Upcoming BAC Grantee Events

BAC grantees will be walking, singing, dancing, and more over the next couple of weeks. Be sure to get out and see what they’ve worked on, all over Brooklyn!

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Kayle Farrish and Dominica Greene perform as part of Create:ART’s showcases of dance, film, music, and more.

Brooklyn League of Women Walkers

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 11:30 am

Uprose

The Brooklyn League of Women Walkers is a multigenerational collaborative art project that brings together women of color from the communities of Sunset Park and Bedford Stuyvesant in a shared experience of walking and art making. With a goal of building solidarity and political consciousness among women walkers across different cultures and urban geographies, the group will host walks and workshops throughout the spring. This Saturday, participants can join in a walk followed by a mapping workshop to discuss intersectionality, walking in public without fear, and public sexual harassment.  Free


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Design by Studio Ghazaal Vojdani

Wendy’s Subway

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 2:30 pm

BRIC

Wendy’s Subway is pleased to present Slowly less and less. Although Sometimes I Still Long. I want it to become permanent., a newly commissioned performance lecture by Ni’Ja Whitson and the culminating event in the year-long program, The Quick and the Dead, focusing in its inaugural year on Audre Lorde. Following the performance, Whitson will be joined in conversation by poet Pamela Sneed, and Cleopatra Acquaye-Reynolds and Kade Cahe from The Audre Lorde Project. Drawing particular inspiration from The Cancer Journals (1980), Slowly less and less stages a dialogue with Audre Lorde, through the interplay of movement, original text, and Lorde’s writing, creating a performative litany for survival. In this meditation, Whitson reflects on key texts by Lorde to develop a conversation around survival and death, cancer and loss, and silence and activism, drawing connections between body transformation and modes of survival. Free


Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 5:30 pm

Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church

Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus presents Mozart, Gershwin, et al, a characteristic blend of musical genres for the group, featuring Mozart’s Coronation Mass, songs of the Gershwin brothers, a medley from Sister Act, and more. The group has been performing in Clinton Hill and Fort Greene for over 35 years. Tickets: $25


Create:ART

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 7:00 pm

Last Frontier NYC

Create:ART presents a special performance and after party at collaborative DIY platform and artistic home of painter Sol Kjøk, Last Frontier NYC. Join in celebrating artists presenting their work at any stage of the creative process in dance, film, spoken word, live music and more. BYOB.  Tickets: $15-$20


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Hidemi Takagi’s popup photo studio in Bed Stuy

Bed Stuy Social Photo Club

Saturday, June 1, 2019

146 Herkimer Street

Hidemi Takagi’s Photo Club is a popup portrait studio for Bed Stuy residents. Participants can pose with props against colorful backdrops at Hidemi’s stoop-side studio and receive a digital copy of their portrait for free. Keep an eye out for a final exhibition of portraits in September. Free


The Lit Exhibit

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 4:00 pm

Temporary Storage

The Lit Exhibit is an annual Brooklyn exhibition of literary art by 40+ local, national, and international emerging and contemporary writers and artists. Participants have been invited to create work around the theme “Rituals.” This year, the show will also include a mini fest featuring nearly 25 vendors and we will be hosting workshops and programs throughout June exploring rituals, storytelling and community. Tickets: $12


DanceAction

Sunday, June 9, 2019, 7:00 pm

Triskelion Arts

Based on George Orwell’s 1984, “BLINDSPOT” is a live dance piece that that translates the slogan “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength,” into a movement narrative. Combined with live music and media projections, the work is an immersive multimedia experience. DanceAction is a contemporary dance company led by choreographer Carmen Caceres, whose mission is to interpret social issues to propel change. Tickets: $12


 

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

 

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