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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 more than 25 years, Hook Arts Media has proudly supported and served thousands of New York City youth. Our students have gone on to become educators, producers, filmmakers, and activists. Throughout our programs, they thoughtfully and critically engage with the realities of injustice and inequity, and they learn to show up and show out to facilitate the sustainable change they want to see in their communities. Join our efforts to show up and show out for our young people. Support Hook Arts Media to help us sustain our support in the future movers, shakers, and leaders of our city.

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Creating Pipelines to Opportunity

For more than 25 years, Hook Arts Media has used arts, media, and education to unite community. Our unique student-centered pedagogy engages students more deeply in their studies and has been shown to decrease truancy and tardiness while increasing student investment in their work and school communities. Over the years, we’ve not only built programs that have transformed the school culture at several public high schools throughout the city, but we’ve also helped open schools that serve over-aged and under-credited young New Yorkers.

And we know that the fight for education access shouldn’t stop in the classroom.

That’s why we’ve launched community-based programs that not only educate young people but prepare them for professional life. Our community-based filmmaking programs pay participants minimum wage as they work with professional equipment and navigate every step of the production process. Over the years, we’ve built a pipeline to disrupt gatekeeping in one of NYC’s most profitable and enduring industries, and our students have gone on to:

  • work for Comedy Central
  • work for NBC
  • work for FilmNation
  • 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
  • $1,000, we could purchase a new camera for our film students
  • $5,000, we could expand Digital Connections to include another Film Fellow
  • $10,000 we could subsidize an in-school program for an NYC public high school

Double Your Impact

Help Us Raise $7500, and Our Board Will Turn It Into $15,000!

We’re proud to announce that our Board of Directors has put together a match for Giving Tuesday! If you donate between now and 11:59 PM on Tuesday, November 29, our Board will match your donation up to $7500.

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.