MediaNet is a non-profit organization that serves artists and the public in the Greater Victoria region, on the ancestral and un-ceded territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations and also the WSANEC peoples of the Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tseycum and Tsawout First Nations.
MediaNet 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 exhibitions of media art.
MediaNet is a registered charity and donations to MediaNet will get a tax deductible receipt.
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MediaNet gratefully acknowledges the following government agencies for their ongoing support:
- 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.
Executive Director: Peter Sandmark, peter(at)medianetvictoria.org
Program Director: Catlin Lewis, cat(at)medianetvictoria.org
Program Assistant: Marina Glassford, marina(at)medianetvictoria.org
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019-2020
Justin Love, President,Carol-Lynne Michaels, Vice-President,Holly Pattison, Secretary-Treasurer,Eric McNiece,Sarah Drake,Eli Hirtle,Christina Robev,Michelle Frey
NEW MAILING ADDRESS:
PO Box 8583, Victoria, BC, V8W 3S2
NEW OFFICE ADDRESS
821 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1H6
OFFICE HOURS: TUES – FRI: noon – 5:00 pm
MediaNet was founded in 1981 to support the creative use of video/film as a form of communication and personalexpression. 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.
MediaNet 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.
MediaNet’s Longhouse documentary film project was supported by the Province of British Columbia, and we gratefully acknowledge the support of the BC Museums Association for the project.