The “Questionnaire” and “Notes on Space” produced for the workshop are offered here under a Creative Commons licence (free to share, but with attribution and no derivative works) as a preliminary, rather than prescriptive toolkit in keeping with the 'case by case' reality of facilities undertakings. »Read more
In a conference call on Wednesday September 10, 2014 with the members of the Visual Arts Alliance (VAA), Sylvie Gilbert, head of the Visual Arts Section of the Canada Council for the Arts, announced a major consultation initiative on the Council's operating program. There will be 11 regional meetings each with approximately 20 individuals in each city. This process will be facilitated by a professional consulting firm, and include an online survey and blog to be made available in the coming weeks.
Joining in the celebration of MAWA’s 30th anniversary, ARCA will hold a plenary assembly from 5 to 7pm, Thursday October 2nd at La Maison des artistes visuels in Saint-Boniface. Active members of the local artist-run scene as well as those from the nations-wide artist-run community in town for the symposium are invited to join the ARCA board members representing nine artist-run associations in an exchange on what is currently at stake in artist-run/centred culture.
ARCA and member Le Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ) are partnering to promote and bring artist-run centres’ publishing to market at the Vancouver Art Book Fair to take place at the Vancouver Art Gallery from October 3-5. ARCA has commissioned Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte to produce a catalog of stellar publications selected from our »»
The members of the Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference met recently to debrief the results of the latest Artist-Run Centres multi-year operating program peer evaluation for 2014-2017. The following is an overview of their observations and the basis for further discussions and actions.
The Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCA) will publish its first Online Directory of Artist-Run Centres in the fall of 2014. This Directory replaces the one that, until 2010, was published every four years by the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ). The online directory will introduce every artist-run centre and collective in Canada, and provide basic information and a direct link to each organization’s website for more complete information. The electronic format will facilitate regular updates, provide searchable fields, and ensure easy and free access to everyone, in both official languages.
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 »»
A Preliminary Toolkit for Thinking about Space and Facilities
ARCA at the 17th Annual Canadian Arts Summit
Representing ARCA for the first time at the Canadian Arts Summit, I was invited, along with six other “fellows,” after responding to an open call with a letter listing my participation in various arts advocacy committees in the previous year. I had done the work. My preconception of the Summit was grounded in a vague impression of exclusivity, restricted to a circle of mostly Toronto-based arts establishments with budgets over 5M$. Face-to-face meetings are humanizing: the programming was solid and informative and the less formal conversations demystifying. »Read more
ARCA visits centres in Edmonton and Calgary, March 2014
On my way to Banff to attend the Canadian Arts Summit, I visited artist-run centres in Edmonton and Calgary to meet with colleagues, some for the first time. In Edmonton, ARCA president and director of Latitude 53 Todd Janes accompanied me on a tour of centres, including SNAP and Harcourt House; In Calgary, I was greeted by AAARC president Su Ying Strang of The New Gallery and taken on a quick tour of Untitled, Stride, and the New Gallery, all located in new spaces, before joining the gathered artist-run leaders for a meeting at Truck in their new industrial location a little on the edge of things. »Read more
- Video interviews with artists always a pleasure to watch. This one produced by TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary http://t.co/wFwAr9eLMp September 17, 2014 from Facebook
- Art jobs in Halifax! http://t.co/Ghf5wtc0Kj September 17, 2014 from Facebook
- Lors d'une conférence téléphonique avec les membres de l'Alliance pour les arts visuels tenue le 10 septembre... http://t.co/PuIJDCmEDr September 15, 2014 from Facebook
- In a conference call on Wednesday September 10, 2014 with the members of the Visual Arts Alliance (VAA), Sylvie... http://t.co/YH7vPAnITW September 15, 2014 from Facebook
- Swarm 15 http://t.co/HPsaDl7Ay9 September 13, 2014 from Facebook
- Tumultuous Vancouver! http://t.co/5TYXn3uYmn September 13, 2014 from Facebook
- Joining in the celebration of MAWA’s 30th anniversary, ARCA will hold a plenary assembly from 5 to 7pm, Thursday... http://t.co/Q6JBJ5MZa8 September 10, 2014 from Facebook
- Afin de participer aux célébrations du 30e anniversaire de MAWA, l’ARCA organise une assemblée plénière le 2... http://t.co/vXDQZ3EQke September 10, 2014 from Facebook
- Article avec/with videos, one on the distinct role of artist-run centres from their perspective as artist-curators. http://t.co/tcuSjYroOl September 10, 2014 from Facebook
- For an update of today's vote at Halifax Council meeting by former director Chris Lloyd. Read on! http://t.co/PBykOT6UB5 September 09, 2014 from Facebook