Forum Announces Ambitious 2015-26 Season
Kicks off $12,500 Indiegogo Campaign
The Forum @ St. Ann’s has announced plans for an exciting program of art exhibitions, film screenings, poetry and book readings, panel discussions, and concerts for 2015-16 that begins with an installation of glasswork by Emma Stein on September 13, followed in the fall by a book reading and music-cabaret series. The upcoming program builds on the success of 19 previously well-received events mounted since The Forum began in 2012.
To fund the full season, the public is urged to visit “The Forum at St. Ann’s Arts & Culture Series 2015-16” campaign on indiegogo.com to raise $12,500 for the upcoming program year. The campaign ends at midnight on September 14, so time is short and momentum is important. Gifts are needed now.
A successful campaign will fund:
- Four art exhibitions, with support for materials as well as artist talks and receptions
- Six literary events, including book and poetry readings
- Three forums addressing critical cultural topics
- Two film screenings
- Two dance, performance art or musical events
The Forum is an initiative of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church whose innovative events have served as a catalyst in transforming the historic Brooklyn Heights landmark church into a community commons for engaging the arts, ideas and civic life.
Previous events have included “Back to Life: Resurrection Reimagined,” an art exhibition with the New York Foundation for the Arts; “A Branch Grows in Brooklyn, a poetry reading with Brooklyn Poets; “Brooklyn Housing Matters: Tackling Affordability,” a community forum on housing issues, and “Old Love, New Love: Songs of Romance through the Ages,” a concert featuring reknowned vocalist Michael Winther.
The fall season for The Forum includes with an installation of glasswork by Emma Stein, a reading by Harriet Senie from her new book Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11 and a series of cabaret-style musical events. Every dollar raised through the Indiegogo campaign will go directly to programming and expenses for 2015-16 events.