 13.
chashama supports communities by transforming temporarily vacant properties into spaces where artists can flourish. By recycling and repurposing buildings in transition, we invest in neighborhoods, foster local talent, and sustain a vast range of creativity, commerce and culture. chashama is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Chez Bushwick, an artist-run organization, is dedicated to the advancement of interdisciplinary art and performance, with a strong focus on new choreography. The organization offers New York City's only $5 subsidy for rehearsal space. Chez Bushwick also produces monthly performance programs.