VIVO Media Arts Centre was incorporated in 1973 as the Satellite Video Exchange Society, operating Canada’s first video exchange library. It was also one of the earliest international video centres and Canadian artist-run centres.

VIVO’s founding mandate was to facilitate international information exchange through a public video library. By the early 1980s, the organization provided access to video equipment, basic workshops and international distribution services, and published the magazine Video Guide.

VIVO’s current mandate is to directly support artists and independent, community-based producers to develop, exchange and disseminate their skills in a supportive environment through accessible services and programs.

VIVO’s vision is a robust, diverse and vibrant media arts sector — a catalyst for critical and innovative engagement with material forms and cultural meanings within media and technology.

VIVO’s mission is to offer a broad range of services and opportunities to artists and the public, involving production, education, programming, distribution, reference and archiving.

2625 Kaslo Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5M 3G9

Opening Hours: 

Tuesday–Saturday, 11 am–6 pm

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Call for submissions - Tricky Eyes: September 8, 2020

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