BRIC Stands With Our Black Community

A Letter From Our President:

In this moment of profound reckoning for our country, I'm stunned by having witnessed so brazenly the ongoing consequences of whiteness being weaponized against Black bodies. I grieve for the Black lives taken from us: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others. I'm also pained by the toll COVID-19 has taken on our country, our city, our borough, and our neighbors. KEEP READING >>

Media Share grantee orientation led by Rose Crichton, Associate Director of Partnerships.
Photo: Julie Sturm

We're very excited to announce that the fourth year of our New York Emmy-nominated Media Share grant program has begun with an excited group of nonprofit participants ready to learn new skills and become media makers!

The Media Share program is an in-kind grant with the goal of educating Brooklyn nonprofit organizations to use media to “move their missions.” Through the grant, we offer staff development opportunities and video production training from professional media makers selected to work closely as mentors to the nonprofits. This year we welcomed four new producing mentors eager to begin collaborating with their assigned nonprofits in the coming months.

Producing mentors discuss camera techniques at a Media Share field production workshop.
Photo: Alina Suriel

The 2016 grantees met our producing mentors for the first time in an orientation in which they learned about our Public Access channels, educational resources and public equipment. During this time, they were also able to get to know more of our team at Brooklyn Free Speech and mingle with representatives of the other organizations involved in the program.

Selected organizations come to Media Share with a range of goals, from creating public service announcements to filming cultural performances and capturing oral histories on video. We will customize the learning process so each organization gains the skills to create their own media, even after the program is over.

MEET THE MEDIA SHARE CLASS OF 2016
And without further ado, we'd like to introduce you to the Media Share Class of 2016. Our hope is that each of these nonprofit organizations will continue to have a relationship with BRIC and Brooklyn Free Speech for years to come! Congratulations Media Share 2016 grantees!

As we look forward to our new class of grantees, we also want to highlight the great work done by the 2015 graduating class; including our New York Emmy-nominated PSA titled Does Your Hotel Know. Watch all of the outstanding projects below.

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