BRIC Announces Cultural Content Capture Grantee Recipients


BRIC is proud to announce that with support from the New York Community Trust, we are able to provide in-kind media production support and training to ten New York City-based arts and cultural organizations. The $200,000 grant will allow these organizations to capture and distribute digital content, as well as build internal media capacity toward long-term sustainability.



Girl B. Heard
Girl Be Heard builds leaders, change-makers & activists. We do this through developing, amplifying, and celebrating the voices of girls and young women through socially conscious theater-making, storytelling, and performance.

National Queer Theater 
National Queer Theater is an innovative theater collective dedicated to celebrating the brilliance of generations of LGBTQ artists and providing a home for unheard storytellers and activists. By serving our elders, youth, and working professionals, NQT creates a more just future through radical and evocative theater experiences and free community classes.

Lion’s Tooth Project 
Inspiring immigrant, queer and BIPOC youth through photography and earth medicine.

Michiyaya Dance
MICHIYAYA is a queer-led dance company that pushes boundaries and centers the divine feminine by creating space for multidisciplinary performances and programming.

Oye Group
Oye Group is a Brooklyn-based Production Company that serves as an incubator for artists both local and immigrant to New York City. We present an eclectic mix of theater, dance, poetry, music, video installations and film, through festivals and productions. We curate work that sparks a dialogue over political and social issues critical to our community’s growth. We work with emerging artists to create, play, and grow in an environment that challenges and supports them. We also provide quality arts education programming that gives our Brooklyn Community the tools to generate forward-thinking art.

Coalition For Hispanic Family Services
The Coalition for Hispanic Family Services (CHFS), established in 1990, provides services to Latino children and families and other populations in communities where significant numbers of families live below the poverty level. CHFS’s programs address family needs comprehensively and within a cultural context, with the goal of moving them towards self-reliance. CHFS operates foster care and adoption services, child abuse prevention programs, outpatient and residential mental health programs, arts and after-school education programs for children and adults, and parenting support programs. Coalition for Hispanic Family Services is New York City’s only Latino foster care and family services agency.

Together in Dance
Providing Dance and Musical Theater programming to public schools, cultural institutions, and senior centers.

Literature to Life
Literature to Life performs great books to inspire young people to read and become authors of their own lives.

Brooklyn Center for The Performing Arts
Established in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is an independent, nonprofit organization located on the scenic campus of Brooklyn College. Brooklyn Center’s mission is to present outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices.

Rod Rodgers Dance Company, Inc. 
RRDC Studios offer multidisciplinary classes and workshops including Adult Ballet, Traditional Haitian, Afro Cuban, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well as Yoga.

While digital content cannot replace live cultural experiences, it can provide a connective tissue and lifeline between artists, cultural organizations, and New York City audiences.

Additionally, groups who choose to participate in BRIC’s continuing education offerings will leave the program with training and knowledge in one or several subject areas such as marketing, video production in the field and/or the studio, podcasting, editing video and/or audio, and more. Staff members who complete BRIC’s Media Orientation and one or more certification courses will have Community Producer privileges at BRIC, which will enable them to access resources, facilities, and equipment beyond the project period.

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