Help Make Crista’s Wish Come True!

Dear Friends of the Archive,

We’re in the final days of renovations at VIVO and a lot of great changes have been made to benefit production and guarantee better exhibition and educational opportunities for artists. Now we need to focus on the what we consider the heart of VIVO: the Crista Dahl Media Library & Archive.

For the past 23 years our videotape archive has benefitted from climate control – the single most important factor in extending the life of videotape – granting us valuable time to realize our digitization program and preserve this historic collection.

We have raised a significant sum for our renovations from government agencies and the generosity of donors like you, but we are still looking for the last dollars needed to complete this system before the summer heat strikes.

We think you all know what this archive means to VIVO and its namesake, Crista Dahl, who has donated her labour and love to the archive for four decades. So help us make her Christmas wish come true.

Donate online or at VIVO. Donate $50 or more and you’ll receive our latest VIVO tote featuring an image of an early digital experiment by Elizabeth Vander Zaag from her 1978 Video Guide article “Digital Video Details”. All donations are eligible for a charitable tax receipt as per CRA regulations.

Please Make Crista’s Wish Come True!