Charles Street Video

Industrial Strength Media Art Production

Charles Street Video (CSV) is a non-profit production organization established in 1981 to help support media artists. We provide affordable access to equipment and post-production editing facilities for creating videos, films, installations and other media art forms. We offer regular workshops, training sessions and residencies.

CSV also commissions artists to create new works, and sponsors a variety of youth-oriented production programs and post-secondary scholarships. We actively participate in local exhibitions of media art through our partnerships with arts organizations and grassroots festivals.

Charles Street Video fosters the creation of media art, encourages experimentation, and develops an artistic community and is Toronto’s leading media arts production centre where emerging and established artists gather and achieve their artistic vision.

CSV is supported by its members, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council for operating funding and by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts for capital funding.

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NEW New Location

The Toronto Media Arts Centre (2nd floor)
32 Lisgar Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 0C9

Recent Events

There are no events scheduled at this time.
Thu 30 May
6:20pm - 8:20pm
WATER FALL ARTIST TALK with Annette Mangaard, Water Fall: A Cinematic Installation
Thu 23 May
6pm - 8pm
WATER FALL: A CINEMATIC INSTALLATION PANEL #2 Water, Flood-plains, Wetlands & The Future of Our City
Tue 21 May
7pm - 10pm
MY STILL LIFE OPENING w Tess Payne My Still Life Reflections on Aging, Infrastructure and Erasure
more  all events

Workshops in July

Thu 4 July
6 - 9 pm 
(Part II: Thu 11 Jul
6pm - 9pm)

(Part III: Tue 16 Jul
6pm - 9pm)

Scriptwriting Fundamentals: The Short Screenplay
members $0-$30  (others $120)
Sun 7 July
12 - 5 pm 
Introduction To Projection Mapping
members $0-$150  (others $150)
Sun 21 July
12 - 5 pm 
Projection Mapping - Light, Form & The Stage
members $0-$150  (others $150)
Tue 23 July
6 - 9 pm 
(Part II: Tue 30 Jul
6pm - 9pm)

Digital Workflows and Data Management
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Tue 23 July
6 - 9 pm 
Volumetric Video for Film and Media Artists
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Wed 31 July
6 - 9 pm 
(Part II: Wed 7 Aug
6pm - 9pm)

Content Creation with Video Synthesis
members $0-$30  (others $120)

Workshops in August

Thu 1 August
6 - 9 pm 
Intro to Colour Theory for Film and Video
members $0-$10  (others $55)
Tue 13 August
6 - 9 pm 
Post Production Toolkit for Emerging Directors
members $0-$10  (others $55)
more 5 more scheduled workshops



Residency 2017

Alice Il Shin Residency

So You Think You Can Pitch? Established Artist 2017  more

Staff Directory

Office: Weekdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
32 Lisgar St. 2nd fl. M6J 0C9 Toronto

☎ 416 603 6564

Ross Turnbull General Manager

Greg Woodbury Operations Manager

Samay Arcentales Program Coordinator

Konrad Skreta Audio/Video Technician

Nadene Theriault-Copeland Financial

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CSV Maker Space Project

Call for Proposals CSV is looking for artists and collectives interested in promoting dialogue and experimentation about media art. Through our maker space program we are facilitating an open door opportunity to engage with our space and resources.  more
Office Hours: Weekdays 10:00 - 17:00
416.603.6564      Fax: 416.603.6566
The Toronto Media Arts Centre (2nd floor)
32 Lisgar Street, Toronto, Ontario M6J 0C9 Canada
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