RE:Member – New Works by the Members of the Centre for Art Tapes

RE:Member – New Works by the Members of the Centre for Art Tapes

The Centre for Art Tapes Programming Committee is pleased to announce the line up for our upcoming RE:Member Screening! The screening will include works by:

Becka Barker
Suzanne Caines
David Clark
Sam Decoste
Annalise Prodor
Rajee Paña Jeji Shergill
Tim Tracey

This screening will show a wide variety of works ranging from animation to documentary. Join us on Thursday, August 25th at 6pm at Paul O’Regan Hall to watch this exciting program and have a chance to meet some of the artists.

RE:Member Screening
Thursday, August 25th 6pm
Paul O’Regan Hall
Halifax Central Library
5440 Spring Garden Rd.

Call for Submissions – RE:Member

Call for Submissions – RE:Member

CFAT Call For Submissions: RE:Members Screening

Deadline: Thursday, July 28th 2016 at Midnight

The Centre for Art Tapes is delighted to announce a call for submissions for our upcoming members-only screening entitled RE:Member. The screening will consider what it means to be a member, what it means to be a part of a community, a fragment of a larger structure, an insider or outsider. How does your sense of belonging affect your practice?

The RE:Member screening will celebrate the wide diversity of new work(s) produced by our members over the past 5 years. RE:Member will be curated by the Centre for Art Tapes’ Programming Committee based on the quality, originality and thematic content of the submission(s).

The screening will take place on August 25th, 2016 at Paul O’Regan Hall in the Halifax Central Library. Works must be no longer then 15 minutes in length. As screening location can only support single channel video works or audio pieces, installations will not be accepted. Artists will be paid in accordance with the 2016 IMAA (Independent Media Art Alliance) fee schedule.

To apply you must be a CFAT member in good standing, non-members are free to purchase a membership prior to submitting their application.

To apply please submit:

  • A clear and concise description of project.
  • A link to a screener copy of the piece.
  • An still or image to be used for promotional purposes.
  • Artist CV
  • Artist statement (maximum 250 words)

Proposals must be submitted electronically. Please email submissions to Tori Fleming, Programming Coordinator at with the subject line “RE:Members Screening Submission”.



The Centre for Art Tapes is developing a weekly half hour interview Radio Show/Podcast about contemporary media arts for CKDU. We’re looking for a few people to help produce the show.  All levels of experience are welcome to help with Audio Recordings, Programming and Logistics.

If you’re interested in being a part of the CFAT Radio Club email Programming and Communications Coordinator Tori at

Did you hear? We’re Hiring!

Position Title: Grant and Outreach Coordinator

Terms of employment: Part-time contract position, 20 hours per week, 3-month term with a start date of September 5th, 2016.

The Grant and Outreach Coordinator will primarily oversee the writing and preparation of approximately 6-8 grants, which include operational grant writing and project/programming grant writing, to maintain and increase funding available to carry out the Centre for Art Tapes’ mandate. Further, the Grant and Outreach Coordinator will strive to increase the Centre for Art Tapes’ presence in the community through the development of an active membership drive campaign.

Responsibilities of the Grant and Outreach Coordinator include:

– Writing and preparing grants, reports and RFPs (request for proposals)

– Consulting with the Fund Researcher, determine the appropriate granting and funding opportunities for CFAT to pursue.

– Attending all Programming Committee meetings and supporting the programming committee by securing funding for their diverse projects and initiatives.

– Advising the Programming Committee and Programming Coordinator of upcoming grant and funding opportunities.

– Creating and leading an active membership drive campaign.

– Drafting content pertaining to membership drive campaign for the website, social media accounts and any other promotional material.

– Maintaining existing relationships between CFAT and various granting organizations in consultation with the Board of Directors.

– Representing CFAT to other organizations and the public in conjunction with other staff and the Board of Directors.

– Maintaining an organized, accessible filing system.

– Assisting with the execution of CFAT programming (art events and installations) as required.

– Submitting a monthly progress report to the Board of Directors.

