On October 7, 2020 at 7pm, 67 people attended MATV/UMA’s first virtual annual meeting. Aside from announcing the winning candidate for the open Membership Board seat, Karen Lynch, we reflected with video and photos on the past year and hinted about future developments.
MATV/UMA is excited to announce that several representatives from our membership are seeking to fill the newly open Member seat as part of the MATV/UMA Board of Directors. This abundance of interest mirrors what we hope for – engaged, active…
MATV/UMA is announcing that there is an upcoming election for a Membership seat available on our Board of Directors. That seat is currently held by Sergui Parfeni. This is an exciting opportunity for a current member to help shape the future of MATV as it finally transitions to Urban Media Arts (UMA) this fall and winter. Submit interest by September 9, 2020. Click for details.
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 8pm, a virtual artist reception will feature Nicolas Hyacinthe and his current exhibition at the MATV Gallery. In lieu of an in person reception, MATV/UMA along with Nicolas Hyacinthe invite the public to participate in an interactive discussion about his current exhibition. The virtual artist reception will include a viewing of one of Hyacinthe’s short films. One surprise artwork will be presented at the reception. For details and to register.
In February, MATV co-hosted a networking event for startup businesses and entrepreneurs. A panel of five spoke about the role generosity plays in business success. Natasha Kayulu, Faitha Ainane, and Ose Schwab will facilitate virtual discussion held on Zoom and YoutubeLive. Panelists include: Sandy Felder of The Gallery@57, Tiago Prado of Best Rate Zone (BRZ), Mirna Diaz, Esq of Diaz Law, Leslie Salmon Jones and Jeff Jones of Afro Flow Yoga, Heather Yunger of Top Shelf Cookies, and Nicholas Mathews of Mainvest. Register and details.
UMA/MATV is holding a four week course on basic principles of journalism and reporting. Students will improve their writing and reporting skills and see their work published,. Instructed by Boston Herald writer Stephanie Schorow— and the deadline is fast approaching!
Based on plans offered by the Governor’s Office of the State of Massachusetts, UMA/MATV will reopen in four phases. This strategy is being carefully considered in order to provide the best service for the City of Malden while protecting the health of its residents, UMA/MATV members and staff. As with so many other factors during this unprecedented time, the timeline may change as new information arises.
What is possible when a team of artists running a community enterprise let “YES” be the dominant force in navigating challenges? Leaders from The Galleryat57, an artist-run community enterprise in @Cityofmalden pandemic talk about the impact of closing down during…
During these troubling times, our staff has been thinking and talking about racism, equity through email, phone calls and a virtual Zoom staff meeting. We are a diverse staff that represents different races, cultures, ages and life experiences. Sharing our personal stories, thoughts, and reflections has helped underscore the impact of dialog and “uncomfortable conversations.” As Executive Director of MATV/UMA, I am committed to the ongoing education of our staff on issues of racial and cultural sensitivity, as well as extending that education outward to the community through use of our media channels and programming.
With the Covid-19 pandemic still running its course in the world and protests around the US calling for an end to systemic racism, speaking with Jean Appolon is an oasis of hope and healing. In this conversation by Zoom, Appolon…