annual report 2019
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Letter from the President and Board Chair Who We Are & What We Do Ignite Learning Advance Opportunity BRIC by the Numbers Elevate Bold Work Unite Brooklyn 16 Join Us 19 Culture of Thanks
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A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
Over the past year, our stages, screens, and galleries were graced by award-winning artists and enabled the discovery of emerging ones; we incubated media makers and community storytellers and provided platforms for their stories; and we ignited learning at public schools, community centers, and libraries across the borough. These pages bring to life BRIC’s commitment to creative risktaking, rooted in a broad and inclusive definition of excellence— for Brooklyn, by Brooklyn. As I reflect with you on the rich array of programming celebrated in these pages, I am excited to let you know that we have completed our human-centered strategic planning process, which charts a path for the next four years of work. The process also led us to a re-articulation of our mission and the creation of our first vision and value statement. Thank you to all of you who contributed your perspectives as part of this process. I am particularly grateful for the dedication and leadership of our Board of Directors and staff, whose partnership was critical to the success of this effort. Together, we envision a Brooklyn where all people have meaningful connections to artistic experiences, the tools and opportunity to express their creative potential, and the power to transform their world. Now the hard work begins.
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I am delighted to share BRIC’s 2019 Annual Report, which highlights the boundless creative energy and potential of Brooklyn.
A LETTER FROM THE BOARD CHAIR It's a pleasure to share BRIC's Fiscal 2019 Annual Report. This document celebrates the full breadth and scope of BRIC’s programming across visual arts, performing arts, community media, and education. As you'll see, BRIC presented an exceptionally diverse range of programs over the past year. All under one roof. All executed with excellence. Accessible to all. As always, BRIC continued its commitment to fiscal discipline and financial stability. This year, BRIC saw steady growth in our operating revenue and once again invested in our Boarddesignated funds. Looking forward, I'm thrilled to start implementing BRIC's recently completed strategic plan. It represents months of collaboration, preparation, and attention to detail between the board, staff, and a wide range of creators and consumers of BRIC's programming. Together, we'll discover new opportunities for synergy across our disciplines, raise increased awareness of our work, and take steps to ensure BRIC’s long-term financial sustainability. None of this will be possible without your support. We're inspired by what comes next for BRIC and grateful for your commitment to our work. Together, we will continue to Build Brooklyn’s Creative Future.
BRIC Board of Directors
Michael Liburd, Chair Mark S. Cheffo, Vice Chair Julia Kahr, Vice Chair Christina Norman, Vice Chair Peter Aschkenasy, Treasurer Jessie McClintock Kelly, Secretary Hilary Ackermann Virginia Davis Blair Deborah Brown Leslie Cohen Lenore Cooney Ashley C. Cotton Josh Epstein Lizanne Fontaine Louis V. Greco, Jr. Adam Greenberg Susan Jurevics Jin Kang Catie Marshall Joseph Nacmias Lynn Nottage Stephen Plumlee Martha Redbone Winston Song Kim Soule Douglas C. Steiner Kerry Le Blanc Strong Karen Synesael Valerie D. White Antonia Yuille Williams Jen Wong Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Ex Officio
Thank you. Chat with you soon,
I look forward to you joining us on this journey. Michael Liburd Board Chair Kristina Newman-Scott President
Who We Are
BRIC builds Brooklynâ€™s creative future. Rooted in Brooklyn, and reaching out to the world, BRIC is guided by our commitment to creative risk-taking and a definition of excellence that values creators and communities that are under-recognized in the cultural sector. We operate with integrity, inclusivity, and a commitment to equity. We listen and respond to our communities, ensure that our spaces allow all people to feel welcome and free, and support people with the unique resources they need to thrive.
bric celebrate brooklyn! festival
We envision a Brooklyn where all people have meaningful connections to artistic experiences, the tools and opportunity to express their creative potential, and the power to transform their world.
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What We Do
We ignite learning in people of all ages.