Skills and attributes required:

– The right candidate will be able to learn about, understand and communicate CFAT’s vision and mission.

– Skills important to this role are: excellent communication (written and spoken), grant writing, marketing, networking, conceptual and analytical thinking.

– The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and develop positive relationships.

– The ability to work both collaboratively as a team member as well as independently is very important.

– Be energetic, outgoing, personable, and respectful.

– Familiarity with Macintosh computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, are required.

– Knowledge of arts organizations, media arts (video, audio and electronics) and artist-run centres will be considered an asset.

Conditions, location of work: The Grant and Outreach Coordinator will work at the Centre for Art Tapes, 2238 Maitland Street, as well as off site periodically.

Contact information for submissions:
Please send a detailed resume and cover letter via email to with the subject line “Grant and Outreach Coordinator”.

Closing date: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 5pm

A Message From The Board of Directors

On behalf of the Board, we want to make you aware of a reorganization at the Centre for Art Tapes.

A new administrative structure is being created which means the position of Executive Director will no longer be required. Keith McPhail oversaw the administrative business of the Centre through the challenging transitionary phase associated with our relocation to Maitland Street. We thank Keith for his hard work over the past three years, and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

The Board is planning a reconfiguration, and given the modest size of our staff, and their professionalism, we believe a more democratic and flattened structure is appropriate at this time. These changes are the result of careful consideration of our challenges, consulting with similar arts organizations and a review of successful past practices.

To help with day to day operations, and any immediate priorities, members of the Board will be available on site. New hiring opportunities are expected for the Centre and we’ll keep in close touch as more information becomes available.

Thank you for your ongoing interest in CFAT.

The CFAT Board
Any questions may be directed at

Multiple Speaker Syndrome with Phil Strong

Multiple Speaker Syndrome with Phil Strong

Join CFAT as we welcome Phil Strong for a workshop and tech talk!

This presentation and workshop will centre on unique listening situations involving non-standard audio works and speaker arrays – and how to think about repurposing standard systems to unique situations. The examples will focus on the soundtrack work Phil Strong has made in collaboration with visual artists such as Johanna Householder and Su Rynard leading up to the sound installation A Time To Hear for Here: a 35 speaker 4-story non-repeating sound environment conceived by John Oswald and commissioned by the Royal Ontario Museum. Such a complex array cannot be fully reproduced in our 6-speaker workshop system – but we will hear appropriate extracts and scalable examples from this ever-changing sound mobile. Depending on available setup time and equipment, we will also attempt some analog sound visualization and real time multi speaker improv and composition.

Post-Show Tech Talk:
Thursday, April 21st, 9pm
immediately following Live Art Dance’s presentation of SiNS and Lydia Zimmmer at the Sir James Dunn Theatre, 6101 University ave.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Saturday, April 23rd, 1 – 4pm at the Centre for Art Tapes, 2238 Maitland st.
FREE for CFAT members, $15 for non-members.
To register contact Tori at (902)422-6822 or email
Workshop has limited space so sign up quickly!


FUTURE TELEPHONE: Artist talk by Michael McCormack

FUTURE TELEPHONE: Artist talk by Michael McCormack

Join us for the final talk by our 2016/17 Local Artist in Residence Michael McCormack!

During his six-month residency McCormack developed sound and electronics for his current work titled FUTURE TELEPHONE. The project stems from the realization of his recently completed projects, BEACON, STATION, SIGNAL and FIELD, all of which considered contemporary relationships of how we relate to sight, sound, and distance through correspondence using archaic or historical media. FUTURE TELEPHONE extends this exploration into the interactive media of the telephone as a potential tool for diplomacy within Prince Edward Island, a province that for many reasons has been greatly affected by delayed communications due to geographical isolation or harsh weather conditions.

The artist talk will take place within the exhibition Why are we saving All these artist publications + Other Galleries stuffs?” At Dalhousie University Art Gallery, on Tuesday April 12th at 7pm.

Tuesday, April 12th at 7pm
Dalhousie University Art Gallery
6101 University Ave
Halifax, NS
B3J 2V9