VIVO Media Arts Centre


Business Number: 119141497RR0001

Inner Circle Capital Fund



The Inner Circle Capital Fund is an opportunity for SVES staff, Board and alumni to make a collective commitment to the future of the Society they have helped build, and to demonstrate enduring support for its mission and values.

Were you a founding member of the Satellite Video Exchange Society? A member of the management collective or staff at Video Inn, Video In Studios, or VIVO Media Arts Centre? Have you heard about our latest move and how we're exploring the possibility of a permanent space in Mount Pleasant? Want to be a part of the excitement?

Join our Inner Circle!


Current SVES collective members, staff, and Board or alumni only.
The Inner Circle Capital Fund will be directed towards the capital costs of SVES’ infrastructure.


We anticipate remaining at this location between 5-10 years as we pursue a permanent home, however, we need this space to work for our members and the public. With that in mind we successfully raised the funds to execute a dramatic renovation project. Our wheelchair ramp has been completed as has a kitchen, co-work space, a flex room for education programs and member projects, and a production studio/micro-cinema for member use. The exhibition studio has been improved and our new lobby is a great place to hang out. We also have dedicated office space for staff and a new digitization hub. Thanks to all the Inners who have contributed over the past two years for their contribution to these projects.


We still have more to do: climate control for the archive, new equipment in all departments, improving access to the studio from the wheelchair ramp, and all those details that will make this VIVO's largest, most efficient, and exciting space for media art production and exhibition yet. 

All donations to the Inner Circle Capital Fund are being directed towards completing these improvements at 2625 Kaslo.

Once our renovations are complete and paid for, your donation to the Inner Circle Campaign Fund will be directed towards the future acquisition of permanent home for VIVO.

Inners are asked to commit to monthly donations for a minimum two year term. Our goal is to make it possible for anyone who has contributed to the SVES legacy over the past four decades to take part. For this reason, there is no set monthly minimum: Inners are simply encouraged to give to the best of their ability.
Our power continues to lie in collective action. Many will only be able to afford $5 a month, others can give $50. It is amazing, however, how quickly this will add up over two years when you multiply the donations by the number of people who have worked at SVES over 44 years.

In most capital campaigns, the Board is required to give very large gifts to demonstrate faith in the organization and inspire other donors. As SVES is run by a majority of artists, those kinds of donations are not possible. What is possible is to demonstrate to potential donors and funders the commitment of our alumni to the organization’s success. This fund will build their confidence in the project and will help us leverage additional funding.

  • The Inner Circle will be permanently honoured as a group on our website.
  • Charitable tax receipts are issued for all donations.
  • You will receive invitations to special VIVO events featuring the work of artists who find a creative home and supportive community in our new centre.
  • You will received the gratitude of future generations of media artists in Vancouver and beyond for the centre you helped build.
Just choose the "Donate Monthly" option below. 
Not ready to make a two year commitment? Donate when you can using the regular donate option.