Youth Fellowships (Media & Curatorial)


Youth Media Fellowship, Youth Curatorial Fellowship


Manager, Contemporary Art Education or Manager, Youth Media Education




Oct.26 – May 31, 2022

Deadline to Apply

October 2, 2021
September 16, 2022


BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park, path-breaking media initiatives, and a renowned contemporary art exhibition series. BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at our main venue BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.

Purpose of Youth Media Fellowship

BRIC’s Youth Media Fellowship program focuses on developing and producing Concrete Stories: BRIC Youth Media Festival. The annual festival showcases short films of various genres created by NYC youth filmmakers under 21 years old. Over the course of the fellowship, Youth Media Fellows meet once a week in a group of 8-10 of their peers with the guidance of BRIC staff. The fellows determine the theme of the festival, manage the call for entries, create marketing materials, select the festival films, promote, and host the festival screening. The festival takes place in May 2023 at BRIC House and is free to the public.

As of this year, participants of both fellowships will receive a stipend. The stipends will be disbursed at the end of the fall and spring program cycles in December and May. Program sessions will be paid at a $15/hr rate for 2 hours a week. Please note the payment amounts will be based on attendance.


Educational Benefits:

Youth Media Fellows will gain training, skills and professional insight into the planning, curation, and promotion of a short film festival. Fellows will learn about marketing, event planning, and video production. They will hear from various guest speakers, and create promotional print and digital materials.

Desired Experience/Skills/Interests:

  • Fellows must be interested in media, event planning, filmmaking, and/or marketing
  • Fellows must be interested in advancing their media skills, editing skills, design and marketing skills
  • Fellows must be highly responsible, motivated, and prepared to participate 

Check out the following links for more information about Concrete Stories: BRIC Youth Media Festival and past Youth Media Fellows.

Purpose of Youth Curatorial Fellowship

BRIC’s Youth Curators Fellowship program will focus on developing and producing the 3rd Annual For-Teens-By-Teens, BRIC’s Youth Contemporary Art Exhibition. The exhibition will showcase Visual Arts pieces in 2D & 3D mediums: printmaking, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, textile, mixed-media, sound and installation created by NYC  high school age artists. The public exhibition will attract over 100 submissions and an audience of over 200.  This will be a physical exhibition that will take place at BRIC House gallery in May 2023.


Educational Benefits:

Youth Curators will gain training, skills and professional insight into the planning, curation, installation, design and marketing of an art exhibition. Fellows will work alongside 8-10 peer fellows weekly to develop and design the exhibition.


  • Fellows must be interested in art, curation and physically installing an art exhibition 
  • Fellows must be interested advancing their art, curation and marketing skills
  • Fellows must be highly responsible, motivated, and prepared to participate and complete dedicated work in collaboration with the Teaching Curator, BRIC Staff and peer Fellows.

Check out the last cycle's Youth Curatorial Exhibition here.


Essential Qualifications, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Fellows must be NYC Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors (or ages 15-19) by October 2022
  • Commitment to attending all scheduled weekly programming meetings
  • Proactive contribution to the conceptualization, organization and curation 
  • Focused participation in the promotion, outreach and presentation
  • Effective collaboration with the programming team.



October 26, 2021 – May 31, 2022
Wednesdays, 4 pm – 6 pm  IN-PERSON
75 Rockwell Place, Brooklyn, NY (for Youth Media)
647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY (for Youth Curatorial)

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