A Journey with Global Rhythms: Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

Our Arts in Education Global Rhythms program brings cultures and traditions from across the globe to schools in Brooklyn, through performances and workshops led by professional musicians and dance companies. Students explore live music traditions, music-making, and participatory performance skills in songwriting or dance through hands-on, interactive workshops that happen both before and after performances.

This month, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company visited PS 222 in Sheepshead Bay for the school’s second Global Rhythms series of the year.

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Calpulli Mexican Dance Company teaching a Global Rhythms Workshop in 2019

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Upcoming BAC Grantee Events

BAC recently awarded nearly $900,000 in 235 grants to Brooklyn-based artists and arts organizations! We’re excited to share the work of our grantees–so don’t miss the performances and exhibitions happening all over the borough. Read on to see what’s coming up and stay tuned for more!

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Community Arts grantees ate, drank, and mingled at our 2019 Community Arts Grants celebration at Borough Hall on March 5, 2019. Photo by Michael Piña.

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Get your art out there! Upcoming public artwork deadlines

Public art may not be front of mind as you’re rushing between buildings in this winter weather, but don’t let the cold stop you from keeping up with open calls for artwork to beautify city spaces! To make things easier, we’ve rounded up a few upcoming opportunities with deadlines this winter. The New York City Department of Transportation, the Lower East Side Partnership, the Department of Cultural Affairs, and NYC Parks are all seeking artists to send proposals for artwork. Read on for details and how to apply.

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“Flesh & Bronze” was created by students at EBC High Shcool for Public Service as part of NYCDOT’s Arterventions program. The project included a series of 30 aluminum artwork signs instaled on street light poles along Broadway from Cornelia Street to Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn. Image via NYCDOT.

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