In Kind Support

The Centre for Art Tapes has a long history of supporting our community with access to our equipment and facilities – this support is made in the spirit of community engagement, accessibility and similar organizational values. Requests for in-kind support are reviewed by our Core Staff each month, please plan 4-6 weeks ahead.

Please keep in mind that our rental rates are already subsidized through donations, government support and fundraising – and that CFAT is proud to offer equipment and facilities that are well below commercial rates, providing special discounted rates to non-profits and community groups all of the time. Please remember that our equipment and staff time is limited, and that we can’t prioritize in-kind support over our existing programs.

Who is eligible for in-kind support?
Ad-hoc/community groups, non-profit organizations, and arts and culture groups who share our vision of artistic communities and social/economic equity are welcomed to apply for in-kind support. CFAT has lots of other avenues for individual artists to get free access – if you are an individual artist please apply for one of our programs, including Technical Grants, or ask about volunteering in exchange for CFAT dollars. Commercial and for-profit projects are not eligible.

What can I ask for?
In-kind support means that you are asking us to reduce our normal rental fees or waive (remove) them entirely for your project. Every request is different and we are happy to talk through your specific needs, but we simply cannot provide technical support or education in-kind. If you have an idea for a collaboration that is more involved than asking for free gear, please look at our “Submissions” page or talk to our Programming Director about pitching a program.

How do I apply for in-kind support?
Please fill out an in-kind form application in one of the formats below and submit to

Google Form
Fillable form
By hand application