Community Initiatives

BRIC collaborates with cultural and advocacy groups, nonprofit organizations, neighboring residents and business owners by sharing arts, media, educational & cultural resources. Our Community Initiatives support the deep creativity, activism, and leadership that exists throughout the borough and beyond.

Media Education at the Brooklyn Public Library

Since 2012, BRIC has been Brooklyn Public Library’s lead Media Education partner, offering free & low-cost media classes. This program expands opportunities for learning and media-making directly to communities throughout the borough. Currently, in-person classes are running at Central Library.

Questions? Contact: [email protected]


Intergenerational Community Arts Council (ICAC)

Supported by program partners BRIC and University Settlement, The ICAC is a team of NYCHA residents and neighbors from Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn who create values-driven arts programming by, with, and for their communities.

Questions? Contact: [email protected]


Media Share Grant

Since 2013, BRIC has partnered with 75+ organizations to bring media & production skills to Brooklyn-based nonprofits. Through Media Share, an in-kind grant program, selected organizations receive free classes and collaborate with Producing Mentors to create unique video and audio content. Completed work airs on Grantee websites, social media and Brooklyn Free Speech public access channels. In recent years, Media Share projects have received NY Emmy awards, nominations and wins.

Questions? Contact: [email protected]


Community Partnerships

BRIC collaborates with community groups throughout the borough to connect residents and organizations with the resources available at BRIC. Recent projects include: custom workshops, walking tours, school visits, cross-promotions, video documentation of public events, and airing PSA’s on Brooklyn Free Speech public access channels.

Have an idea for a collaboration? Contact: [email protected] OR [email protected]


Family Days

BRIC inspires thousands of kids annually to see themselves as artists and develop their creative skills. Our Family Days expose children and their families to the arts to inculcate a lifelong love of the arts and appreciation for learning and discovery through guided tours of exhibitions, art-making and movement activities and media education

BRIC – Family Day – 1.25.20

Past Community Initiatives

In recent years, BRIC has partnered with numerous organizations on a wide variety of programs throughout the borough and beyond. Some highlights include:

BRIC Community Media Project for Health Equity in New York City 

Future Historical Society 

Stoop Share (on hiatus)