Summer Project Cohort Applications Due May 23rd!

Summer Project Cohort Applications Due May 23rd!
  • Cost: Free
  • Capacity: 20

Whether you're an experienced filmmaker or just starting your creative journey, our cohorts help see your project from storyboard to final cut.

Have a story to tell? Whether you're an experienced filmmaker or just starting your creative journey, our cohorts help see your project from storyboard to final cut. Work one-on-one with an Open Signal facilitator to determine what kind of support you'll need. We offer video production training, equipment check-outs and biweekly check-ins. 

Applications for the Summer cohort are open May 5th to May 19th. You'll find the application at the link below once they have opened.

Learn more about the cohort in this video, featuring facilitator and Community Media Advocacy Manager KatMeow García.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be an Open Signal Member
  • Reside in the Portland Metro Area
  • Be available on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST for trainings and Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:00pm - 6:00pm PST for facilitation
  • Self identify as part of one or more of these communities:
    • Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
    • English-language learner
    • People with disabilities
    • Low-income(?)
    • Non-profit organization


May 23


11:00pm – 11:59pm



For More Information

Interested in getting involved and utilizing one of our many resources? Start by completing this form and we will connect you with a staff member to get you started: Inquiry Form.

For questions about your registration, please contact our Community Media Advocacy Manager, KatMeow García, via phone at (503) 288 1515 x411 or via email at katmeow [at]

Community Membership

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

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, make a contribution of at least $5 online.

Open Signal is a Safer Space

Open Signal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the community. Open Signal is a Safer Space for people of color, immigrants, gender non-conforming, low/no income groups, houseless, people with disabilities, linguistically diverse and other marginalized communities who have experienced systemic racism, sexism, classism and/or oppression. We encourage the creation and sharing of content that expresses a wide variety of cultural, social, political and spiritual perspectives. Treating all people with respect and kindness is expected - even if you don’t agree with all perspectives.

We require all members of our community to agree to our Safer Space Community Guidelinessafety policies and to be accountable for the impact of their actions on others who use the space. Physical and verbal abuse will not be tolerated. All threats will be taken seriously, and will result in removal from the facility.

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

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 an accommodation please complete this form or contact an Open Signal staff member for assistance: info [at] or (503) 288-1515.

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.