IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19, AUSTIN PUBLIC HAS BEEN DIRECTED BY THE CITY OF AUSTIN TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND ALL ONSITE OPERATIONS. ACTIVE PRODUCERS WILL STILL HAVE ACCESS TO CONTENT DISTRIBUTION. ONLINE CERTIFICATION CLASSES ARE BEING PROVIDED AND CAN BE FOUND HERE. FOR MORE INFO ON THIS SUSPENSION PLEASE GO HERE.
An Austin Public Producer is someone who pays a subscription fee to access Austin Public’s video production resources that they’ve been certified to use through our certification classes and then cablecasts portions of their created content onto Austin Public’s cable channels and streaming platforms. Producers must be at least 18 years of age and live within Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Caldwell or Hays County.
HOW TO JOIN:
Please read our First Steps packet to find out more about the Producer Program.
The first step is to attend an Orientation class. At Orientation, new Producers will be provided with details about accessing the resources available at Austin Public and walked through the process of joining. Please bring proof of identity and residency to the orientation or you can upload scanned versions of those documents with our Producer Documents Form.
The second step is to attend a Media Policy class. This class is required and provides Producers with the ability to submit content for channel distribution, use our edit lab and conference room.
Our other Certification courses are required to access the resources (studios and production equipment). You can see those classes listed here.
PRODUCER PROGRAM FEE OPTIONS
Yearly Subscription: $120/year
Monthly Subscription: $12/month-to-month
***Please note that the Producer Program payment links will be made available once a person (1) attends an orientation, (2) completes Media Policy class and (3) fills out our survey and provides their proof of identity and residency***
Scholarship Eligibility: Individuals who earn 80% of the current area median family income or less are eligible for a sliding scale scholarship. Please click here to determine if you qualify. To apply for a scholarship, click here.