The Artist Residency at CCTV

The Artist Residency at CCTV

Cambridge Community Television is looking for multimedia artists of color to create new, media-based artworks at CCTV.

Cambridge Community Television is looking for multimedia artists of color (film/video/installation/360 filmmaking/etc.) to create new, media-based artworks at CCTV, as they share their work and creative processes with members of the local Cambridge community.

A residency at CCTV may be used to explore a concept, to research artistic or technical feasibility of a certain idea, develop part of a project, or to bring a work to full production scale.


  • The goals for the Artist Residency are to offer artists of color an opportunity to deepen their artistic and professional development in a community environment with access to professional equipment, and to inspire a new generation of media artists by offering Cambridge locals the opportunity to learn from artists who reflect their own backgrounds and experiences.
  • If CCTV is interested in supporting the project, subsequent meetings may be conducted with the curatorial and production teams to discuss content, technology, budgeting, timeline and overall resources. A project proposal may be adapted and updated based on the outcome of these conversations.
  • CCTV will provide space and equipment to fulfill the chosen applicants’ project goals. Applicants must secure transportation, materials and fees associated with their projects (outside of the $150 stipend that CCTV offers) and familiarize themselves with the CCTV production process outlined here.
  • The CCTV Artist Residency includes all equipment and facility use benefits granted to Members of CCTV (reference the “What You Get” section below for more details)
  • CCTV’s facilities are available to those holding Residencies from 9am-9pm Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-6pm Fridays, and 4pm-9pm Sundays (Closed Sundays and Mondays of holiday weekends).Your work will need to take place during these hours.
  • Note that this is a studio residency only. Housing is not included.
  • One artist each will be chosen for three-month Residencies that will take place from January through March, April through June, and September through December, 2020.


  • Free use of all CCTV equipment/space during CCTV’s open hours on the same first-come, first-served basis as CCTV Members. This includes:
  • CCTV Live Studio
  • Live Multi-Camera Studio
  • Portrait Studio
  • Podcast Studio
  • Portable Camcorders, DSLRs, Audio and Lighting Equipment
  • Computer Labs & Classroom Space
  • Private Editing Suites (with full access to Adobe Creative Suite)
  • $150 stipend for materials
  • Free CCTV classes during the three month residency
  • Member Benefits for 9 months after residency is completed
  • Support from CCTV Staff
  • CCTV staff will support your work but are not expected to directly engage with your production. We encourage applicants to seek their own team of artistic collaborators or technical experts for their work, in addition to utilizing our staff support.
  • Potential to have your own public access television show


  • All accepted artists are required to:
  • Plan and present one artist talk for members of the community recruited by CCTV
  • Facilitate one media-based workshop in which CCTV will enroll members of the community
  • Showcase/discuss their work at the end of the residency through either a talk, a screening, an installation, etc. which will be promoted to the general public by CCTV
  • Allow CCTV to showcase the work created during your residency on its channels (Channels 8, 9, & 96 in Cambridge), social media, and other distribution platforms
  • If you are working on a film and do not want it to screen on our channels because you plan to submit to festivals or other outlets that restrict prior distribution, we will work together to find a solution

Complete & submit a CCTV residency application by March 13, 2020.
Artists will be notified by late March.
If you have any questions, contact

This project is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council