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. All of our classes are virtual. See below to sign up for our Intro to SPNN class. After you have taken the Intro class you can sign up to take the Camera Class to learn how to utilize our cameras, audio, and other field gear.
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.
Utilize SPNN Resources
To utilize SPNN resources; camera, lights, audio, Adobe Premiere for editing, and studio you need to be a member of SPNN and take our Intro class. Our Intro Class is the first Wednesday of every month via Zoom. Find out more about our classes at our training page.
SPNN has two podcasts. One focuses on the Twin Cities artists and activists community and the other is Speaking of Youth.
If you have ideas for artists or activists to talk to or topics you want to see covered please email email@example.com
Virtual Drop In Hours
If you need advice on how to set up a shoot, want feedback on your idea, or technical help editing, you can schedule a one on one with Jackie or Michael D.
They are each available every other Monday from 6-9pm:
Jackie (starting Nov. 23): https://calendly.com/
Michael D. (starting Nov. 16): https://calendly.com/