Membership at Charles Street Video is open to professional artists working with video, film, audio, computer graphics and other electronic media. When using CSV's equipment, members must be working on non-commercial projects, over which they have sole creative control, to take full advantage of the facility's reduced rates. To become a member, contact the CSV office to make an appointment for an in-house interview. At that time, you will be required to fill out and sign an application form in which you agree to adhere to CSV's policies and procedures (please see the section on copyright on the Member Responsibilities
page for further information).
Production Membership: $150* ($125 on renewal)
Production Membership for Student/Seniors: $60 ($45 on renewal)
Our production membership provides access to equipment rentals, editing stations, space rentals, a reduced rate on workshops, and production and screening opportunities through our Maker Space and Video Chuck programs. A currently valid student card is necessary to receive the Student discount. A drivers licence or seniors card is necessary to receive the Seniors discount. (To qualify for the seniors discount, you must be age 65 or older.)
Workshop Membership: $170*
Enjoy unlimited free access to workshops for 12 months with this annual membership rate (less than $15/month!)**
All-in-Membership (Workshop + Production): $220*
All-in-Membership for Student/Seniors: $130*
Get the perks of both our production membership and workshop membership with this great option.
Indigenous Production Membership: FREE
Our Indigenous production membership provides access to equipment rentals, editing stations, space rentals, a reduced rate on workshops, and production and screening opportunities through our Maker Space and Video Chuck programs.
*plus HST – Note that your fee may be tax-deductible as a “professional association” fee.
** Unlimited workshop access is restricted to scheduled workshops only. On demand and one-on-one workshops are not included.
National Access Program
This program is designed for artists traveling to Toronto from out of town to work on a "one-off" production project, over which they have creative control, and who are members of other Canadian, non-profit, artist-run video, audio and film organizations. CSV will honour artists' memberships in these organizations by waiving our membership fee and charging our Artist Rate, which is normally given only to members. Contact the office for further details about this program.
CSV has adopted and upholds the City of Toronto's policy statement which prohibits discrimination and harrassment and protects the right of all its staff members and clients to be free of hate activity based on age, ancestry, citizenship, creed (religion), colour, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender identity, level of literacy, marital status, place of origin, membership in a union or staff association, political affiliation, race, receipt of public assistance, record of offences, sex, sexual orientation or any other personal characteristics from, or within, the organization.
Non-Member or Commercial Productions
Charles Street Video offers a competitive rates for both members and non-members working on commercial productions. All commercial or non-member projects must be discussed with the appropriate staff in advance. Note that, for insurance and security reasons, non-members may not rent mobile equipment.