Item MS-3-46, 1988-019 - ATV promo of CFAT

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ATV promo of CFAT

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  • Moving images

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CFAT (Centre for Art Tapes)

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MS-3-46, 1988-019

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  • 1988 (Creation)
    Centre for Art Tapes

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1 videocassette : U-matic

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The Centre for Art Tapes (CFAT) is an artist-run, not-for-profit organization that supports the creation of video, audio and interactive digital technologies by providing production facilities, scholarships, in-house residences and mentorships for Halifax-based artists of all levels. The Centre also facilitates the dissemination of media art though exhibitions, presentations and guest curatorial projects, collaborating with groups and organizations in a variety of outreach and community initiatives. Media artists from across Canada and abroad exhibit installations, video, audio and new-media, and participate in colloquia, lectures, forums and master classes. Incorporated in 1978 as the Society for Arts, CFAT has been located in venues throughout Halifax. Current offices are located on Maitland Street in Halifax. The Centre has not had an in-house exhibition space since 1992. Instead, the centre has partnered with local galleries, theatres, and arts and community centres for programming events. The organization receives programming and core operational funding from national, provincial and municipal government sources as well as from corporations, private foundations and individuals. CFAT is currently staffed by a full-time director and a number of paid coordinators, who answer to a voluntary board of directors and oversee member-based committees responsible for programming, scholarships, festivals, workshops, equipment and other functions. Membership costs and benefits vary.

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The tape was donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in 2013 by the Centre for Art Tapes.

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Item consists of a video recording of a Centre for Art Tapes promotion for ATV.

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  • English

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Video can be viewed at the Dalhousie University Archives. Advance notice is required.

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Descriptive information was originally prepared Fall 1990 by David Johnson and Mindy Miller. It was revised March 8, 2006 and March 15, 2006 by Renee Gruszecki. The archival description was revised on May 27, 2015 by the Dalhousie University Archives.

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  • English

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