Join Our Adopt-A-Tape Program
VIVO’s Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive houses approximately 6000 videotapes by independent producers, artists, and media activists. Our stewardship of this collection includes a program of restoring and digitizing aging videotapes. This is an essential but time-consuming and costly process.
Many of the videotapes in our collection are the last playable versions of original recordings or part of unique collections that exist nowhere else. We need your help in preserving the artistic and media legacy found in our Archive and keeping the material accessible.
Your generous donation will ensure the survival of a unique piece of independent video history and allow us to continue providing free access to rare and important works to the public, researchers, and educators.
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How Adopt-A-Tape Works
Your gift of $125 allows us to restore, conserve and digitize one videotape.
Your gift of $25 or more is combined with other donations to restore a videotape.
Make a general donation to the program, let us know your favourite artist, work, or support our current campaign:
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Recognizing Your Support
As a thank-you for your generous gift –
- Your donation will be acknowledged in the digitized DVD’s library packaging or catalogue
- The video’s archival record will show that it was restored because of your personal commitment
- Your name will be added to our upcoming CDMLA Donor Recognition Wall
- A 10% reduction (for Sole Adoption) on one ticket for our next “Evening at the Archive”.
You’ll also receive a charitable donation tax receipt.