Newly relaunched, BRIClab is a commissioning and residency development program for both emerging and established local artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater and multi-disciplinary performance. Free exploration and rigorous commitment to process, with the support of the staff and resources that BRIC offers, are at the heart of the BRIClab program.
Artists receive stipends and an exclusive 7 to 10-day intensive residency in the multi-purpose BRICstudio space with development time, artistic mentoring, and work-in-process performances followed by eLABorate, an artist/audience conversation series moderated by leaders in the performing arts community.
Between 2007 and 2009, BRIClab supported the development of 14 diverse arts projects, from Wally Cardona’s Really Real to Hal Willner’s Bill Withers Project, from Katori Hall’s Hurt Village to The TEAM’s Mission Drift. Building on this legacy, starting in fall 2013 BRIClab will resume in the new BRIC House, capitalizing on the diverse resources available in the multi-art Brooklyn home firmly seated in Downtown Brooklyn’s growing cultural district. BRIClab residencies are curated by the performing arts staff of BRIC; unsolicited submissions are not accepted.
BRIC Performing Arts presents emerging and established artists in music, dance, theater and multidisciplinary performance to broad audiences from Brooklyn and throughout New York City, and supports the development of new work.