MTN needs your support!!!!

MTN needs your support

For the second straight year, MTN is facing cuts to its budget from the City of Minneapolis.
If you value MTN's shows and other services, please contact your Minneapolis City Council Member to express what you appreciate about this important community resource. (The public hearing for Minneapolis' 2013 budget takes place at City Hall on Wednesday, November 28th at 6 pm.) To find contact information for your council member, visit the city’s web page at If you don't know which Council Member represents you, use the Ward Finder." (



Donate now to 13 Ways of Looking at Minneapolis  

Take some time out of your busy day and make a donation to Thirteen Ways of Looking at Minneapolis project, visit our donation page at IndiegogoEvery bit of support helps bring our local artists' vision to light. Each film submitted will be, optimally, between 3 and 15 minutes in length (though we will accept longer documentaries, if the quality is high throughout). If you would like to learn how you can submit your film or video as part of the Thirteen Ways of Looking at Minneapolis series and contest, please contact or call 612-331-8575.                                                                                                                                       

Follow our youth blog!

Did you know that you can follow the latest youth media projects happening at MTN?  Our MTeeNs blog features behind-the-video stories, youth perspectives, and upcoming events tailored to teens. Simply visit, click on the “Follow” button and provide an email address. A confirmation email will be sent to your inbox. Click the “Confirm Follow” button and you’ll be in the know from now on!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


Thank you for supporting youth media at MTN!

On Give to the Max Day, MTN Youth raised nearly $700, thanks to your generous support. Donations will support a new Teen Council at MTN in the upcoming year, aimed at expanding access to youth media opportunities through an after-school program. Find more details on our MTeeNs blog!                                                                                                                                                 


Hip-Hop workshops for Teens at local libraries

Teens in grades 7-12 can learn hip-hop dance moves and CD production at free "Hip-Hop Workshops" scheduled Dec. 29-Feb. 9 at Hennepin County libraries and presented in collaboration with Intermedia Arts.  Local choreographer/dancer Leah Nelson will teach the "Dance, From African to Hip-Hop" workshops. She is founding co-curator of the hip-hop performance and dance festival known as B-Girl Be and has performed throughout the Twin Cities. Teens will learn how traditional music and moves from Zimbabwe, Guinea and Senegal are connected to modern-day hip-hop dance. Nearby events are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 29, 2-4 p.m. at Sumner Library, 612-543-6875; and Friday, Jan. 11, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Northeast Library, 612-543-6775.

Take a Class

Our classes are now scheduled through the end of the year. If you were planning to take a class this fall, now is the time to sign up! Visit and click on "Take a Class." For upcoming November class dates, check the side bar of this email!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Show up for a Free MTN Orientation
Upcoming dates for the orientation: December 12th and December 26th. Starts at 7 p.m. Come in, send someone, or come as a GROUP to learn what MTN is all about!

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