ARCA is proud to announce that Artist-Run Centres & Collectives of Ontario (ARCCO) will be hosting the next national artist-run centre conference titled Artists at the Center: Moving from the Margins to Inclusion at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, from 12-14 November, 2015. ARCCO is inviting those who have a stake in current artist-run culture to submit proposals in response to the attached call before February 3rd 2015. »Read more
Invited by the Fine Arts Department of the University of Waterloo on February 25th to introduce a group of students to the artist-run network as part of their Professional Development Talks series, ARCA stayed a few days longer to visit centres in Hamilton and London.
Art publishing advocacy work begun years ago has recently culminated in the production of a letter to Simon Brault, Canada Council's new CEO, signed by over 35 individuals from the art publishing community.
Publishers, artists, collectives, artist-run centres, institutions and art book distributors are welcome to apply to participate. Simply send a brief email introducing yourself and your publishing activities to our Exhibitors Coordinator...
Montréal, January 29, 2015 - On January 20th, the Canada Council for the Arts held its Annual Public Meeting, and announced sweeping changes to the existing granting program to be implemented by 2017. Notably, the announcement proposes a reduction of the number of grant programs administered by Council from 142 to fewer than 10.
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 at the end of March, a few weeks later than planned!
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 »»
ARCCO’s call for proposals : Artist-Run Centres’ National Conference
Analysis: The Visual Arts Landscape Seen Through CADAC
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. »Read more
ARCA at Arts Day on Parliament Hill, October 21, 2014, Ottawa
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
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- So exciting to hear of funding increases to the arts, and to artist-run centres too! May Hamilton inspire other cities to do the same! March 25, 2015 from Facebook
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- Montréal, le 17 mars, 2014 – Les efforts de représentation initiés depuis quelques années ont récemment culminés... http://t.co/ogdJ0JQoUy March 17, 2015 from Facebook