BRIC Arts | Media House (BRIC House), a multi-disciplinary arts and media complex in the former Strand Theatre at 647 Fulton Street, is set to open on October 3rd. The project, which also includes a renovated home for UrbanGlass, will expand BRIC’s current 19,000-square-foot space to 40,000-square-feet (called “40,000 square feet of awesome” on BRIC’s website), and will bring BRIC’s contemporary art, performing arts, and community media programs under one roof for the first time since the organization’s founding in 1979.
The resident company of BRIC House will be Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence: A Dance Company. BRIC House will also be home to a year-round program of exhibitions; the BRIC House Fireworks Residency, which will facilitate large-scale inter-disciplinary projects among teams of artists; BRIClab, for artists who are developing new work; and town hall meetings and cultural programming cablecast live to over 500,000 households.
BRIC House includes a flexible performance space, an artist’s studio, gallery, cafe, state-of-the-art public access television center, and classroom. The space will be open daily from 8am to 10pm.
The opening of BRIC House will be celebrated with three full days of free community programs from October 3rd through 5th. Activities include a block party, a concert by roots reggae icon Burning Spear, the opening of a major art exhibition featuring 13 Brooklyn visual artists, and live tapings of a new daily television show, plus free music performances and art activities for families. Click here for a full schedule of activities.