NEA Approves Hook Arts Media for CARES Act Funding

Heather Harvey, Director of Marketing
Hook Arts Media

National Endowment for the Arts Approves Hook Arts Media and Others for CARES Act Funding

Red Hook, Brooklyn, July 8, 2020: Hook Arts Media has been approved for a $50,000 award as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This grant will support personnel and facilities costs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 3,100 organizations throughout the country applied for this vital relief. Hook Arts Media proudly stands amongst the 855 organizations which the National Endowment for the Arts approves for CARES Act funding. We recognize the urgent needs of cultural organizations struggling to survive across the nation and will lend our voice to advocacy efforts working to secure much needed further assistance.

Covid-19’s devastating impact has forced arts, culture, and community organizations into a scramble to reimagine programming and serve communities desperately in need. Hook Arts Media was proud to continue arts and media education programming by migrating them to digital platforms. Our after school and summer media programs continue to pay dozens of Brooklyn’s emerging storytellers, community leaders, and activists while they learn to share their perspectives with filmmaking techniques. Hook Arts Media also launched a free digital dance class through June 29th, offering hip hop and salsa dance classes via Zoom four times per week.

We’re especially thrilled to announce that Red Hook Fest, Red Hook’s largest annual festival, continues to be a free and family-friendly celebration of arts, culture, and our harborside community of Red Hook, Brooklyn. The final two Red Hook Fest 2020 broadcast events will be free to livestream on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Friday, July 10th and 17th at 6 PM EST.