We advance opportunity for visual artists, performers, and media makers.
We elevate bold work on stages, in galleries, on media platforms, and beyond.
We unite Brooklyn through art and creativity to build community and make change. 5
“The more students have access to seeing their work framed professionally and hung professionally and looked at by others, the more they realize the power of their own voices, agency, and autonomy..” – Lindsay Skedgell BRIC Teaching Artist
We ignite learning in people of all ages. Our education offering has served hundreds of thousands of children and adults of all ages throughout the years. Between BRIC’s media center and its variety of free and low-cost, high-quality film, TV, and podcasting courses, and our in-school and afterschool programs in 35 public schools and from 19 neighborhoods, we serve approximately 10,000 people annually. This year we continued the Documentary Intensive Program, a two-time New York Emmy Award-nominated initiative, which selects a group of 12 Brooklynites and trains them in the process of documentary filmmaking from start to finish. We also offer several fellowships and programs designed to build creativity and media skills among high school students. The annual Youth Media Fellowship provides a group of media-savvy local high school students the opportunity to organize and curate Concrete Stories, a film and media festival that showcases pieces produced by New York City youth under age 21.
••Youth Education and Family Programs •• Adult Education Courses and Programs •• Media Arts Fellowship •• Documentary Intensive Program
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urban bush women
We advance opportunity for visual artists, performers, and media makers. Over the years, we have developed several high-profile artist residency programs for visual artists, performers, and media makers. By providing space, resources, marketing assistance, and production support, BRIC allows these artists to thrive and grow their work and continue to impact our community through art and media. This year, we once again hosted a BRIClab performance residency and BRICworkspace visual arts residency for more than 35 artists. We also commissioned a wide range of visual artists to show new work in our gallery, including a monumental sculpture by Penelope Umbrico made up of broken and semi-functional LCD TVs. Our commitment to support and promote the hundreds of Community Producers working on television and podcast content for Emmy Award-winning Brooklyn Free Speech is unwavering. Among our artists-in-residence, the groundbreaking dance group Urban Bush Women hosted community dance classes and Hair Parties, and presented their timely and provocative piece Hair & Other Stories.
“Being able to have the space as a resident artist, perform interactive work with the community, and have it be accessible for everyone—it was a beautiful experience.” – Tendayi Kuumba from Urban Bush Women
This year alone we commissioned several projects, art pieces, and performances, including an all-female performance of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, presented over the summer at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, which Time Out New York calls “one of the best things to happen in NYC every summer.”
•• Long-term residencies, including Urban Bush Women •• BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Commissions •• Short-term residencies, such as BRIClab and
BRICworkspace •• Community Producers who create work for Brooklyn Free Speech TV and Podcasts 9
BRIC BY THE NUMBERS 8,167,366 video views on social media
For fiscal year 2019
24 countries represented by artists at the 2019 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
a digitally engaged audience of
attended BRIC events
active Community Producers working with Brooklyn Free Speech TV
presented on stage, in our exhibition spaces, and on BRIC TV
education 38 youth partner schools
youth and families impacted by our youth education programs
segments of BRIC TV & BRIC Radio produced
4,282 students expanded their creative skill set by registering for
adult education classes and orientations on and off-site
2018 / 2019 FINANCIALS ASSETS
WITHOUT DONOR RESTRICTIONS
WITH DONOR RESTRICTIONS
$2,483,888 $1,401,433 $2,454,087 $728,907 $9,551,057
$870,000 – $9,178,289 – ($9,551,057)
$3,353,888 $1,401,433 $11,632,376 $728,907 –
INCOME Contributions Government Grants Program Service Revenue Interest and Other Revenue Net Assets Released from Restrictions TOTAL OPERATING REVENUES & SUPPORT EXPENSES Program Expenses Community Media Contemporary Art Performing Arts Interdisciplinary Art Education
