Space Rentals at VIVO Media Arts Centre

VIVO Media Arts Centre supports media artists in our community by providing  space rentals for production shoots, documentation, rehearsals, podcast recording, or any other production based activity that is not a presentation of a work open to the public.

‍Space rentals are offered in a tiered rate structure for members. Our aim is to ensure that artists and activists have access to VIVO’s equipment and facilities at the fairest rates possible. We have two rental tiers: Basic Producer Member and Extended Producer Member. For more information on membership see our membership page.

Production rentals occur during office hours, 11am-6pm Tuesday to Friday. Rentals outside of these hours are subject to additional costs.

Bookings must be finalized two weeks in advance and are subject to availability. Access to equipment and technical support is available and subject to additional charges. Please Contact us for a quote and to enquire about availability.


Studio Space

Photo of the Studio Space at VIVO Media Arts Centre, showing a large warehouse-style room with white walls, concrete floor and black ceiling.Photo of the Studio Space at VIVO Media Arts Centre, showing a large warehouse-style room with white walls, concrete floor and black ceiling.Photo of the Studio Space at VIVO Media Arts Centre, showing a large warehouse-style room with white walls, concrete floor and black ceiling.Photo of the Studio Space at VIVO Media Arts Centre, showing a large warehouse-style room with white walls, concrete floor and black ceiling.Floor plan of the Studio Space at VIVO Media Arts Centre.

VIVO’s studio space is a large converted warehouse that can be booked for screenings, A/V presentations, performances, installations, meetings, conferences, receptions, or other private functions. Studio Event Rentals include access to:

  • 2230 sq. ft. useable space
  • 13 ft Ceilings
  • Bar/Concession area
  • Access to bathrooms, a basic kitchen
  • Adaptable Light
  • 4 Folding Tables
  • Plenty of evening parking
  • HD Video projector (contact VIVO tech for exact specs)
  • PK Sound Klarity PA System (Klarity12’s + Klarity218 Dual 18″ Sub)
  • Simple DMX stage light system consisting of 6 par cans on three dimmers
  • Multi-track recording of performances (additional)
  • Wi-Fi

Microcinema (Editing Facilities)

VIVO’s Microcinema can be booked as an editing suite for post production needs, suitable for sound mixing and test screenings. This includes access to:

  • 411 sq. ft. useable space
  • 10 ft ceilings
  • ceiling lights
  • Wi-Fi
  • HD Video Projector (Contact VIVO tech for exact specs)
  • PK Sound Klarity PA System (Klarity12’s + Klarity218 Dual 18′ Sub)

The following software is included on the Apple M1 iMacs included in the Editing Suites:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, After Effect, Audition, Photoshop, etc)
  • Davinci Resolve (including color correction panel),
  • MadMapper
  • Logic
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Ableton Live
  • QLab
  • Audacity

Rental Fees

Basic Producer
Extended Producer
Studio
$25/hour
$100/day
$400/week
$15/hour
$75/day
$250/week
Microcinema
$12/hour
$65/day
$250/week
$10/hour
$55/day
$200/week

During Office Hours Only [11am-6pm Tuesday to Friday]. Access to technical support or rentals outside of these hours are subject to additional charges.