Welcome to Austin Public!

Committed to freedom of speech and expression, Austin Public is a non-exclusive and content-neutral media studio that offers low- and no-cost training, equipment, facilities, and cablecasting services to all Austinites. Its programs empower individuals and nonprofit organizations to create film and media projects that speak to the local community, facilitate community building, and diversify the media landscape. Austin Public operates cable channels 10, 11, and 16 (cable channel 10 being the longest continually running public access station in the country) and simultaneously streams live on the Austin Public website, www.austinpublic.org.


Production Office Hours with Mike Tolleson - January 30, 5-7 PM

Production Office Hours for AFS Members and Austin Public Producers – Mike Tolleson
Monday, January 30, 5 – 7 PM

Join us at Austin Public for a 1-on-1 chat with a different media professional each month. Bring questions, screen content for critique and learn how to polish your skills to improve your art during your dedicated half hour appointment. This month, we're excited to have Mike Tolleson—a veteran of Texas' film and TV industries—as our mentor.  Sign up here >>


Mike Tolleson has been involved in much of the development of the music and film industries in Texas since 1969, as an entertainment attorney, producer, consultant, and founder of various organizations and businesses. He is a co-founder and past chair of the State Bar of Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Section and has been the founder and director of the Entertainment Law Institute since 1990. He was a co-founder of the Armadillo World Headquarters in 1970, Co-Producer of the 1 Annual Willie Nelson Picnic, Consultant on the Pilot and 1 series of Austin City Limits, Co-Founder of Austin’s Public Access Television Channel, ACTV, President of the Texas Music Association, Commissioner on the Texas Music Commission, and a former Governor of the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy. His clients have included many well known musicians, songwriters, and authors as well as record companies, music publishers, talent managers, performance venues and producers of all forms of entertainment including film, records, concerts, video games, and theatre. For more information see www.miketolleson.com.

50 State Dinner Party Project, a Collective Action Initiative from the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC)

Join youth media and creative youth development leaders for a potluck dinner art party! As part of a national 50 State Dinner Party Project, a Collective Action Initiative from the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC), we will explore the question, "What are our desired futures?" during this inter-generational dinner. For more information, visit NAMAC’s 50 State Dinner Party FAQs. The dinner is on Thursday January 26, 2017 from 6-8pm at Austin Public. All are welcomed to attend, so email Yolanda@austinfilm.org to get involved now!


Committed to freedom of speech and expression, Austin Public is pleased to offer a sliding scale scholarship program for annual fees and certification level courses to ensure that regardless of financial resources, members of the community have access to the means of production and an avenue to assure that their voices are heard.

To be considered for fee reductions and/or waivers, please complete our application and provide the appropriate documentation to demonstrate financial hardship.

Completing an application does not guarantee reduced or waived fees. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of availability and financial need. All applications will be acknowledged via email and they will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.

If you have any questions, please email Community Media Coordinator Yolanda Gamble at yolanda@austinfilm.org. We look forward to reviewing your application and hope to see you at the station, soon!

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