Calling all artists, technologists, entrepreneurs!
January 17, 2014
Heralding Brooklyn’s creative tradition, the “Made in NY” Media Center by the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) opened its doors in the heart of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle late last year as a hub for digital storytelling, across disciplines and platforms.
“The Made in NY Media Center will be an incubator for great stories and a showcase for new works whether they’re told through film, digital, games or apps,” said Joana Vicente, executive director of IFP. “Regardless of what tools are used, we’ll be doing what we’ve done for 30 years: curating stories, supporting artists, and connecting storytellers to investors, audiences, and other artists.”
Located at 30 John Street in DUMBO, the 20,000-square-foot Center brings together artists, technologists, and entrepreneurs across different disciplines and industries to collaborate through education, mentorship, entrepreneurship, and content creation. The facility boasts an education center, featuring classrooms hosted by General Assembly, media arts gallery, 72-seat screening room, and 1,600-square-foot café.
At the core of its innovation is a tech and creative community based in the Media Center’s co-working space and incubator program. The Media Center is currently seeking new members and affiliates, comprised of storytellers, technologists, artists, and entrepreneurs, to collaborate on ideas and projects and produce events, classes, and resources.
To become a member, whether as a media professional or emerging company or a creative with an idea, prospective applicants must submit an application. The perks of applying now? The Media Center has a live membership campaign through the last day of January and applicants will be entered into a contest to win six months of membership. Click here for more info.