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

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Sat 15 December
5pm - 7pm
“i am happy here, now”: Identity searching among newcomer youth in Toronto
Wed 12 December
6:30pm - 10pm
Holiday Video Chuck!
Fri 10 August
12pm - 6pm
'Art Thieves' Installation in the new CSV Gallery!
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Workshops in February

Wed 20 February
6 - 9 pm 
Introduction to Adobe Premiere
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Tue 26 February
6 - 9 pm 
(Part II: Tue 5 Mar
6pm - 9pm)

Introduction to Blender 3D
members $0-$25  (others $110)
Tue 26 February
6 - 9 pm 
Grant Writing for Media Artists
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Thu 28 February
6 - 9 pm 
Selling and Releasing Your Finished Film
members $0-$10  (others $65)

Workshops in March

Thu 7 March
6 - 9 pm 
(Part II: Tue 12 Mar
6pm - 9pm)

Concept Development From Idea to Production
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Thu 14 March
6 - 9 pm 
(Part II: Tue 19 Mar
6pm - 9pm)

Scriptwriting Incubator
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Thu 21 March
6 - 9 pm 
Music Videos from Start to End
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Tue 26 March
6 - 9 pm 
(Part II: Tue 2 Apr
6pm - 9pm)

Post-Production Sound for Filmmakers
members $0-$25  (others $105)
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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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