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. Criteria for inclusion in the directory is belonging to one of the nine artist-run associations that are members of ARCA.
The project will be coordinated by artist Nadège Grebmeier Forget and the platform will be developed by freelance Information Specialist Corina MacDonald and designer Antonia Hernandez of Mat3rial; We are hoping to have all the information gathered before the summer, so the Directory can be online for the beginning of fall 2014.