The recent flooding has taken a toll on the artist-run scene in Calgary. Organizations such as The New Gallery, Alberta Printmakers, the Untitled Art Society and TRUCK survived the flooding with only the minor inconvenience of being without power for two weeks. Unfortunately, the same could not be said for Stride Gallery or the DIY space of Avalanche. Both of these galleries experienced severe damage »Read more
Our colleagues at CARFAC National are asking the community to contribute to their fundraising campaign in support of their Supreme Court Appeal for the fair payment of artists at the National Gallery of Canada. As a collectivity that believes in the payment of artist fees, ARCA encourages those who can to donate generously. CARFAC & RAAV are also advocating for the inclusion of Artist’s Resale Right to the Canadian Copyright Act as has been done in at least 69 other countries. Why not show your support by sending your MP an email requesting his or her support for this bill?
On Oct. 20-21, ARCA President Todd Janes, and Director Anne Bertrand, along with over 70 individuals representing National arts service organisations (NASO), attended the annual meeting with The Canada Council for the Arts. Extended by one day, the meeting’s agenda offered perspectives on the current situation at Council, a presentation of the new organisational development assistance program called Leadership for Change, a presentation on available web-based organisational development resources, a presentation of results of a survey polling NASOs on the services offered to their membership as well as their interest and motivation to meet yearly.
On October 17th, members of the RCAAQ were convened to the launch of Bang! Centre d’art actuel, located in Saguenay, Québec. In attendance was Minister Maka Kotto who announced a $175,000 grant toward the renovation of Espace Séquence, one of the spaces dedicated to the presentation of current art practices as part of Bang! centre d’art actuel. Also in attendance for the announcement was Stéphane Bédard, MP for Chicoutimi, and President of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region.
Because of the prorogation of Parliament, Arts 308 is replacing the Coalition's regular Arts Day on the Hill. Arts advocates are encouraged to set up meetings between now and the Christmas holidays because this is when most decisions about the budget are made. If that’s too tight a timeline, any time before the budget is released in March is also helpful.
ARCA is proud to announce the upcoming publication of PERFORMANCE ART PRESENTATION IN CANADA TODAY, a summary of the LIVE Retreat minutes, Vancouver October 9 & 10, 2012, in INTER, ART ACTUEL – #115 fall issue, prepared by Stacey Ho and Randy Gledhill with the support of the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference / La »»
ARCA has recently agreed, along with the museum associations (CMA and CAMDO) to extend the CARFAC fee schedule for another three years with yearly increases of 3%, until 2015, for a cumulative increase of 9,27%. Expanding on this, the ARCA membership is in agreement with the principle that fees should be paid, and be subject »»
Update on post-flood Calgary Artist-Run Centres
East of There, June 2013 – Follow up
ARCA is proud to share some thoughts on its recent participation in the East of There meeting held from June 20-23 in Saint John, NB, an event organized to coincide with the annual assemblies of the Association of Artist-Run Centres from the Atlantic (AARCA) and Atlantic Provinces Art Galleries Association (APAGA). »Read more
ARCA invited to US arts administrators’ meeting, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, Michigan
From April 18 to 21, 2013, and on the invitation of organizers Shannon Stratton (Threewalls, Chicago, IL), Abigail Satinsky (Threewalls), Courtney Fink (Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA), Elizabeth Chodos, (Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI/Chicago, IL) and Nat May (SPACE, Portland, ME), ARCA board member Jonathan Middleton (PAARC; Or Gallery) attended a convening of nearly 30 arts administrators from artist-run and artist-focused arts organizations from across the United States. »Read more
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