Coming in 2013: A House for the Arts in Brooklyn
Since 1979, BRIC has provided a creative home for the arts and artists in Brooklyn.
We are now excited to begin an extraordinary new chapter in the story of BRIC—one which will bring our contemporary art, performing arts and community media programs under one roof for the first time.
In support of the vital role BRIC plays in the borough’s cultural landscape, The City of New York is investing in us to create BRIC House, a multidisciplinary arts and media center designed to support artists and engage the public. The project will repurpose the former Strand Theater building in the heart of the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District.
The new space, which will expand our current 19,000 square feet to 40,000 square feet, will feature the following:
- Performance Space (250-400 person capacity)
- Brooklyn's Largest Contemporary Art Exhibition Space & Stoop
- Artist Work and Performance space
- Project Room
- Fully Equipped Television Production Studios and Portable Video Equipment
- AVID Non-Linear Video Editing Suites
- Cafe serving light fare and drinks in the evening
BRIC House will serve as a true home for artists and audiences—a place where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of Brooklyn.
Its physical design around a central public space, the town square, will encourage the audience’s engagement among disciplines and maximum exposure to all disciplines.
When BRIC House opens, something entirely new will have been created in the borough of Brooklyn, and indeed in New York City.
We look forward to welcoming you to our House.
To learn more about our architect, visit: Leeser Architecture