CFAT is an inclusive artist-run centre that supports artists who use video, audio, and electronic media to express ideas and stories that are under-represented in mainstream culture.

CFAT Membership

The Centre for Art Tapes is an active community of media artists. Your CFAT membership provides discounted equipment and facility rentals, workshops, and events.

Memberships can be purchased with cash or cheque at CFAT, or online through Paypal. Please see category descriptions below.

Membership Types

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Member Benefits

All current members receive:

  • Monthly e-newsletter and e-notices for opportunities and special events
  • 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

*Only fully paid, full members may serve on the Board of Directors

CFAT Members receive free access to in-house equipment and facilities every Thursday.

The CFAT Members’ Newsletter includes job postings, screening and exhibition opportunities, upcoming residencies, as well as the latest news from the CFAT community.

CFAT members help shape and define the future of the Centre, through various committees. Want experience developing the curatorial programming of an artist-run centre? Join the Programming Committee!

Volunteer at CFAT, and get paid in CFAT Dollars!

Full CFAT Membership Levels:

(tax included)

Individual$60, renewable one year after date of purchase.
> all benefits of membership

Student$20, renewable one year after date of purchase.
> full time students who are registered in secondary and post-secondary school (producing valid ID)
> receive regular member benefits

Non-Profit Organizations$130, renewable one year after date of purchase.
> non-profit organizations may apply for in-kind support

Production$475, renewable one year after date of purchase.
> same benefits as individual members, but not additional equipment rental fee

Editing$595, renewable one year after date of purchase.
> same benefits as individual members, but no additional suite rental fee

Production & Editing Membership Combined - $800, renewable one year after date of purchase.
> same benefits as both production and editing membership

Associate$30, renewable one year after date of purchase.
> a category that does not accrue general member benefits, other than workshop discounts, or non-voting membership enabling these friends of CFAT to serve on committees and otherwise support the Centre

Note: Mobile production equipment can be booked for a maximum of one week (7 days) at a time, 14 days per month and over 2 weekends per month. Requests for longer bookings must be submitted by email to Production & Membership Services Coordinator Séamus Gallagher at

Limited Production & Editing membership options:

Limited Production (2 months option) – $160 per 2 months

Limited Editing (2 months option) – $200 per 2 months

Members joining under this scheme have the same benefits as other members –but only for those two months, by dates, of the duration of their membership. At the time of general and annual general meetings these members only have votes if their memberships are currently active