Cash & Cash Equivalents Investments Government and Other Receivables Contributions Receivable Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets Net Fixed Assets TOTAL ASSETS
$3,872,785 $20,038,835 $3,302,749 $731,509 $1,572,285 $12,930,420 $42,448,583
LIABILITIES $7,033,889 $571,233 $3,671,644 $943,319 $789,896
Support Services Management and General Fundraising TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES
$7,033,889 $571,233 $3,671,644 $943,319 $789,896
CHANGE IN NET ASSETS FROM OPERATIONS
Non-operating Revenue (Expense) Net Gain on Investments Other Expense
CHANGE IN NET ASSETS
NET ASSETS, BEGINNING OF YEAR NET ASSETS, END OF YEAR
Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses
Accrued Vacation Total Liabilities
NET ASSETS Unrestricted Operating Board Designated Fund
Total Net Assets
TOTAL LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS
OPERATING INCOME $17,116,604
OPERATING EXPENSES² $16,353,535
• 68% PROGRAM SERVICE REVENUE • 20% PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS (INDIVIDUAL /
• 80% PROGRAM EXPENSES • 16% MANAGEMENT & GENERAL EXPENSES • 4% FUNDRAISING & DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES
BUSINESS / FOUNDATION)
• 8% GOVERNMENT GRANTS • 4% INTEREST & OTHER REVENUE 1
Includes depreciation expense
Includes cable service revenue and earned revenue
“Having support from BRIC made this podcast possible and I'm very grateful. It's really great to work with people who are creative, direct, and genuinely interested in investing in my vision.” – Drae Campbell TELL (A BRIC Radio Podcast)
We elevate bold work on stages, in galleries, on media platforms, and beyond. In addition to the exciting performing arts programs such as BRIC JazzFest and the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, we present award-winning, innovative television and podcast programming that showcases underrepresented voices, as well as cutting-edge contemporary art exhibitions that bring current issues to the forefront of the conversation. In the Fall of 2018, BRIC TV’s Dinette debuted to a soldout audience at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it was recognized as an official selection and received praise from the likes of The New Yorker, Bust, and Vice, which called it “a funny, candid portrayal of living as a non-binary millennial.” BRIC Radio premiered TELL, a new podcast serving queer stories on queer terms. Host Drae Campbell brings real stories told by the queer folks who lived them, on everything from traveling abroad to stolen bikes to family secrets.
• Contemporary Artists and Exhibitions such
as Mary Mattingly: What Happens After and the BRIC Biennial • Performing Arts Programs such as BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, BRIC JazzFest, and more • BRIC TV and BRIC Radio shows such as Dinette and TELL
Brooklyn-based artist Mary Mattingly presented What Happens After featuring a deconstructed and creatively transformed 19,000-pound military cargo truck as the centerpiece of the exhibition. Hyperallergic called it “an exhibition whose power is revealed slowly, by walking through and around each of the torn pieces of the truck”.
"the BRIC Biennial: Volume III, South Brooklyn Edition... sidesteps diversity as a trend, prioritizing creativity over soulless conceptualism."
bric biennial: volume III, south brooklyn edition
â€“â€‰Diana McClure AFROPUNK
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future historical society
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We unite Brooklyn through art and creativity to build community and make change. Both inside BRIC House and outside our walls, we work and collaborate with a wide range of community partners and other organizations to leverage art and creativity to bring about transformation in our community. In early 2019, we commissioned the Future Historical Society, a multi-generational team of community members that created a neighborhood archive honoring the histories of our changing community, while transforming our vision for the future. The FHS Mobile Storytelling Lab debuted at the 2019 BRIC OPEN, and continues to tour the borough. In partnership with University Settlement's Performance Project, Atlantic Terminal, and Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center, BRIC produces the Intergenerational Community Arts Council, a team of residents who develop values-driven arts programming by and for community members of the Ingersoll, Whitman, Farragut, and Atlantic Terminal NYCHA houses and surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods.
