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Join SAW Video and connect with the dynamic independent media arts community in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

HOW TO JOIN

Download a Basic Membership Application Form HERE or pick one up in person at SAW Video.  Completed application forms may be delivered in person or mailed in. Payment may also be made at SAW Video, by Paypal, or by mail. Payment in person may be made by cash, cheque, Interac, MasterCard or Visa. Payment by mail may only be made by cheque or money order, to SAW Video. Any questions may be addressed to Moonsun Choi, administrative coordinator at 613-238-7648 or by e-mail at admin@sawvideo.com.

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BASIC MEMBERSHIP $25

A basic membership must be renewed annually and may be upgraded at any time to a producing membership. Benefits of a basic membership include:

  • discounts on workshops
  • emailed invitations to SAW Video events including screenings, master classes, artist talks, equipment demonstrations and more
  • the SAW Video e-newsletter which includes information on employment opportunities, upcoming workshops, grant deadlines, festival submission deadlines, local screenings and events
  • opportunities to meet and dialogue with local, national and international media artists
  • voting privileges at the annual general meeting

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PRODUCING MEMBERSHIP $75 (One-Year) / $50 (6-Month) 

A producing membership is $25 for the basic membership plus a $50 insurance fee for the use of SAW Video equipment and/or facilities. A basic membership may be upgraded at any time to a producing membership. Like the basic membership, the insurance fee must be paid annually. Benefits of a producing membership include:

  • all the benefits of a basic membership
  • access to equipment and facilities at affordable rates
  • the inclusion of completed work in the SAW Video archives, a resource used by the centre when programming members' screenings and by local, national and international curators when programming festivals, exhibitions or other events
  • up to three postings a year of finished works on the centre's online Mediatheque
  • evening use of Club SAW as a public or private space for screening completed works or works-in-progress, as well as day use of the space for auditions, shoots or other media arts-related activities

ORGANISATIONAL PRODUCING MEMBERSHIPS $75

​An organisational membership is an easy and affordable way for your events to have access to high-quailty video equipment. Rent screens and projectors to enhance your event, rent HD cameras to document it, and then have access to our editing suites and training to package it all! $25 for the basic membership plus a $50 insurance fee for the use of SAW Video equipment and/or facilities. A basic membership may be upgraded at any time to a producing membership. Like the basic membership, the insurance fee must be paid annually. Benefits of an organisational membership include:

  • all the benefits of a basic membership
  • access to equipment and facilities at affordable rates
  • evening use of Club SAW as a public or private space for screening completed works or works-in-progress, as well as day use of the space for auditions, shoots or other media arts-related activities

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ACCESS TO EQUIPMENT

For producing members

Shooting and editing equipment at SAW Video Media Art Centre is available for independent, non-commercial productions only. New producing members must fill out an Equipment and Facilities Access Policy / Rental Contract and take introductory workshops or demonstrate comparable ability in handling equipment before being eligible to access it. Please consult the Equipment page for more information.

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VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering at SAW Video is not a requirement for membership, but it is a great way to get to know people in the media arts community, learn new skills, and share expertise. Opportunities to volunteer include being a crew member on other members' productions, assisting with editing, joining one of the centre's committees, or becoming a member of the board of directors.  Current standing committees include equipment, fundraising, human resources, information technology, programming, video archiving/preservation and workshop. Temporary ad-hoc committees are also created as needed. Committees are comprised of SAW Video members, staff and board members, and sometimes also non-members with a particular interest or expertise. Please consult the About page for more information about each of the committees.

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ACCESS TO CLUB SAW

For producing members

Club SAW is an informal 1,000-square-foot black space suitable for members' screenings, curated screenings, auditions, production meetings, receptions, fundraisers, artist talks, workshops, musical events, theatrical productions, literary readings or other media arts-related activities. It holds up to 150 people standing or 70 people seated, and is equipped with a sound system, a video projector, 16 mm and 35 mm film projectors, lounge tables, chairs and a bar.

Each producing member of SAW Video can use Club SAW free for one evening and up to three days a year. Free evening access to the club is available on the first Tuesday of each month on a first-come, first-served basis.

Members are encouraged to use the space and are invited to request assistance from SAW Video. For example, should a member wish to screen a short film, SAW Video may be able to assist by finding other members to participate in a joint screening, thereby helping to build a program and an audience.

When producing members request the use of Club SAW for a members' screening, they are responsible for the following:

  •  providing SAW Video with advance information about the event for inclusion in SAW Video's e-newsletter and website
  •  signing a member's screening contract* (no rental fee or security deposit is required)
  •  fees for any necessary technical or security personnel

*A member's screening contract may be obtained from the centre's programmer.

TUESDAY EVENING BOOKINGS

For more information about the availability of Club SAW on the first Tuesday evening of the month or to make a booking, contact the SAW Video programmer at 613-238-7648 or by e-mail at programming@sawvideo.com.

DAYTIME BOOKINGS

Club SAW bookings during daytime hours are scheduled through Galerie SAW Gallery. Please contact the club coordinator at 613-236-6181 or by e-mail at clubsaw@artengine.ca and identify yourself as a producing member of SAW Video.

CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICS

Read SAW Video's Code of Conduct and Ethics here.

 

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