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 11 October
6pm - 9pm
Cinematography - Theory and Practice Part 2
Fri 10 August
12pm - 6pm
'Art Thieves' Installation in the new CSV Gallery!
Thu 26 July
7pm - 9pm
Ambisonics for Facebook and YouTube In collaboration with Soundhackers!
more  all events

Workshops in October

Tue 16 October
6 - 9 pm 
Introduction to Sony FS7
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Mon 22 October
6 - 9 pm 
Introduction to the Canon DSLR
members $0-$25  (others $105)
Tue 23 October
6 - 9 pm 
Indie Film Budgeting /or/ Make Your Budget Stretch
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Thu 25 October
6 - 9 pm 
(Part II: Tue 30 Oct
6pm - 9pm)

Directing Actors
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Sat 27 October
10 am - 5 pm 
Introduction to Lighting
members $0-$25  (others $105)

Workshops in November

Sun 4 November
10 am - 5 pm 
Introduction to Adobe After Effects
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Tue 6 November
6 - 9 pm 
Indie Music Video Workshop
members $0-$10  (others $65)
Sun 11 November
10 am - 5 pm 
Scriptwriting Fundamentals
members $0-$25  (others $105)
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

Nancy Paterson Facilities 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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