DEADLINE EXTENDED: Winter '23 Project Cohort Applications Due!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Winter '23 Project Cohort Applications Due!

Apply to get dedicated production support and one-on-one facilitation to see your project through to the final cut.

Ready to move your media project forward?

Twice a year we open up applications for folks to get dedicated production support on their projects. Applications for the Winter Cohort close on November 23rd, 2022 for Spring 2023 (January 3rd to May 30th).

Our free production cohorts provide a support system for media makers with a story to tell. Work one-on-one with an Open Signal facilitator to determine your project needs — we offer training on video production (including post-production), equipment kits for check-out, and biweekly check-ins with your facilitator. Your facilitator will help you move through the production process and tailor our media education to your story. You’ll also get the invite to our virtual cohort-only meetups, where you’ll be able to share updates, find collaborators and learn from and with a community of folks who are actively at work on a project.

Once your project is complete, we’ll schedule it on our cable channels! You’ll be able to share your work with over 400,000 homes in the Portland metro area.

Open Signal is committed to supporting communities that have been historically excluded from mainstream media:

This program is open to youth ages 14 to 17 (youth under 16 must attend all training, meetings and gear checkout with a guardian).

This opportunity is also open to local nonprofit organizations who work with these communities. We also ask that applicants are Open Signal members and reside in the Portland Metro area.

Applications are reviewed by Open Signal staff, and we accept projects based on eligibility and our capacity.

Open Signal is an inclusive space, applications are open to all media makers.


Dec 5


12:00am – 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.