Gretjen Clausing

Executive Director of Philadelphia Community Access Media

Gretjen Clausing has worked in Philadelphia for 23 years in independent media exhibition as a media arts programmer and curator. She is a media activist committed to rethinking public media and securing access to technology, training and distribution platforms for all people. She is the executive director of Philadelphia Community Access Media (PhillyCAM), the city's public access television station, which began cablecasting in fall 2009.

From 2004–2009, she was the program director of the Scribe Video Center, where she oversaw programming of workshops, screenings and events for this nationally recognized community media arts center. She is a founding member of the Philadelphia Community Access Coalition, a grassroots group that successfully lobbied for the creation of public access television in Philadelphia, a landmark victory.

She has been a grant panelist for the Bush Foundation, the Florida State Arts Council, the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Program, the Ira Radzwill Documentary Fund, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Pew Fellowships in the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship. She has served on the boards of the Leeway Foundation, NAMAC and the Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association.

Twitter handle: 
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