OpenProducer’s Community Media Pilot provides indie media and arts orgs with training, mentorship and technical assistance while growing the organizational capacity to sustain over time. 


  • Enable and enhance original content creation
  • Grow revenue via fundraising, sponsorships, partnerships, and related services.
  • Identify new models for content distribution and licensing 
  • Increase audience engagement

Platform support and maintenance 

  • Platform and security updates
  • New features and improvements based on our platform development roadmap
  • Support and troubleshooting


  • Training, mentorship and technical assistance to help strengthen organizational capacities as well as diversify revenue streams.
  • Provide community members real-world learning opportunities to produce, engineer, host, write, interview, and create the media


Once enrolled, OpenProducer and partners would do the following:

  • Set Up an onboarding meeting – At the onboarding meeting we’ll
    • Discuss the existing site to learn about any pending tasks you need taken care of right away
    • Gather use cases from them to cover the critical features
    • Determine additional needs such as hosting, custom development, and design
  • Estimate costs for additional needs
  • Migrate to partner hosting (two months of hosting included in initial cost)
  • Provide platform security updates and maintenance (initial enrollment covers the first two months) 
  • Continuing research into best practices in revenue development
  • Series of in-person and virtual courses, workshops, hackathons, and other training opportunities for staff and volunteers.
  • Create toolkits and share best practices to help achieve long-term sustainability
  • Quarterly fundraising events