SVES Alumni Call to Action

SVES Alumni Call to Action

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The Inner Circle Capital Fund is an opportunity for SVES alumni to make a collective commitment to the future of the Society they helped build, and demonstrate enduring support for its mission and values.



Were you a founding member of the Satellite Video Exchange Society? A member of the management collective or staff at Video Inn, Video In Studios, or VIVO Media Arts Centre? Have you heard about our plans to purchase a permanent space in Mount Pleasant? Learn how you can help by joining our Inner Circle.

 Inner Circle FAQs

SVES collective members, staff, and Board alumni only.
The Inner Circle Capital Fund will be directed towards the capital costs of SVES’ new, permanent home. SVES has been allocated $2.3 million from the City of Vancouver to purchase a space with C-Space, SVES’ cultural partner in this effort. We are anticipating purchasing and renovating in 2016. The total project cost is anticipated to be $6.5 million.
Inners are asked to commit to monthly donations for a minimum two year term.Our goal is to make it possible for anyone who has contributed to the SVES legacy over the past 41 years to take part. For this reason, there is no set monthly minimum: Inners are simply encouraged to give to the best of their ability.
Our power continues to lie in collective action. Many will only be able to afford $5 a month, others can give $50. It is amazing, however, how quickly this will add up over two years when you multiply the donations by the number of people who have worked at SVES over 41 years.

In most capital campaigns, the Board is required to give very large gifts to demonstrate faith in the organization and inspire other donors. As SVES is run by artists, those kinds of donations are not possible. What is possible is to demonstrate to potential donors and funders the committment of our alumni to the organization’s success. This fund will build their confidence in the project and will help us leverage additional funding.

  • The Inner Circle will be permanently honoured as a group on our donor wall, and its individual members acknowledged by name.
  • Charitable tax receipts are issued for all donations.
  • You will receive invitations to future VIVO events featuring the work of artists who find a creative home and supportive community in our new centre.
  • You will received the gratitude of future generations of media artists in Vancouver and beyond for the centre you helped build.
Click on the button below.  This will take you to Canada’s most trusted online donation site, CanadaHelps. Choose “Capital Campaign: The Inner Circle Capital Fund” from the drop down menu and follow directions to set up monthly payments. If you want to direct your funds to infrastructure specifically, indicate to what department (Technical and Production, Education, Archive, Exhibition) in the note area. Otherwise your gift will be directed to where it is needed most.

Join SVES’ Inner Circle Now!


Stay tuned to MOVE NEWS for all the latest on our temporary relocation + our efforts to secure a permanent home for VIVO