TBAE's Mission
The Tampa Bay Arts & Education Network presents exceptional artistic, cultural and educational programs, encouraging the pursuit of intellectual achievement and the joy of learning by programming (2) 24/7 local cable television channels, producing relevant original content, operating websites to promote the programs and expand access to content and organizing a variety of educational events in support of the these endeavors.
TBAE's Vision:
To redefine the role and capabilities of local-based community access television in an effort to better support and empower Tampa Bay’s growing arts and educational communities while continuing to provide an educational, career-building resource for students and residents of Hillsborough County through internship programs, a “virtual” film festival and programatic collaborations with other educational institutions.

master control consoleThe Tampa Bay Arts & Education Network(TBAE) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which began its community service in 1987, as The Tampa Educational Cable Consortium (TECC), with a mission to provide practical and economical, broadcast cable television access to members of Hillsborough County’s arts and educational communities. Since then, TBAE has continuously adapted to the ever changing TV landscape by developing innovative, state-of-the-art broadcasting initiatives designed to increase the quality and ubiquity of its programming endeavors.

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tellysBy effectively leveraging industry technology trends, TBAE has also built a solid reputation as a dependable and cost effective producer of practical, educational programs to help the citizens of Tampa Bay and beyond achieve their educational and intellectual goals. In recognition of this accomplishment, during the past 30 years TBAE has been nationally awarded over 100 times for broadcast and production excellence (including 12 Telly Awards).

internsAdditionally, TBAE has taken a hands-on approach in supporting education by providing career-building internship opportunities better preparing our students and residents to enter the communications workforce in Hillsborough County.

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TBAE is dedicated to producing, showcasing and celebrating local arts, culture, science & technology related content in order to inspire, enlighten and motivate our Tampa Bay community and beyond.

At Tampa Bay Arts & Education Network, we are a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all employees and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feels valued and respected.

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