“BRIC is doing the hard work of trying to understand art. What is particularly special and important about BRIC’s approach is that the organization looks at how artists’ practices are changing and they're asking how they can support and enable those ideas.” – Yazmany Arboleda, Artist and Leader of the Future Historical Society
• Future Historical Society
• Intergenerational Community Arts Council,
with University Settlement • BRIC Media Share • #BHeard Town Hall Live Events
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“Why don't you volunteer?” a friend asked. “Oh no, I'd never enjoy that. Eight years later...it's the volunteer team that keeps me coming back.” - KaREn HEstER, BRiC CElEBRatE BRooKlyn! FEstival voluntEER Questions? E-mail email@example.com
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PARTNERSHIP CASE STUDY University Settlement In building relationships with organizational partners, BRIC offers multiple points of entry for our partners to engage with our audiences and the resources we offer. Many of these collaborations then grow and develop over time. University Settlement is a social service institution that each year helps over 25,000 low-income and at-risk people build better lives for themselves and their families. Our collaboration began when BRIC and University Settlement developed the Intergenerational Community Arts Council (ICAC) at Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center. The ICAC is a multigenerational team of public housing residents and neighbors from Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn who work together to produce public art programming and actively shape the artistic and cultural life in their community. University Settlement then applied to and was selected for BRIC’s New York Emmy-winning Media Share program. Through Media Share, BRIC helps nonprofit organizations learn how to create and use media. Together, University Settlement and BRIC created a series of videos to help promote and inform the public about their work. In 2020, BRIC will deepen our collaboration with University Settlement through the NYC Complete Count Fund. Together, we will create compelling public service announcements that amplify the voices of everyday New Yorkers about the importance of the upcoming Census to services such as public housing and Head Start.
“University Settlement’s work with BRIC was more than we even knew what to hope for. We created media content for our homebound senior program to keep our homebound elders mentally and physically well and connected to us even when we can’t see them every day. I loved every second of the program. We got the perfect mentor. The videos were really personal, and our seniors looked so great. One of the best parts of the partnership is that we then took what we learned and continued to use it. Our staff person has created two more videos. We’re really happy we can create content ourselves now.” – Jennifer Vallone University Settlement
PARTNERS Youth Education Partner Schools and Organizations Academy of Arts & Letters Boys and Girls High School Brooklyn High School of the Arts Brownsville Academy High School CAMBA Coney Island Anti Violence Collaborative Fort Greene Preparatory Academy Grand Street Settlement I.S. 281 Joseph B. Cavallaro I.S. 383 Philippa Schuyler J.H.S. 278 Marine Park John Jay Educational Campus Juan Morel Campos Secondary School M.S. 240 Andries Hudde M.S. 246 Walt Whitman M.S. 340 North Star Academy M.S. 352 Ebbets Field Middle School M.S. 582 The Magnet School for Technology, Multimedia, and Urban Planning M.S. 839 NIA Community Services Network P.S. 196 The Williamsburg Bridge Magnet School for Communication & Mixed Media Arts P.S. 202 Ernest S. Jenkyns P.S. 261 Philip Livingston P.S. 279 Herman Schreiber P.S. 284 Lew Wallace P.S. 306 Ethan Allen P.S. 308 Clara Cardwell P.S. 38 The Pacific School P.S. 59 William Floyd P.S. 84 Jose De Diego School P.S./I.S. 104 The Fort Hamilton School Passages Academy at Belmont Rachel Carson High School Spring Creek Community School UFT Community Schools University Settlement Van Siclen Community Middle School
