Open Signal


To empower the community to make effective use of media for creative expression, cultural exchange and civic participation by offering classes and state-of-the-art equipment, including one of the city’s largest production studios, which the public can check out for free.

Bottom Line for Portland

Last year, Open Signal taught 700 Portlanders to tell their stories and provided 150,000 hours of free equipment time. It broadcast 9,060 hours of new independent and locally produced content to 400,000 homes in the Portland metro area.

"Open Signal’s youth programs have affected me and my education in a major way. Not only was I given the means to make art and access my creativity with little to no cost, it’s allowed me to start a career at 18.” —Mikal Von Borg, Open Signal producer


How far does a $10 donation go with your organization?

$10 provides a scholarship for one low-income student to get training in the media production studio for one hour.

How far does a $50 donation go with your organization?

$50 provides one month of Adobe Creative Cloud on one community computer.

Oregon Cultural Trust Nonprofit Partner

Video provided in partnership with Roam Schooled

Site by Grady Britton