Brooklyn Arts Council is proud to help nurture Brooklyn’s traditional artists and preserve our borough’s diverse heritage though our folk arts program. Our Brooklyn Folk Arts Meet-Ups extend our mission and activities into monthly face to face meetings, at various locales. Past meet-ups have focused on discussing ways to enhance folk arts presentations and grant applications and creating possibilities for cross-cultural and cross-genre collaborations.
Brooklyn Arts Council works with Brooklyn’s traditional artists and their immigrant communities to preserve and present arts expressive of the borough’s diverse living heritage—folk song, storytelling, social dance, foodways, material culture and more. BAC’s folk arts program is directed by a professional folklorist and associates trained in fieldwork techniques—interviewing, photographing, community engagement skills and collaborations. Fieldwork is part of every project that we undertake.