Donate to Hook Arts Media

Whether you’ve come here to support Hook Arts Media’s free public events like Red Hook Fest, our filmmaking programs, or media and arts education programs in NYC schools, your donation today will help us serve NYC’s young people, community members, and educators. For 30 years, Hook Arts Media has proudly supported and served thousands of New York City youth.

Creating Access + Amplifying Young Voices

Our students have abundant creativity, insight, and talent but limited opportunities. Hook Arts Media provides accessible high-quality arts and media education, amplifying young voices without the burden of tuition costs.


This year, we celebrate 30 years of proven change-making in arts, media, and education. Our programs revolutionize access to professional resources, networking, education, and performance through:

  • In-school programs that help students accrue credits to graduate.
  • Community programs that pay emerging filmmakers while they learn professional skills.
  • Public arts programming like Red Hook Fest, which makes premiere performances free and accessible to the public.


Hook Arts Media is proud to resource our students with the equipment, technology, training, and financial support to share their vision with a larger audience.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience their work, you can see some of their projects here!

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Donation Total: $250.00 One Time


Creating Pipelines to Opportunity

Our pipeline of filmmaking programs nurtures each student’s skills, talents, and techniques while introducing them to professional standards and paying them for their time. These programs are vital economic investments into the households and communities that most need support, and they serve a critical function to disrupt gatekeeping in arts and entertainment, one of the most lucrative and competitive industries.

We believe all young people deserve a fair shot at their dreams. Donate today to make those dreams possible for another year.

Our students have gone on to:

  • work for Comedy Central
  • work for NBC
  • work for Paramount Pictures
  • get into and win at film festivals!

Support Our Work

Every young New Yorker deserves the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Your donation not only helps sustain these vital programs but helps us grow. Your generosity can truly transform a young person’s future.

With your gift of:

  • $175, we could get a trimester’s worth of classroom supplies
  • $525, we could accept another filmmaking student off the waitlist
  • $1,200, we could purchase a new camera for our film students
  • $6,000, we could expand Digital Connections to include another Film Fellow
  • $10,500 we could subsidize an in-school program for an NYC public high school

Double Your Impact

Does your organization offer corporate matching?

If so, please let them know that you’re choosing to support education access this year via Hook Arts Media. If you need to share any additional materials to facilitate corporate matching support, please contact us at

Our Impact

Truancy Reduction

Truancy Reduction

Over 80% of Hook Arts Media students report that Hook Arts Media classes increase their commitment to timely attendance.

Career & College Development

Career & College Development

Over 60% of Hook Arts Media students learn skills they plan to use to gain entry into their industry of interest.

Over 60% of Hook Arts Media students improve their time management- including class attendance and assignment completion.

Film at Hook Arts Media

Invest in the future of our young people, educators, and community

Now that young people use platforms like YouTube and Instagram every day, they understand that stories are valuable. Accordingly, more young people aspire to share stories on a digital medium than ever before. But filmmaking is often cost-prohibitive, and the learning curve can also be very high. So in Hook Arts Media’s after-school programs, filmmaking students earn minimum wage while learning every step in the film production process.

With your support, Hook Arts Media can expand its vital programming to more schools. We could open our filmmaking programs to more students, instead of turning many of them away from our ever-growing waitlist.

Donate by Check

Hook Arts Media is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all deductions are fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. To donate by check, make it payable to Hook Arts Media, Inc. and mail to:

Hook Arts Media
480 Van Brunt Street, Suite 203
Brooklyn, NY 11231-1014


A copy of our most recently filed financial report is available from the Charities Registry on the New York State Attorney General’s website. Additionally, upon request, you may contact the New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, or us at You also may also obtain information on charitable organizations from the New York State Office of the Attorney General at or (212) 416-8401.