Dates

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Mar 4

Saturday

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Apr 27–Nov 23

5:30pm – 7:30pm

May 3

Wednesday

2:00pm – 9:00pm

Jun 16

Friday

12:00am – 11:59pm

Jun 19

Monday

12:00am – 11:59pm

Jun 30

Friday

12:00am – 11:59pm

Jul 3

Monday

12:00am – 11:30pm

Jul 15

Saturday

12:00am – 11:59pm

Jul 27

Thursday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Aug 24

Thursday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Oct 26–Jan 25

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Nov 23

Thursday

12:00am – 1:00am

Jan 20–Jan 27

Saturdays

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Jan 25

Thursday

12:00am – 12:00am

Jan 25

Thursday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Jan 30

Tuesday

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Feb 3–Feb 4

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Feb 5–Apr 16

Mondays

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Feb 11–Feb 25

Sundays

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Feb 12

Monday

11:58pm – 11:59pm

Feb 21

Wednesday

12:00am – 11:59pm

Feb 22

Thursday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Mar 3–Mar 10

Saturdays

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Mar 5

Monday

11:58pm – 11:59pm

Mar 9

Friday

10:00am – 10:00am

Mar 17–Mar 24

Saturdays

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Mar 22

Thursday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Mar 26–Mar 30

Daily

9:00am – 3:00pm

Apr 7–Apr 14

Saturdays

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Apr 21–Apr 28

Saturdays

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Apr 26

Thursday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Apr 27

Friday

12:00am – 12:00am

May 24

Thursday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Jun 18–Jun 22

Daily

9:00am – 3:00pm

Jun 25–Jun 29

Daily

9:00am – 3:00pm

Jun 28

Thursday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Jul 1

Sunday

12:00am – 12:00am

Jul 9–Jul 13

Daily

9:00am – 3:00pm

Jul 16–Jul 20

Daily

9:00am – 3:00pm

Jul 16

Monday

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Jul 26

Thursday

12:00am – 12:30am

Jul 30–Aug 3

Daily

9:00am – 3:00pm

Jul 31

Tuesday

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Aug 13–Aug 17

Daily

9:00am – 3:00pm

Aug 20–Aug 24

Daily

9:00am – 3:00pm

Aug 23

Thursday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Oct 25

Thursday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Oct 25–Nov 8

Thursdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Nov 11

Sunday

12:00am – 1:00am

Nov 22

Thursday

12:00am – 1:00am

Nov 29

Thursday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Dec 19

Wednesday

12:00am – 1:00am

Dec 23

Sunday

12:00am – 12:00am

Jan 16

Wednesday

2:00pm – 10:00pm

Jan 16

Wednesday

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Jan 17

Thursday

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Jan 24

Thursday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Jan 27

Sunday

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Jan 30

Wednesday

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Feb 7–Feb 27

Wednesdays & Thursdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Feb 13–Feb 22

Wednesdays & Fridays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Feb 16–Mar 2

Saturdays

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Feb 17–Mar 10

Sundays

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Feb 21

Thursday

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Feb 24

Sunday

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Feb 27–Mar 6

Wednesdays & Fridays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Feb 27

Wednesday

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Feb 27

Wednesday

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Mar 7–Mar 21

Wednesdays & Thursdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Mar 8–Mar 16

Saturdays

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Mar 8–Mar 15

Fridays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Mar 11

Monday

2:00pm – 10:00pm

Mar 13–Mar 20

Wednesdays & Thursdays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Mar 13

Wednesday

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Mar 21

Thursday

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Mar 21

Thursday

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Mar 21

Thursday

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Mar 23

Saturday

9:00am – 5:00pm

Mar 23

Saturday

12:00pm – 8:00pm

Mar 23

Saturday

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Mar 27

Wednesday

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Mar 28

Thursday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Mar 29–Apr 5

Fridays

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Mar 30

Saturday

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Mar 31

Sunday

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Apr 9

Tuesday

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Apr 18

Thursday

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Apr 25

Thursday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

May 13

Monday

6:00pm – 8:00pm

May 16

Thursday

6:30pm – 8:00pm

May 23

Thursday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Jun 20

Thursday

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Jun 27

Thursday

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Jul 15

Monday

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Sep 7

Saturday

12:00pm – 10:00pm

Nov 11

Monday

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Policies

Policies

For More Information

For general information or directions to our space, please contact our front desk at (503) 288-1515 or info [at] opensignalpdx.org.

To be considered for make-up sessions or for other questions about your registration, please contact our Media Education Manager, KatMeow García, via phone at (503) 288 1515 x411 or (503) 994-8863 or via email at katmeow [at] opensignalpdx.org.03) 994-8863

Getting Here

Open Signal is located off the Line 6 or Line 4 bus lines; from NE Knott St, we are one block north of the Nike Factory Store and two blocks east of the Matt Dishman Community Center.

