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The Stoop Series: Who Gets to Participate? Cultural Democracy and Diversity with The Brooklyn Commune Project

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Rest Of Brooklyn

Stoop at BRIC House | 647 Fulton Street

FREE

How can the arts embrace the complexities of our communities and shape the future of just participation?

Join the Brooklyn Commune Project; artist Bayete Ross Smith, who will exhibit at BRIC House in 2014; Anusha Venkataraman, Green Light District Director at El Puente, and Maria Bauman of Urban Bush Women, among others, for an open conversation among artists and audiences about representation and inclusion of diverse communities on our stages, in our galleries, our media, and in our organizations. The evening’s discussion will be shaped by YOU – the participants in the room will determine how best to explore this subject.

The Brooklyn Commune Project is a grassroots initiative organized by Culturebot.org and The Invisible Dog Art Center to educate, activate and unify performing artists of all disciplines to work together towards a more equitable, just and sustainable arts ecology in America. The project’s goal is to create an artist-driven vision of a healthy arts ecosystem in America and to bring artists, institutions, administrators and funders together for mutually respectful, open, non-hierarchical discourse around difficult topics such as resource allocation, capital, value, labor, aesthetics and quality of life.

BRIC’s Stoop Series illuminates the arts and life around us in Brooklyn through artistic performances and presentations, framed by dynamic conversations with some of the city’s most innovative artists, thinkers, and tastemakers. Programs will explore the performing arts, film, media, visual arts, spoken word, and other creative fields. Engage with of the most innovative artistic voices in Brooklyn's ever-expanding cultural scene on the monumental interior stoop of BRIC House, Brooklyn's new home for the arts in downtown Brooklyn. FREE on most Tuesday nights.