Check out what some our BAC grantees are up to throughout April and May:
Friday, April 19, 2019, 7:00 pm
Create:Art is an evening of dance in performance and on film with live music, drinks, food, and fun. Providing emerging artists a platform to present their work at any stage of the creative process, each Create:Art event is a unique opportunity to experience art in an up-close and personal way. April’s event will be held at a new venue–the Center for Performance Research (CPR). Featuring dance works from Amanda Krische/AMMA, Brendan Duggan, Joshua Dunn/Dunn Danse, Taylor Elise Graham, Holly Ledbetter; film by Andrea Murillo, Dustin Carlson & Isabel Umali; and live music from Andrea Ward. Tickets: $10
Music of Curiosities
Friday, April 19, 2019, 9:00 pm
The season premiere of Music of Curiosities, the innovative monthly music concert series showcasing the unique, the beautiful and the extraordinary in genre-defying music performance, takes place this Friday in Coney Island. Headlining the first show of the 2019 Music of Curiosities season is Brooklyn’s surreal folk rock duo Cookie Tongue, with an opening set by Charming Disaster, all on the legendary sideshow stage at Coney Island USA on the corner of Surf Avenue and West 12th Street. Complimentary desserts will be provided by Moodsfoods. Tickets: $20
The Franca Rame Project
April 24, 25, and 27, 2019, 9:00 pm
May 2, 3, and 4, 2019, 7:00 pm
May 1 and 4, 2019, 3:00 pm
Locked up in a flat, an exuberant housewife makes her confession amid domestic chores, dodgy phone calls, a sex-mad brother-in-law and a forever screaming baby. Four exhilarating, irreverent women’s stories propel the audience to a shocking climax. Written by Franca Rame and Dario Fo at the height of the second feminist wave, THE FRANCA RAME PROJECT brings the political resistance onto the stage. Texts originally written in Italian find a new life when presented by five female and non-binary identifying people in English, with selected passages in French, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese. Tickets: $25
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:00 pm
Home Audio hosts monthly shows of experimental, new classical, electronic, and other music in Brooklyn. This month’s program features music from a characteristically eclectic combination of artists:
-Du.0, a feminist-gesamtkünstwerk-chamber-noise violin duo
-Ethan Philbrick, whose music for cello, voice, and recorded sound doubles as a series of meditation exercises for living through the ongoing everyday emergencies of the present
-Vocalist Nina Dante and guitarist Matteo Liberatore, who unite classical training and experimental aesthetics together in their work
-The OM group, a collective of artists working in music, performance, and visual art.
Race and Revolution
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2:00 pm
Race and Revolution: Reimagining Monuments questions the relationship between historical memory and historical monuments and the implications of the histories that remain absent. Sixteen artists respond to existing New York monuments or to sites they feel should have a monument. Alongside the artists’ work, quotations from historical documents about the corresponding monuments or sites open up dialogue regarding a need to re-examine these physical, selective sound bites of memory.
On April 28, Join Monica Montgomery and the Museum of Impact for an afternoon of engagement with The Gift Horse Game. The game is a scenario based, life sized interactive game and display where players choose their own adventure, deciding the fate of a contested monument and experiencing a variety of reactions and repercussions after each choice point. Free
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.