Proctors launches Collaborative Studios

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SCHENECTADY — Proctors has announced the launch of Collaborative Studios, a broadcast initiative which aims to highlight the local arts scene. 

It will function as an extension of Proctors’ Open Stage Media public access operations, which broadcast in Schenectady and Albany, and it will be available through apps on Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Roku. Officials also said that some content will also be available on Collaborative Media’s YouTube app and Facebook Watch soon.

“Collaborative Studio is dedicated to exploring, amplifying and empowering creative arts in New York’s Capital Region through the development and distribution of localized telecast, videocast and live-stream content,” said Proctors CEO Philip Morris in a statement. 

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It will feature a variety of content, from visual arts to live performances. Several organizations, including The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery and The Hyde Collection plan to provide and share content through Collaborative Studios. 

The Rochmon Record Club, which typically presents and discusses classic records, will present a local music version of the show, featuring bands from around the Capital Region. It will also broadcast videos from local artists who recorded covers from Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks” album. 

While much of the programming schedule has yet to be announced, Collaborative Studios will broadcast the initial Capital Region Antiracism Training Initiative at 5:30 p.m. on Monday. The event will feature a virtual discussion with Ibram X. Kendi, the author of “How to Be an Antiracist,” Denise Murphy McGraw, president of the Junior League of Schenectady & Saratoga Counties and Hayward Horton, associate professor of Sociology at SUNY Albany.

For more information about Collaborative Studios, visit openstagemedia.org or collaborativemagazine.org.

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