Send Us Your Plants!

Garden Party
For the next month and a half we’re looking for plant donations! They can be mature plants, cuttings from other plants, or even just seeds. In April we will be selling all the plants here at the Centre for our first ever Garden Party fundraiser.  If you have a plant you’d like to donate drop it off at anytime to Tori or Sally at 2238 Maitland st.

Say Hello to Our New Operations Director Sally Raab!


The Centre for Art Tapes is excited to welcome our new Operations Director, Sally Raab to the team!

Sally Raab is a multidisciplinary artist who dabbles in critical writing and curating, her work has been both published and exhibited in Canada and the United States; most notable at Lumière in collaboration with her husband and DIY techie Shawn Wolchyn, TRUCK Gallery’s +15 Space and the 2012 Calgary Biennial.

She has been enthusiastically involved in Artist Run Culture for over 6 years. A self-proclaimed governance nerd, she was the Programming Coordinator of Untitled Art Society and has sat on the board of a handful of artist run centres in Alberta. She currently chairs the board and sits on the programming committee of Eyelevel Gallery. Sally is very excited to be taking on the role of Director of Operations and working with such knowledgeable and devoted staff and volunteers.

Sally will start with us on Tuesday, February 31st. If you would like to reach Sally with any questions or to send her a congrats you can reach her at

Winter Fundraiser

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Poster by Jason Skinner


Our cabaret fundraiser will be a night of music, short films, and performances. The night has been curated by long time CFAT member and former Programming Director, James MacSwain. The fundraiser will feature films by Josh Owen, Tim Tracey, Becky Welter-Nolan and Ann Verrall. Performances by Robin Metcalf and Veronique Mackenzie. The night will include a silent auction and a chance to buy some of our CFAT shirts and totes designed by Paul Hammond.

We are still confirming with artists so stay tuned for more exciting names!

Winter Fundraiser

Thursday, February 16th 2017

Show at 7:30pm

$10 per ticket

Member Vision Meeting: Take 2!


We unfortunately had to cancel our last meeting due to a snow storm, but we’re ready to try this again! The Centre for Art Tapes Board of Directors invites you to help build the vision for CFAT in the coming years. On Wednesday, January 25th at 6pm, meet us at CFAT and have your voice heard!

We want to know how CFAT is working for you. What parts of the centre are most used? What programs are the most important to you? How can we better support media artists? How can we better serve artists from historically-underrepresented communities? How can we provide a path toward becoming an artist for those who can’t afford a university degree? How can we improve our organizational accountability to our staff and to the membership as a whole?

We will work towards answers to these questions and more. The meeting is open to anyone in the community including current and past CFAT members.


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2016/17 Media Arts Scholarship Exhibition

The Centre for Art Tapes is pleased to present OUT OF THE CENTRE: The 2016/17 Media Arts Scholarship Presentation. For 28 years, the CFAT Media Art Scholarship Program has provided local artists with the chance to explore an aspect of media art with which they have little to no experience. Scholars receive six months of one-to-one guidance from specially selected mentors, as well as workshops taught by experts in areas such as audio, video, production, editing, after effects and electronics. For the duration for the program, they have free access to facilities, equipment, and staff support.

This year’s presentation includes works by:

  • Jeighk Koyote (Mentor: Sam Decoste)
  • Tamar Dina (Mentor: Becka Barker)
  • Todd Fraser (Mentor: Lukas Pearse)
  • Ryan Josey (Mentor: James MacSwain)
  • Kate Ward (Mentor: Susan Tooke)

Thursday, February 9th at 7pm

Enter through the Centre for Art Tapes back door at 2169 Gottingen St.
Suggested Donation of $10

Crit Night!


New to 2017, CFAT will be holding a monthly Crit Night! We know that often studio practices can consist of working alone in an editing suite or studio space. Sometimes all it takes is a second pair of eyes to get some fresh perspective on your work.

On the third Wednesday of every month we will meet in the CFAT project room for an open critique. Artists in all stages of their careers are welcome to bring in their current work (works in progress are encouraged!) to receive feedback from the group. CFAT will provide a screen, projector and laptop. Anything else required for viewing must be brought by the artist. All time based works must be under 10 min.

The first Crit Night will take place on Wednesday, January 18th at 6pm. See you then!

Vision Meeting Cancelled on December 12th

It’s really starting to snow out there! We really want your input, but more then anything, we want you to stay safe! We’re cancelling the visioning meeting tonight and we will reschedule for a later date. Stay tuned to the website, facebook page, or newsletter for a new date!