Brooklyn Free Speech

Brooklyn Free Speech Brooklyn Free Speech is your Emmy-winning community TV and podcast network. Since 1990, we've been the place where media dreamers become media makers. Only question is— will you be next?
We are Brooklyn Free Speech, a New York Emmy-WINNING, community television network that amplifies and honors alternative voices in media. We empower Brooklynites with media dreams to share their brilliance, talent, and creativity with the world. Our premier, state-of-the-art media center is for filmmakers, television artists, and organizations to learn and create innovative media. Every week on our three Public Access television channels, we showcase over 650 hours of TV shows, films, and shorts created by Brooklyn-based community producers that reflect their perspectives on the world. Founded in 1988 and celebrating its 29th anniversary this year, Brooklyn Free Speech airs over 650 hours of diverse, exciting, funny, and thought provoking community-produced and community-selected television each week on its three Brooklyn Free Speech channels. Our programming is cablecast into the homes of over 550,000 Spectrum, Optimum, RCN, and Verizon FiOS subscribers throughout Brooklyn and all over the world via online streaming. We also cablecast a 24/7 community calendar on Brooklyn Bulletin Board TV (actively used by over 1,000 nonprofit organizations).

This is the place where media dreamers become media makers. Will you be next? WATCH BROOKLYN FREE SPEECH TELEVISION —Watch anywhere in the world via online streaming: Channel 1: https://BRICartsmedia.org/1 Channel 2: https://BRICartsmedia.org/2 Channel 3: https://BRICartsmedia.org/3 Channel 4: https://BRICartsmedia.org/4 HD Channel: https://BRICartsmedia.org/HD —Optimum (exclusively in Brooklyn): Channels 67, 68, 69, 951 —RCN (exclusively in Brooklyn): Channels 82, 83, 84, 85 —Spectrum (exclusively in Brooklyn): Channels 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 —Verizon Fios (viewable throughout NYC): Channels 42, 43, 44, 45 LISTEN TO BROOKLYN FREE SPEECH RADIO BRICartsmedia.org/RADPOD

Mission: BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year. Our main venue, BRIC Arts | Media House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces. Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park, several path-breaking Public Access media initiatives, including Brooklyn Free Speech, and a renowned contemporary art exhibition series. BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn. In addition to making cultural programming genuinely accessible, BRIC is dedicated to providing substantial support to artists and media makers in their efforts to develop work and reach new audiences. BRIC is unusual in both presenting exceptional cultural experiences and nurturing individual expression. This dual commitment enables us to most effectively reflect New York City’s innate cultural richness and diversity.

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07/03/2019

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07/03/2019

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Celebrating #PRIDE
06/10/2019

Celebrating #PRIDE

06/10/2019
Want to Become a TV Producer?

A lucrative career in media awaits you and our new advanced TV production class will help get you there. Application Deadline: Mon, June 17. BRICartsmedia.org/tvcollab

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05/02/2019
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04/10/2019

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The 6th Annual #BFreeAwards which took place at BRIC House on Saturday, April 6, 2019 was spectacular. Check out just a ...
04/10/2019

The 6th Annual #BFreeAwards which took place at BRIC House on Saturday, April 6, 2019 was spectacular. Check out just a few of the many highlights from BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech TV & Podcast Network's biggest night.

The 6th Annual #BFreeAwards which took place at BRIC House on Saturday, April 6, 2019 was spectacular. Check out just a few of the many highlights from BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech TV & Podcast Network's biggest night.

03/28/2019
03/28/2019
Be part of the #BFreeAwards experience. Get your free tickets now!
03/22/2019
The 6th Annual B Free Awards

Be part of the #BFreeAwards experience. Get your free tickets now!

Just as the Academy Awards celebrates excellence in media artistry for those in Hollywood, the B Free Awards celebrates excellence in media artistry for those in “Brooklyn-wood."

If you love American Idol, you're gonna love this! Help crown our 2019 #BFreeAwards People's Choice winners. Vote Now!
03/13/2019
VOTE: B Free Awards People's Choice

If you love American Idol, you're gonna love this! Help crown our 2019 #BFreeAwards People's Choice winners. Vote Now!

VOTE: B Free Awards People's Choice Vote for your favorite TV show or podcast that airs on the Brooklyn Free Speech TV & Podcast Network. B Free Awards People's Choice is a people and community-powered category that is chosen by YOU. Voting closes Sat, Apr 6, 2019, 7:30PM. HOW TO VOTE B Free Awards....