If you are driving to Open Signal, we have a parking lot located on NE Graham St. Our main entrance is also located on NE Graham off of NE Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd.

New Students

Completing an Orientation at Open Signal is the first step for all new students; it is required to attend one prior to the start date of your first workshop.

Community Membership

Join our community! Open Signal's membership program includes absolutely everyone.

Beginning January 1, 2019, up-to-date membership is required to reserve our equipment and studios. The minimum contribution to become a community member is $1, which gets you free access to our state-of-the-art media equipment and production studios, special events and more. This program will not only strengthen our community and deepen your experience as a community member, but it will also help diversify our funding streams, ensuring that our resources will be around to serve Portland for decades to come.

To sign up, visit our front desk during open hours or make a contribution of at least $5 online.


Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students who demonstrate financial need. For more information visit, please visit the scholarships page on our website.

Open Signal is a Safe Space

Open Signal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the community. Open Signal does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), ability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations, and we ask that you do the same when you attend our workshops and events.

We require all members of our community to agree to our safety policies and to be accountable for the impact of their actions on others who use the space.

If you have a safety concern to report, please talk to any member of our front desk staff, or complete our online form at bit.ly/opensignalsafetyconcern.

Reasonable Accommodation Requests

At Open Signal, we work hard to keep our space accessible, inclusive and collaborative. We have a no-tolerance policy for discrimination, harassment and violence.

To request a reasonable accommodation please complete this form or contact an Open Signal staff member for assistance: education [at] opensignalpdx.org | (503) 288-1515 x411.

 

Accommodation requests will be addressed in a timely manner by an Open Signal staff member. While some accommodation needs may not be within our means to meet at this time, we do our absolute best to accommodate individual needs for equitable access to our facilities whenever possible.

 

Equipment Certification

Open Signal workshops grant access to equipment and software taught in the course after completing all class sessions, unless otherwise noted.

Our workshops and equipment are made available to the community at an affordable rate because we want to amplify your voice on our public access cable channels.

Join our community of media-makers! Open Signal workshops, paired with membership, grants access to check out equipment for free. In exchange for using Open Signal’s equipment and studios, we ask that you submit work regularly to air on public cable channels.

Workshops participants must attend ALL workshop sessions order to receive certification. No make-up sessions will be allowed except in cases of emergency. All certified students must complete a brief New Producer Orientation (NPO) before they are given access to our equipment. Students under the age of 18 will need to complete an NPO in the presence of their parent or guardian in order to check out equipment from Open Signal.

Workshop Cancellation Refunds or Transfers

In order to keep our class sizes and costs low for the community, please adhere to the following policies:

Workshop cancellations, refunds or transfer requests must be made three business days (M-F 9am-5pm) before the first workshop start day to receive a full refund or transfer. After three business days, no requests for refunds or transfers will be accepted.

If you miss a workshop session, a one-on-one make-up session can be scheduled upon request for select workshops for $55/hr (scheduling availability permitting). If you miss more than one workshop, you will need to retake the workshop and pay in full.

People with demonstrated need can contact our Media Education Manager for other options at katmeow [at] opensignalpdx.org.

To be considered for make-up sessions or for other questions about your registration, please contact our Media Education Manager, KatMeow García, via phone at (503) 288 1515 x411 or (503) 994-8863 or via email at katmeow [at] opensignalpdx.org.

Obligation to Pay

Non-attendance does not relieve you of your obligation to pay. If you register for a class and do not attend or stop attending and fail to request a refund within the refund period, no refunds or transfers will be offered.

Can’t Make it to Class?

Life happens! If you find out less than three business days that you are unable to make it to class, gift your workshop to a member of the community! You may transfer your ticket to another interested student by emailing us at education [at] opensignalpdx.org with their name and email address. If you need help finding someone to take your spot, you are welcome to post about it on our producer forum, Switchboard or free up your spot to someone on the waitlist. Registrations cannot be transferred to another student after the workshop has already started.

Class Cancellation

Occasionally, Open Signal must cancel a class due to low enrollment or emergencies. If your class is cancelled, the class may be rescheduled or you will be offered a full refund. Your refund will be processed in the manner in which you paid.

Refund Policies for Events

You must cancel up to 72 hours in advance to receive a full refund. There will be no refunds or transfers if you cancel with less than three days notice or fail to show up.

To be considered for a refund or for other questions about the event, please contact our front desk at (503) 288-1515 or info [at] opensignalpdx.org.

Inclement Weather Policy

Open Signal follows the Portland Public Schools weather closure policy. If a workshop, camp or event is closed due to inclement weather, we will attempt to reschedule within the term. Full refunds or exchanges will be offered if you are unable to make the rescheduled date.