It’s been just over a year since I started my position as CEO of CreaTV and I couldn’t be more excited by the future that lies ahead of us. We’ve learned over the last year that they who hold the power to shape narratives can shape an entire democracy and fuel movements of hate and inequity. As we look forward to 2018, I hope you will join me in helping uplift the diverse voices of our community, and to help create a brighter, healthier and more just future.
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to CreaTV as we take the first steps on a new journey that I’m certain you will be excited about.
Your donation will help ensure that members of our community will be able to share their authentic stories through digital media.
We have big plans for the future—and I want you to be part of it. We will be embarking on a new strategic plan in 2018 that reconnects us to our mission. We’re focusing on building partnerships in new, more engaged ways renewing our commitment to serving youth; and increasing our reach in the community so we can connect to, serve, and give a voice to those who are not often heard in today’s commercial or social media outlets.
Our strategic planning is rooted in the fact that the media ecosystem is increasingly becoming less and less diverse, with less accountability to local communities. We’re seeing a new flood of media consolidation, threats to an open internet, and hateful speech that has become a renewed norm. For a healthy democracy to flourish, we need to hear a true diversity of stories and voices that CreaTV can provide like no other media or technology outlet. More than ever, your support is vital.
As we continue to deepen our commitments to the community, CreaTV also understands the importance of financial sustainability and the power of collaboration. In the fall of 2019, we will be moving into the Creative Center for the Arts in Japantown. This move will allow CreaTV to interact and engage more directly with the community. It also helps us better serve the arts community and it will provide CreaTV with an equitable space for people in our community to create media, share ideas, and convene.
If you have never made a gift to CreaTV, I encourage you to consider all of the ways CreaTV is a valuable community resource for people of all ages in San Jose and Silicon Valley. I think you will agree that CreaTV is worthy of your generous support.
Our community is special and unique. CreaTV gives storytellers an opportunity to inform, entertain, and offer a fresh or previously unheard perspective about the world we inhabit. A story can change minds. A story can invoke positive action and change. A story can change the world. Your financial support of CreaTV makes life-enriching change possible.
CreaTV is not just a public access TV station. We’re your community media center.
We are a trusted partner where organizations and individuals can rely on our dedicated staff to help them navigate the complicated world of media and technology. We provide equitable media and technology education to anyone in the community who wants to explore and share their creativity and individuality. We help advocate for spaces where everyone has the tools and education to help them communicate. CreaTV is so much more.
I believe you share our values and vision for elevating and amplifying authentic voices and stories. Please take this opportunity to stand with us by making your contribution.
Make your generous donation today at https://www.creatvsj.org/donate-form/ to support media justice, equity in access to media training and technology, creativity, authenticity, and localism.
Every dollar and every donor makes a difference in our season of giving. Thank you for your investment in CreaTV and our community.
— Chad A. Johnston, CEO
P.S. We’re happy to announce the re-launch of the Creatives in 2018! If your company or business is looking for a unique and exciting sponsorship opportunity, contact us today!