Media Share Grantee, Irondale Ensemble Project
Photo: Katherine Rodriguez

Media Share is an in-kind grant program for Brooklyn-based or Brooklyn-affiliated nonprofit organizations to learn how to make and use media to move their missions forward. As the fourth year of the New York Emmy-nominated grant program comes to a close, our grantee organizations are busy using their newly acquired production and editing skills to create media projects.

Grantees in The Media Center. Over 30 certifications were given to 23 grantees in Video Production in the Field, Video Editing with Premiere and Mini-Studio Production courses. They also took non-certification classes such as, Introduction to DSLR Filmmaking, Audio Production in the Field, and Introduction to Radio Podcasting.  All 10 organizations now have staff that are Certified Community Producers and can continue using Field and Editing equipment to sustain their skills and create content for their organization and Brooklyn Free Speech channels.

Grantees and Producing Mentors work together. Each organization was paired with a Producing Mentor to collaborate on a PSA and media-making “homework” projects. Mentors also ran staff development workshops, in addition to the media classes offered at BRIC. These topic-specific trainings helped Grantees find resourceful ways to highlight their organization’s work, including integrating archival footage and using smartphones to record events on the fly.

Turning Point Brooklyn provides the comprehensive support and quality care necessary for individuals to turn their lives around. They created a #GivingTuesday video to highlight their contributions to the community.

Media Share Mentor guides Turning Point Grantee in camera set-up for a video shoot.

Grantees in Action!

The Center for Community Alternatives is a leader in community-based alternatives to incarceration and policy advocacy to reduce reliance on incarceration. After a series of individualized trainings with Mentor, Andrew Filippone Jr., they launched a web-series and created a #GivingTuesday campaign. A few days after sharing it online, over $2,500 was raised.

2016 Media Share Grantees make a difference in the Brooklyn worlds of art, music, youth engagement, community advocacy, performing arts, and LGBTQ issues:

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Meet All of the 2016 Media Share Grantees

Past Media Share Grantees

Check out the outstanding projects from 2015 Grantees:


And the New York Emmy-nominated piece from ECPAT-USA, a 2014 Grantee:

Looking ahead

In Early 2017, the current Media Share cohort will share their projects on the big screen in the BRIC Ballroom.

Also, the application period for Media Share 2017 opens January 30, 2017.



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