ATTENTION NONPROFITS! Apply for BRIC's Emmy-winning, in-kind grant. $6K-$10K!
03/12/2019
Attention Nonprofits: Apply for Media Share!

ATTENTION NONPROFITS! Apply for BRIC's Emmy-winning, in-kind grant. $6K-$10K!

WHAT IS BRIC MEDIA SHARE?The New York Emmy-winning Media Share program helps Brooklyn-based or Brooklyn-affiliated nonprofits move their mission with an in-kind grant valued at $6K - $10K.

03/05/2019
In light of current weather reports, BRIC House will open tomorrow, Monday, March 4, 2019 at 12 Noon. Questions? Please ...
03/04/2019

In light of current weather reports, BRIC House will open tomorrow, Monday, March 4, 2019 at 12 Noon. Questions? Please message us. ☃️

02/26/2019
Media Talks: Financing Your Dream

Iquo B. Essien will be giving you concrete steps on how to Map Your Dream, set a campaign budget and goals, define a target audience, brainstorm culturally-relevant campaign strategies, and build a community around your work.

02/21/2019
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01/15/2019

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11/13/2018
11/12/2018
Sign up for our wallet-friendly TV, film, and podcast courses offered throughout #Brooklyn.
09/28/2018
FALL 2018: A Film, TV, and Podcast Catalog for Media Dreamers

Sign up for our wallet-friendly TV, film, and podcast courses offered throughout #Brooklyn.

So you want to be a media mogul— we can help with that! Brooklyn Free Speech is your Emmy-winning community TV and podcast network. We take great pride in educating and serving 25,000+ emerging moguls every year. Will you be next?

09/11/2018
BRIC Community Media TV & Film Pitch Series

If you're a maker or an aspiring maker interested in connecting with C-Suite execs in the TV and film industries about how to get your project made— the BRIC Community Media TV & Film Pitch Series is for you.

FREE TICKETS: BRICartsmedia.org/pitch

Last night's #BScene: Emancipation Incarceration event The Bishop Gallery was a huge success. Thank you to the incredibl...
08/17/2018

Last night's #BScene: Emancipation Incarceration event The Bishop Gallery was a huge success. Thank you to the incredibly talented media and visual artists within the #Brooklyn Free Speech producing community who showcased their work. We couldn't be more proud!
Photos by Justin Gold
See yourself, tag yourself.

08/16/2018
B Scene: Emancipation Incarceration

An evening of powerful art and film stories from people who have gone through - or come close to going through - the criminal justice system.

Learn how to make quality video content that you can share w/ the world in our TV Studio Production class in #ConeyIslan...
08/08/2018
Television Studio Production in Coney Island

Learn how to make quality video content that you can share w/ the world in our TV Studio Production class in #ConeyIsland, #Brooklyn.

This course teaches you the basics of shooting a production inside a television studio.

You're invited to a free #podcast listening event this Wed, Aug 8, 7PM in #Brooklyn.
08/06/2018
BRIC Podcast Fellowship Listening Party

You're invited to a free #podcast listening event this Wed, Aug 8, 7PM in #Brooklyn.

Join us for BRIC’s first-ever podcast listening party which will feature audio stories produced during the 2018 BRIC Podcast Fellowship!

#WeeklyDoseofHappiness newsletter: Celebrating #Pride + Enter to win tickets to Black Pearl Collective's event for entre...
06/21/2018
Celebrating Pride + Venture Capital & Fundraising Advice for Startups

#WeeklyDoseofHappiness newsletter: Celebrating #Pride + Enter to win tickets to Black Pearl Collective's event for entrepreneurs + free #film screening from Rooftop Films.

A weekly dose of happiness for your inbox from your friends at the Emmy-winning Brooklyn Free Speech.

