Transmission is a community-focused program that airs on SF Commons, San Francisco Public Access Television. This new public arts and storytelling program is funded by the City of San Francisco and curated by the Bay Area Video Coalition. It champions the pioneering work of community arts organizations, and aspires to preserve and promote the colorful, authentic voices of the city.

BAVC, through a grant agreement with the City, works with a handful of hand-picked cultural arts partners. Each organization receives a finite amount of monthly support documenting and promoting the organization’s cultural arts programming. Current services that Transmission offers its partners include: Sending videographers to live events, facilitating digital storytelling opportunities, and taking pre-recorded content for playback on SF Commons.

Current Transmission partners include:

• SOMArts
• Litseen
• Quiet Lightning
• The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

Transmission airs locally on SF Commons on the second Friday of every month at 8pm. There is also an encore broadcast on the third Monday of the month at 6:30pm. Watch on cable channel 76 or streaming to the Web. Transmission can be contacted via BAVC’s Community Media Producer, Kristian Melom—

Check out the trailer below, and watch past episodes here.