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BRIC Media Arts Fellowship

Congratulations to BRIC's 2014 Media Arts Fellows:

  • Santina Amato
  • Reginald Ellis Crump (AKA Monstah Black)
  • Terri Chiao & Adam Frezza
  • Mike Estabrook
  • Buhm Hong
  • Hayat Hyatt
  • Jenn Kahn
  • Bundith Phunsombatlert
  • Elizabeth Riley
  • Ryan Hartley Smith
  • Laura Silver
  • Jayoung Yoon

Read our press release announcing this year's Fellowship recipients. >>


Information about the BRIC Media Arts Fellowship:

Each year, the BRIC Media Education and Contemporary Art programs sponsor the BRIC Media Arts Fellowship. The Fellowship makes BRIC Media Education courses and facilities available to professional Brooklyn-affiliated visual artists at no charge. We provide training programs 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.

View a video about one of last year's Media Arts fellows:

BRIC's Community Media Center
BRIC will reopen its renovated facility, BRIC Arts | Media House, at 647 Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn in October 2013.  BRIC’s Community 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.

The Fellowship
Twelve fellowships are awarded annually. Fellows may enroll in any course offered at BRIC 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. Fellows are also encouraged to enroll in our free course offerings at the Brooklyn Public Library branches at Grand Army Plaza, Kings Highway, and New Lots.

Media classes are held during the day and evening hours. The BRIC Media Arts Fellowship course-work will take place between January and October 2014. Lab time must be used during the fellowship period. There will be a mid-fellowship party in May for fellows to check-in about their projects and get feedback on their work. In early October 2014, there will be an end of fellowship open house, 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.

This Fellowship is open to artists who live or work in Brooklyn. Artists who have a strong desire to explore multimedia as a distinct medium or as part of an interdisciplinary approach to art-making are encouraged to apply. Experience in video/multimedia production is encouraged but not required. The purpose of this program is to support artistic production therefore we will not review applications for marketing or promotional 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 Process
Applications will be reviewed by BRIC's Contemporary Art and Media Education staff, as well as by members of BRIC’s Artist Advisory Committee. Panelists will be looking for an accomplished body of work, a clear statement of purpose for the program, and evidence of the maturity necessary to profit from this opportunity as offered. The decisions of the selection committee will be final. We will not consider late or incomplete submissions.

For more information on the Media Arts Fellowship and courses included, click here.

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