Arts & Culture Summit

On March 9, 2019, over 100 people met at River’s Edge Medford to imagine the next steps for Malden’s arts and culture community. Led and hosted by MATV, Malden’ Media Center, the program included a welcome, art talk, keynote speech about Watertown’s Mosesian Center for the Arts, performances, and a break out discussion using a tool known as the “Innovator’s Compass.”

This summit sparked a list of needs and next steps for Arts & Culture to take hold in Malden. Learn more and stay updated about what’s next.

MATV Wins Award


MATV staffers pose after shooting one of the scenes from “It’s a Wonderful Life … in Malden.”

MATV recently won first place in the “Access Center Promo” category for “It’s a Wonderful Life … in Malden,” produced in 2016. The award was part of the Video Festival of the Alliance for Community Media Northeast Region which attracts of hundreds of entries in a variety of categories from the Northeastern states.

Featuring MATV staff and many members of the Malden community, the 14-minute film is a takeoff of the original Frank Capra classic, with MATV, Malden’s Media Center, at the center of it. We plan to have a community holiday screening of the piece, so stay tuned for details. You can also watch the full piece online by clicking here.

NAIDOC Aboriginal Art – An international poster exhibit


From the collection of STEPHEN LEWIS

On View: June 12 – August 22, 2019 in the MATV Gallery, MATV, Malden’s Media Center, 145 Pleasant St, Malden, MA -2148

Public Reception & Discussion: Thursday, July 18, 2019,  6:30 – 8:30pm

A showcase of talent, stories, and community

May 11, 2019 1pm to 7pm

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, MATV hosted its 13th annual Open House Showcase. For six hours, MATV’s studio buzzed with activity featuring 10 performances, 32 interviews, an all-day food buffet, chalk drawing, and lots of mingling. The day’s recordings are currently available on a Youtube version of video. A higher quality video recording will be made available late spring.

Link to the day’s performances and recordings