The Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCA) is once again proud to be joining the Arts Day on the Hill campaign organised by the Canadian Arts Coalition. This advocacy action brings together arts leaders in all disciplines from across Canada. Participants, organised into smaller, mixed groups, meet with Senators, MPs and senior officials. The purpose of the meetings is to discuss the important role that federal policies and programs play in solidarity with our organisations. This year’s ARCA delegation includes Todd Janes, ARCA president and director of Latitude 53, Edmonton and Anne Bertrand, ARCA director. »Read more
This is a quick update about the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference’s (ARCA’s) first Online Directory. As you may already know, we recently received funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage enabling us to translate the information about artist-run centres and their mandates collected via the form sent out to all centers across Canada this past summer. While this collecting process was tedious, we are proud to say that most centres (though not all) have responded positively to our call. If all goes well, we plan to launch the site in mid-January 2015!
This study titled The Visual Arts Landscape in Canada as seen through CADAC 2011-2012, and prepared by the Research and Evaluation Office of the Canada Council for the Arts provides many answers while also raising a few questions. We learn that museums receive 88% of public financing, or $128,400,000 while artist-run centres receive only 10%, or $14,600,000. Budgets for the 88 artist-run centres reporting to CADAC do not exceed $750,000 a year, which is also the case of 58 museums and public galleries; however 65 of these institutions have budgets ranging from $750,000 to $7M.
What riding is your centre located in? Have you started thinking about Canada 's upcoming 2015 elections? The following resource is adapted from the Canadian Arts Coalition's website. Arca encourages members of the artist-run community to adapt and personalize the material produced for the 2014 Arts Day on the Hill campaign, and adapted by ARCA, to engage with local politicians. The topic for this year's pre-budget committee hearings was “maximizing the number and types of jobs for Canadians.” This topic provides a great opportunity to highlight recent statistics on employment in the artist-run network, and, to reiterate the Canadian Arts Coalitions recommendations for the federal budget 2015. Once again, Arca thanks the Coalition's volunteers for developing and sharing this material.
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 »»
ARCA at Arts Day on Parliament Hill, October 21, 2014, Ottawa
ARCA at the 9th annual NASO meeting, Ottawa
On October 19-20, ARCA will attend the 9th annual National Arts Service Organisations meeting taking place in Ottawa in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts. This year’s organizing committee - including ARCA again this year - has built on last year’s success by planning a two-day meeting which affords more opportunity for participants to share expertise and network with peers and funders. This year’s meeting's focus is on research initiatives in the arts sector. »Read more
Performance art organisations’ networking meeting: 16-17 October, Rouyn-Noranda, QC
The Biennale d’art performatif de Rouyn-Noranda, operated by L’écart, is hosting the 2nd edition of the Performance art networking meeting bringing together some twenty organisations from across Canada. Expanding on the first edition organised and hosted in October 2012 by LIVE, Vancouver, BC, the second meeting has invited a few more artist-run centres and collectives to deepen the discussion on networking presenters in order to better support performance art practices and their artists. »Read more
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