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!

46639613404_12dddbc12e_o (1).jpg

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.

3-30-19_Rob Garcia All Night.jpgRob Garcia: All Night

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7:30 pm

Brooklyn Conservatory Concert Hall

Wide Open Works is a critically acclaimed concert series that brings world-class jazz to Park Slope each month. This weekend, drummer Rob Garcia and his quintet will perform, with beer and snacks included! Tickets: $15

4-4-19_Katie Bell_A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place 2.jpg

Katie Bell: Artist Talk

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 6:30 pm

Smack Mellon

Artist Katie Bell will discuss A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place, her site-specific installation that makes use of Smack Mellon’s industrial  interior to support sculptural paintings. Bell uses found, manipulated, and crafted objects like hot tub fragments and fake rocks to ask questions about our built environment. Free

4-8-19_Darkness Rising.JPG

Darkness RISING: Live

Monday, April 8, 2019, 7 pm

The Knitting Factory

Darkness RISING is a benefit concert that brings Broadway singers together to create awareness and erase stigma surrounding mental health issues in communities of color. Singers from Broadway shows including Beautiful: The Carol King Musical, Motown, Dreamgirls, Les Miserables, The Wiz, Hairspray, The Color Purple, and more will perform as part of the event. Tickets: $20-$40

4-9-19_Wendy's Subway.png

Wendy’s Subway: “I teach myself in outline”

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 8 pm

Wendy’s Subway

“I teach myself in outline” gathers scholars, writers, and educators who have spend time in Audre Lorde’s archives. The event will include readings from the archive as well as an interactive pedagogical activity informed by Lorde’s teaching philosophy. Speakers include Miriam Atkin, Iemanja Brown, Erica Cardwell, Christina Olivares, and Conor Tomás Reed. Free

4-10-19_Telling Our Story 4.jpgTelling Our Story

Until April 10, 2019, hours vary

The Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library

Telling Our Story is a compilation of images that explore the diversity, beauty, celebrations, and styles of the African diaspora. With work from five photographers including Salimah Ali, Dante Bowen, Hollis A. King, Régine Romaine, and Marcia E. Wilson, the images span the continents of Africa, North America, and Europe. Free

4-13-19_Theater to the People

Theater to the People: HOME

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 7pm

Brooklyn Arts Exchange

Theater to the People: HOME brings bilingual (Spanish and English) and socially engaged theater-making experiences to adults, ideally creating diverse ensembles that wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to collaborate. The project uses theater as a tool to discuss social justice issues connected to the theme of “home” and what it means when many find their sense of safety threatened by outside forces. This first TTTP ensemble has created a work-in-progress that will feature a discussion between performers and audience members following the performance. Tickets: suggested $10 donation


BAC’s Community Arts Grants support Brooklyn-based cultural projects by individual artists, collectives, artist-nonprofit partnerships, and small nonprofits that enrich the cultural life of the borough. BAC’s funding programs provide meaningful technical assistance and professional development from application inquiry to final report in the form of info sessions, application draft reviews, and more. Learn about our grants program on our website


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s