SPEAK MPLS is reimagining the future of media in Minneapolis

Our Mission

SPEAK MPLS activates connections and opportunities to amplify the voices of our neighbors.

We create a collaborative media ecosystem where it’s easy to access safe spaces and tools to create and learn

We engage community with immersive experiences to promote digital equity, freedom of expression, career growth and civic participation

We amplify the voices, stories and shared experiences that represent the diversity of Minneapolis


At SPEAK MPLS our values are what drives us daily. The SPEAK MPLS team as well as our community adhere and abide by these values so that we can grow and cultivate a tight-knit community-focused organization.


OUR Vision

We imagine a world where all people in Minneapolis: 

  • Engage in safe and supportive spaces to realize your dreams 
  • Access the tools needed to be an expert in telling your story
  • See your story and self represented in media
  • Feel supported to pursue ideas and your creative power
  • Work together across differences to make our city a better place


SPEAK MPLS is powered by you. We are committed to supporting our members’ journey through media by breaking down barriers and empowering your freedom of expression.

Become a member

We’re excited to collaborate with our neighbors. Whether you’re curious about a future in media production, interested in taking a few classes or ready to make a television series come alive, we have something for you. All individual and organizational members receive:

  • Free airtime on SPEAK MPLS TV and our online streaming channels
  • Free 15-minute media consultation with a SPEAK MPLS team member
  • Early access to SPEAK MPLS events
  • 50% off all classes
  • Producer Spotlight feature
  • App and online community to connect with other media-makers
$10/mo | $100/year

This tier is ideal for those eager to learn more about media and what we offer at SPEAK MPLS. And to get your content on TV!

$20/mo | $200/year

This tier is for creatives interested in an all-access experience. There are no limits to what you can create when SPEAK MPLS is at your service.

Organization Membership

Tell your organization's unique story through our business memberships. Now your podcast, YouTube series or animated skit can become a reality with our equipment and creative support at your disposal.

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