Brooklyn Arts Council
Brooklyn Arts Council's mission is to act as a coordinating, educational, and service organization to promote and encourage the knowledge, appreciation, and practices of the arts through public educational and cultural activities, and to provide support and services to artists and arts organizations.

Videos from Brooklyn Arts Council

Masquerade Traditions

Brooklyn Arts Council 02:58 Community

A series of masquerade traditions from various J'Ouvert parades over the years.

Crafting the Giglio

Brooklyn Arts Council 01:30 Performing Arts

Artist Joe Peluso discusses building of the Giglio and the story of San Paolino.

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BAC gives grants, presents free and affordable arts events, trains artists and arts professionals, teaches students, incubates new projects and promotes artists and cultural groups across the borough. As Brooklyn’s cultural anchor since 1966, BAC has also been the catalyst helping the arts community grow. They continually evaluate and evolve what they do to meet the changing times, and keep their commitment to community engagement, diversity and inclusion when it comes to the arts in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Arts Council’s Folk Arts program works with folk and traditional artists, and the communities which recognize them, to preserve and present arts expressive of the borough’s diverse living heritage—folk song, storytelling, social dance, foodways, material culture, and more. BAC collaborates with generations of heritage ambassadors whose life’s work is to further the cultural and artistic wellbeing of their communities, and to provide them with the tools they need to accomplish that.


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