For more than a quarter of a century, FCTV has operated out of a Dillingham Avenue facility providing a wide range of services, content, equipment, training and facilities. From humble beginnings in a single second floor office and ground floor studio/control room, the organization expanded into a second space as community needs grew. As a result of community input that was an important part of our strategic planning, we recognized it was time to grow again, this time with an eye to the future and even more expanded services.
We are now in the midst of our largest expansion project in our 25 year history. We have acquired Units C, D, and E in our current location, formerly occupied by Amber Waves and Granite City Electric and work has begun on transforming this much larger space into the new Falmouth Community Media Center, a state-of-the-art facility that will serve our community for years to come.
Within this expanded space, FCTV will be able to grow its core curriculum, incorporating workforce development, youth enrichment, media and computer literacy, and programs that preserve Falmouth’s diverse history and support the creative economy. The new facility will include new modern studio spaces, teaching labs, art gallery, community meeting and learning spaces, working studio kitchen, post-production and animation facilities - providing even more space for the community to engage, connect and express themselves.
The new facility will also feature a brand new garage addition to house the FCTV Mobile Production Vehicle, acquired in part through the generosity of the Falmouth Road Race.
The entire project will cost approximately $2,900,000. In preparation for the build, FCTV has worked hard to increase the organization’s earned income and internally has already secured $1.2 million for the project. We have also received financing from Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank for the project. We are currently in the midst of a Capital Campaign to raise funds to offset many of the costs of this build.
We have assembled an experienced committee that is assisting us on this project, including Michael Duffany, Michael Finegold, Jeffrey Oppenheim, and project manager John Scanlan. The architect of the project is Jeff Metcalf of Plymouth, who has vast experience in this type of project. The builder is one of New England’s leading construction companies, Dellbrook JKS.
Today it is more essential than ever that Falmouth has its own vibrant, fully-accessible and responsive media center. The Falmouth Community Media Center will be a community resource that will benefit everyone who calls Falmouth home. Your generous contribution, recognized through one of our naming opportunities, will honor your commitment to that vision of a lasting legacy of culture, collaboration, and communication.
Please consider joining us in our endeavor to preserve and foster the legacy of open communication, local media, free expression, community collaboration, transparency in government, and life-long learning. Today it is more important than ever. You can make your tax-deductible donation on line, securely through PayPal or call us at 1-508-457-0800.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional naming and giving opportunities and come back to this site often for updates on the progress of this important project.