Projects

Residencies & Commissions, Youth & Community Programs

Residencies & Commissions:  In addition to our training seminars and workshops, CSV occasionally offers opportunities to work at the facility as a resident-artist or to produce commissioned work. We often link our residency and commissioning programs to local exhibitions or media art festivals.

Resident and commissioned artists are generally selected by peer assessment committees in open competitions. Further information is available on our website. We welcome new opportunities to collaborate with festivals and other exhibition/art organizations. Contact us if you are interested in discussing a partnership.

Youth & Community Programs:  
CSV offers a wide range of support to youth groups and community organizations interested in engaging in a media art or film production program. We specialize in curriculum development, technical support, and facilitator training/mentorship. With our expertise in professional digital cinema equipment and arts education we work with our partner organizations to create innovative community-based programming.

CSV accepts ongoing submissions from interested groups to work with us as youth and community partners. We are always eager to build new relationships and develop new programs, and we would love to work with you and support your community-based media art work.

community projects

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Community Project2017

'5 Steps' Video Shoot


Collaboration with Sketch Working Arts
Seven community engaged artists were interviewed and invited to share their "5 steps" to address and disrupt systemic oppression through arts and community work. This content will be compiled into a zine and video series that is being produced by SKETCH and the Neighbourhood Arts Network.
Community Project2013

Queer Video Mentorship Project Retrospective


A multi-generational video mentorship program
2013 marks the 15th anniversary of our Queer Video Mentorship Project (formerly known as the Queer Youth Digital Video Project). In celebration, this year we will present a commission of new short works from five past participants along with a retrospective of their first videos originally produced through the Project. We’ve hand picked previous participants who created videos through the Project that we loved and who have continued to produce film/video work. We are proud to have supported these fine Canadian artists right from the beginning of their careers. Inside Out is thrilled to bring these success stories back to our big screen and share them with you. We have teamed up once again with Charles Street Video, our technical partner from the very beginning of this important Project. We are truly excited to see what our alumnus have in store for the 23rd annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival. VIDEO PROJECT HISTORY: In 1998, with the support of Charles Street Video, Inside Out initiated the Queer Youth Digital Video Project to provide opportunities for youth to learn video production in a supportive atmosphere. The Youth Project provided young artists with the hands-on access to the latest video technology - which historically has been financially out of reach for most youth. As well, the Project provided one-on-one mentorship and training with professional artists. Often post-secondary programs do not offer safe, supportive, queer and anti-oppressive environments for queer youth to express themselves and be creative. The QYDVP provided this important outlet. Queer youth under the age of 25 were mentored through the process of making their first videos - from storyboarding and shooting to post-production and editing. In 2009, Inside Out switched to working with high definition camera equipment and produced HD videos, providing young artists access to the latest technologies in video production. In 2010, Inside Out presented a special edition of the Project called the Legacy Video Project as part of the 20th Anniversary Festival. Much like queer youth, elders also often lack access to professional educational mentorships, new technologies and opportunities to engage with their peers in a supportive, LGBT-positive environment. There is often a gap between the young and older generations. With the Legacy Video Project, our goal was to have youth and elders share their experiences and stories while working together. After completion the works are screened at the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival and many have gone on to play at festivals around the globe. Each year, the videos are compiled on DVD and distributed free to schools and community organizations. To date, over 100 new filmmakers have created work through the Project.
Community Project2013

Access Alliance


Good Jobs Campaign
Two new evidence-based films making the connection between employment security and health.
Community Project2012

Queer Video Mentorship Project 2012


In 1998, with the support of Charles Street Video, Inside Out initiated the Queer Youth Digital Video Project to provide opportunities for youth to learn video production in a supportive atmosphere. The Youth Project provided young artists with the hands-on access to the latest video technology - which historically has been financially out of reach for most youth. As well, the Project provided one-on-one mentorship and training with professional artists. Often post-secondary programs do not offer safe, supportive, queer and anti-oppressive environments for queer youth to express themselves and be creative. The QYDVP provided this important outlet. Queer youth under the age of 25 were mentored through the process of making their first videos - from storyboarding and shooting to post-production and editing. In 2009, Inside Out switched to working with high definition camera equipment and produced HD videos, providing young artists access to the latest technologies in video production. In 2010, Inside Out presented a special edition of the Project called the Legacy Video Project as part of the 20th Anniversary Festival. Much like queer youth, elders also often lack access to professional educational mentorships, new technologies and opportunities to engage with their peers in a supportive, LGBT-positive environment. There is often a gap between the young and older generations. With the Legacy Video Project, our goal was to have youth and elders share their experiences and stories while working together. After completion the works are screened at the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival and many have gone on to play at festivals around the globe. Each year, the videos are compiled on DVD and distributed free to schools and community organizations. To date, over 100 new filmmakers have created work through the Project.
Community Project2011

Queer Video Mentorship Project 2011


 In 1998, with the support of Charles Street Video, Inside Out initiated the Queer Youth Digital Video Project to provide opportunities for youth to learn video production in a supportive atmosphere. The Youth Project provided young artists with the hands-on access to the latest video technology - which historically has been financially out of reach for most youth. As well, the Project provided one-on-one mentorship and training with professional artists. Often post-secondary programs do not offer safe, supportive, queer and anti-oppressive environments for queer youth to express themselves and be creative. The QYDVP provided this important outlet. Queer youth under the age of 25 were mentored through the process of making their first videos - from storyboarding and shooting to post-production and editing. In 2009, Inside Out switched to working with high definition camera equipment and produced HD videos, providing young artists access to the latest technologies in video production. In 2010, Inside Out presented a special edition of the Project called the Legacy Video Project as part of the 20th Anniversary Festival. Much like queer youth, elders also often lack access to professional educational mentorships, new technologies and opportunities to engage with their peers in a supportive, LGBT-positive environment. There is often a gap between the young and older generations. With the Legacy Video Project, our goal was to have youth and elders share their experiences and stories while working together. After completion the works are screened at the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival and many have gone on to play at festivals around the globe. Each year, the videos are compiled on DVD and distributed free to schools and community organizations. To date, over 100 new filmmakers have created work through the Project.<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DXk5cjcGqEs?list=PL5C3538C640684187" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>
Community Project2010

The Ancestor Project


with Sketch Working Arts
Art making is a curious way to address homelessness or poverty - growing issues in Canada, one of the wealthiest nations in the world. Art making offers expression, self discovery and skill building. It facilitates participation in community life and in the making of culture. Sketch creates art making opportunities for young people who live street-involved and homeless or who are considered to be at risk.
Community Project2010

Legacy Video Project 2010


The Legacy Video Project is a special multi-generational edition of the Queer Youth Digital Video Project.
Community Project2005

Video on Stage/Video and the Stage


Will video kill the theatre star... or is post-dramatic theatre itself a dead-end?
Community Project2005

Robert Lee Retrospective


Curated by Milada Kovacova
Images 2005 Canadian Spotlight focuses on Toronto video artist Robert Lee. As artist in residence at Charles Street Video, Lee has recently re-edited or remade much of his existing work, resulting in a program that is at once a retrospective and a collection of world premieres.
Community Project2004

Deep Wireless '05


A celebration of radio art.
The Deep Wireless Radio Art Festival runs from May 1st-30th every year in Toronto.
 
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