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BRIC Media Arts Fellowship

PLEASE NOTE: The application deadline for BRIC's 2015 Media Art Fellowship has been EXTENDED TO MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17 at midnight.

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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.

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 chronicaling the experience of our 2014 Media Arts Fellows: 

BRIC's Community Media Center
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.

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

Media classes are held during the day and evening hours. The BRIC Media Arts Fellowship course-work will take place between January and October 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 eachother, and to receive feedback on their work. In early October 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.

2014 Media Arts Fellowship Orientation
This Fellowship is open to professionals and visual 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 commercial 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 a panel consisting of BRIC's Contemporary Art and Media Education staff, as well as members of BRIC’s Artist Advisory Committee. Panelists will be looking for an accomplished body of work (in any visual media), 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 are unable to consider late or incomplete submissions.

Oct 1 - Nov 17, 2014: Applications Accepted for the 2015 Media Arts Fellowship
Nov 17, 2014 (at midnight): DEADLINE to submit your application*
Nov 25, 2014: Notification to Successful Applicants
Late January 2015: Fellowship Orientation

* NOTE: The online submission window will automatically close at midnight on October 31. We encourage you to prepare your application early.  

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2014 Media Arts Fellowship Orientation, photo: Abigail B. Clark

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

If you have questions, please email us HERE


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 last year's Fellowship recipients. >>