2016 Media Arts Fellows

Timeline for 2017 Media Arts Fellowship:

Oct 1 - Nov 17: Applications Accepted for the 2017 Media Arts Fellowship*

Nov 18: DEADLINE to submit applications

Dec 5: Notification to Successful Applicants

Jan 25, 2017: Fellowship Orientation

* NOTE: The online submission window will automatically close at 11:59pm on Nov 18. We encourage you to prepare your application early. 

APPLY NOW >>


Each year, BRIC's Contemporary Art and Media Education programs sponsor the BRIC Media Arts Fellowship. The Fellowship makes BRIC's Media Education courses and facilities available at no charge to professional Brooklyn-affiliated visual artists. We provide classes and technical assistance in video and digital production and in post-production technologies. Our classes include both BRIC Media Arts Fellows as well as members of the general public interested in television production, creating a unique mix of interests in the classroom.

Twelve fellowships are awarded annually. Fellows may enroll in any course offered by BRIC's Media Education program for no fee. Fellows have access to cameras and other equipment, studios, and editing suites during their residency. Throughout the year, meet-ups are organized as well as opportunities to review work in progress and receive critical feedback from BRIC staff.

Watch a video chronicling the experience of our 2015 Media Arts Fellows:

SELECTION CRITERIA

We seek artists who have a strong desire to explore multimedia as a distinct medium or as part of an interdisciplinary approach to art-making. This fellowship is meant to provide the technical skills to enact your creative vision.

  • Panelists will be looking for an accomplished body of work (in any visual media), a clear statement of purpose for the program, whether or not the artist will benefit from the classes and resources available during the fellowship
  • Most importantly artists will be judged on whether or not their plan for the fellowship is a true exploration of new media. A true exploration means either:
    • The artist has little to no experience in new media but shows artistic ability in other mediums.
    • The artist has experience in new media but demonstrates that he/she will be testing out new approaches/techniques in their proposed plan for the fellowship
  • The Fellowship is only open to visual artists who live and/or work in Brooklyn.
  • The purpose of this program is to support artistic production therefore we will not review applications for marketing, commercial, or purely journalistic projects.
  • Students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs and artists who previously were awarded the BRIC Media Arts Fellowship are not eligible for the Fellowship. 

SELECTION PANEL

Applications will be reviewed by a panel consisting of BRIC's Contemporary Art and Media Education staff, as well as two outside visual art advisors.

RESOURCES AND FACILITIES FOR FELLOWS

Resources

Fellows may enroll in any course offered by BRIC's Media Education program for no fee. Certification courses include Basic Field Production, Non-Linear Editing, and Basic Television Studio Production. Successful completion of any of these courses leads to becoming a Certified Producer, which gives free access to our video equipment and editing facilities. Once certified, Fellows will have up to 80 hours of facility time to work on their projects during their residency, as well as five opportunities to check out field camera equipment.

Facilities

BRIC's newly renovated Media Center is located in BRIC Arts | Media House at 647 Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn. The Media Center provides Brooklyn residents with access to television studio facilities, equipment, and training that enables the creation, production, and cablecasting of non-commercial programs on BRIC's four cable channels. Our new facilities will include a state-of-the-art HD television studio and studio control room, a training studio, a mini studio designed for use by a single producer serving as talent and technician, video-editing suites, field camera packages, and a multimedia lab equipped with industry-standard media production software.

FELLOWSHIP COMPONENTS

Media classes are held during the day and evening hours. The BRIC Media Arts Fellowship course-work will take place between January and December 2015. Lab time must be used during the fellowship period. A mid-fellowship event will be held in May for Fellows to discuss their projects with BRIC staff and with each other, and to receive feedback on their work. In early November 2015, an end of fellowship open house and screening will be scheduled, which will be open to the public. This will be an opportunity for fellows to show the projects they created during their fellowship and network with community producers.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Go to www.bric.slideroom.com
  • Create a log in with username and password
  • Log in to your account to create a profile
  • Continue to the application form, which will request the following information:

1. ARTIST INFORMATION

  • Artist Name
  • Brooklyn Affiliation - Brooklyn Affiliation is defined as people who live, work, or were born in the borough of Brooklyn. The address used to sign up for SlideRoom will be the verification of the artist’s live/work location.
  • Artist Bio

2. PROJECT SUMMARY

  • Artist Statement - Describe your artistic practice.
  • Reasons for Applying - Outline the reasons for applying to this fellowship and how you believe the program will impact your work.
  • Plan for the Fellowship - Summarize your plan of work for the fellowship period and what you hope to accomplish.
  • Previous Skills - State your experience if any, in the areas of video and/or new media technology. Please only outline the skills and/or previous experience that will deal directly with the project you have planned.

3.  MEDIA: Upload samples of your work. For each file, please include a description of the project. Provide 1-3 items. Images (up to 5MB each), Video (up to 250MB each), Audio (up to 30MB each) and PDFs (up to 10MB each). You may also link to media from YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud

APPLY NOW >>

If you have questions, please email us HERE .