“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.)

Wilenchie _ Angie in the Studio 2021

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.

Marissa Acosta

David Bass & Susan Hall

Gilda Bruckman

Rebecca Chung

Comcast Cable

Daniel DeGuglielmo

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

Haijing Hao

Joan Shafran and Rob Haimes Foundation

Lauren Kroiz

George & Jane Metzger

David & Beth Pendery

Hasson Rashid

Peter Septoff

Mercedes Maria Soto

Carolyn Wilkins


Michael & Margie Bogdanow

Angie Brusch

Kathleen Clark

Cable Cram Rom Family Fund and Bainbridge Community Foundation

Estelle Disch

Ellen Grabiner

Ruth E. Hill

Lloyd Sheldon Johnson

Ilan Levy (in honor of Susan Fleischmann)

Beverly Mire

Judy Perlman

Louise Rice & Tess Ewing

Nancy H. Seymour

Juliet K. Stone

Isaac Yablo

Anonymous Was a Woman

William Boone

Steve & Kathleen Campbell

Shaun Clarke

Fran A. Cronin

Susan D. Fleischmann

Garth & Lindsay Greimann

Hong Kong Restaurant

Michael Koran

Kevin Newton

Peter Pinch

Judith Richland

Julie Shaw

Joanna Tzouvelis

Barbara Anthony

Boston Foundation Back Porch Fund

Susan Chasen

John Colasacco

Anne Cushman

Chantal Fujiwara & Pirooz Vakili

Andrew Griffith

Daniel Jacobs

Rozann Kraus & Dan Epstein

David P. Maher

Katharine Normandin

Berit Pratt & Betsy Smith

Ellen M. Semonoff

Stephen Sillari

Beth Redmond Walsh, BA