SPNN is a community media and technology center that provides the tools and training for youth, adult, and nonprofits to use media and technology to tell stories and gain job skills. We have 35 AmeriCorps members in nonprofits, libraries, and workforce centers around the Twin Cities metro area. We partner with organizations to create studio programs. Through our programs and classes we help youth and adults learn media making skills. 

Due to COVID-19 our media center is open three days a week. We are open Sundays from 1-5, Tuesdays 3-7, and Fridays from 3-7. We are limiting the amount of people in the space so reservations need to be made 24 hours in advance. Most of our classes are virtual or one-to-one. 

To reserve equipment fill out this webform. If you are having trouble filling out the webform please email the Media Center team with your request. 

Upcoming Programs and Events

  • a photo of a camera with the New Angle Fellows logo overlayed

    Apply for New Angle Fellows

    New Angle Fellows, our documentary program for emerging artists, is currently accepting applications. The New Angle Fellows program runs from November-May. The application deadline is Oct. 2, 2020. 

  • pink and blue background with outline white letters that say Artist Payday Fridays. SPNN hosts an artist every other Friday. SPNN Facebook Live 5-6PM.

    Artist Payday Friday

    SPNN is hosting a one hour show every other Friday with an artist. The artist will be able to post a link to their gofundme, cashapp,or venmo. Contact Bianca Rhodes for more information. 

  • League of Women voters of Saint Paul log on a black background with blue letters saying candidate forums

    Candidate Forums

    The LWV of St. Paul and SPNN are presenting several candidate forums live on channel 19 for local house, senate, and congressional districts. You can watch past forums and find the dates for upcoming forums. 

  • Intro to SPNN Class

    Intro to SPNN Class

    This free class is the first step to becoming involved in the SPNN community and must be taken prior to taking any other SPNN classes.  Currently we are holding this class via Zoom. 

  • Camera Class

    Camera Class

    Learn to use our professional HD video cameras for field production, as well as lights and auxiliary audio equipment with our two night camera class.