Charles Street Video’s mandate is to further a rigorous, diverse media arts practice by providing artists with affordable access to video and digital media production/post-production tools, and offering creation opportunities such as residencies, commissions and youth programs. Our further goals are to contribute to the development of emerging artists through scholarships, to provide technical support and workshops and to help foster the exhibition of the media arts. CSV operates as a technical production centre, providing rentals and in-kind access to a host of media creation tools. The facility partners with grassroots and community organizations for outreach and exhibition programs. CSV grew out of a program started by A Space in the early 1970’s, and incorporated as Charles Street Video in 1981.