Urban Media Arts (UMA)

Formerly known as MATV, Malden’s Media Center, UMA is an interconnected hub of creativity, dialog and evolving community


We are located in Malden, MA, a diverse city of over 60,000 residents


We help members of the community create, use and showcase media that benefits the community.


We support and promote the arts and artists, important connectors of the community.


Volunteer and Intern positions (paid included) available now. (some are time sensitive)

Neighborhood View

A headshot of Alexandria Onuoha.
Alexandria Onuoha. Photo by Frantz Jr. Bernadotte.

Alexandria Onuoha blends dance, psychology, and activism in her quest for equity. Article by Christina Appignani.

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Several youth standing on dock of Malden River
Students from Malden Catholic, interns from UMA (Urban Media Arts) and Karen Buck from Friends of the Malden River. Photo by Keren He.
Karen Buck talking to youth

Malden River clean-up raises awareness of local environmental issues. Article by Kamila Rodrigues

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Character Design Workshop


A hands-on character design workshop with an illustrator eager to help you push beyond your comfort zone. Instructor: Sky Malerba Tools needed: Sketchpad and pencil

City Councillor At Large Forum


City Councillor At Large Tune in by Zoom, or Youtube Live Councillors Participating Karen Colon Hayes Brian J. DeLacey Roberto L. DiMarco John P. Matheson

Haunted Sidewalk

UMA 145 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA

  As one of the Malden Chamber Members, UMA will be outside in front of the studio taking pictures, video and more. Come by with

Meeting the Candidates for School Committee Forum


Forum for School Committee candidates will be hosted by Chinese Culture Connection and streamed on UMA's Youtube. Details forthcoming. School Committee Candidates: Michael E. Drummey

UMA Dropin: Media and local Haitians


Join this dropin to discuss ways to use media to spotlight local Haitian businesses, artists, performers, and initiatives. We will show a few snippets from