Media Share Grantees Arthur Ashe Institute for Public Health BEAM Center Boys Hope Girls Hope NY Brooklyn Community Pride Center Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A Brooklyn Raga Massive FAB Alliance Fulton Art Fair Graham Windham Hester Street Collaborative Planned Parenthood of NYC Rebuilding Together NYC Sunset Park Health Council The Family Center University Settlement Program Partnerships A Better Balance A Blade of Grass (ABOG) AHRC New York City Alliance for Community Media AN/OTHER ArtSpace Sanctuary Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corp. (AALDC) Bergen Beach Services For Seniors (Millennium Development) Black Gotham Experience BOMB Magazine Brooklyn Academy of Music Brooklyn Community Services Brooklyn Defender Services Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office Brooklyn Music School Brooklyn Public Library -- Central, New Lots, Coney Island, Dekalb Brooklyn Voters Alliance Brooklyn Workforce Innovations CAMBA: Flagstone Family Center Carnegie Hall Center For Fiction Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness Center for Supportive Schools City Limits CO/LAB Theater Colectiva Cósmica Community Service Society of NY Coney Island Anti Violence Collaborative
DeLux Gallery Natural Hair Salon Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance Downtown Brooklyn Partnership Dream Street Theater Company Economic Hardship Reporting Project Fiscal Policy Institute Fort Greene Park Fort Greene Park Conservancy Green City Force, an Americorps program Green-Wood Cemetery GRIOT Circle Harriet’s Apothecary Head Count HeartShare Human Services of New York Hip Hop Film Festival Hot House Fort Greene House Lives Matter IMPACCT Brooklyn Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center Innocence Project JCC of Manhattan La Bodega Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) Legal Aid NYC Look and Listen Festival Museum Arts Culture Access Consortium (MAC) Made in New York Post Production Program Mark Morris Dance Group Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project (MARP) Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs Mayor’s Office of Small Business Services Mill Basin Senior Center (Millennium Development) NARS Foundation New Latin Wave New York Prison Education Program NIA Community Services Network No Longer Empty Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts New York (NOCD-NY) NYC Consumer Affairs Department
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CULTURE OF THANKS: OUR DONORS
BRIC acknowledges the following individuals, public funders, institutions, and businesses for their generous support of our work: Lead Supporters
Booth Ferris Foundation
Arts for All Champions Circle Members of BRICâ€™s Arts for All Champions Circle provide significant support to BRIC with year-round benefits and impact. Anonymous Zachary Block and Rachel Loeb Lea Cara Desiree and Cory Davis Marie DeRosa Lisa Detwiler and Jim Cramer Michelle and Chris Ewan Deborah and Allen Hindin Stephane and Tim Ingrassia Miriam Katowitz Leslie C. Kerby and James M. Kerby Grace Lyu Volckhausen Leslie Marshall and Mauro Premutico W. Patrick McMullan and Rachel McPherson Susan and Peter Restler Susan and William Rifkin Jennifer Sage and Nicolas Grabar Carla Shen and Christopher Schott John Weber and Annie Jennings Richard Yancey Pia and Jimmy Zankel Ellie and Dan
