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BRIC Arts Media Receives Doris Duke Grant To Build Audiences Through Partnership

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Apr 09, 2013
Brooklyn, NY

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) announced earlier this month that Guild member BRIC Arts Media is among 10 teams of U.S. performing arts organizations and artists to receive a combined total of $1.475 million in grants for joint efforts to develop public demand for jazz, theatre, and/or contemporary dance. Unlike most residency programs, which focus on the creation of new work and creative time for artists, the Doris Duke Artist Residencies to Build Demand for the Arts instead support partnerships between artists and organizations collaborating in inventive ways to create pilot methods for reaching the public and developing their interest in and access to the performing arts.

These partnerships also promote deeper, longer relationships as well as new kinds of conversation and cooperation between organizations and artists. At the same time, the grants provide substantial resources to artists and afford organizations the opportunity to embark on new kinds of behavior.

BRIC Arts Media received the Doris Duke grant toward their project with artist Ronald K. Brown. BRIC Arts will host Brown for a three-year residency with the goal of developing demand for contemporary dance among the residents of public housing developments surrounding BRIC Arts in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.

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About BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn
Founded in 1979, BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn has enriched the cultural landscape of Brooklyn by presenting, producing and enabling a wide array of quality contemporary art, performing arts and community media programs. As a non-profit arts organization, we have been a leader in innovation in the performing and visual arts and media and a champion of arts education through our programs. BRIC reaches upwards of a million Brooklyn residents each year with compelling and accessible programs. Individuals, non-profits, community groups, school children, educators and artists borough-wide all benefit from our exhibitions, performances, television programs, and education programs as well as the subsidized platforms we offer for artists and community members to develop and present works.  BRIC’s Contemporary Art programs include contemporary art exhibitions, ongoing opportunities for artists, and free interpretive programs that engage and challenge visitors at our award-winning exhibition space, BRIC Rotunda Gallery. Our Contemporary Art program also presents an arts-in-education initiative that introduces some 2,000 Brooklyn students annually to visual art through school-based residencies, class visits to BRIC Rotunda Gallery, and our annual student exhibition and Kids Day festivities. These efforts are enhanced by ongoing professional development opportunities for parents, teachers, and administrators.

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