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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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 12 December
6:30pm - 10pm
CSV Holiday Video Chuck
Mon 2 December
10am - 5pm
Moment Variations Exhibition A multichannel exhibition in the CSV gallery!
Thu 14 November
6pm - 9pm
Working with Archives Pt. 2
more  all events

Workshops in January

Tue 28 January
6 - 8 pm 
Grant Writing Essentials
members $0-$10  (others $55)
Wed 29 January
6 - 9 pm 
Story Co-ordinating
members $0-$10  (others $55)
Thu 30 January
6 - 8 pm 
Grant Writing Lab
members $0-$10  (others $55)

Workshops in February

Sat 1 February
2 - 5 pm 
Crowdfunding For Film
members $0-$10  (others $55)
Tue 4 February
6 - 9 pm 
How to Write a Pitch Package
members $0-$10  (others $55)
Wed 5 February
6 - 9 pm 
Ethics in Indigenous Producing
members $0-$10  (others $55)
Sat 15 February
11 am - 5 pm 
Directing Dramatic Film
members $0-$20  (others $105)
Wed 19 February
6 - 9 pm 
(Part II: Thu 20 Feb
6pm - 9pm)

Cinematography - Theory and Practice
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

Bita Joudaki Assistant Equipment/Programming 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

Great Gear

Presentation Gear $50

Projector Optoma ZH506T

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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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