The Centre for Art Tapes is celebrating its 40th birthday! For the past four decades, CFAT has had a mission to provide affordable access to specialized equipment and facilities for media artists of all kinds, and showcase exciting and thought-provoking works! We strive to be a welcoming place to create, learn and share your knowledge and interest in contemporary media art – but we can’t do it alone…
It’s been a big year for CFAT, we’ve welcomed artists from near and far to be apart of our programming, and welcomed new members to our Board of Directors, committees, membership plans and even our staff. In celebration of our 40thanniversary, we’ve undertaken a special residency program this summer, in which our four visiting artists-in-residence have been assigned a particular decade of CFAT’s history to look through in our archives. It’s been a wonderful opportunity for everyone here to reflect on the strengths and history of our organization, and start to look ahead at how we can continue to grow. We would like to take this time to thank all of our members for all of your energy, time and boundless support.
With 40 years under our belt, we’re excited to continue to strive to be an inclusive space for artists to use video, audio and electronic media to express ideas and stories that are underrepresented in mainstream cultures, with artist residency programming being a big piece of this. Our longest running program is our flagship Media Arts Scholarship program, which is an intensive six-month educational opportunity where we commission new works by 6 local emerging and aspiring artists through 24-hour production access, mentorship and workshop education. The program is offered at no cost to the scholar and requires no previous experience. We think that a great way to ring in our birthday would be to add a seventh scholar to the 2020/2021 Media Arts Scholarship program, allowing for the growth and support of an additional artist in our community.
A monthly or one-time donation towards CFAT and our Media Arts Scholarship would be wonderful way to celebrate our birthday with us, or a smart way to earn a tax write-off. CFAT is a registered Charity with the CRA and we are pleased to issue tax receipts for any donation made.
Donors play a key role in ensuring that we can continue to foster and support the rich talent of Nova Scotia and share the works of media artists from around the world with our local community. Your donation can go a long way towards supporting our programs, here are some of the gifts we will give you in return for your generosity:
$5 – Virtual High Five!
Every dollar donated means the world to us, we will send you a unique virtual high five GIF!
$10 – CFAT 40th Anniversary Sticker
For this contribution, we will happily mail you a special 40th Anniversary CFAT sticker designed by Jesse Mitchell, or have them at the centre to be picked up.
$40 – CFAT Membership and Sticker
An individual CFAT Membership includes is usually $60, and includes:
- Invitations to events, talks, fundraisers, screenings, exhibitions and the like
- Discounted fees to rent gear or editing suite time
- Vote at general and annual meetings
- Discounts on workshops and CFAT event tickets
- Other benefits as will from time-to-time be negotiated by CFAT for members
- Monthly e-newsletter and e-notices for opportunities and special events
$60 – CFAT Membership, Sticker and Tote Bag
Get a one-year membership with CFAT and one of our tote bags designed by local illustrator Jason Skinner.
$100 – Invitation to our exclusive Supporters Night for the Media Arts Scholarship Exhibition, CFAT Membership, Sticker and Tote Bag
We will be hosting an exclusive Supporters Night for the Media Arts Scholarship. All donors who contribute $100 will be invited to this evening, as well as receive a one-year membership with CFAT and a tote bag.
$120 – 2 Month Limited Production Membership, CFAT Membership, Sticker and Tote Bag
Usually priced at $160, this limited production membership will give you access to all equipment rentals (excluding the Black Magic 4k Production Camera) at no extra charge for 2 months, as well as receive a one-year membership with CFAT and a tote bag.
$160 – 2 Month Limited Editing Membership, CFAT Membership, Sticker and Tote Bag
Usually priced at $200, this limited editing membership will give you access to CFAT’s editing suites at not extra charge for 2 months, as well as receive a one-year membership with CFAT and a tote bag.
$375 – Production Membership, CFAT Membership, Sticker and Tote Bag
Usually priced at $475, this production membership will give you access to all equipment rentals (excluding the Black Magic 4k Production Camera) at no extra charge for 1 year, as well as receive a one-year membership with CFAT and a tote bag.
$495 – Editing Membership, CFAT Membership, Sticker and Tote Bag
Usually priced at $595, this editing membership will give you access to CFAT’s editing suites at not extra charge for 1 year, as well as receive a one-year membership with CFAT and a tote bag.
Highest Donation – Get your face printed on our birthday party cake!
We will be getting a cake for our birthday party on August 15th– whoever donates the most will receive the accompanying donation gift, along with having a photo of themselves printed on our cake!*
*If you do not want your face printed on the cake, request to have someone else’s photo instead!
We love when our members make themselves at home in our space, and we welcome in-kind donations of items that make us better hosts! Coffee, tea and non-perishable drinks are welcome. We are also in need of forks and have our fingers crossed for a new microwave! Hearty houseplants will always be graciously accepted as well.
Donations can be made by sending a cheque to our mailing or facility address, or online right here! Signing up for a monthly donation through Canada Gives is a wonderful way to make an ongoing contribution while keeping to our meagre artist budgets.
Society for Art Presentation
o/a Centre for Art Tapes
PO Box 47004
Gottingen St PO
Halifax NS, B3K 2B0
Thank you for your support!
The Centre for Art Tapes Board of Directors
Lindsay Ann Cory