Centre for Art Tapes

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Corporate body

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Centre for Art Tapes

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Other form(s) of name

  • Society for Arts

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Description area

Dates of existence

1978-

History

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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Relationships area

Related entity

MacDougall, Liz

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Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Liz MacDougall created and presented many video works at the Centre for Art Tapes.

Related entity

Eyelevel Gallery. (1974-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Eyelevel Gallery. is the associate of Centre for Art Tapes

Dates of the relationship

1978

Description of relationship

Eyelevel Gallery and the Centre for Art Tapes have collaborated extensively since Eyelevel Gallery members established the Centre for Art Tapes in 1978.

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Sparks, Bruce

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Sparks, Bruce is the associate of Centre for Art Tapes

Dates of the relationship

1977

Description of relationship

Bruce Sparks exhibited some of his early photography at the Centre for Art Tapes in 1977.

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Quinn, Cathy

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Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Quinn, Cathy is the associate of Centre for Art Tapes

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Cathy Quinn curated shows at the Centre for Art Tapes.

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Watt, John (1952-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Watt, John is the associate of Centre for Art Tapes

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

John Watt presented his work at the Centre for Art Tapes in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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Murray, Ian (1951-)

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Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Murray, Ian is the associate of Centre for Art Tapes

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Ian Murray presented installations at the Centre for Art Tapes in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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Barker, Becka

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Barker, Becka controls Centre for Art Tapes

Dates of the relationship

2002-2004

Description of relationship

Becka Barker was the Executive Director of the Centre for Art Tapes from 2002 to 2004.

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Final

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Full

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Language(s)

  • English

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Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC