BFP Creative is the newest subsidiary of Brooklyn Fire Proof, a creative spaces company based in Brooklyn, NY.
BFP Creative is the culmination of over 20 years of interaction with the creative culture of NYC. It is both a collection of work and a celebration of the people making it, a resource, an opportunity and a show and tell. BFP Creative uses the facilities and resources that are a part of Brooklyn Fire Proof as a whole to promote, support and experience the work of emerging talents. We are interested in helping artists stretch beyond the limits of what they can achieve alone.
Additional resources include curatorial assistance, film production and programming, art and technical skills classes, and always more to come.
BFP Creative provides support to other nonprofits and arts organizations in the community to help preserve the services they offer and extend their reach. We are constantly striving to maintain art in the everyday, any way we can.
If you like what you see, please participate. We have relationships with many of the artists we have worked with, and can help negotiate price points for all levels of participation, payment plans and we will work with your budget. Don’t be shy, just ask. We believe that good art needs to be shared, regardless of whether we profit financially. Our goal is to make it known how fantastic these artists are, because we genuinely love their work and admire them as individuals. We dedicate our minds, bodies and resources to that mission. These CREATIVES have informed our own work from a deeply emotional instinctual place. We are better artists and better people for experiencing their pursuits. On we travel together.
Please share what you see with your friends and loved ones, it makes all the difference.
Brooklyn Fire Proof Inc. began as a small gallery and a few artists’ studios located in the historic Brooklyn Fireproof Sash & Doors building at 101 Richardson St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This building was the progenitor and namesake of what has expanded to become many inter-connected companies in Bushwick/East Williamsburg, serving the creative community with thousands of square feet of artist studios, sound stages for film and television, art galleries and a cafe/bar.
Brooklyn Fire Proof opened in 1998, after owners Thomas Burr Dodd and Pearl Son Dodd left the East Village for Brooklyn. They transformed the leased space into artist studios, later building out Burr’s studio to make a fully fledged gallery.
Since relocating to Bushwick/East Williamsburg in 2005, the company has focused on providing spaces for creative endeavors by building studio spaces for artists, musicians and filmmakers. Returning to the company's roots, BFP Creative was founded to restore Brooklyn Fire Proof's gallery presence, help foster the careers of emerging artists, and showcase the wide array of artwork being made in Bushwick and beyond. We quickly realized that the standard show-a-month gallery format would not work for us, and have re-tooled our mission to focus on unique projects with artists rather than simply putting their art on white walls.
Hazel Santino; Curator, Assistant Director | email@example.com | 646.491.1730
Thomas Burr Dodd; Owner, Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Temporary Storage, the gallery at Brooklyn Fire Proof that often houses BFP Creative's curatorial projects, is comprised of two rooms totaling 1350 sq. ft. During vacant periods, one or both rooms are rentable on a weekly basis. For booking inquiries, please contact Rachel, email@example.com or visit temporarystorage.info