Minneapolis Television Network

Serving as the city of Minneapolis' Community Media Center for over 30 years and counting.

Minneapolis Television Network

An alternative, locally based, locally sourced option

for anyone seeking to connect and build community through the media.

Minneapolis Television Network

Through the resources we offer we empower people

to become engaged and productive leaders in our community.

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MTN CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Firday May 26th through May 29th. 

We will be open for regular hours on Tuesday May 30th 12-9pm. Have a great weekend! 

MTN's 15 Minutes of Fame is coming up this weekend!

Make sure to stop by our studios during Art-A-Whirl and create your own professional video!













The Minneapolis Telecommunication Network (MTN), your media access zone, invites you into our studio to create your own keepsake video during Art-A- Whirl, May 19-21. Be a star of your own movie, sing a song, dance, tell a story, read a poem, or do spoken word. Bring your family and friends or come alone and make a broadcast quality video worth sharing with your network, airing on our channels, or becoming a YouTube sensation. You can rehearse and come prepared or improvise your performance right on the spot. Afterwards you’d like, we’ll air your video on our channel 17.

For just a small donation you can spend 15 minutes in the studio with professional videographers, along with complete graphics and a backdrop. We’ll give you a USB drive to store and transfer your masterpiece. Make a reservation for one of the time slots online at www.mtn.org/artawhirl or call us (612) 331-8575 or just walk in and sign up during Art- A- Whirl.

For more information about the Art-A-Whirl event or MTN contact Tene Wells at tene@mtnstudios.org or at (612) 331-8575 ext. 304

MTN was founded in 1983 to offer a media voice to underrepresented people, operating three cable access channels and providing training to anyone interested in creating media art. MTN’s mission is to operate a media center that helps Minneapolis residents, businesses and nonprofits develop skills to increase the social, civic and economic equity in our community via the transformative art of creating and broadcasting media.

Check out this special Kare 11 clip promoting MTN and Art-A-Whirl.


The Minneapolis Telecommunications Network
is your media access zone

Located in the heart of North East Minneapolis, with studio facilities in the Thorp Building, MTN gives voice to every resident of the city and connects us to our community. We offer regular media training to anyone interested in harnessing the connective power of media to say something about the city we live in and love.

To this end, MTN broadcasts community-based, community-focused programming—24 hours a day, 7 days a week—on our three channels on the local Comcast Cable network. Each of MTN's channels has its own unique focus.

 Channel 16 (The Connect Network) offers community affairs programming, news & information, public discussion, politics & government. 

 Channel 17 (The Create Network) is home to cultural and educational programming made by local artists & creatives and by MTN's vibrant Youth Programs.

 Channel 75 (The Inspire Network) features a diverse array of religions and spiritual programming from around the region.


MTN's community-focused programming is created by members of the community just like you.

For more information about our facilities, training, programs, and other services, please contact us today!

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