Individual Membership

Speak your mind. Broadcast your vision. Shape the image of your community.

Become an individual member for just $30 a year. DCTV is a vibrant, creative and community resource that offers a wide range of resources, services and education. Join our community for an opportunity to share you passions and opinions - and reach over 360,000 cable viewers on-air and online.

Individual Member Benefits

After completing DCTV 101, a free introduction to DCTV education programs, you will be able to:

  • Submit your content
  • Enroll in media production media education courses
  • Rent DCTV’s digital production and editing equipment (certification required)
  • Hire DCTV’s production professionals at subsidized rates
  • Participate in opportunities to have your programs recognized and promoted
  • Attend workshops and networking events

Individual Member Requirements

  • You must supply a valid government ID and documentation of your home address with your membership application and membership fee.

  • DC residency is not required for membership. However, all members are required to provide ID and proof of their home address, regardless of where they reside.
  • You may mail your application or apply online. You can also submit the documents in person during regular operating hours, or fax to (202) 526-6646. For more information, contact us.
  • If you are rejoining DCTV after a membership expiration of more than two years, you may be required to take DCTV 101.

Required Documentation

We ask that you provide one of the following government-issue identification:

  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • Non-driver’s ID
  • Government employee ID
  • Public housing or social services ID

Verification of Address

We ask that you provide one of the following (dated within 60 days):

  • Bill or notarized residency verification statement from a landlord or property manager
  • Residence related utility bill – electricity, water, land line telephone, cable, gas
  • Medical statement or correspondence (such as a medical insurance statement)
  • Bank statement or correspondence
  • Letter or bill from a government agency, such as the DMV, parking authority, or IRS, etc.
  • Letter or paycheck stub from your employer
  • Signed, current lease dated within the last year, and with the new member named as a tenant, lessee or sublease

DCTV does not accept the following items:

  • Voter registration card
  • Motor vehicle registration card
  • Lease that is past the original expiration date, even if they have been extended on a month-to-month basis
  • Medical insurance card that does not have an expiration date
  • Cell phone bill

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