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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

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

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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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CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICS

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

 

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