Your cultural memories, stored on disintegrating magnetic audio and video tapes, are in crisis and may be lost forever. Take action now to archive and preserve the content of your documentaries and audio & video programming before they disappear with media degradation, and as legacy audio and video playback equipment has becomes obsolete.
Minnesota Media Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to preserve, catalog, and provide improved digital access to Minnesota’s media arts programs, documentaries and independent productions. We were founded in 1983 as the Twin Cities Cable Arts Consortium to promote and distribute arts programming on Cable TV systems throughout Minnesota. We are continuing to work with Minnesota's creative communities, both individuals and organizations, to better manage and stabilize their video and audio media collections to preserve our rich and expressive Minnesota cultural heritage. We do this by offering educational resources, research, media archive collection care management, and archival quality media preservation and digital conversion services.
Your donations will help us maintain our services as we:
1- Build a “digital repository” and support cataloging of legacy digital media assets
2- Continue to provide archival quality preservation and digital conversion services for the art communities through our media preservation labs.
3- Explore and research new metadata schemas and often evolving digital media preservation standards
4- Create a “funding strategy” for our 2022 office space (we were forced to consolidate into smaller remote offices during the Covid-19 Pandemic) to continue engaging our target audiences through our preservation media lab, presentations, as well as educational events such as Community Media Archiving Workshops.