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Guidelines to Joining Somerville Media Center

Over hundreds of people have attended our informative orientation with the intention of starting their media making journey. Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. In this orientation, Somerville Media Center will share with you the knowledge to introduce you to the community media world. Sign up for our FREE Orientation here!

Okay, this sounds great but what are other reasons for joining?


Joining SMC is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people, and get involved in your community. All Somerville residents are encouraged to produce programs that present their point of view, express their creativity, and inform their neighbors.

Any Somerville resident may join SMC as a Community Media Member- for Boston Free Radio and SCATV memberships. For those who are non-residents, you can join through the Creative Collective membership. See specific policies and bylaws related to Membership. For more information, contact the SMC Membership Director here.

Member Resources – We are here to help!


At SMC we try to create an environment for our members to connect and learn from one another as well as share ideas. Through ongoing offerings we provide a safe space to help people become a better community media member. Some examples of how we foster this are through:

Rough Cut Media Screenings, film screenings, member awards ceremonies, producer development days, media mixers, BFR and SCATV live streaming at local events, technical support on projects, crew call announcements, fiscal sponsorship, networking events, mentorship and more! We understand the media making journey can be daunting, so do not ever hesitate to contact us to chat more about your projects. We are here to help you succeed!

To learn more about SMC, public access television, community radio and how to produce your own television or radio show, we encourage you to attend one of our New Member Orientations. The session is free and open to the public. Attendance is required for all new SMC members. You can find our upcoming orientation dates online here.

Please join SMC and take advantage of low-cost training, free access to media equipment, and staff advice!