We're so proud to have received an award at Brooklyn Workforce Innovations's #GalainGotham on Thursday, June 14, 2018. W...
06/20/2018

We're so proud to have received an award at Brooklyn Workforce Innovations's #GalainGotham on Thursday, June 14, 2018. We're so grateful and humbled by this great honor. Made in NY NYC Department of Small Business Services

We're so proud to have received an award at Brooklyn Workforce Innovations's #GalainGotham on Thursday, June 14, 2018. We're so grateful and humbled by this great honor. Made in NY NYC Department of Small Business Services

06/19/2018

Such a sweet #fathersday shoutout from #sontofather. #HappyFathersDay

06/18/2018

#HappyFathersDay to all the dads and like-a-dads. We salute you! #belated #dad

06/14/2018
Media Talks: The Freelance Life

Tonight, we’ll sit down with three successful freelancers to discuss the ins-and-outs of making a living, finding inspiration, and staying afloat in the ever-evolving world of New York City media.

PANELISTS: Hannah Jayanti, Jeanette Sears and Randy Wilkins
MODERATOR: Liam Billingham

06/13/2018
Celebrating #Pride? Upload your #PrideMonth-themed videos and be seen on a #Brooklyn TV network.
06/11/2018
B Hive

Celebrating #Pride? Upload your #PrideMonth-themed videos and be seen on a #Brooklyn TV network.

Full of #PRIDE out at #BrooklynPride.
06/09/2018

Full of #PRIDE out at #BrooklynPride.

#OPPORTUNITY ALERT: We're looking for talented people to apply for our Black Box Filmmaking class. #IntimateEye
06/08/2018
Intimate Eye: Black Box Filmmaking

#OPPORTUNITY ALERT: We're looking for talented people to apply for our Black Box Filmmaking class. #IntimateEye

Intimate Eye: Black Box Filmmaking APPLY OR SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT NOW! Intimate Eye is an innovative and experimental course that explores the boundaries between filmmaking, cinematography, and black box theater for the production of a compelling short film. BINGE WATCH FILM SHORTS FROM THE 2017 GRADUA...

Check out this wonderful opportunity from Girls Write Now. Deadline: Friday, June 1.
05/26/2018
APPLY TO BE A GIRLS WRITE NOW MENTOR OR MENTEE!

Check out this wonderful opportunity from Girls Write Now. Deadline: Friday, June 1.

APPLY TO BE A GIRLS WRITE NOW MENTOR OR MENTEE! March 30, 2018 by Sierra Ritz Mentor-Mentee Pair Jenny and Kendra Write the Future:Applications are open to be a mentor or mentee. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so submit early and by June 1st! Girls Write Now is a dynamic, mult...

Our Practice Your Pitch event was electric. If you see yourself, tag yourself! Thank you for coming out and thank you to...
05/23/2018

Our Practice Your Pitch event was electric. If you see yourself, tag yourself! Thank you for coming out and thank you to our incredibly amazing panelists:

Robyn Greene Arrington, Vice President of Programming and Production at TV One.

Nick Borenstein Director of Content and Programming at First Look Media.

Shaina Feinberg, NYC-based Filmmaker

Skye MacLeod, Associate Director of Media Education with BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech initiative.

Photographer: Elliot Peter Guilbe
#communitymade #wemakemakers

Our Practice Your Pitch event was electric. If you see yourself, tag yourself! Thank you for coming out and thank you to our incredibly amazing panelists:

Robyn Greene Arrington, Vice President of Programming and Production at TV One.

Nick Borenstein Director of Content and Programming at First Look Media.

Shaina Feinberg, NYC-based Filmmaker

Skye MacLeod, Associate Director of Media Education with BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech initiative.

Photographer: Elliot Peter Guilbe
#communitymade #wemakemakers

05/23/2018

Melissa's #pitch was so dope. Watch out, #GetOut. #wemakemakers #communitymade

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647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY
11217

TAXI | RIDE SHARING Tell the driver you're going to 57 Rockwell Place (Between Fulton Street & DeKalb Avenue). It'll be much easier for them to find our building and you'll be dropped off right in front of the door. SUBWAY 2 3 4 5 to Nevins Street (closest station!) B Q R (D & N, 11PM - 6AM) to Dekalb Avenue (ACCESSIBLE) B D N Q R to Atlantic Avenue—Barclays Center (ACCESSIBLE) A C G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street C to Lafayette Avenue G to Fulton Street BUS B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B63, B67 (ACCESSIBLE) All of the above buses stop within three blocks of BRIC.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 21:45
Tuesday 08:30 - 21:45
Wednesday 08:30 - 21:45
Saturday 10:00 - 19:45
Sunday 10:00 - 19:45

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(718) 683-5645

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