In 2019, FAVA moved from its first home, the historic Ortona Armoury, to its current locaton: The Orange Hub. Formerly the MacEwan Arts Campus, The Orange Hub was purchased by the City of Edmonton to be turned into an affordable artist space. It is now home to over 20 tenants, including FAVA.
The Orange Hub rents out a 350 seat theatre, black box, board rooms, dance halls, and much more. It also offering parking, accessibility entrances, security and collection points for artists. Conveniently location by local restaurants, nearby transit centre, and a future LRT line, the Orange Hub is a great place for all artists in our community.
Studio A (Room 381) 2958 sq. ft. production space.
Studio B (Room 136) 2195 sq. ft. split black box/green screen production space.
Studio C & D (Room 194, 195) 802 sq. ft. white cyclorama production space/photography studio.
Mastering Suite (Room 101) 14core iMac Pro, colour correction Flanders monitor, with 4k projection and 5.1 sound system.
Recording Studio (Room 133) 509 sq. ft. sound recording studio.
Dark Room (Room 107) fully functional darkroom, Steenbeck, optical printer, and light trap.
Common Room (Room 149) future open concept meeting space.
FAVA rents equipment and facilities for post production including: Davinci Resolve 5k suite, analogue film editing suites, darkroom, optical printing suite, audio mixing, and everything for projection and exhibition.
Unsure how to use a piece of equipment?
FAVA’s equipment is available to any member provided they show competency and safe use of the equipment. Mistreated or damaged equipment can result in hefty expenses for the co-op and suspension of rental privileges. Most equipment comes with instruction manuals. These manuals are obligatory reading when using any piece of equipment for the first time. In order to avoid situations of misuse with especially sensitive or expensive gear, members must display proficient and safe use to the Director of Production before renting the gear.
We want you to get out there and make media art. If there isn’t a class or a workshop covering what you are interested in learning, FAVA members can contact our Director of Programming at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up one-on-one, member-to-member training through our Access to Artists program.
FAVA Endowment Fund
Let's reach $100 000
The Society established an endowment fund in 2012 and has contributed to it in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The fund is administered by the Edmonton Community Foundation. The purpose of the fund is to create an investment resource that will help sponsor artist training, production and distribution far into Alberta’s future.
Endowment Fund (Goal $100 000)
Increase in Donations (2012-2013)
You must be a member in good standing to rent equipment (accounts and membership dues or equivalent contribution).
Equipment rentals are subject to the co-op’s mandate – in which the member has creative control over the project.
You are responsible for the condition of equipment on the shoot and upon its return.
You are responsible for providing disposables such as batteries, adaptors, etc.
Rentals are due back by noon of the agreed upon return date.
Late returns are subject to extra billing.
Please return equipment in as good or better shape than when you got it. Cables should be neatly coiled, etc.
Book ahead – avoid disappointment.
Most equipment comes in a protective case to ensure the safe handling of delicate components. Please guard the equipment from exposure to moisture, excessive heat, cold and dust.
FAVA requires a Pro-Res Apple 422 quicktime file of completed projects for archival and grant purposes.
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Twenty FAVA Bucks are awarded for each volunteer hour worked. These Bucks can then be used to offset up to half of a member’s production invoices. FAVA Bucks will not be accepted for workshops, membership dues, film or tape purchase, or special events. Our system rewards those who contribute their energy and time to the organization, and gives opportunities to become immediately involved in the operations and projects of the co-operative.
Formats supported at FAVA include:
35mm, Super 16, 16mm, Super 8, 4K, 2K, HD, BluRay, DVCAM, Mini DV, BETA SP, 3/4 SP, DigiBETA, SVHS and VHS.
What is FAVA?
FAVA TV developed through the ongoing efforts of FAVA Staff, FAVA Board of Directors, and the FAVA Membership to address the need to screen and promote valuable film and video works, especially those which may otherwise find limited access online. It’s a place for these works to live on – an archive of sorts, but also a very living collection and curation of arts. FAVA TV is aimed at sharing the works and profiles of members of our local and global film, video, and arts community.
FAVA Annual Reports
Annual Report 2013
Annual Report 2012
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