This project's main aim is long-term sustainability of a program that offers low-barrier access to equipment, studios, training, education, and workshops. This sustainability is being sought through a "Fee for Service" program, which will use revenue obtained to be put back into the program. We have noticed a gap in services provided for artists, film-makers, media artists, radio producers, and documentary producers to have an affordable place to do audio work, or have audio work done for them by our technicians, with affordable but professional audio equipment.
The program will offer a pay scale: one for professionals/regular clients; one for artist-members; and for artist-members who require low barrier access (by application). The cost of rentals and services will reduce for each category.
The program will offer services such as:
-rental of a professional audio studio
-use and rental of professional equipment (following training)
-hiring out MAC technicians/artists for work
-technical services (dubbing audio, transferring files, audio editing/mixing/mastering)
-more to be assessed during pilot phase
As VIVO Media Arts Centre members and previous employees, we witnessed the success of their equipment, studio, and service booking system.
With this program, we will offer a service we are not able to offer at all right now: access to studios and equipment; and further, with the revenue we receive, we can offer scholarships and lower rates to reduce barriers