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Ross Intelisano and Stacey Reiss Terry Jackson and Chantal Deeble Anita Jacobs and Gregory Seaton Ann and Irwin Jacobs Kathryn Jaharis Daniel J Janzen R. Jason Straight Jazz at Lincoln Center Sarah and Coley Jellinghaus George Johnson William Judkins Mark Justh and Lydia Denworth Genevieve Kahr and Daniel Freedberg Richard Kalish Scott Kane and Andrea Arthur John Katinos Christina and Jae Kim Jeremy Kirkland Hilary Klein and Michael St. Hippolyte Lisa Klieman Emily and Alex Knowlton Jason Kolbe Ezriel Kornell Emma Kostura Benjamin Kulo and Erin Blank Justin Kulo Daniel Kummer Julie Kupfer Emily Kurtz L.E Philips Family Foundation Rell and Jennifer Lafargue Dr. Debra R. Lamb Michael LaMont and Sallye LaMont Maura Larkin and David Christenberry Christopher Lattanzio Brett Levitzke Karen and Ron-li Liaw Jonathan and Judith Lief Tracy Limpe David and Chris Lindsay-Abaire William Long Brendan Lorbach Emily and Justin Lungstrum Adam Lupel Susan Macgregor-Scott Maria Mackin and Declan Walsh
Colin and MaryAnne MacLellan Carolyn Magill Nick Mahedy and Megan Sheehan Ann and Scott Mahoney Pamela Mann Peter Manzi Chris and Claire Marx Jeremy Matz Kimberly Maxwell Charlita Mays and Mattijs Limberger Laura McKenna Robert and Sharon Meetsma Ms. Susan Miller Emily Miniger Susan Monaco Joe and Alice Montano Gayle Morgan Michelle Moye Kurt Mueller Yuet Mui Dani Newman Nancy and David Novack Andrea Nye John O'Connell and Marcella Eckels Robert O'Donnell Marc Palmer and Beverly Leffers Barbara Pantuso and David Noles Jeff Paoletti Mark Paperno Mia and Stephen Parker Peter Parrella Donna Patten Gitte Peng and John Ma Prospect Park Alliance Mark Prutsalis and Maria D'Albert Tracy Rahn and Paul Kennedy Jocelynne Rainey Alexander Rau Simon Raykher Marcia and Kevin Reilly Anthony Riddle Heather Rignanesi and Robert Sluymer Randi Roberts and Iven Walters Amy and Greg Roland Pamela Rosenberg and Jeff Condon Mark Rosenthal
Colleen Ross Dorothy Ryan and John Leitch Mary Sabbatino and David Wells Carol Salmanson Amy Salvatore Matt Sanders Jeanne Sanon Joe Sarkis Elizabeth Sarnoff and Andrew Cohen Deborah Schwartz and David Tykulsker Howard and Shayna Sebold Victoria and Christopher Sell Golnaz Sepahpour Gary Shaffer and Carol Adams Ronald and Yvette Shiffman Leonard Shiller and Elyse Taylor Shiller Amy Shore Risa Shoup Carol Shuchman and Kendall Christiansen Joel Siegel and Maria Deutscher Michael Siem Tara Silberberg and Adam Brightman Gunnar Sjursen and Kathryn Kercher Costa and Kristen Skarvelis Cheryl Smith Aggie Smith-Gulrajani Stephen Soiffer Aaron Sosnick Kim and Dick Soule Jim Sparnon Alan and Melanie Stein William Stephen and Dona Smith Tom and Wendy Stephenson David Sternlieb and Nancy Rosenberg David Stoelting Paula Stoff Gina Stormont Mark Street Kerry Sullivan and Alex Maiorescu Paul and Troi Swithers Richard Taber The Center for Fiction The River Cafe Malcolm Thompson Elizabeth Tompkins Jackie Torren
Nancy Umanoff Valery Upson Diana Vail and Jack Rainey Yvette Valdez and Brent Starks Emily Valente Amy and Kimber Van Ry Amy Vennema and Brett Wettick Frank Ventura Sam Verrill and Jess Harris Patty and Skip Vigorita Patricia Voight and Rachel Wolff Angie Wang Ellen Weber Kathy Weigel Josh Weisberg Jonathan Weld Melanie Wells Debra Wells and David Bricker Edward Williams Ted and Anne Wolff Nancy and Mark Woodruff Robin and Tim Wynter-Stoner Gail Yap Anne Young and Michael Greenberg James Zdaniewski Holly Zhang Zachary Zimmerman Carol Zimmerman and David Abramson Jeffrey Zoldan and Jennifer Brilliant This list includes gifts made between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019, as well as other current giving. We are grateful to all of BRICâ€™s supporters. This list recognizes contributions of $500 or more. Every effort was made to ensure its accuracy; if you should find an error or omission, please contact Heather Sandler, Development Manager, Individual Giving, at 718.683.5637.
cover: Bomba Estereo perform at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, photo: david andrako back cover photo skye macleod
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Phyllis Roker and José Astorga use BRIC’s audio recording equipment.
Learn about BRIC's impact in our 2019 Annual Report. We are a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work s...
Published on Mar 20, 2020
Learn about BRIC's impact in our 2019 Annual Report. We are a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work s...