About

MediaNet is a non-profit organization that provides access to specialized video equipment and post-production tools, helping artists create “independent” video and media art, as well as providing learning opportunities and presentations of media art.  (MediaNet defines an “independent” media art work as one where the artist/creator retains creative control, and a significant portion of the copyright.)

Donations to MediaNet will help us support and promote independent media artists! Thank you!

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MANDATE

  • To preserve and promote the practice of the media arts in Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island and maintain high standards in that artistic field, by making available to artists the specialized tools or facilities needed to practice their craft.
  • To advance education by providing structured learning activities such as courses, instructional seminars, and workshops about media arts.
  • To advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by producing public art exhibitions, presentations, and art events, and by providing a forum for qualified artists to exhibit, present, or perform their artistic works through participation in such events.

2013-2014 Annual report 

2014-2015 Annual report

STAFF
Executive Director: Peter Sandmark
Program Director: Catlin Lewis
Technical Director: Kirk Schwartz

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kristina Campbell, President; Krista Zala, Vice-President; Holly Pattison, Secretary/Treasurer; Members at large: Haema Sivanesan; Carol-Lynne Michaels; Justin Love

OFFICE
NEW ADDRESS
510 Fort Street, Second floor
Victoria, BC, V8W 1E6
OFFICE HOURS: TUES – FRI: noon – 5:00 pm

(Saturday by appointment)
info@media-net.bc.ca
250-381-4428

HISTORY
MediaNet was founded in 1981 to support  the creative use of video/film  as a form of communication and personal expression.   MediaNet’s curatorial vision aims to present artists who express their personal visions, exploring and expanding the limits of media art. MediaNet is committed to encouraging artists from diverse cultural communities, First Nations and other under-served groups to use our services and to ensuring that we facilitate voices from a variety of perspectives.

GOVERNANCE
MediaNet’s is governed by the Board of Directors elected by the members at the Annual General Meeting. Any member is eligible to run for election to the Board. The Board meets regularly, establishing policies that they mandate the employees to enact. MediaNet is a non-profit Society, following the BC Society Act. The directors are empowered to manage, or supervise the management of the affairs of the society, and may exercise all of the powers of the society. The Board forms Committees to work on specific tasks, and the committees report to the full Board.

CLICK TO VIEW: Proposed changes to By-laws 2017

 

MediaNet gratefully acknowledges the following government agencies for their support:

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