“The revolution will not be televised.”

— Gil Scott-Heron, 1970

50+ years ago, Gil Scott-Heron’s poem was a commentary on the failure of mainstream media to give voice to marginalized communities. Using clever cultural references, he poked fun at American consumerism while pointing out that any true cultural shift would never be given any airtime by the powers that be.

And all these years later, he’s still right.

We believe television could BE the revolution. (Or at least, a big part of it.)

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When you choose to support CCTV, you’re not just helping us keep the lights on. 

You’re contributing to the quality of life of an elder who needs a working knowledge of the internet in order to access important medical information. You’re making it possible for more young girls to enter STEAM fields. You’re helping more creators produce and showcase their work.

You are a part of this community, whether you’re in front of the camera (or behind the mic) or making it possible for someone else to be there.

Supporting CCTV means supporting a media organization committed to access, equity, and justice.

It also gets you some really cool perks.

Studio Member

If you’d like to enroll in any of our educational programs, produce your own work, use our studios and borrow equipment from us.

Pay What You Can: $35-$100 Annually

What you get:

  • 10 free classes a year
  • Free equipment rentals*
  • Free studio use*
  • 10% discount on merch
  • Invitations to exclusive events
  • CCTV sticker

*for non-commercial use

Advocate Member

If you want to support us, but you’re only interested in occasionally taking classes or renting space and equipment. Or maybe you just want the sticker!

$20 Annually

What you get:

  • CCTV Sticker
  • 10% discount on merch
  • 10% discount on equipment and space rentals
  • Invitations to exclusive events

CCTV Membership Fund

When you join, any amount over $100 for a Studio Membership will go toward sponsoring memberships for those with fewer resources.

Or give an additional donation here

Thank You!

For supporting our work to foster vibrant community dialogue, provide media education for all, empower teens to create media that matters, keep seniors connected, and help nonprofits deepen their impact.


Michelle Bean

Boston Foundation Back Porch Fund

Cambridge Local First

Kathy Cannon & Scott Berk

Shaun Clarke

Luis Cotto

Estelle Disch

Chantal Fujiwara & Pirooz Vakili

Andrew Griffith

Haijing Hao

Daniel Jacobs

Lauren Kroiz

David P. Maher

Kameel Nasr

Tara Palazuelos

Hasson Rashid

Ellen M. Semonoff

Stephen Sillari

Elena Sokolow-Kaufman

Juliet K. Stone

Marieke Van Damme

YWCA Cambridge

Anonymous Was a Woman

Tricia Bitetto

Gilda Bruckman

Stephen Campbell

Susan Chasen

Comcast Cable

Fran Cronin

Chantal Eide

Rabbi Michael Dennis Gardner (in honor of Robert Patrick Gardner)

Maritza Grooms

Ruth E. Hill

Lloyd Sheldon Johnson

Ilan Levy (in honor of Susan Fleischmann)

Matthew Landry

Kevin Newton

David & Beth Pendery

Judith Richland

Peter Septoff

Phoebe Sinclair

Danna Solomon

Paul Trunnell

Beth Redmond Walsh

Barbara Anthony

Michael & Margie Bogdanow

Angie Brusch

Steve & Kathleen Campbell

Rebecca Chung

Cable Cram Rom Family Fund and Bainbridge Community Foundation

Anne Cushman

Meichelle Ferguson

Ellen Grabiner

Joan Shafran and Rob Haimes Foundation

Hong Kong Restaurant

Michael Koran

Robert W. Mack

George & Jane Metzger

Katharine Normandin

Judy Perlman

Louise Rice & Tess Ewing

Nancy H. Seymour

Berit Pratt & Betsy Smith

Mercedes Soto

Joanna Tzouvelis

Carolyn Wilkins

David Bass & Susan Hall

William Boone

Carole Bundy

Lola Campos

Kathleen Clark

John Colasacco

Daniel DeGuglielmo

Susan D. Fleischmann

Garth & Lindsay Greimann

Laurence Hammel

Pamela Howard

Rozann Kraus & Dan Epstein

Hilda Madera

Beverly Mire

Jason Ong

Peter Pinch

Austin Rutledge

Joan Shafran and Rob Haimes Foundation

Julie Shaw

Jessica Smyser

Norman Spivey

Aelen Unan

Isaac Yablo